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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Jason L., Dec 26, 2001.
Why are they called the "Toon Army"? Please explain.
Pedantically, it's the supporters who are the 'Toon Army'. 'Toon' is the Geordie (i.e. North-East of England) pronunciation of 'town'. [Incidentally, a heavy Geordie accent is nigh-on incomprehensible, even to a lot of native Brits]. I don't know all that much about soccer, but it's a reasonable bet that at some point the Newcastle United team was known as the 'town team', and hence how the name was derived.
Hey, is that why Newcastle is a Broon Ale rather than just a Brown Ale? Millions want to know.
Michael, the answer is yes.