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The Premier League will get a large influx of pie-chomping fatties with incomprehensible accents from the far north as well as Wizard of Oz-loving pride marchers from the far south next season following the promotions of both Newcastle and Brighton.
With Middlesbrough and Sunderland pretty much doomed to relegation, it’s good to know there’ll be at least one comedy club from the north-east clowning around to cheer up the rest of us.
And the Toon have made an early start to the hilarity after being investigated by officers from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs over a suspected £5million. Managing director Lee Charnley was arrested and later released without charge. Let the fun begin.