black and whiteA rather intriguing rumour has reached rushonrock HQ – and initial investigations suggest it could be right.

It is understood a band of die-hard Newcastle fans are uniting to rework the club’s most famous anthem – The Blaydon Races. And we understand the song, if it sees the light of day, will be released as a tribute to former Newcastle United and England manager Sir Bobby Robson, who passed away earlier this summer. 

A source close to the project revealed: “There’s a few Toon fans in the music business and most of them still head along to St James’s Park when they’re back home.

“The club already plays The Blaydon Races before every match but it’s not the best version in the world. And some of their biggest fans are keen to give everyone a boost after a difficult close-season with a rousing tribute to Sir Bobby.

“A mutual friend suggested a rock-style reworking of Newcastle’s most famous anthem and the wheels are in motion as we speak. It’s hoped the song will eventually make it onto the St James’s Park playlist and if everyone commits it could be big news.”

Famous Newcastle fan Mark Knopfler already provides the backdrop to the two teams emerging from the St James’s Park tunnel in the shape of The Theme From Local Hero. Other rock musos spotted at the stadium this year include AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson and Quireboys duo Spike and Paul Guerin.

None were available for comment when quizzed on the rumoured Geordie supergroup. But we suggest you watch this space…