On the 24th of January odds were defied at Ouseburn farm in Newcastle as Lamby the ewe gave birth to healthy lamb. With the vast majority of lambs here In the UK born from the start of March to early May, the birth of the lamb, who was later named Geoff as the result of a Facebook poll, came as a delightful surprise to many. A livestock and project worker at the farm attributed the early birth to “Dave (Geoff’s father) getting in their early”, but your team of sports editors here at the Courier believe that there could be more to it than that. It may just be a freaky coincidence that Geoff’s amazing birthday fell just before Stan Calvert, or perhaps it is a sign that he possesses special psychic match-predictive powers. The latter suggestion was so convincing and exciting that we decided to put it to the test.
Last Tuesday we brought a Newcastle and a Northumbria student to Ouseburn farm, each equipped with their respective newspaper, to pitch their side to Geoff and find out who he thought would take the trophy home this year. After some deliberation Geoff pointed his head decisively towards Northumbria student, Callum Housley, indicating that his side would be victorious. Whilst Geoff refused to comment of individual fixtures, the other animals were keen to get involved. The piglets even insisted on reading the Courier in order to get as fully clued up as possible before making their predictions.
Come along and support Newcastle at any of the fixtures listed on this page, or spectate at the final on the 25th and find out for yourself whether Geoff really is psychic.