LOUIS BURKE | Culture | CONTACT
An act of social generosity took place today as a fella from Newcastle was allowed to talk about whatever he wanted for 15 whole minutes before being asked to tell HIS Joey Johns story.
Former Newcastle Knights halfback Andrew ‘Joey’ Johns is regarded as an Australian sports great due to his skill with a ball and ability to get fucken loose.
While many a Novacastrian can recall their winning years with the eighth immortal, it is for the latter reason that Joey stories continue to be shared by steel city residents to this day, all 322,278 of which have a pretty funny Joey story, plus the 60,000 odd from Cessnock.
However, when Newy bloke Jaden Pizzaro (28) rocked up at a party in Betoota’s Flight Path District, other party guests silently agreed they would let him do the general getting to know you stuff before telling HIS Joey story.
“What just cause I’m from Newcastle I have a Johnsy story?” jabbed Pizzaro, now slightly aware no one was really listening to him until now.
“Pigeon hole me much?”
“Haha actually but, I’ll tell you mine.”
“We’d taken out this tinnie one day when these blokes in this decky pull up next to us, loud as fuck they start shouting about how they are pirates and this is an invasion…”
“…in the end they made it off with about half the beers we brought, but they left behind the inflatable women they had taped together. And I shit you not, after that my mate goes ‘fellas, that one with two eyepatches on who drew a dick on the boat, that was Andrew Johns!”
“Really nice fella actually.”