Rob Elliot has fallen in love and is embroiled in a relationship destined to last forever.

And not even the fickle world of football will spoil it for the Newcastle keeper.

Greenwich-born Elliot spent most of the first 25 years of his life living in Kent with little thought of moving on.

Then in 2011, he joined Newcastle and his life was changed forever.

Elliot was smitten with this new world, so much so that earlier this year, he sat down in the house he shares with wife Robyn and kids Max and Oa and made a decision.

Cullercoats, a seaside village just eight miles from the City Centre, was to be home for the rest of their lives.

No matter where his career took him, Elliot planned to put down roots in a region 300 miles from where he was brought up.