Sunday, 16 December 2018

'UDDERSFEEELD 0 THE TOON 1 *** PREMYAA LEEGUE 2018-2019

Posted '11:15am bells' Sunday 16th December 2018

"ANLY 25% POZESHIN ---
BUT ITS GOALS THAT COUNT!"

On a bleak day in West Yorkshire with freezing rain faallin from the sky, we somehow pulled off wor 2nd away win with an excellent goal from Rondon 10 mins into the 2nd half, which proved to be the winner!
THE OWNER OF THIS BAR IZ OBVIOUSLY A JIMI HENDRIX FAN!

The day started off at 'The Central' (station) and we got to wor destination in good time for some much needed liquid 'sustenance'
in The Kings Heed next to 'uddersfeeeld station, which woz suprizingly half empty!
After more 'sustenance' 'doon the road' it woz time to heed for the tornstiles az the 'said' freezing rain came doon in buckets!

The forst half woz az bleak az the weather and we anly had 2 chances at the far end from us, from Atsu and Schar!
The home side wornt very good eethaa az the half ended goalless!
(NUFC were playin' in wor change claret and blue hooped shirts for the forst time this season)

The 2nd half wosnt much better than the forst, but we took the lead in the 55th when a through baall from Manquillo foond Rondon free up front and he made 'ne missteak' az he excellently beat Lossi in the 'uddersfeeeld goal to send the 2,400 Toon fans wild with delight behind that goal!
Some fans fell ower seats in the 'celebrations' and one lass woz sprawled on the groond in the seats in front of me, az somebody knocked mee Toon hat off and anothaa kid punched me in the side of the face (accidently!) (it's still sore!)
RONDON'S GOAL (MOTD)

It proved to be the anly goal of the game, with Dubravka in The Toon goal pullin' off a great save just after the goal to deny the home side!
A goal from Perez woz then harshly ruled 'offside' but it 'mattered not' az we held on for the 3 valuable points to move us up to 14th in the table and (more importantly) 6 points above the drop zone (for now!)

If anly we could replicate <(we naa aall the big words!) wor away form at home, then we would be in the top half of the table!

More 'celebratory' liquid lubrication were partook in 'uddersfeeld and York on the way back!

Toon team: Dubravka, Manquillo, Schar, Lascelles, Clark, Kenedy (Dummett 89), Diame, Ki (Hayden 72), Atsu, Perez, Rondon (Ritchie 81)

Attendance: 24,036 (2,400 very happy and frozen Toon fans!)😀




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Friday, 14 December 2018

'UDDERSEEELD v THE TOON *** TOMORROW AFTERNOOON!

Posted '1:58pm bells' Friday 14th December 2018

WE heed for deepest Yorkshire tomorrow afternoon for wor game against 'uddersfeeeld and 3 points iz wot we want and desperately need!
This iz wor shortest away trip this season in The Premyaa Leegue (91 miles by train via York) and we leave on the '8:58 bells' train in the mornin' from 'The Central' (station) and shud arrive in good time for plenty 'liquid lubrications'!
Snow iz forecast ower the Pennines, so wrap up in warm clothin' if yoo are gannin!                        ↓↓↓↓↓

Wor opponents lie below us in the table and have won just ONE home game this season, scorin' just THREE goals in the process!

Schar iz available after suspension but Yedlin iz banned after hiz 'sendin off' v Wolves last week!
Shelvey and Fernandez are not expected to 'make it', but Dummett could retorn to the fold!
Aall away tickets have been sold.
(Tickets for wor away games against The Liverbirds and Wotfaad have aalso sold oot!)

'Yours truly' will actually be passin 'uddersfeeeld on the M62 on the way back from mee Manchester 'truck run' in the orly hours of Saturday mornin' (for the 10th time this week!) ---and then after a brief 'shut eye' "ZZZZzzzz!!!!"--I'm up again to catch the '8:58'!
"It's aall go!"


NUFC v HTFC history lesson:
The forst ever meetin' took place @ SJP nearly 99 years ago, on 31st January 1920---'uddersfeeeld won 1-0 in an FA Cup 2nd roond tie in front of a 46,462 crowd.

The last meetin' took place, again at SJP, on 31st March this year, where NUFC won 1-0 with Perez scorin' the anly goal of the game in front of 51,261

Full record: Played 64, Won 27, Drawn 15, Lost 22

A full Geordie Times match and boozer report will appear here sometime on Sunday---az per usual!

Thursday, 13 December 2018

"SMBs TAKIN' THE P*SS!"

Posted '2:00pm bells' Thorsday 13th December 2018

News reaches us that wor U21s resorve game against the mackems 1st team at The SOS in The Checkatrade Trophy will be played on Tuesday 8th January with a '7 bells' kick off!

The SMBs are chargin' fans FIVE TIMES az much to get in compared to their previous Checkatrade Trophy home game!

They charged £3 the last time and they are chargin' NUFC fans a ridiculous FIFTEEN QUID to get in!

This iz ne doubt in conjunction with the Northumbria Dibble Brigade to try and deter fans travellin' from Tyneside!

Their excuse iz that they will have to open more than ONE STAND to accommodate us! (Extra Dibble and steward costs etc!)
"WOW!" --- "TWO STANDS OPEN OOT OF FOUR!"

sund'lind owner 'Donald the Duck Egg' said this on Twitter:
"Opening one stand for a low risk game has a completely different cost base to a game against our biggest rivals who want their full allocation regardless of who is in their team."


Their own fans will AALSO be charged £15, az they must charge the same for both sets of fans!

In the FA Cup replay v Waalsaall they charged £10 and £5 and got a 'massive' 8,212 tornoot, which included 201 Waalsaall fans! (Anly the East Stand woz open to home fans with Waalsaall fans in one corner behind the goal at pitch level, where Toon fans used to be accommodated)

This pricin' policy iz a disgrace, but WONT stop up to *4,000 Toon fans from travellin', (az they'd hoped), and it will badly backfire on them for sure! (If anything---it will make us even more determined to gan!)

*4,000 iz wor normal allocation! 

SPORZ NEW STADIUM *** WILL NUFC BE 'FIRST FOOTING'?


Posted '2:04pm bells' Tuesday 11th December 2018
Updated Thorsday '3:45pm bells'
SPORZ NEW STADIUM *** THIS PHOTO WOZ TAKEN 2 DAYS AGO

News reaches 'The Geordie Times' from wor 'little sister' 'The Times of London', that there iz a possibility that wor game away to Sporz in orly February might be the forst competitive game at their new stadium! (see below)
Sporz had pencilled in their game v Moan U in January and hoped that would be the forst game at their new abode, but that now looks in doubt! 
'GEORDIE TIMES NEWSFLASH!' (Thorsday)
Sporz game v Moan U WILL be played at Wembley!

We will of course keep yoo---wor loyal reeeders, informed of any forthaa developments!
Az per usual---"Watch this space!"
AND FROM 'THE SUN'


AND THIS IZ WHERE 'SKY' FINKS THE GAME WILL BE PLAYED!

THORSDAY'S GUARDIAN






LIVE TELLY GAMES FOR FEBRUARY IMMINENT!----"ER! NEXT WEEK!" (PERHAPS!?)

Posted '3:00pm bells' Wedinzday 12th December 2018
Updated '2:55pm bells' Thorsday

The telly fixtures for February WERE due to be announced YESTERDAY.
However!---we have been informed that this will be delayed for 1 week til after The Champions Leegue draw next Munday!

The NUFC games that could be changed are az follows:

Currently Saturday 2nd: Sporz, away at eethaa Wembley or their new stadium?
THIS IZ WHERE 'SKY' FINKS THE GAME WILL BE PLAYED!

Currently Saturday 9th: Wolves, away

Currently Saturday 23rd: 'uddersfeeeld, home

Currently Wedinzday 27th: Bornley, home

We will let yiz naa az sooon az we find oot!

Az per usual---"Watch this space!"

Monday, 10 December 2018

THE TOON 1 WOLVERHAMPTON WANABEEZ 2 *** PREMYAA LEEGUE 2018-2019

Posted just after 'high noon bells' Munday 10th December 2018
1st HALF ACTION (Photo by Jamie aged 9)

"SICKENER SUNDAY!"😨

NUFC's sickenin' home record went to 7 defeats so far this season against a very average Wolves side who we should and could have beaten!

The ref Mike Dean didn't help matters eetha, but he wasn't to blame for the forst goal in the 17th minute when an unmarked Jota had the simple task of beatin' Dubravka in The Toon goal to put the visitors 'one up' @ The Leazes End!
PRE MATCH 'WARM UP'  AT THE GALLOWGATE END

It didn't take lang for us to get back on level torms when a Rondon free kick from the edge of the box hit the underside of the bar and rebounded to him---he then sent a cross in for Perez to get on the end of it and prod into the corner of the Wolves net!

Mike Dean the ref didn't help us one bit az several crunchin challenges from wor visitors went unpunished!
2nd HALF ACTION AT THE LEAZES END

The 2nd half started az we attacked The Leazes goal, but within 5 minutes of the restart the 'game changer'!
Yedlin lost the baall and with the Wolves player clear on goal Yedlin pulled him back and there woz anly one outcome az Dean produced the red card and we were doon to 10 men for the rest of the match!

Perez woz elbowed in the face in the penalty box (a clear penalty), but az he lay prostate in the box the blind ref waved 'play on' and Wolves nearly scored, but Dubravka saved the day by putting the baall oot for a corner!---Anly then did Dean saunter back to the opposite penalty box to see if Perez woz ok!

He wasn't and had to gan to the halfway line for treatment, meenin we anly had nine players on the field of play az Wolves went for the winner!

Perez wasn't a 'happy bunny' but came back on and The Toon had their best period of the game az WE went for the winner!

And then the 'Sunday Sickener'!----havin held oot for virtually the whole of the 2nd half with 10 men, Wolves scored in the 4th minute of injury time when Perez lost possession of the baall and a Jota shot woz saved by Dubravka, but he anly palmed it to Doherty and he had the easy task of heedin the baall into the unguarded goal to break wor hearts! (yet again in a home game!)

We remain in 15th place after the weekends results and then
we heed for 'uddersfield next week in a '6 pointer', az they are anly 3 points behind us in thord bottom place!
It's definatly 'squeeky bum time' folks!

Toon team: Dubravka, Yedlin, Lascelles, Fernandez (Manquillo 46), Clark, Atsu (Kenedy 89), Diame, Ki, Ritchie, Perez, Rondon (Joselu 86)

Attendance: 50,233 (3,000 very happy 'Wanabeez' in level 7 of The Leazes End)

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Sunday, 9 December 2018

THE TOON v WOLVERHAMPTON WANABEEZ *** PREMYAA LEEGUE 2018-2019

Posted '11:00am bells' Sunday 9th December 2018

This afternoon @ '4 bells' we face newly promoted Wolves @ St James' Park---and a win would propel us to 6 points above the drop zone after yesterdays results!  (4 of the 6 teams below us, lost--- Bornley and Cardiff won) 

We're not sure if Rafa will rotate the squad again, but with some tough games comin' up in the next month we reeely must get sommik oot of this game!
Schar iz suspended after reachin' 5 yellow cards and Hayden iz oot injured. Matt Richie retorns from suspension and both Dummett and Kenedy have returned to trainin'!

The Magpie Group have called off the planned boycott of the game because of takeower talks---but we 'fink' that not many would have took part anyway! (Certainly NOT me!)

NUFC v Wolves history lesson:
The 1st ever game between the 2 clubs took place ower 120 years ago in February 1898 @ St. James' Park, where Wolves won 4-2 in an old Division 1 game  (Jock Pendle scored both NUFC's goals)---20,000 attended

The last time we met woz 20 months ago @ Molineux, where NUFC won 1-0 in a Championship game. Mitrovic scored the anly goal in front of 24,876

Full record: Played 94, Won 39, Drawn 23, lost 32  

A full Geordie Times match report will appear here tomorrow---providin' mee laptop's still workin'! (Aa couldn't get it to work yesterday---but for some reason, unbeknown to man or beast, it haz decided to work today?)

HT 1-1  Perez for Toon
FT lost 2-1😨

Saturday, 8 December 2018

IT HAD TO HAPPEN!😨

Posted '2:45pm bells' Saturday 8th December 2018

The Checkatrade Trophy draw haz been made and wor resorve side have been drawn away to sund'linds forst team!

Its a draw the mackems certainly didnt want az its a 'ne win situation for them!

Can you imagine if WE win!?
The ultimate humiliation!

The match iz due to be played in the 2nd week of January!

PS: Mee laptop iz workin itsel again, so av got to de this blog on mee mobile phone until I can get the problem fixed!

PPS: Managed to get laptop workin' again---a day later!

Friday, 7 December 2018

THE 100 AWAY PUB CRAWL CHALLENGE! ***** 69 DOON ***** 31 TO GAN!

Updated periodically az away pubs are added to list!
TOON FANS ENJOY A FEW 'GARGELS' IN BAR GUNDELESE, 
WHICH OFFERS SPECTACULAR VIEWS OWER PORTO
(BAR NUMBER 024)

Six years ago, durin' the 2012-2013 season, we did a '100 PUB CRAWL CHALLENGE' for NUFC home games! 
We had ne idea just how many drinkin dens there were within the 'NE1' poscode area and if it woz possible to de it!  
 To wor amazement we actually did 102 pubs/clubs ower the season!---and there were still loads we hadn't done!
Aall the bars/clubs were within 20 minutes waalkin distance of St James' Park!
We have decided (against wor better judgement!) to try and de at least 100 pubs/clubs etc for AWAY games this season!

 In pre season we  visited 38 'liquid lubrication locations' on wor travels to Barrow in Furness, Ireland, Cornwall and Portugal! (Theeze include airport bars and a butchers shop in Porto that sold beer!)
Wor forst away game in The Premyaa Leegue sent us to Cardiff, where we did 9 bars in 2 days at various locations!.
We will index aall the drinkin dens az we de them---the anly rule bein' that we CANNIT include the same bar twice, even on different visits to say London, for example!

It might soond eazy to 'de it' when we have done 69 bars aalready---BUT! the Porto trip woz ower 4 days and most games we travel te in The Premyaa Leegue will be ONE day trips and we will visit between one and fower bars in most cases!

When we gan to Lestaa, we gan to 'The Regent Club' and stop there for 'the duration'!
At Nottingham Forest in the Leegue Cup we anly managed to de ONE drinkin' den because of delays--- and at Man City we did 3, but one of them woz a bar we had been te on the way to Cardiff in between trains---so we cant include it again (The Whiskey Jar)

London iz wor best bet to 'de it', az there are a multitude of bars at various locations!
Sayin that, with just 31 to de and its not even Xmas, we are now confident to de at least 100!---mebeez more!

Those "Go Sober in October!" and "Dry January!" campaigners had better watch oot! ---az The Geordie Times iz 'fightin' back' and iz oot to break the 100 boozer barrier!
"Go high OCTane in OCTober!"
"Lets gan on a bender in November and December!"

Theeze are excitin' times for 'The Geordie Times entourage'! <(we naa aall the BIG words!)  

THE 100 AWAY PUB CRAWL CHALLENGE IZ ON!
So far---69 'liquid lubrication locations'---and coontin'!
(ower two thords of the way there!)

                         Bar's 01 to 03: Barrow v NUFC U23s


001 THE FURNESS RAILWAY, BARROW

002 BARROW FC  CLUBHOOSE, BARROW

003 TRADITIONS, BARROW

Bar's 03 to 06: St. Patricks Athletic v NUFC

004 TOM TAVEY, DUBLIN

005 COFFEY'S, DUBLIN

006 CONFESSION BOX, DUBLIN

Bar's 07 to 15: Mousehole Tournament,
Mousehole, Cornwall
NUFC U18s v Bolton U18s

007 THE LONGBOAT, PENZANCE

008 LAMP & WHISTLE, PENZANCE

009 THE TREMENHEERE, PENZANCE

010 MOUSEHOLE FC CLUBHOOSE, MOUSEHOLE

011 KINGS ARMS, MOUSEHOLE


012 THE TREWAVAS, MOUSEHOLE

013 THE SHIP INN, MOUSEHOLE

014 THE FISHERMANS ARMS, NEWLYN

015 THE RED LION, NEWLYN

Bar's 16 to 38: On the way to-- 
and on the way back from Porto,
includin' bars in London where we caught
wor flights to and from Porto.
Porto v NUFC

016 THE PRINCESS ALEXANDRIA,
CANNING TOWN , LONDON

017 TRAVELODGE BAR, NEAR
LONDON CITY AIRPORT, LONDON

018 LONDON CITY AIRPORT BAR, LONDON

019 FLOR DE BENTO, PORTO

020 A TAVERNA, PORTO

021 N'O MERCADO, PORTO

022 XAM LAURA, PORTO

 
023 BEARIA VAGA, PORTO

024 GUINALESE, PORTO

025 CAFE ALIANCA, PORTO
026 OSTERIAPORTO, PORTO

027 BOAS FESTAS PORK BUTCHERS!, PORTO

028 TAMISA, PORTO

029 BACKSON'S, PORTO

030 SELECCAO 1927, PORTO

031 SHIS BAR, PORTO

032 BRASA DOS LEOES, PORTO

033 ADEGA DO QUIM, PORTO

034 CAL, PORTO

035 PRANCESINHO, PORTO AIRPORT BAR

036 THE BETJEMAN ARMS, ST PANCRAS, LONDON

037 LORD JOHN RUSSELL, EUSTON, LONDON

038 THE BOOT, NEAR KING'S CROSS, LONDON 

BAR'S 39 to 47
On the way to and back from Cardiff
CARDIFF v NUFC*** PREMYAA LEEGUE

039 PICCADILLY TAP, MANCHESTER
(ON WAY TO CARDIFF VIA NEWPORT)

040 THE WHISKEY JAR, MANCHESTER

041 VITTORIA, NEWPORT, SOOTH WALES
(OWERNEET STAY ON WAY TO CARDIFF) 

042 THE CROSS KEYS, NEWPORT

043 TINY REBEL, NEWPORT

044 THE QUEENS HOTEL, NEWPORT

045 THE GREAT WESTERN, CARDIFF

046 THE QUEENS VAULTS, CARDIFF

047 THE CAMBRIAN TAP, CARDIFF

Bar 48
Forest v NUFC

048 BREWHOUSE & KITCHEN, NOTTINGHAM

Bars 49 & 50
Man C v NUFC
049 THE CROWN & ANCHOR, MANCHESTER

050 THE PEN & PENCIL, MANCHESTER
(Aalso visited The Whiskey Jar again--Bar 040)

Bars 51 to 53
 Palace v NUFC
051 THE PORTLAND ARMS, SELHURST, LONDON

052 EUSTON TAP (EAST LODGE), EUSTON, LONDON

053 EUSTON TAP (WEST LODGE), EUSTON, LONDON
(These are separate bars opposite each other)

Bars 54 to 57
Man U v NUFC
("Lets gan high OCTane in OCTober!")
054 ENGLISH LOUNGE, MANCHESTER

055 THE BEER HOUSE, MANCHESTER

056 THE DEANSGATE, MANCHESTER

057 CASK, MANCHESTER

Bars 58 to 62
Sooothampton v NUFC
058 GIDDY BRIDGE, SOOTHAMPTON

059 SADLERS, SOOTHAMPTON

060 THE ALEX, SOOTHAMPTON

061 LORD WARGRAVE, EDGWARE, LONDON
(after game)

062 THE DUKE, EDGWARE, LONDON

Bars 63 & 64
Bornley v NUFC
("Let's gan on a bender in November
AND December!")
063 THE TALBOT, BORNLEY

064 THE SWAN, BORNLEY

Bars 65 to 69
Everton v NUFC
065 EXCELSIOR, LIVERPOOL

066 SHIP & MITRE, LIVERPOOL

067 THE BARLOW ARMS, LIVERPOOL

068 MA EGERTON'S, LIVERPOOL

069 THE FALL WELL, LIVERPOOL

































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