Friday, 18 January 2019

THE TOON v THE TAFFY NOSES *** TOMORROW AFTERNOOON!

Posted '1:30pm bells' Friday 18th January 2019
THE LAST TIME CARDIFF WON AT SJP
THE GROOND LOOKED LIKE THIS!

"IT'S THE HOPELESSNESSS THAT KILLS YOO!"

Wor must, must, MUST win home game v Cardiff tomorrow iz probably wor biggest game of the season, az a win would propel us oot of the drop zone (for the time bein' at least!) BUT a draw or (god forbid!) a defeat, will keep us rooted near to the bottom of the table, with games v Man C, Sporz and Wolves comin' up behind!

With just 13 days left of the transfor window, we fear the worst that we wont sign anybody for a fee to bolster wor threadbare squad, and that loan deals will be wor anly option, az the alleged takeover??? iz now draggin' on, with fans now beleeevin that it wont happen anyway! 

It's the hope that kills yoo! (or should that be 'hopelessness'?)----
and IF we don't sign a proven striker/defenders etc and have to rely on wor current crop of players, then a 3rd spell in The Championship in 10 years under The Fat Controller's lack of leadership iz likely!
(The Taffy Noses have just splashed oot 18 million for a new striker, for example!)

The FA Cup game v Wotfaad a week on Saturday iz mearly a 'sideshow' az a scratch Toon X1 will play, just like at Bleakburn on Tuesday.----Meeenin that it will be very hard to progress to the 5th roond, az wor visitors are in a safe position in the leegue and will probably play a full strength team!

We reeely MUST win the Cardiff game---any othaa scoreline iz unfinkable!

NUFC v CCFC HISTORY LESSON
Cardiff haven't won at SJP for 56 years---an old Division 2 game in 1963

Az far az top flight games gan, they haven't won here for 93 years!
Their last success comin' in 1926! (Since then NUFC have won 9 and drawn 1 in the top flight)

The forst meetin' took place 97 years ago in 1922 at SJP in the old Division 1 and ended goalless in front of a 28,000 crowd

The last meetin' took place at Cardiff City Stadium in August this season---aalso a goalless draw in front of 30,720

NUFC have won the last 9 home games v Cardiff, so there IZ some hope!
Full record: Played 57, won 27, drawn 14, lost 16

A full Geordie Times match report will appear here on Sunday
(Pleeeze god, let it be a good one!!!)

Footnote:
"THE POISON DWARF IZ BACK!"

News from wor 'little sister' paper, The Times of London

Thursday, 17 January 2019

THE 100 AWAY PUB CRAWL CHALLENGE! ******** 86 DOON! ******** 14 TO GAN!

Updated periodically az away pubs are added to list!
Last updated Thorsday 17th January 2019 after Blackburn game
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!) (17 bars/butchers visited in Porto in total!)
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!

 We have done 86 bars aalready, the latest on wor trip to Blackburn (just 1)---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)
Just 1 new bar v Liverpool az well (we did Barlow Arms again but cant include that eethaa) 

London iz wor best bet to 'de it', az there are a multitude of bars at various locations! (16 different London bars so far in 5 away trips!)
Sayin that, with just 14 to de just after the new year, 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!"
"Lets gan on 'the bevvy' in Janu-ery!"

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---86 'liquid lubrication locations'---and coontin'!
(well ower three qwaataaz 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

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
("Half way there!")
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)
(aalso visited v Wotfaad)

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

Bars 70 to 73
Huddersfeeeld v NUFC

070 KING'S HEED, HUDDERSFEEELD
(before and after the match)

071 THE JULES VERNE, HUDDERSFEEELD

072 YORK TAP, YORK
(On way back from Huddersfeeeld)

073 THE CORNER PIN, YORK
(On way back from Huddersfeeeld)

Bar 74
Liverpool v NUFC
074 ELM TREE, LIVERPOOL
067 (revisited) BARLOW ARMS, LIVERPOOL
(Can't include same bar twice---also visted 
v Everton)

Bars 75 to 79
Wotfaad v NUFC


075 THE FLAG, WOTFAAD
(3 qwaataaz of the way there!
get the FLAGS oot!)

076 WELLINGTON ARMS, WOTFAAD

077 GOLDEN LION, WOTFAAD

078 ESTCOURT TAVERN, WOTFAAD

079 THE ROCKET, EUSTON, LONDON
(after game)

Bars 80 & 81
SMBs v NUFC U21s
We actually did 6 bars before the game.
2 in Gatesheed and 4 in The Toon
but we cannit include 
  'Toon' bars in away games (Geordie Times rule 57X)
(There woz 'nee way' that we were gannin to gan 
to mackemland for a drink!)
080 NAGS HEED, GATESHEED
081 STATION EAST, GATESHEED

AALSO VISITED IN THE TOON
(Which we cannit include)
THE BRIDGE HOTEL

ROSE AND CROWN

NEWCASTLE ARMS

BAR LOCO

Bars 82 to 85
Chelsea v NUFC
(Chelsea play within the Fulham boundary)
082 WELLINGTON, FULHAM, LONDON

083 GIANLUCCA, FULHAM, LONDON

084 DUKE ON THE GREEN,
PARSONS GREEN, FULHAM, LONDON

085 THE GOOSE, FULHAM, LONDON

Bar 86
Blackborn v NUFC

MILL HILL WMC, MILL HILL, BLACKBORN






















































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