Thursday, 22 February 2018

BOURNEMOOOTH v THE TOON THIS SATURDAY

Posted just after 'high noon bells' Thorsday 22nd February 2018

On Saturday we face wor thord 'trek' of the season to the south coast when we take on Bournemoooth at Dean Court (the groonds origional name!)

Its a very orly start and I will have to get up at the ungodly hour if '4:00 am bells' az the train leaves 'The Central' at '5 25 bells' for King's Cross (London)
From there its a tube ride across to Waterloo and anothaa train to the south coast and hopefully we will be there by 'high noon bells' for wot 'liquid lubrication crusade"!
(Its 3 hours to London and then 3 hours to Bournemoooth!)

*'The Geordie Times'z "Lets gan on the bevvy in FebBrewery!" will be published in a live 'pub stream' az we de them!

Hopefully Islam Slimani will finally make hiz debut 'up front' and that we play like we did against Moan U and can get a good result?

After the game its the same 'slog' back' and it will be after 'midneet bells' when we arrive back on Tyneside!

More to follow on aall this in the next couple of days!

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

THE TOON U23s 1 SOOOTHAMPTON U23s 5

Posted 12:30pm bells Tuesday 20th February 2018

"SAINTS ALIVE!"

Last neet in the 'resorve leegue' wor U23s got hammered 5-1 at Whitley Park in Benton by Sooothampton!
(We aalso lost the away game against them by 6-2!)

This iz wor resorve squad that shud be challengin for 1st team places--- but have yoo ever hord of them apart from El Mhanni?
This iz wor team that started last neets game!

Woolston, Newberry, Aziakonou, O'Connor, Yarney, Smith, Heaney, Hunter, EL MHANNI, Bartlet, Gallacher

(Thats 4 defeats in a row for wor 2nd string, with anly one clean sheet in the last 11 games!)

Of course we have several players oot on loan, but this resorve squad  iz ne where near the forst team in torms of quality!
Which begs the question----Wots the point in havin players who will NEVER play in the senior team?!

The ANLY point in havin a resorve team it seems, iz for the benefit of 'The NUFC mad sad groundhoppers'!----like 'ME'! --- when we visit new groonds like Colchester and Stockport!

The 'crowd' numbered 150!


Sunday, 18 February 2018

"WEMBLEY! WEMBLEY! HERE WE COME!" ***** (OR NOT! AZ THE CASE MAY BE!)

Posted '9 15pm bells' Sunday 18th February 2018

Sporz 2-2 draw away to Rochdale in the FA Cup today, meenz that we have ne idea when we will play them at Wembley in the Premyaa Leegue!
Wor game woz pencilled in for FA Cup 6th roond weekend, but az Sporz could be in the draw for 'that roond' then wor game would be cancelled az the FA Cup takes priority ower a Leegue game!

It will be 10 days before we know the replay result---and anly then will they be able to find oot a date to 'fit us in' ---and bookin trains and hotels at the last minute iz very costly, az we have foond oot in the past!
To forthaa complicate things, Sporz could progress to the later stages of The Champions Leegue, which will limit any midweek date for the game to be re-arranged!

It could anly happen to us---couldnt it!!!!😨

THE JARRA CRUSADERS 1 THE DUNSTON BAD BLUE BOYS 1 *** NORTHERN LEEGUE

Posted 'high noon bells' Sunday 18th February 2018
FITZPATRICK (CENTRE OF PIC) SCORES FOR THE BAD BLUE BOYS
WHO WERE PLAYIN IN RED!
NOTE THE 'mACKEM' SPELLIN' OF 'HOWAY THE LADS'
ON ROOF OF STAND!)

WE'VE GOT MORE FANS THAN YOO!"

With ne weekend fixture for NUFC (because we were knocked oot of the FA Cup at Chelski in the last roond!) we heeded for the delights of Boldon Colliery where The Bad Blue Boys of Dunston were playin away to Jarra!

Boldon iz on the outskirts of mackemland and a visit to The Shack Clubhoose which iz next to Jarra's groond woz wor port o call on wor road trip by bus from the Toon!

"LETS GAN TO 'THE SHACK' FOR A BEER ATTACK!"

2 SMB fans were in the bar wearin their horrible strip and we assumed (thats The Silver Fox and me!) that they were gannin to the stadium of sshh! (yee naa wot!) to watch their home game v Brentfaad

Az the time ticked by it woz obvious that they were gannin to 'give it a miss' as it woz gettin near to kick off time when they went to the bar to order more beer! (To droon their sorrows beforehand!)

We on the othaa hand had a 100 yard walk to the Jarra tornstiles where more liquid lubrications were purchased!

There were aboot 20 Dunston fans in the clubhoose and 3 Jarra fans!

Suprizingly---considerin that Boldon iz near sund'lind there were TWO framed and autographed NUFC shirts adornin the waalls of the clubhoose and just ONE mackem signed shirt?


ANYWAY! It woz soon kick off time and The Bad Blue Boys (who had more fans than the home side!) went on the attack from the start but couldnt make the breakthrough and went in level at the break with the game scoreless!

Again in the 2nd period Dunston laid seige to to the 'mackem' pronunciation 'HAWAY THE ROOFERS' stand behind the left hand goal! (Az opposed to the 'Geordie' 'HOWAY THE LADS'!)
(see roof of top photo!)


The  breakthrough came--(NOT!) from Dunston) at the midpoint of the half, when Jarra took the lead through a heeded goal by Myers, to give the home side an undesorved lead!

The Bad Blue Boys hit back a few minutes later when Fitzpatrick heeded in,  to send the majority of the 100 or so crowd into raptures! (Whey---light applause anyway!)
MATCH AND BUS TICKET!

"WE WOZ THERE---THE PROOF!"


It ended 1-1 and we heeded back to 'The Shack' where the sund'lind 'stay aways' WERE drownin their sorrows az they'd lost 2-0!
"HA! HA!"

It woz then onward to the Toon for some more liquid lubrications in The Star on Westgate Road

Footnote: The official name of The Jarra Crusaders---iz!
(deep breath!)
JARROW ROOFING BOLDON COLLIERY ASSOCIATION!  



Saturday, 17 February 2018

"TAXI FOR PARDEW!"

Posted '11:05am bells' Saturday 17th February 2018

"WE JUST COULDNT RESIST IT!"

News reaches 'The Geordie Times' that wor former failed manager Alan Pardew took his 'bottom of the table' West Brom players for warm weather trainin' in Barcelona this week, in between games last Munday and today?

The players were on a strict midneet curfew,and shud have been tucked up in bed, but at '5:30am bells' 4 of them nicked a taxi and drove it back to their hotel!

Meanwhile, Pardew 'the dippy' had had hiz pockets 'dipped' in La Ramblas the day before (Barcelona's main thoroughfare) and lost hiz wallet and mobile phone!

Rumour haz it that there were hundreds of numbers on hiz phone, but he woz more worried that he'd lost the number for The Job Centre az well!

"YI COULDNT MAKE IT UP!"  

Friday, 16 February 2018

FA CUP BLANKETY BLANK!---YET AGAIN!

Posted '12:55pm bells' Friday 16th February 2018
'JARRA' in a bygone age!

Az iz the norm theeze days we have a blank weekend az its 'FA Cup 4th roond time' and for the 11th year runnin we are not in it!

Instead  ---- and to get wor 'weekend fix'--- we are off to 'the delights'? of West Boldon near mackemland, where 'The Bad Blue Boys' of Dunston are playin away to 'The Crusaders' of Jarra Rooofin' in a Northern Leegue forst division encoontaa! (Level 9 in the English pyramid system)

We are startin off at 'Lady Greys' (aka The Adelphi) in the Toon for the forst 'liquid lubrications' of the weekend and then onward to a bus stop nearby to catch the bus to the groond! (30 mins?)

There's a clubhoose there of course and guess where we will be gannin pre/durin/post match, in wor 'FebBrewery 'crusade' (VERY approriate for a Jarra team!)
PS: A huge crowd iz expected! (Jarra's average gate iz 70!)

A full Geordie Times match report and pix will appear here in due course!

Thursday, 15 February 2018

200 LIVE TELLY GAMES ANNOONED FROM 2019-2022

Posted just after 'high noon bells' Thorsday 15th February 2018


The mouthwaaterin' new telly deal from 2019 to 2022 haz been annoonced worth 4.464 Billion quid!

Who won wot and wot does it meen for 'The Toon Travellers' who gan to every game! (That's assumin' of course that we are still in the 'top flight'!)
There are 7 packages of which 5 have been decided!


SKY have won the right to show 128 games per season and have forst choice of prime fixtures!    BT get the 'scraps'!

Package A
BT will show 32 games per season--aall '12 30 bells' kick offs on a Saturday

Package B
SKY will show 32 games per season---aall '5 30 bells' kick offs on a Saturday

Package C
SKY will show 24 games on a Sunday at '2 00 bells' and 8 games on a Saturday at '7 45 bells'

Package D
SKY will show 32 games on a Sunday at '4 30 bells'

Package E
SKY will show 24 games on a Munday at '8 00 bells' or Friday between '7 30 to 8 00 bells' plus 8 on a Sunday at '2 00 bells'

Package F
TBC 20 games from 1 bank holiday and 1 mid week fixture

Package G
TBC 20 games from 2 mid week fixtures

I HOPE YOO ARE FOLLOWIN' AALL THIS!?

In othaa words we could be playin anytime and date yoo would care to pick!?

On a personal note I am OK with Saturday neet and Sun7day games as I am off work on weekends anyway!
Friday neets and Munday neets are a bit of a pain though, az I will have to take holidays for them!
(Away games at '12 30 bells' on a Saturday would be a pain az well, az aa work neetshift!)




Tuesday, 13 February 2018

"SORVES THE GREEDY BUSTARD REET!"

Posted 'high noon bells' Tuesday 13th February 2018

😊😀😁😂😃😄😅😆

"A BLESSIN' IN DISGUISE!"

Woz listenin to the Chelski v WBA game on mee truck radio last neet!

Daniel Sturridge, the man who did a last minute 'u turn' on the motorway on transfor deadline day, when he woz aboot to have a medical with us and went south to West Brom instead 'for family reasons' (AND £100,000 quid a week wages!) , got injured in the very forst minute of the game, when he pulled hiz hamstring--and this brought music to my ears!

It haz torned oot to be 'a blessin in disguise' for us and we are willin to bet that he misses the rest of the season az hiz new team now look aalmost certain to be relegated after losin 3-0!

I divvint want to temp fate, but WBA are now 8 points behind us and have an inferior goal difference, so its pretty safe to say that they wont catch us with just 11 games to gan til the end of the season!

The new management 'team'? of Pardew and Carver are deein a magnificent job there! (remember them?)
WBA were above the relegation zone when they took over from 'The Tramp in a Tracksuit' (Pulis)--and now they are rock bottom!

Wonder how they are aall feelin now???

STOP PRESS!
Just hord on 'SKY' that West Brom have sacked their Chairman and Chief executive!----wonder who will be next???



Monday, 12 February 2018

THE TOON 1 MOAN U 0 *** PREMYAA LEEGUE 2017-2018

Posted 'high noon bells' Munday 12th February 2018



"OH YEE OF LITTLE FAITH!"

The day started off in The Bodega at '11 30am bells'  with me 'finkin' that no matter wot happened we could finish the day ne lower than 17th in the table!
But at 'high noon bells' I woz in for a shock az I'd forgot that 'uddersfield were playin Bournemooth in the orly kick off!

Shud the home side win then we WOULD end up in one of the relegation places before WE'D kick a baall!

And so 'it came to pass' that 'uddersfield took an orly lead az we watched the bar's big screen in horror!   An equaliser soon aftaa had the bar cheerin' but the home side retook the lead to groans from those assembled!

The talk woz then on a relegation battle that more than 50% of Toon tipplers thought we would lose, whereas 'little old me' said that there woz a 50/50 chance of avoidin the drop!

Aa moved on to The Leazes End club behind the East Stand where more doom and gloom emerged when aa foond oot that 'uddersfield had won 4-1 to put us in thord bottom place!

A draw v Moan U woz the best we could hope for aa thought, but NUFC proved me wrang az we put in a 'fight to the death' performance in front of wor 2nd highest crowd of the season!
THE TOON ATTACK THE GALLOWGATE GOAL (1st half)
NOTE THE TOTAL ABSENSE OF FLAGS
THE CLUB BANNED THEM AFTER THE PROTEST FLAGS
AT THE BORNLEY GAME! (Below)


To cut a very lang story short, the whole team 'fought for their lives' and we emerged 1-0 winners in the end after Matt Richie scored at The Leazes End in the 65th minute to send the crowd into delirium mode!
In particular, wor new goalie Martin Dubravka, Jonjo Shelvey and Mo Diame had ootstandin' performances in a 100mph game which saw sever8al brilliant saves and blocks on the line to deny Moanrinho's men!

Dwight Gayle woz denied a clear penalty in the forst half when he woz fouled by Smalling, but the blind ref waved 'play on'!?  Jonjo Shelvey aalso went close when hiz shot woz tipped ower the bar by the Moan U keeper De Gea!
NUFC ATTACK THE LEAZES END GOAL

Az the clock agognisingly ticked doon after Richie's goal, we thought that there woz ne way we could prevent an equaliser az several amazin clearances by the above, az wor visitors bombarded the Gallowgate goal!---But it never came and the noise at the final whistle woz deafenin! az we won wor forst home game in the leegue in 4 months!---- We now find worsels in 13th place instead of 3rd bottom place and just 3 points behind Bournemooth in 10th spot and TWO point above 'the abyss'----and guess who we play next in a fortneets time???
GRANDSONS JAMIE AND ZAC LOOK ON ANXIOUSLY AZ MOAN U
POUND THE LEAZES GOAL NEAR THE END OF THE MATCH

  That meenz that there are still ELEVEN teams 'in the mix' to avoid relegation with anly ELEVEN games left!---it's UNREAL!

After the match 'Rafa the Gaffa' said: "My message to the fans, and I think they know it really well, is that this IS a team that cares!"

Jose said: "They fought for their lives and that is a beautiful thing in football!---My verdict is---we could have been here for 10 hours and not scored!
Newcastle played with their lives and defended with their lives!
Were they lucky?---YES!---but sometimes you deserve that luck!"

Amazingleee Jose haz now played here 7 times in the Premyaa Leegue with both Chelski and Moan U and still hasn't won a game!

Toon team: Dubravka, Yedlin, Lascelles, Lejeune, Dummett, Ritchie, Shelvey, Diame, Kenedy (Atsu 84), Perez (Hayden  94)
Gayle (Joselu 80)

Attendance: 52,309 (2nd highest of the season by 2 spectators---52,311 torned up v Man City!)
3,100 Muppets in level 7 of The Leazes End who spent virtually the whole match slagging off 'us' and Alan Shearer!---support your team for gods sake you 'Muppets'! <(now yoo naa why we call them that!)
HAPPY TOON FANS ON BARRACK ROAD AFTER THE VICTORY!


*The "Lets gan on the bevvy in
Feb-Brew-ery!" took place in various location before and after the match---includin' The Bodega, Leazes End Club, Premyaa Inn, back to The Bodega and The Star! 


PREMYAA INN



Sunday, 11 February 2018

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