Sunday, 19 August 2018

THE TAFFY NOSES 0 THE TOON 0 *** PREMYAA LEEGUE 2018-2019

Posted '10:45am bells' Sunday 19th August 2018
(Will be updated throughoot the day)
The definin' moment of the game!
Kenedy's weak penalty iz easily saved!

"COME IN NUMBER 9!"  

The biggest mystery in this trueleeee shockin' performance in sooth Wales, woz the absence of new signings Solomon Rondon and Fabian Schar?

We reeely divvint naa wot to say, but I would put this in mee top 10 of worst performances from  a Toon team since I started supportin them way back in the 'swingin sixties'!

The startin line up with Joselu and Perez up front woz mystifyin to the 2,000 fans in the away end, az it doesn't work?


Passes gannin astray from both teams and inactivity anywhere near the goals woz absolute torture to watch and Kenedy in particular didnt seem to make any through passes in the entire game!

The referee Pawson had az poor game az well with nearly every challenge gannin against us! (Perhaps he shud change hiz name to POORson!)

Hayden woz sent of at the mid point of the 2nd half ,for a crunchin tackle on a Cardiff player, which made it even more difficult for us!

And then salvation!---or so we thought!--- when a penalty woz awarded to us in the 6th minute of stoppage time for a hand baall in the box!

Kenedy, who'd had a dreadful game az mentioned, grabbed the baall from Shelvey and then hit a weak shot to the left of their keeper, who saved easily to send The Taffys wild and The Geordies into dispair!

There's one thing for certain---Cardiff , (who never had one shot on target that we can remember?) were terrible az well and WILL be relegated!
So where does that leave us with anly 2 matches played?

With games against Chelski, the 2 manc clubs, and 'The Arse' comin up, "There may be trouble ahead!"


On the train back yem
we bumped into a very
famous person!





Toon team: Dubravka, Manquillo (Hayden 46), Lascelles, Clark, Dummett, Ritchie(Murphy 70), Shelvey, Diame, Kenedy, Perez (Muto 65), Joselu

Attendance: 30,720 (Anly 2,000 Toon fans!)
The empty blue and white seats are in the away section!---
We couldn't sell aall wor tickets!
Disillusion haz set in aalready! 


PS: The most amazin thing aboot wor pre season travels to Barrow, Ireland, Cornwall, Portugal and wor 1st competitive away game in Wales, iz the fact that we have never needed to wear a coat, az it haz hardly rained at aall! (It did rain durin yesterday's match, but had stopped before the end!)
Shirt sleeves every one---so far!

Away pub crawl pix
9 'liquid lubrication locations' visited in total!


Manchester---between trains!

Manchester

Newport---owerneet stay

Newport


Newport

Newport

Cardiff

Cardiff

Cardiff

Cardiff


Cardiff (post match)



Friday, 17 August 2018

THE TAFFY NOSES v THE TOON *** SATURDAY DINNAATIME!

Posted '10:45am bells' Friday 17th August 2018
THE LAST TIME WE WERE HERE---
ATSU (IN WHITE WITH ARM RAISED) SCORES WOR
1st GOAL FROM A FREE KICK IN A 2-0 WIN 
DURIN' WOR LAST PROMOTION SEASON! (2016-17)

WE are off on wor travels for the forst Premyaa Leegue away game of the season tomorrow when we heed for the Welsh capital city!

A dinnaatime kick off (for live telly of course!) meenz that we must travel today to be sure of makin the kick off!

Cardiff are favourites for a retorn back to The Championship and reeely we must get sommik oot of this game, az there are a canny few hard games on the horizon (Chelski, Man C, Man U and The Arse!)
With several players due to make their dubuts for us, it will be a good test to see just how good we are in the battle to avoid the drop!

A full match report will appear here sometime on Sunday---alang with a pub crawl report from Newport (where we are stayin) and of course from Cardiff, in wor quest to de 100 away pubs/clubs this season
(scroll doon this page for an article on that!)----
'THE 100 AWAY PUB CRAWL CHALLENGE!'



Thursday, 16 August 2018

IT'S THE FRIAR TUCK MOB!----AGAIN!

Posted '9:40pm bells' Thorsday 16th August 2018
         Somewhere in Sherwood forest near                                          Nottingham.
      "HAVE YOU HEARD THE NEWS ROBIN?--
    FOREST PLAY THE GEORDIES AT THE CITY                 GROUND IN THE CARABAO CUP!"

The draw for the 2nd roond of The Leegue Cup (Carabao Cup) haz been made and for the 2nd season in a row we face The Friar Tuck Mob of Nottingham in the 2nd roond!

Last year we played them at home and lost 3-2!
This time its away at their place at the end of this month!

Updated on Friday at '4:30pm bells', on the train to sooth Wales from Manchester, where we had to change on wor way to sooth Wales for the Cardiff game!😨


Wor game at Forest haz been picked for live telly on Wednesday 29th August at '7:45 bells'!

"I HAVE A DREAM!----AND A NIGHTMARE!"

Posted '12:45pm bells' Thorsday 16th August 2018

The draw for the 2nd roond of The Leegue Cup (Carabao Cup) takes place tooneet at '7:00 bells' and 'The NUFC mad-sad groundhoppers' will be dreamin' that its  an away game on a groond we haven't been te before! 
The draw could pair us with a lower leegue team in the northern section draw and so the possibility of a dream away tie at Rochdale, Fleetwood or Macclesfield iz a possibility! (Groonds we have nevaa been te!)

The nightmare scenario iz an away tie at some sh*thole we have been te before, like Stoke, Blackborn, The Smoggies or (god forbid!) The SMBs (shud they get through!)
PS: This roond isnt seeded like last season, so we could aalso get a northern/midland based Premyaa Leegue team who are not in Europe. (They come in at the 3rd roond stage!)

NUFC are ball number 17 in the draw!

Fingers (and toes!) crossed!

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

THE 100 AWAY PUB CRAWL CHALLENGE!

Posted '3:23pm bells' Wednesday 15th August 2018
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!
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!

So far in pre season we have 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!)
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 38 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!

At Man U for example, they wont let away fans into bars near their ground (home season ticket holders anly!), so we will find ONE bar within waalkin distance that will let us in and stay there---When we gan to Lestaa, we gan to 'The Regent Club' and stop there for 'the duration'!

London iz wor best bet to 'de it', az there are a multitude of bars at various locations!
Wor next away pub crawl will be when we visit Cardiff on Saturday!
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---38 'liquid lubrication locations'---and coontin'!

                         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 






















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