The centre forwardless Magpies continued their great start to the season with a fine draw @ Villa Park. But it was a disappointed 2,000 or so Toon fans who left at the final whistle as we shud have taken aall three points against a very average side.
The home side opened the scorin' in the 13th minute when a defensive blunder let in Agbonlarhor who slotted past Tim Krul in The Toon goal. Villa had a couple more chances to double their lead soon after this but we settled doon and started played some canny stuff but Shay Given denied us at The Holt End with several fine saves and we went in one doon at the break.
We went for the jugular in the second half and again went close with Yohan Cabaye hittin' the Villa bar ten minutes after the restart before the invertible equaliser a couple of minutes later when Lion Best struck, convortin' a Cheik Tiote cross past Given for a well desorved equaliser.
We dominated after this but the winner neva came and we had to settle for the one point.
We are still in fourth position az aa write this piece!
Attendance: 34,248 (2,000 Toon fans)
'Brum' mini pub craal report
Before the match and on arrival at New Street Station at aroond '11 bells' we heeded for the forst boozer which was caalled The Wellington where a pint of 'Mad Goose' was mee chosen liquid refreshment!
Afta a few more 'gargels'in the surrondin' boozers it was off to The Bartons Arms which is a favorite of ours when we come to Villa as it's aboot a twenty minute waalk from the groond.
|THE BARTONS ARMS---"STILL STANDIN'!"|
Durin' the riots the otha week, the pub was looted and they tried to born it doon but thankfully the fire was put oot and the pub reopened within days.
Bein' lazy b*****ds when it was time to gan to the match, (afta several liquid refreshments!) we decided to get the bus instead of waalkin'!
However!---the number 7 bus which takes you past the groond was full and it drove straight past leavin' us in 'panic station' mode as it was just fifteen minutes to kick off and so a frantic wavin' of hands to any passin' taxi soon started!
Eventually two stopped and we were whisked to the groond with literally seconds to spare, just makin' the kick off!---it was a close caall and we definateleee WONT be deein' this again (shanks's pony the next time!)