"THE TALE OF THE LOPSIDED SIGN ERECTORS!"
Last neet 'The Toons' 'second string' took on wor Morseyside counterparts @ Whitley Park, Benton @ 7 bells.
The Toon ran oot 3-2 winners (0-1, 1-1, 2-1,3-1, 3-2) with wor goals comin' from Nile Ranger who scored two (one a tap in just after half time and one a heeder in the 53rd minute) and Michael Richardson (58th minute shot) in a bitter windswept game to extend wor unbeaten start to the season (just like the forst team!)
Attendance: 582 (includin' at least 2 Liverpool fans!)
Before the match a'd had a massive argument with a bus driver who said that mee bus and metro 'aall day ticket' to 'Four Lane Ends' (nearest station to Whitley Park) was six poond fifty, despite wor lass gannin forther afield to Whitley Bay the previous week for FOWER poond ten.
After five minutes arguin' and with the bus passengers gettin' impatiant, aa reluctantly 'coughed up' the 'bit' with the intention of complainin' at the Haymarket bus station office when aa got there.
On arrival the ticket office was!----SHUT! (@'3:45 pm bells'??) so aa heeded for the Metro ticket office instead to demand a refund, where a gadgie behind the desk telt me that infact the driver was!---REET! in the forst place and that wor lass's ticket shud have been used ANLY on the Metro!
Sheepishly!---(and with mee coat collar uptorned!) aa made A SHARP exit for 'The Hotspur' for a couple of 'gargels' before catchin' the train to Benton.
'Dave from York' just happened to get into the same carriage and off we set for 'The Benton Ale Hoose' which iz within 'hocklin distance' of the Metro station.
Then 'The Caped Crusader', followed by 'The Mad Professor' and 'Paul the Pensioner' (with his grandson) came saunterin' through the door and az we looked oot of the window we could see two gadgies puttin' a sign up ower the road ootside a restaurant.
"It's lopsided!", 'The Mad Professor' cried and he duly left his pint and ran ower the road to point this oot to the two startled sign erectors!
(He's not caalled 'The Mad Professor' for nothin'!)
They then went away and came back with a spirit level, but it did them ne good az the holes for the sign had aallready been drilled into the waall and they couldn't adjust it (see below!)
|"A'V ANLY HAD TEN PINTS!---IT LOOKS STRAIGHT TO ME---LIKE!"|