|"GARY SPEED---WE WILL REMEMBER HIM!"|
OK!---OK!---OK!---Somebody said to me that 'The Geordie Times' was 'temptin fate' by sayin that we had went 273 days withoot defeat at home---anly to lose 3-0 to Chelsea today!
At the end of the day we were gannih lose at some point coz yih cannit gan on forever withoot losin'!---can yi????
In an emotional and incident packed game we were unfortunate to gan behind just before the break when Drogba heeded past Tim Krul from a disputed throw in.
As orly as the 4th minute, Demba Ba was clean through at The Gallowgate End but was hacked doon by Chelsea's David Luiz, but the ref anly showed a yellow card instead of red!
Then a penalty to the visitors in the 13th minute, taken by Lampard was supurbly saved by Krul who tipped the shot onto the post and it rebounded oot!
The 2nd half was to and fro and we hit the woodwork three times but the baall just wouldn't gan in and then in the final minutes two more goals from Chelsea sealed the game for them and wor unbeaten home run stetchin' back to March was ower!
Worse news was to follow when it was conformed that Steven Taylor cud be oot for the rest of the season when he ruptured his achilles tendon in the last few minutes of the game!
Attendance: 52,305 (best of season) (2,800 'Pensioners' in The Leazes End)
Double Disaster for Tyneside
THE HEED 1 TAWWORTH 2
Gatesheed aalso went doon less than 2 hours after wor game finished when they lost 2-1 to Tamworth @ The International Stadium in the FA Cup 2nd roond in front of just ower 1,100 fans.
'Geordie Times' 100 pub crawl report to follow later!