|PUBLIC HEALTH WARNING!!!|
"DIVVINT GAN ANYWHERE NEAR HARTLEPOOL DOCKS
IF YOU LOOK ANYTHING LIKE PETER REID!!!"
Anothaa Toon X1 away friendly waz added to the list and we played 'The Monkey Hangers of Hartlepool' @ Victoria Park @ '7:30 bells' toneet!
Az this game waz arranged at very short notice, a'd said that aa would be available for work today and had to gan to Liverpool and Stockport. (couldn't wangle oot of it!)
Aa tried to swap it for a 'run' to Glasgow so aa cud get finished orlier, but it wasn't possible---so 'Liverpool/Stockport it waz!
Aa did the same 'run' yesterday and got finished @ '7:00pm bells'.
The same thing happened today, and unfortunateleee, with less than half an hour to get from the Team Valley in Gatesheed to Hartlepool, it waz an impossible task and aa reluctantly missed the game!
However!---wor rovin 'Geordie Times' reporter WAZ THERE and aa can tell yiz that a strong Toon X1 easily won 5-1, with wor goals comin' from Shola Ameobi, 'Marveaux the Magician' (2), Haris Vuckic and Gabriel Obertan just before the end!
Footnote: Anly Steven Taylor waz in the startin' line up from wor previous game in Holland @ Den Haag and this waz (in effect) wor 'shadow squad' who played.
Attendance: 4,802 (2,503 Toon fans!---more than half the gate!)
A'm gutted aa missed the game, especially az we won 5-1, but aa'll 'just have to live with it!------"FOR THE REST OF MEE LIFE!"
PS: We will DEFINATLEEE be @ Cardiff on Saturday for the 'forst team's' final pre season friendly before the big Premya Leegue kick off against Spors a week later!