Thursday, 30 August 2012

THE TOON 1 ATROMITOS 0

Updated '5.45am bells' Friday 31st August 2012



A very fortuitous win against win against Greek unknowns Atromitos<(had yee ever hord of them before!?) sent The Toon, playin' in their new 'Yellow Peril' 'high viz jacket coloured' change kit into the group stage of the Europa League with 'super sub' Haris Vuckic's deflected winner in the 22nd minute of the forst half @ 'The Leazes End', estimated to end up costin' 'The NUFC mad-sad groundhoppers' aroond aboot £2,000 each for the next three away games in the group stage! (at least an average of £600 (plus!) a trip, (inc. beer money etc!) we thinx!---dependin' on where we're heedin'?)
(Vuckic had replaced Ryan Taylor in the 11th minute, who had fell awkwardly on the Milburn Stand touchline)

We were very lucky to win this game, az the visitors had quite a few chances to level things, after wor opener had sent the near 30,000 faithful wild with delight! (40 or so Atromitos fans)

Two heart stoppin' penalty appeals by the visitors in each half were waved away by the Swiss ref who booked the offendin' players for divin'! (many refs would have given both pens!)

Really there's nothin' more to add except to say that there waz 'A bad moon 'a' risin' above 'The Gallowgate End' durin' the 2nd half of this lack lustre display! (see photo!) 

On the final whistle the tannoy annooncer telt us that we had been drawn away to Man U in the 3rd roond of the League Cup!<(at least we won't have to fork oot for a Wembley final ticket in this competition now!)

Toon team: Krul, Simpson, Williamson, Coloccini, Ryan Taylor (Vuckic 11), Bigirimana, Perch (Tavernier 60), Marveaux (Amalfitano 92), Obertan Gosling, Ba

Attendance: 29,242

'The Magical Mystery Tour' of Europe sets off again today at 'high noon bells' (when the draw iz made for the group stage!) (fingers crossed that it's not Azerbaijan etc!)

"Wwwwatch this space!!!!"

 

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