|THE TOON (IN MAROON!) MAKE A RARE ATTACK |
IN THE 2nd HALF! (VIEW FROM ROW 'A'!)
A case of 'deva ju' doon on the sooth coast for the second year runnin' in the FA Cup az we lost in a shockin' performance once again @ The Amex Stadium in Falmer!
We cannit think of ONE plus point to say aboot wor performance, but at least we cannit face Man U, The Arse or Chelski away in the next roond now! (thank god!)
Wor day started off at the ungodly hour of 'three bells' when we had to drag worsels oot of wor 'sctatchers' to catch the '4:45' to King's Cross and then anotha train to Brighton @ '9 bells' from St Pancras, arrivin' in the southern seaside resort @ 10:30ish
A few quick 'liquid refreshments in Wetherspoons and a bar near the train station caalled 'The Railway Bell' were consumed before catchin' the 11:50 to Falmer.
|THE RAILWAY BELL|
The queue for the train waz massive and some Toon fans panicked and hailed taxis instead to get them there for the '12:30 bells' kick off.
However the queue soon moved and before we knew it we were at the groond with plenty of time to spare!
The Toon team line up conformed wor worst fears az it waz more or less a resorve side due to Ba leavin' and wor lang injury list!
And so it proved, az we were dire in the forst half hour with Brighton makin' most of the play.
They not suprizinglee took the lead in the 33rd minute when Orlandi vollied a left foot shot past resorve keeper Elliot to put them in control.
We could hardly put two passes together and aa can anly think of three shots we had in the forst period, from Shola, Anita and Bigiramana, non of them any trouble to the home keeper!
The second half waz even worse and we seemed to be encamped at the far end of the pitch in the direction that the home side were attackin'!
Shola waz then sent off for a debatable second bookable offence just after the hour mark to make it even harder for us!
We then came to life a bit, when sub Marveaux's shot waz deflected but blocked by their keeper.
Wor misery waz finally compounded when Hoskins strode through wor defence to put the final nail in wor coffin!
We then faced the 'lang trek' back yem via Falmer, Brighton, St Pancras, King's Cross and we finally crossed the King Edward Bridge ower the Tyne at just before midneet to complete yet anotha miserable day! (apart from the drink that iz!)
Toon (resorve!) team: Elliot, Tavernier, Perch (Dummett 46), Williamson, Santon, Anita, Abeid (Ranger 46), Bigiramana, Obertan (Marveaux 70), Shola Ameobi, Sammy Ameobi
Attendance: 21,740 (officially 1,978 p*ssed off Toon fans!)