|"THE 'PROPAA' STADIUM OF LIGHT!"|
"THE DREAM DRAW!"
Against aall the odds we've got wor wish and will play Benfica in the qwaata finals of the Europaa Leegue @ THE STADIUM OF LIGHT in Lisbon on Thorsday 4th April with the retorn leg on Thorsday 11th April @ St James'!
|"THE ONE AND 'ANLY' STADIUM OF LIGHT!"|
It waz a norve rackin' affair az the draw waz made live on uefa.com, az aa watched mee computaa screen, prayin' that we wouldn't get Lazio of Italy, az that game at their place would be behind closed doors because of previous crowd trouble in Rome!<(and end 'The Geordie Times' run of 111 competitive European games in a row!)
|"THE 'ORIGIONAL' STADIUM OF LIGHT!"|
Other ones to avoid included Ruban Kazan from Rushaa az we would need to apply for another visa, Fenerbache because it's 'mental' oot there and Sporz and Chelski coz we've been there many times before of course!
Add on the fact that we'd been to Basel in Switzerland and got the 't shirt' a few years ago, meant that the ANLY decent draw we could get waz Benfica of Portugal, az we'd never been there before for a match, plus the fact that they play at the origional and anly Stadium of Light in Lisbon!
Ex Toon 'flop' Patrick Klievert made the draw live in Nyon in Switzerland and forst oot the 'hat' waz the Chelski 'baall' and they were drawn against Ruban Kaban.
Then came Sporz who were drawn against Basel and the next 'baall' waz Fenerbache of Torkey!
With anly three teams left to draw now, aa had 'nightmare visions' of gettin' Lazio in the last match---BUT!--- az lady luck would have it, Lazio were drawn oot of the hat next to play Fenebache!----which meant of course (when the realisation set in!) that with anly two 'baalls' left to draw, that we would get wor dream draw of Benfica @ The Stadium of Light!----"Get in---Get in!", aa shouted at the computtaa screen, like a three year old kid gettin' hiz forst 'bike', az Klievert picked the penultimate baall oot of the 'hat'!
It waz Benfica, which of course meant that WE were the last 'baall' left, which Klievert 'pretended' not to naa?--and suprize!---suprize!--- it 'WAZ' US!---away leg forst and at home last!---the MIRACLE draw!---AND a 'brand new groond' to boot!
|"THE 'REAL' STADIUM OF LIGHT!"|