|THE TOON (in maroon!) ATTACK |
'THE SMETHWICK END'
(1st half---view from row 'V')
Life in the 'NUFC Torture Chamber' continued in the 2nd half @ The Hawthorns yesterday az we nearly 'hoyed it away' once again!
The pre match 'gargels' were conducted in The Royal Oak, where the bar waz packed with mostly Toon fans, with the odd 'Baggie' here and there!
One Toon 'fan'? who waz absoluteleee 'mortal', started singin'---"I'm on the front page of 'The Chronicle--find me if you can!"---a reference to those 'p*ss brains' pictured in 'The Ronny Gill' on Thorsday, who caaz'd trouble in the Toon last Sunday!>>>>>
Anyway!---several 'Worthy bitters' were consumed before heedin' for the groond which waz a 10 minute waalk away in the brilliant sunshine!
The game started off well for us az we attacked The Smethwick End in wor *'ill-fated 'aall maroon' strip, where the 3,000 or so Toon fans were housed. (*Have we ever won in that strip?)
We didn't have to wait lang for the forst goal which came in the 8th minute, when, from a Cisse cross, Yohan Gouffran rose above the Albion defence, to power a heeder past their goalie which send 'the travellin' faithful' into raptures!
We had several chances after this to increase wor lead az we bombarded the goal and Demba Cisse in particular missed a glorious chance to double wor lead.
Steve Taylor, Sissoko, Cabaye and Debuchy aalso missed easy chances and we went into the half time break cursin' the fact that we wornt at least three goals up!
The 2nd half waz a 'different kettle of fish' with 'The Baggie Troosers' gannin aall oot for the equaliser!
We held oot til the mid point of the half when Jones beat Rob Elliot with a toe poked effort to level things.
|THE TOON KICK OFF, TO START THE 2nd HALF----|
LOOKIN' TOWARDS 'THE BIRMINGHAM ROAD END'
A 'Torture Chamber' like atmosphere then engulfed the Toon fans az the home side went for 'the kill'!
We were shambolic by this stage with some shockin' back passes, mistimed tackles and the inability to haad onto the baall for more than three seconds!
It looked for quite a while that we would 'blow it' az we bit wor finger nails to the bone and pulled wot little hair we had left, oot of their sockets!
But somehow we survived and a precious point waz in 'the baggie'<(excuse the pun!) in wor bit to stay above 'the abyss'!
Three bad results for us elsewhere however, meant that we drop doon THREE places in the table to 16th----but at least 'The Blue Wigs', 'The Biscuitmen' and 'appy' arry's Rag and Bone Men' got beat!<(off 'The Pulis P*ss Potts' who gan above us on goal difference!)
Results which meen that the latter two bottom clubs mentioned, cannit catch us, az they can now anly get a maximum of 36 points!<(The Toon now have 37!)
Toon team: Elliot, Debuchy, Steve Taylor, Yanga, Haidara (Ben Arfa 77), Perch, Sissoko, Cabaye (Gosling 94!), Gutierrez, Gouffran (Shola Ameobi, Cisse
Attendance: 25,671 (3,000 + Toon fans in 'The Smethwick End' 'Torture Chamber'!)