Tuesday, 7 May 2013

SWAN SONG!

Posted '11:35pm bells' Tuesday 7th May 2013


"A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A TOON FAN!"

A tense 90 minutes waz had @ the Dunston 'Bad Blue Boys' v Team Northumbria, Northern Leegue game toneet, az most of the crowd of 150 (or so) 'crowded roond' their 'mobiles' for any news of Wigan's fate against Swanzee which waz bein' played at the same time! 

If Wigan won, then 'The Toon' would be in the bottom 3, come wor vital game against QPR in Shepherd's Bush on Sunday!

Dunston then scored through Steve 'Bully' Bull and that's the way it stayed til half time!
Aa waz comin' oot of the Dunston clubhoose, after the half time interval, havin' devoured mee 'broon ale liquid lubrication', when a 'devistatin' fone caall came through from a mate caalled 'Dylan', who telt me that Wigan had taken the lead!<('as it now stood', WE would now be in the bottom 3!)

5 minutes later there waz anothaa caall from him to tell me that Swanzee had equalised!<(Wigan back in the bottom 3!)
The Dunston/Team Northumbria game waz in 'full swing' for the 2nd half by this time and then aa got anothaa 'caall' to tell me that 'The Blue Wigs' had retaken the lead!<('US' in the bottom 3 again!)

The game in front of me had now been 'dezegnated' az a meaningless match!---az aa listened to the reports comin' through from Wigan with fellow Toon fans, 'The Caped Crusader' and 'Blondie Alan the Morris Dancer', who were standin' beside me near the half way line!
ACTION FROM THE DUNSTON v
TEAM NORTHUMBRIA GAME!---
ME FINX!?

Aa even had to ask just wot the Dunston match score waz?, az mee concentration levels on this game were now 'zero'!

Two more frantic fone caalls from 'Dylan' to tell me that Swanzee were now in the drivin' seat @ 3-2, sent me into 'extasy' and had the crowd beside me on 'tenderhooks', a scoreline which of course meant that WE were still 3 points clear of danger, 'az it stood'!

The final whistle blew in the 'live' game in Dunston (who won 1-0!--aa finx?) and we aall rushed to the clubhoose to see the final 15 minutes of the Wigan game!

NINE minutes injury time waz played, due to a bad injury to the Swanzee keeper , which had me bitin' mee fingernails doon to the bone, az aa norvousleee 'shovelled' the broon ale doon mee 'gregory peck'!

And then at last!---the final whistle blew @ 'The JJB' and we were still 3 points clear of 'the abyss'!

We can anly hope now that 'The Blue Moonies' of Manchester slaughter 'The Blue Wigs' of Wigan in the FA Cup final @ Wembley on Saturday to knock their confidence completeleee 'off the scale'!

Wor final destination iz back in wor own hands once again lads and lasses!

PS: This result haz banished any fears of wor game against QPR bein' moved by 'SKY' to Monday neet for the 'live telly ghouls'!

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