|"SOMEWHERE ON THE 'M6' MOTORWAY!"|
Fower of us travelled doon to this one in 'Biffa the Beers' new 'jet black' 'jam-jar'.
On the way doon the M6 just before the Blackpool torn off we could see that sommik had happened aboot half a mile aheed az cars and caravans swerved and braked to avoid sommik in the road.
We soon foond oot wot it waz, az a bright yellow three seater settee sat upright in the inside lane az we frantically divorted to the middle lane to avoid collidin' with it!
Half a mile forthaa up the road on the hard shoulder a pick-up truck towin' a trailer full of furniture, had a gap at one side where the settee shud have been, with the two matchin' chairs of the three piece suite still on-board! <(the driver did NOT look amused!)
(Now aa naa wot they meen when someone says that they've been sittin' in a traffic jam!) <("sic!")
We eventually arrived in 'Eiffel Tower Land' (withoot encoonterin' anymore settees!) at 12:30 bells' in good time for a few gargels before the match and parked the jam jar in The Saddle Inn car park which iz aboot a ten minute walk from the groond!
The forecast waz for rain but the sun shone brightly az we sat in the pubs beer garden drinkin' the appropriately named 'Fog on the Tyne' real ale, whilst discussin' 'three piece suites' amongst othaa things like futbaall!
We then moved onto 'The Bloomfield' nearer to the groond where a great paintin' of Stanley Matthews dribblin' past some Preston defenders adorned the wall of the bar, with the 'Eiffel Tower' in the background!
It waz bakin' hot az we went through the tornstiles and there were aboot 2,500 Toon fans in the new visitors end behind the goal.
'The Donkeys' had what looked like the same number dotted around two othaa stands, with the stand to the left of us, (where the away fans used to gan), closed!
The Toon were wearin' their 'Wonga Bonga' dark blue away strips, while the home side aalso wore 'The Bonga Wonga' logo on their bright orange shirts az 'The Wonga Bonga' derby kicked off!
|THE BONGA WONGA DERBY IN FULL FLOW!|
(SPECIAL THANX TO 'MAL THE INGLISH SKOOL TEECHAA' FOR THE PIC)
We attacked the end we were housed in durin' the forst half
And 'man of the moment' Shola Ameobi scored for the thord, forst team friendly in a row, when he volleyed a shot home from inside the box past the Blackpool keeper in just the 6th minute of the game!
Rob Elliot in The Toon goal then made an excellent save when he tipped a Craig Cathcart effort onto the bar to keep us aheed in the 30th minute.
'The Sissoko Kid' then scored what looked like a porfectlee good goal, but the dodgy linesman flagged for offside to deny him!
The 2nd half petered oot in the searin' heat and we hung on to record a forst win on English soil this season so far!
The Toon support waz brilliant throughout the match with chants of "Don't sell Cabaye!" and "Pardew,Pardew giz a wave!", but in complete contrast they sang, "JoeKInEar! Yi havin' a laff!" and "Stand Up if yoo hate Kinnear!"
The loyal fans have spoken!
Toon team: Elliot, Debuchy, Williamson (Yanga 81), Steve Taylor, Santon (Dummett 61), Marveaux, Cabaye (Sammy Ameobi 73), Sissoko, Gutierrez, Gouffran (Campbell 85), Shola Ameobi (Vuckic 46)
Attendance: 6,863 (2,384 Toon fans)