|THE HALF TIME ENTERTAINMENT WAZ PROVIDED |
BY THE WELSH MALE VOICE CHOIR WHO SANG 'THE BLAYDON RACES'
IN FRONT OF THE TOON FANS!---BRILLIANT!
"IZ IT DR. JEKYLL OR! IZ IT MR. HYDE!?"
To be honest, WE!---the fans!---just divvint naa wot team will torn oot for us at the moment!
At Cardiff yesterday it proved to be wor 'Dr. Jekyll' side in the forst half when we could easily have been 5 goals to the good by the interval, alone!---such waz wor superiority!
Loanee striker Loic Remy proved to be the difference between the 2 teams in this period and scored 2 excellent goals in the 30th and 38th minutes to put The Toon in the drivin' seat at the half time interval az we completleee dominated the game!
Hiz forst goal came from a Sissoko pass and Remy dribbled the baall doon the wing, beatin' two players in the process before hammerin' the baall into the net from 20 yards oot!
Hiz 2nd came just 8 minutes later when a Cisse shot waz parried oot by 'The Taffys' keeper and the baall fell nicely to Remy who from aboot the same distance az hiz forst, bent the baall around the keeper to double wor advantage!
|"Beware of flyin' sheep!"|
A couple of inflatable sheep were bein' hoyed aroond the away end by Toon fans and one of them hit 'Big Al' (no!--not that one!) on the heed, knockin' hiz specs off!--much to hiz annoyance!
|THE TOON (in dark blue) ATTACK THE 'TAFFY'S' GOAL DURIN' THE 2nd HALF|
(View from row 'T' of the visitors section)
The second period, az iz 'the norm' with us theeeze days, waz a 'Mr. Hyde' performance, az we back-peddled and conceded a goal at the mid point of the half!
A missteak <(Geordie Times spellin'!) by Williamson let in Odemwingie who beat Coloccini and shot into the net with wor defence 'aall at sea'!
We won in the end, but it waz a bit scary at times az we seemed intent on hoyin' away once again.
However!---we managed to hold oot to claim the 3 points much to the delight of the travellin' 2,000 faithful who had made the 320 mile trip to sooth Wales! (Dr. Jykell' had won the day--- this time!)
|TAFFY AND TOON FANS ENJOY SOME (MUCH NEEDED!) |
'LIQUID REFRESHMENTS'**POST MATCH!
After the match we had a few celebratory 'gargels' in the Canton RFC clubhoose, which iz within 'hocklin distance' of the groond, before makin' wor way northwards back to Tyneside via the appropriately named 'Magpie' boozer near Nottingham, eventually arrivin' back yem @ '4 bells' on Sunday mornin'!
|THE MAGPIE *** "ONE (GOAL!) FOR SORROW, TWO (GOALS!) FOR JOY!"|
Toon team: Krul, Debuchy, Williamson, Coloccini, Santon, Tiote, Cabaye (Ben Arfa 86), Goufffran, Sissoko, Remy (Gutierrez 71), Cisse
Attendance: 27,538 (2,000 happy Toon fans!)