Thursday, 2 January 2014

THE BAGGIE TROOSERS 1 THE TOON 0*** PREMYAA LEEGUE 2013-14

Posted 'high noon bells' Thorsday 2nd January 2014

THE TOON (in Brazil yellow) MAKE A DESPERATE LAST ATTACK TO GET
THE EQUALISER DEEP INTO INJURY TIME (to no avail!)


"UNHAPPY NEW YEAR!"

We jumped onto the 'Cross Country' 'snail train' @ 'The Central' @ 7.30 am bells and arrived @ New Street, Bormingham some 4 torturous hours later, where it waz 'chuckin it doon'!

'THE WELLY'   "OPEN AALL HOURS!"
A couple of pints in 'The Wellington' reel ale bar up the hill from the station waz followed by a search for anothaa boozer that waz open, az we wandered aboot like lost sheep in the poarin rain tryin' to find one!

"NAMED AND SHAMED!"  'THE OLD CONTEMPTIBLES' WAZ CLOSED!
('CONTEMPTIBLE' IF YOO ASK US!)

Eventually after 20 minutes we foond one caalled 'The Old Royal' and we stopped there til it waz time to heed for the train to 'The Hawthorns' from Snow Hill Station <(shud have been caalled 'Rain' Hill!) 

"SANCTUARY!"  'THE OLD ROYAL' WAS OPEN!
It waz then onwards to the match and on enterin' wor end, Toon fans were havin' a 'beer fight' on the concourse underneath the stand so we made straight for wor seats az one soakin' waz enough with the rain!

NUFC's 'Mr Hyde' torned oot I'm afraid and the we didn't have one solitary shot on target in the entire half (neetha did 'The Baggie Troosers'!) and we could anly hope for better in the 2nd period az sheets of rain enveloped the groond!

Ne such luck!--I'm afraid!--- az the two teams looked likely to play oot a goal-less draw az the 2nd half wore on!

And then the tornin' point of the game came in the 62nd minute when Debuchy needlessly got sent off with a two footed tackle on Yocab and it waz obvious wot coloured card the ref waz gannin to get oot of hiz 'sky rocket'!
LOOKIN' TOWARDS THE BORMINGHAM ROAD END
(View from row LL seat 3)

WBA then attacked wor goal for the elusive goal and had several chances to take the lead against the 'Tyneside Ten'!.
But then---just az we thought we would get away with a draw, sub Ben Arfa lost possession and Tim Krul brought doon Vyria in the box to give 'The Baggie Troosers' a penalty with just three minutes left on the clock!
Berhino took it and just beat Tim Krul to win the game for the home side---their forst win in TEN games!
A desperately dissappointin' result after wor recent good wins on the road!

'Mr Hyde' must have been on wor train back yem az well, az it waz announced ower the train tannoy near Lichfield that there wasn't a driver to take us from Derby Station and we would be delayed 40 minutes at least, unil they foond one! (the driver who took us from Bormingham finished hiz shift at Derby!)
Finally, one torned up <(Horray!) and we eventually got back to Tyneside late into the neet!
"HAPPY NEW YEAR!?" < (yi'v got to be kiddin'!)

Toon team: Krul, Debuchy, Coloccini (Yanga 65), Williamson, Santon, Cabaye, Tiote, Sissoko, Remy, Shola Ameobi (Haidara 76), Gouffran (Ben Arfa 46)

Attendance: 26,430 (2,600 'hung over' Toon fans!)

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