Friday, 12 December 2014

THE ARSE v THE TOON * plus! * MILLWAALL U18s v THE TOON U18s *** TOMORROW AFTERNOOON!

Posted '4:59pm bells' Friday 12th December 2014
THE NEW DEN WITH THE 'OLD' DEN AT THE TOP LEFT OF PICTURE

Tomorrow afternoon 'The NUFC mad-sad groundhoppers' are to 'attempt' to visit both The New Den AND The Emirates Stadium to watch The Toon's youngins and forst team respectively!

We are on the '9:30 bells' train to King's Cross in the mornin', which thankfully ISNT 'dry' this time, unlike wor last visit to 'the smoke' when we played at West Ham the othaa week!

Then it's a mad dash to 'South Bermondsey' station via 'London Bridge' to make the '3 bells' kick off @ The New Den in the FA Youth Cup! <(a groond we have never played at before!)
The plan iz to watch this game and hope that extra time doesn't come into play, az we will have to miss it to gan 'north of the Thames' to Arsenal, for wor forst team game which kicks off @ '5:30 bells' <(a groond we have been te a canny few times!)



We will probably miss the start of that game, but are willin' to take the chance to chalk anothaa groond off the never endin' list!

Az to how we will get between the two groonds iz anybodys guess!? (see 'London Calling' article below!)

Watch this space on Sunday to find oot how we 'got on'!?


Millwaall history lesson: We have never played them at any level @ The New Den, although of course the forst team have played @ The (old) Den before

'The Arse' history lesson:
NUFC have played Arsenal on THREE different home groonds in total!

Wor forst ever meetin' with them aalso happens to be both sides forst ever game in The Futbaall Leegue!
Woolwich Arsenal (az they were then known) played us 121 years ago on 2nd September 1893 @ The Manor Ground, Plumstead in an old 2nd Division game.
The game ended 2-2 in front of a 6,000 crowd. Wor goals were scored by Jock Sorley and Tom Crate.

Wor forst visit to Highbury occurred on 30th August 1919 when we ran oot 1-0 winners in front of a 40,000 crowd, thanx to a goal by James Henderson. This waz in the old 1st Division.

More recently we visited The Emirates Stadium for wor debut visit on 18th November 2006 when we drew 1-1 in the Premyaa Leegue with Keiron Dyer gettin' wor goal. The attendance waz 60,058

Archive 'Geordie Times' match reports can be foond in the right hand column (grounds 004 (Highbury) and 045 (The Den) 

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