Forst of aall we wish yoo aall "A HAPPY NEW YEAR!" and hope that it's much better than the last one we had!
We have a new man in charge today following the departure of P45DEW to Palace.
John "whey aye the pie!" Carver <(hiz new name---see article below!) and hiz 'sidekick' Steve Stone take their places on the touchline today and we wish them well against a Bornleee side that iz 'on a high' at the moment followin' their dramatic comeback @ Man City on Sunday, when they came from 2 goals doon to draw with the champions of Inglind!
We havvent played them @ St James' for 'many a year' and so not suprizingleee they have sold their full allocation of 3,000 tickets in 'level 7' of 'The Leazes' and will ne doubt be in good voice this afternoon @ '3 bells'!
The fact though that we have to gan through yet anothaa period withoot a permanent manager to replace "yee naa who", iz the latest farcical situation which we find worsels in, for the
History lesson: We last played them @ SJP just ower 32 years ago, on 6th November 1982, when we won 3-0 with wor goals comin' from 'Special K' Keegan, Imre Varadi and Chris Waddle.
Just 20,961 were present that day includin' 'The Geordie Times' of course!
Wor forst ever meetin' with Bornleee at 'wor -place' took place 120 years ago on 2nd February 1895 in an FA Cup tie which we won 2-0 in front of an 8,000 crowd, with Tom Rendell gettin' both wor goals! <(wonder if he's still alive!?)
Match report and pix to follow much later az per usual!