|THE TOON ATTACK THE FAR GOAL (1st half)|
"DISASTERS DAYS CONTINUED!"
Anothaa away day and yet anothaa away defeat and nothin' haz changed since last season! (apart from the manager!)
Wot can we say (again!) It waz aall Swanzee from the start az they plummeted the goal in front of the loyal Toon fans who had made the lang jorney doon to sooth Wales!
(A roond trip of ower 700 miles!)
A new heed coach--but we seemed to play exactly the same az we did on the road last season and within 5 minutes yoo just knew that disaster loomed az 'we' couldn't get anywhere near 'their' goal!
Swanzee struck the 'inevitable blow' just 4 minutes later when Gomez had the simple task of roundin' Tim Krul in The Toon goal to put the home side 1-0 up!
We couldn't make inroads to fight back and then in the 40th minute it waz 'game ower' az Janmaat got hiz 2nd yellow of the game for pullin' back one of their players and we were doon to 10 men before the break!
'Brollyman McClaren' then brought on Steve Taylor after the half time interval to replace an injured Sissoko and then the home side made the game safe by a free heeder from Ayew in the 52nd minute and we were doomed!
Tactical genius McClaren then substituted the anly attacker left on the field by takin' off Cisse and bringin' on Aarons just TWO minutes after Swanzee had scored????
In effect NUFC were now playin' a '4-5-0 formation!
A damage limitation exercise? that had the 1,500 travellin' in uproar az we played oot the rest of the game with not one shot on target in front of the away contingent!
Mitrovic came on when it waz tooo late (82nd minute!) az we suffered wor SEVENTH away defeat on the bounce' (Ne away wins since JANUARY now!) (and just TWO GOALS scored!)
|2nd HALF ACTION AZ THE TOON (dark strip) |
MAKE A RARE 'SORTE' ON THE SWANZEE GOAL!
Wor retorn jorney on the train next day torned oot to be another disaster az well!---The train guard on wor inter-city train from Bristol to Newcasil had a stroke at Gloucester and we aall had to get off and get a two carriage train to Cheltenham ---and then anothaa train to The Toon with standin' room only!---
Nearly EIGHT hours after leavin' Newport (where we were stayin' for the neet) we eventually arrived back on Tyneside @ '4pm bells Sunday afternoon, completleee 'cream crackered'!
The joys of followin' NUFC away!
Footnote: There were a canny few Wolves fans on the train that had to be abandoned---They were on their way to see their home game against Hull which kicked off @ 'high noon bells', but they had nee chance of makin' the kick off!
One of their number aged 82, (we were told) who hails from Ross on Wye and who haz held a Wolves season ticket for 70 years, waz determined not to miss any of the match and he took a taxi from Gloucester at great expense to get there on time! <(a medal the size of a dustbin lid iz wot he deserves!---hope he made it!?)
PS: Hope the train guard haz made a full recovery az well!
Toon team: Krul, Janmaat, Mbemba, Coloccini, Haidara, Anita, Colback, Sissoko (Steve Taylor 46), Wijnaldum, Obertan (Mitrovic 82), Cisse (Aarons 54)
Attendance: 20,678 (1,500 very angry Toon fans!)
|THE PRE MATCH GARGELS IN SWANZEE TOOK PLACE HERE!|
|THE POST MATCH GARGELS TOOK PLACE IN NEWPORT|