|THE TOON PREPARE TO TAKE A FREE KICK FROM LAST SEASON|
(IT DIDN'T GAN IN!---AND WE LOST 1-0!)
We travel to Upton Park, 'eest Landan' tooneet for the last time ever (unless we draw them in one of the cups!) and to be honest it will be a sad day for me az I forst went to The Boleyn Groond some 46 years ago---in the same week az Eest End gangsters the Kray Twins were sentenced to life imprisonment! <(waz it reeely THAT lang ago?)
Of course--(shud we both be in the same division next season?) we will then have a new groond to gan te in the form of The Olympic Stadium in Stratford, when WHU move there next season
We sit in 3rd bottom place in the Premyaa Leegue above Stoke and the SMBs who are rock bottom!
A win would lift us up to the dizzy heights of 14th place but a 2-0 defeat would send us to the foot of the table!
Just two of wor pre season signings will be playin' this evenin' az Mitrovic iz suspended for hiz unjust sendin' off in wor game against 'The Arse'the othaa week---which meeenz NINE of the players who featured in last season disastrous run will be playin'
We have sold wor full allocation of tickets of 2,200 for the visitors section---which isn't bad for a live telly game at '8 bells' on a Munday!
We leave at dinnaatime for King's Cross and a full match and hootch report will appear here sometime tomorrow afternoon when we get back!
With anly ONE away win this year (v Hull) it's aboot time we had anothaa under wor belt----we shall naa by '10 bells' tooneet!
A match report from 'The Geordie Times'z forst ever visit in 1969 iz reprinted below---a different era and in a different time warp!