|THE TOON (IN WHITE & BLUE) ATTACK THE AWAY END (1st half)|
At precisely '4:54 pm bells' yesterday the ref blew for full time and ended wor dreams of FA Cup glory yet again!
The NINTH of January and wor season fizzled oot with the prospect of Championship futbaall to follow UNLESS we buy a proven striker!
We actually did BETTER than last season when we anly 'lasted' til the 3rd day of January when Lestaa knocked us oot of the competition on that date!
Indeed since 'The Fat Controller' took the reigns NINE years ago in 2007 we have NEVER got past the month of January in the FA Cup, gannin oot at eethaa the 3rd roond or 4th roond stage every time! (the 3rd roond for 4 years in a row now!)
Wot more can we say?---anothaa abysmal performance where wor 'shootin boots' were eethaa 'weak' or miles off target against a mediocre Wotfad side who looked anything but world beaters!
Janmaat DID have a reasonable shot on target in the 8th minute but it waz easily parried by Gomes in the home goal and misses by Mitrovic and Perez anly compounded wor misery!
Then we 'shot worsels in the foot' yet again when a disastrous back pass by Wijnaldum foond Wotfad's Troy Deeney, who had the simple task of roundin' Elliot in the Toon goal to put us 1-0 doon just 1 minute before the interval!
'The Geordie Times' prediction that there would be at least 5 changes to the startin' line up against Arsenal last week were miles off the mark, az anly ONE change waz made---Mbabu for Colback who waz 'rested'!( He waz probably wor best player on the day az well!--but!,McClaren substituted him in the 52nd minute? -WHY?)
|2nd HALF ACTION AZ THE TOON ATTACK THE FAR END|
We had chances after the break to level things but misses by Perez and Mitrovic cost us dear az wor inability to score for the 4th game in a row meant anothaa 'Dry January' and 2 blank weekends to follow for the Toon faithful (4th roond day and 5th roond day!)
The tornin' point az far az the fans were concerned waz when Sissoko ran aboot 40 yards into the box--- but instead of havin' a shot himself, passed the baall to 'super sub'? Thourvin who (predictably!) completely 'fluffed hiz lines' az the 3,000 faithful chanted for their money back! (1,000 unsold tickets in wor 4,000 allocation!)
They then torned on McClaren who substituted Tiote for De Jong in the 82nd minute and chants of :"You don't know wot your doin'!", rang oot from the visitors enclosure amongst othaa things!
And we aall naa wot happens when the fans torn on the 'scapegoat'!---divvint we!???
That's SIXTY ONE YEARS now since NUFC last won a major domestic trophy!
After the match McClaren said: "It's important to show patience!"
Toon team: Elliot, Mbemba, Coloccini (Laselles 46), Dummett, Janmaat, Sissoko, Tiote (De Jong 82), Wijnaldum, Mbabu (Thourvin 52), Perez, Mitrovic
Attendance: 18, 259 (3,000 very unhappy Toon fans!) *
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|WOTFAD TOON CENTRE|
"IT'S WOR CUP!"
A TOON FANS 'NICKS' A TROPHY FROM THE WINDOWSILL
OF THE GOLDEN LION!
(THE ANLY ONE WE'LL SEE THIS SEASON!)