Wednesday, 28 February 2018

"BLANKETY BLANKETY BLANK!"

Posted '9 50pm bells' Wednesday 28th February 2018


Because of Sporz 6-1 win ower Rochdale in the FA Cup 5th roond replay tooneet, we will have a blank 3 weeks withoot a game from Saturday 10th March v Sooothampton at home and Saturday 31st March v 'uddersfield at home! (Wor 2nd 'blankety blank' enforced 2 week (plus) break this year alone! (Because we aalso exited at the 4th roond stage of the cup in January!)

This iz because Sporz will be playin Swanzee in the qwaataa finals of the cup and that will take priority ower wor leegue game against them, which will now be cancelled!
(We have absoluteleee ne idea just when that game at Wembley will now be 'fitted in'?)

An international break will aalso render anothaa weekend 'blankless' az well!

Aall this talk of a winter break rings very true for us---NOW!----az we have nevaa got to the 5th roond stage of the FA Cup since 'The Fat Controller' took 'the controls', 11 years ago!

'THE BEAST FROM EAST' SPOTTED IN A GATESHEED CAR PARK!

Posted '9:06pm bells' Wednesday 28th February 2018
A snowstorm envelopes the tower blocks in
Newcasil's west end at 3 bells this mornin'!
"WHERE'S THE TOWERS GONE!?



The arctic weathaa haz reached Tyneside with minus 15 temperatures bein' reported!
Accordingleee the local lasses have wrapped themsels up in waam clothin'!
Somewhere doon the quayside this afternoon!


'The beast from the east'
spotted in a Gatesheed car park!


Somewhere in the centre of the Toon,
2 feet of snow fell doon from the sky!



"Woof! Woof! Where's a St Bernard when you need one? Woof!"



APRIL TELLY GAMES ANNOONCED!

Posted '1 22pm bells' Wednesday 28th February 2018

The telly games for April have been annoonced and anly 1 of wor 4 games have been moved----the home game v The Arse which iz live on SKY!

The Basil Brush Brigade, away
Sat 7th April @ 3 bells

The Arse, home
Sun 15th April @ 1 30 bells

The Toffee Noses, away
Sat 21st April @ 3 bells

The Baggie Troosers, home
Sat 28th April @ 3 bells

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

"WE'RE NOT THE ANLY ONES!"

Posted 'high noon bells' Tuesday 27th February 2018

Toon fans are not the anly ones who want rid of their owner(s)!


Sunday, 25 February 2018

BOURNEMOOOTH 2 THE TOON 2 *** PREMYAA LEEGUE 2017-2018

Posted 'high noon bells' Sunday 25th February 2018
1st HALF ACTION AZ THE TOON (in blue) ATTACK THE FAR GOAL

The diary of a lang sufferin' Toon fan!

"WE NEARLY HOYED IT AWAY!"

The day started off at 3 45am bells when aa dragged mee lifeless body oot of bed az the alarm went off!
A shower, shave and s**t later and it woz time to gan!
The taxi a'd ordered torned up at 4 25 bells and  aa heeded for 'The Central' (station) to catch the 5 25 bells train to King's Cross (London)
Az the taxi pulled oot of my street it nearly hit a bus which woz comin alang the main road and the bus driver blasted hiz horn and sworved across the road to avoid a collision! (Great start to the day!)

I arrived at The Central 5 minutes later (still in one piece!) and met up with the usual 'crew'

It woz then onward to KX and then a tube ride to Waaterloo station to catch anothaa train to Bournemoooth! ( but not before catchin a quick liquid lubrication the the station's bar!)

We arrived at high noon bells, some 6 and a half hours after leavin Tyneside and heeded for a boozer 5 mins waalk from the station, where it woz packed with Toon fans in a boystrus ⬅(Geordie Times spelllin!) mood!


We decided to stay there az some of the othaa boozers anly let home fans in and we left in good time for the kick off after a GOOD session on 'the hoy'!

We played in wor blue away kit and to cut a very lang story short we were cruisin by half time thanx to 2 goals from Dwight Gayle!

The forst came in the 17th minute when Gayle backheeled the baall into the net!
The second came bang on half time when a Kenedy corner foond Paul Dummett who crossed the baall and Gayle woz on hand to tap in and claim hiz second goal of the game az the Toon fans celebrated wildly!
The sun blazed doon from the top of the far stand (see photo below) and it woz that hot I actually took mee coat off and stood in mee short sleeved T shirt! ---In FEBRUARY?
"I CAN SEE THE LIGHT!"

We shud have increased wor lead on 2 occasions in the second period when Perez missed a sitter and Jonjo Shelvey inexplicably shot ower the bar from 3 yards oot with the goal at hiz mercy with just 11 mins left on the clock!
VIEW OF THE TINY MAIN STAND 

That woz the tornin point in the game and Bournemoooth went straight up the field to the othaa end a scored with a shot by Smith!
Havin takin wor strike force off by this time it woz 'backs to the waall' defendin az the home side pounded wor goal!

The heartbreak moment came in the last minute of the game when Bournemoooth equalised through ex Toon player Dan Gosling!

5 mins injury time woz added az the home side pressed for the winner with a sucsession of corners but thankfully it nevaa came az the ref blew for full time!
2-0 up with 10 mins to gan and we nearly 'lost it'----UNBELEEEVIBLE!

We heeded back to London, where some 'liquid lubrication' and sarnies were bought in Tesco's for the jorney back (but not before a quick pint in The Scottish Stores boozer near King's Cross station!)


We eventually arrived back just after 'midneet bells', totally 'cream crackered' after the 700 mile plus roond trip in a day!

We've said it before----and we'll say it again!---
WHO WUD BE A TOON FAN!?

Toon team: Dubravka, Yedlin, Lascelles, Lejeune, Dummett, Ritchie (Manquillo 84), Shelvey, Diame, Kenedy (Atsu 64), Perez, Gayle (Hayden 78)

Attendance: 10,808 (1,360 'shell shocked' Toon fans!)
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Saturday, 24 February 2018

"LETS GAN ON THE BEVVY IN FEB-BREW-ERY @ BOURNEMOOOTH!

Posted from '9:45 am bells onwards Saturday 24th February 2018
London Waterloo
(9 45am bells)

Bournemoooth
(Just after high noon bells!)
Stopped here til match time

Match report tomorrow
FT 2  2



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Thursday, 22 February 2018

BOURNEMOOOTH v THE TOON THIS SATURDAY

Posted just after 'high noon bells' Thorsday 22nd February 2018
Updated Friday---onwards

On Saturday we face wor thord 'trek' of the season to the south coast when we take on Bournemoooth at Dean Court (the groond's origional name!)

Its a very orly start and I will have to get up at the ungodly hour of '4:00 am bells' az the train leaves 'The Central' at '5 25 bells' for King's Cross (London)
From there its a tube ride across to Waterloo and anothaa train to the south coast and hopefully we will be there by 'high noon bells' for wot 'liquid lubrication crusade"!
(Its 3 hours to London and then 3 hours to Bournemoooth!)

*'The Geordie Times'z "Lets gan on the bevvy in FebBrewery!" will be published in a live 'pub stream' az we de them!

Hopefully Islam Slimani will finally make hiz debut 'up front' and that we play like we did against Moan U and can get a good result?
Not suprizingleee we have sold wor allocation of 1,365 tickets for the away end

After the game its the same 'slog' back' and it will be after 'midneet bells' when we arrive back on Tyneside!

*A match report from mee forst ever visit to Bournemoooth 29 years ago iz printed below (ground number 090)

*Update Friday afternoon
Slimani iz very UNLIKELY to make the startin' line up!

*Update Friday neet

Slimani will be out for the next 2 weeks at least!---and will miss at least 4 of wor next 5 games (he cant play against hiz 'parent club' Lestaa!)
So!---- Huddersfield are the anly team he can play against in the next 5 games!!!
Wots the point!!!!😨

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

090 dean court bournemouth

(GROUND NUMBER 90)

Date of First Visit: 9th SEPTEMBER 1989

DEAN COURT, BOSCOMBE

A.F.C. BOURNEMOUTH  2 
NEWCASTLE UNITED  1 (Quinn)

(OLD) DIVISION TWO---ATTENDANCE 9,882 (1,000 Toon fans) <(eventually!)



"YI'LL NEVER MAKE THE MATCH, SON!"

THE BRIGHTON BEACH END!



This was one of those trips that yih want tih forget in a hurry, but many years later aa can still remember it az though it was yesterday!.

Things did'nt start off well when the coach pulled up at the 'Central' at friday midneet.

Aall the lads had been on the 'hoy' aall neet and were canny sorved az they staggered from 'Yatesys' ower the road towards wor transport.

Yih could tell that the driver was'nt ower happy at the prospect of tekin wih on a 700 mile roond trip tih Bournemooth and things got off to a bad start when he telt one of the lads that he could'nt bring any cans on the bus!.


Ah had an 'eight pack' and protested to him that even though ah could 'drink a bit', even Aa could'nt shuvel eight pints of 'X' doon mee 'gregory' in thorty seconds flat!.

But it was nee good!---he was adament that nee drink would pass the front door of the bus!.

One lad threatened tih, "KNOCK HIS TEETH THAT FAR DOON HIS THROAT, THAT HE'D HAVE TIH STICK HIS HAND UP HIS ARSE TIH CLEAN THEM!".

Yih could see that his 'bottle' had went by nuw, and so he 'gave in' and let wih on with wor cans and drove off towards the Redheugh Bridge. (So far so good!)

However!---az he approached the 'Durham Ox' (aka: 'Heroes') he did a 'u-torn' and heeded up Clayton Street and made his way towards the TYNE Bridge.

THIS! torned oot tih be a 'fiendish plan' because az he approached Market Street 'Cop Shop' he soonded his horn to attract the attention of a 'Dibble' and a 'Dibblette' who were waalkin' by.

He opened the door and telt them nervously in a broad south Durham twang, "A WANT THEM OFF THE COACH---THEY'RE CAUSIN' TROUBLE!"

To cut a lang story short we were told by 'The Dibble' to 'get off', az the driver waz refusin' point blank to take us to Bournemooth---Aaall hell then broke loose when we realised we were gannin' 'ne where' and aall of a sudden a load more 'boys in blue' came oot of the 'Cop Shop' and we were forced to get off the bus!--or be arrested!

It torned oot to be the 'latter' az they decided to nick everybody on the bus (even though a'd done nowt wrang!--honestly!) and aa spent a night in the cells with aboot 40 others before bein' released at '7 bells' withoot charge!
"Yi'll never make the match, son!" a grinnin' officer said to me az he gave me my possessions back, alang with mee match ticket! 

Aa waz determined to prove him wrang! ----
So there waz nowt else for it!--- and aa ran alang Pilgrim Street and flagged a passin' taxi doon to take me yem, before jumpin' straight into mee 'jam jar' an' drivin' doon to the south coast at break-neck speed---on mee todd!

Hopefully aa wasn't 'ower the limit' or tooo late to make the kick off, but aa HAD to gan az a'd never been to Dean Court before and this would bee mee 90th ground watchin' The Toon!---and to hell with the petrol costs!

Aroond aboot '1:30 bells' aa arrived in Bournemooth where chaos had ensued on the roads, az there had been a forest fire in 'The New Forest' not far away

A'd made it!--despite the best efforts of wor mackem coach driver and 'The Dibble' to stop me---and az aa entered the groond aa couldn't help smilin' and thinkin' wot that 'Dibble' had said to me aboot 'Not makin' the kick off!'  <(*'Harvey Smith style gestures' to both of yooo!) <(see below for explanation!)


The 'end' we were in waz bizzarly called 'The Brighton Beach End' az it had ne sand on it!--unlike Bournemooth beach--apparently! <(They hate Brighton in theeze parts!)





Mickey Quinn opened the scorin' for us after just 3 minutes but the home side came back and equalised before half time!-------------And then (az iz typical of NUFC!) disaster struck when Bournemooth scored a 2nd goal at the mid point of the 2nd half and we lost 2-1! <("Er!"--Wish a'd never made the match!)

10 minutes before the end of the game 2 coach loads of Toon fans from the supporters club had torned up!---They'd been delayed by that forest fire and they anly saw the dyin' embers of the game! (sic!)---After the match they were ushered straight back onto their coaches and driven straight back to the north east!--a roond trip of 720 miles to watch TEN minutes of futbaall!!!

Aa had some company on the way back az well, when a Toon fans known az 'Cappy' asked for a lift back to the Toon!---aa waz anly tooo happy to oblige and get a bit 'petrol money' off him to help with the costs on the lang haul yem!

(*Harvey Smith (below) waz a show jumper in the 1970s/80s and famously stuck two fingers up to some judges durin' a show jumpin' event!)
  

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

THE TOON U23s 1 SOOOTHAMPTON U23s 5

Posted 12:30pm bells Tuesday 20th February 2018

"SAINTS ALIVE!"

Last neet in the 'resorve leegue' wor U23s got hammered 5-1 at Whitley Park in Benton by Sooothampton!
(We aalso lost the away game against them by 6-2!)

This iz wor resorve squad that shud be challengin for 1st team places--- but have yoo ever hord of them apart from El Mhanni?
This iz wor team that started last neets game!

Woolston, Newberry, Aziakonou, O'Connor, Yarney, Smith, Heaney, Hunter, EL MHANNI, Bartlet, Gallacher

(Thats 4 defeats in a row for wor 2nd string, with anly one clean sheet in the last 11 games!)

Of course we have several players oot on loan, but this resorve squad  iz ne where near the forst team in torms of quality!
Which begs the question----Wots the point in havin players who will NEVER play in the senior team?!

The ANLY point in havin a resorve team it seems, iz for the benefit of 'The NUFC mad sad groundhoppers'!----like 'ME'! --- when we visit new groonds like Colchester and Stockport!

The 'crowd' numbered 150!


Sunday, 18 February 2018

"WEMBLEY! WEMBLEY! HERE WE COME!" ***** (OR NOT! AZ THE CASE MAY BE!)

Posted '9 15pm bells' Sunday 18th February 2018

Sporz 2-2 draw away to Rochdale in the FA Cup today, meenz that we have ne idea when we will play them at Wembley in the Premyaa Leegue!
Wor game woz pencilled in for FA Cup 6th roond weekend, but az Sporz could be in the draw for 'that roond' then wor game would be cancelled az the FA Cup takes priority ower a Leegue game!

It will be 10 days before we know the replay result---and anly then will they be able to find oot a date to 'fit us in' ---and bookin trains and hotels at the last minute iz very costly, az we have foond oot in the past!
To forthaa complicate things, Sporz could progress to the later stages of The Champions Leegue, which will limit any midweek date for the game to be re-arranged!

It could anly happen to us---couldnt it!!!!😨

THE JARRA CRUSADERS 1 THE DUNSTON BAD BLUE BOYS 1 *** NORTHERN LEEGUE

Posted 'high noon bells' Sunday 18th February 2018
FITZPATRICK (CENTRE OF PIC) SCORES FOR THE BAD BLUE BOYS
WHO WERE PLAYIN IN RED!
NOTE THE 'mACKEM' SPELLIN' OF 'HOWAY THE LADS'
ON ROOF OF STAND!)

WE'VE GOT MORE FANS THAN YOO!"

With ne weekend fixture for NUFC (because we were knocked oot of the FA Cup at Chelski in the last roond!) we heeded for the delights of Boldon Colliery where The Bad Blue Boys of Dunston were playin away to Jarra!

Boldon iz on the outskirts of mackemland and a visit to The Shack Clubhoose which iz next to Jarra's groond woz wor port o call on wor road trip by bus from the Toon!

"LETS GAN TO 'THE SHACK' FOR A BEER ATTACK!"

2 SMB fans were in the bar wearin their horrible strip and we assumed (thats The Silver Fox and me!) that they were gannin to the stadium of sshh! (yee naa wot!) to watch their home game v Brentfaad

Az the time ticked by it woz obvious that they were gannin to 'give it a miss' as it woz gettin near to kick off time when they went to the bar to order more beer! (To droon their sorrows beforehand!)

We on the othaa hand had a 100 yard walk to the Jarra tornstiles where more liquid lubrications were purchased!

There were aboot 20 Dunston fans in the clubhoose and 3 Jarra fans!

Suprizingly---considerin that Boldon iz near sund'lind there were TWO framed and autographed NUFC shirts adornin the waalls of the clubhoose and just ONE mackem signed shirt?


ANYWAY! It woz soon kick off time and The Bad Blue Boys (who had more fans than the home side!) went on the attack from the start but couldnt make the breakthrough and went in level at the break with the game scoreless!

Again in the 2nd period Dunston laid seige to to the 'mackem' pronunciation 'HAWAY THE ROOFERS' stand behind the left hand goal! (Az opposed to the 'Geordie' 'HOWAY THE LADS'!)
(see roof of top photo!)


The  breakthrough came--(NOT!) from Dunston) at the midpoint of the half, when Jarra took the lead through a heeded goal by Myers, to give the home side an undesorved lead!

The Bad Blue Boys hit back a few minutes later when Fitzpatrick heeded in,  to send the majority of the 100 or so crowd into raptures! (Whey---light applause anyway!)
MATCH AND BUS TICKET!

"WE WOZ THERE---THE PROOF!"


It ended 1-1 and we heeded back to 'The Shack' where the sund'lind 'stay aways' WERE drownin their sorrows az they'd lost 2-0!
"HA! HA!"

It woz then onward to the Toon for some more liquid lubrications in The Star on Westgate Road

Footnote: The official name of The Jarra Crusaders---iz!
(deep breath!)
JARROW ROOFING BOLDON COLLIERY ASSOCIATION!  



Saturday, 17 February 2018

"TAXI FOR PARDEW!"

Posted '11:05am bells' Saturday 17th February 2018

"WE JUST COULDNT RESIST IT!"

News reaches 'The Geordie Times' that wor former failed manager Alan Pardew took his 'bottom of the table' West Brom players for warm weather trainin' in Barcelona this week, in between games last Munday and today?

The players were on a strict midneet curfew,and shud have been tucked up in bed, but at '5:30am bells' 4 of them nicked a taxi and drove it back to their hotel!

Meanwhile, Pardew 'the dippy' had had hiz pockets 'dipped' in La Ramblas the day before (Barcelona's main thoroughfare) and lost hiz wallet and mobile phone!

Rumour haz it that there were hundreds of numbers on hiz phone, but he woz more worried that he'd lost the number for The Job Centre az well!

"YI COULDNT MAKE IT UP!"  

Friday, 16 February 2018

FA CUP BLANKETY BLANK!---YET AGAIN!

Posted '12:55pm bells' Friday 16th February 2018
'JARRA' in a bygone age!

Az iz the norm theeze days we have a blank weekend az its 'FA Cup 4th roond time' and for the 11th year runnin we are not in it!

Instead  ---- and to get wor 'weekend fix'--- we are off to 'the delights'? of West Boldon near mackemland, where 'The Bad Blue Boys' of Dunston are playin away to 'The Crusaders' of Jarra Rooofin' in a Northern Leegue forst division encoontaa! (Level 9 in the English pyramid system)

We are startin off at 'Lady Greys' (aka The Adelphi) in the Toon for the forst 'liquid lubrications' of the weekend and then onward to a bus stop nearby to catch the bus to the groond! (30 mins?)

There's a clubhoose there of course and guess where we will be gannin pre/durin/post match, in wor 'FebBrewery 'crusade' (VERY approriate for a Jarra team!)
PS: A huge crowd iz expected! (Jarra's average gate iz 70!)

A full Geordie Times match report and pix will appear here in due course!

Thursday, 15 February 2018

200 LIVE TELLY GAMES ANNOONED FROM 2019-2022

Posted just after 'high noon bells' Thorsday 15th February 2018


The mouthwaaterin' new telly deal from 2019 to 2022 haz been annoonced worth 4.464 Billion quid!

Who won wot and wot does it meen for 'The Toon Travellers' who gan to every game! (That's assumin' of course that we are still in the 'top flight'!)
There are 7 packages of which 5 have been decided!


SKY have won the right to show 128 games per season and have forst choice of prime fixtures!    BT get the 'scraps'!

Package A
BT will show 32 games per season--aall '12 30 bells' kick offs on a Saturday

Package B
SKY will show 32 games per season---aall '5 30 bells' kick offs on a Saturday

Package C
SKY will show 24 games on a Sunday at '2 00 bells' and 8 games on a Saturday at '7 45 bells'

Package D
SKY will show 32 games on a Sunday at '4 30 bells'

Package E
SKY will show 24 games on a Munday at '8 00 bells' or Friday between '7 30 to 8 00 bells' plus 8 on a Sunday at '2 00 bells'

Package F
TBC 20 games from 1 bank holiday and 1 mid week fixture

Package G
TBC 20 games from 2 mid week fixtures

I HOPE YOO ARE FOLLOWIN' AALL THIS!?

In othaa words we could be playin anytime and date yoo would care to pick!?

On a personal note I am OK with Saturday neet and Sun7day games as I am off work on weekends anyway!
Friday neets and Munday neets are a bit of a pain though, az I will have to take holidays for them!
(Away games at '12 30 bells' on a Saturday would be a pain az well, az aa work neetshift!)




Tuesday, 13 February 2018

"SORVES THE GREEDY BUSTARD REET!"

Posted 'high noon bells' Tuesday 13th February 2018

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"A BLESSIN' IN DISGUISE!"

Woz listenin to the Chelski v WBA game on mee truck radio last neet!

Daniel Sturridge, the man who did a last minute 'u turn' on the motorway on transfor deadline day, when he woz aboot to have a medical with us and went south to West Brom instead 'for family reasons' (AND £100,000 quid a week wages!) , got injured in the very forst minute of the game, when he pulled hiz hamstring--and this brought music to my ears!

It haz torned oot to be 'a blessin in disguise' for us and we are willin to bet that he misses the rest of the season az hiz new team now look aalmost certain to be relegated after losin 3-0!

I divvint want to temp fate, but WBA are now 8 points behind us and have an inferior goal difference, so its pretty safe to say that they wont catch us with just 11 games to gan til the end of the season!

The new management 'team'? of Pardew and Carver are deein a magnificent job there! (remember them?)
WBA were above the relegation zone when they took over from 'The Tramp in a Tracksuit' (Pulis)--and now they are rock bottom!

Wonder how they are aall feelin now???

STOP PRESS!
Just hord on 'SKY' that West Brom have sacked their Chairman and Chief executive!----wonder who will be next???



Monday, 12 February 2018

THE TOON 1 MOAN U 0 *** PREMYAA LEEGUE 2017-2018

Posted 'high noon bells' Munday 12th February 2018



"OH YEE OF LITTLE FAITH!"

The day started off in The Bodega at '11 30am bells'  with me 'finkin' that no matter wot happened we could finish the day ne lower than 17th in the table!
But at 'high noon bells' I woz in for a shock az I'd forgot that 'uddersfield were playin Bournemooth in the orly kick off!

Shud the home side win then we WOULD end up in one of the relegation places before WE'D kick a baall!

And so 'it came to pass' that 'uddersfield took an orly lead az we watched the bar's big screen in horror!   An equaliser soon aftaa had the bar cheerin' but the home side retook the lead to groans from those assembled!

The talk woz then on a relegation battle that more than 50% of Toon tipplers thought we would lose, whereas 'little old me' said that there woz a 50/50 chance of avoidin the drop!

Aa moved on to The Leazes End club behind the East Stand where more doom and gloom emerged when aa foond oot that 'uddersfield had won 4-1 to put us in thord bottom place!

A draw v Moan U woz the best we could hope for aa thought, but NUFC proved me wrang az we put in a 'fight to the death' performance in front of wor 2nd highest crowd of the season!
THE TOON ATTACK THE GALLOWGATE GOAL (1st half)
NOTE THE TOTAL ABSENSE OF FLAGS
THE CLUB BANNED THEM AFTER THE PROTEST FLAGS
AT THE BORNLEY GAME! (Below)


To cut a very lang story short, the whole team 'fought for their lives' and we emerged 1-0 winners in the end after Matt Richie scored at The Leazes End in the 65th minute to send the crowd into delirium mode!
In particular, wor new goalie Martin Dubravka, Jonjo Shelvey and Mo Diame had ootstandin' performances in a 100mph game which saw sever8al brilliant saves and blocks on the line to deny Moanrinho's men!

Dwight Gayle woz denied a clear penalty in the forst half when he woz fouled by Smalling, but the blind ref waved 'play on'!?  Jonjo Shelvey aalso went close when hiz shot woz tipped ower the bar by the Moan U keeper De Gea!
NUFC ATTACK THE LEAZES END GOAL

Az the clock agognisingly ticked doon after Richie's goal, we thought that there woz ne way we could prevent an equaliser az several amazin clearances by the above, az wor visitors bombarded the Gallowgate goal!---But it never came and the noise at the final whistle woz deafenin! az we won wor forst home game in the leegue in 4 months!---- We now find worsels in 13th place instead of 3rd bottom place and just 3 points behind Bournemooth in 10th spot and TWO point above 'the abyss'----and guess who we play next in a fortneets time???
GRANDSONS JAMIE AND ZAC LOOK ON ANXIOUSLY AZ MOAN U
POUND THE LEAZES GOAL NEAR THE END OF THE MATCH

  That meenz that there are still ELEVEN teams 'in the mix' to avoid relegation with anly ELEVEN games left!---it's UNREAL!

After the match 'Rafa the Gaffa' said: "My message to the fans, and I think they know it really well, is that this IS a team that cares!"

Jose said: "They fought for their lives and that is a beautiful thing in football!---My verdict is---we could have been here for 10 hours and not scored!
Newcastle played with their lives and defended with their lives!
Were they lucky?---YES!---but sometimes you deserve that luck!"

Amazingleee Jose haz now played here 7 times in the Premyaa Leegue with both Chelski and Moan U and still hasn't won a game!

Toon team: Dubravka, Yedlin, Lascelles, Lejeune, Dummett, Ritchie, Shelvey, Diame, Kenedy (Atsu 84), Perez (Hayden  94)
Gayle (Joselu 80)

Attendance: 52,309 (2nd highest of the season by 2 spectators---52,311 torned up v Man City!)
3,100 Muppets in level 7 of The Leazes End who spent virtually the whole match slagging off 'us' and Alan Shearer!---support your team for gods sake you 'Muppets'! <(now yoo naa why we call them that!)
HAPPY TOON FANS ON BARRACK ROAD AFTER THE VICTORY!


*The "Lets gan on the bevvy in
Feb-Brew-ery!" took place in various location before and after the match---includin' The Bodega, Leazes End Club, Premyaa Inn, back to The Bodega and The Star! 


PREMYAA INN



Sunday, 11 February 2018

"LETS GAN ON THE BEVVY IN FEB-BREWERY v MAN U

Posted from 11 30am bells onwards Sunday 11th February 2018

Before the game in The Bodega

Friday, 9 February 2018

THE TOON v MOANRINHO AND HIZ MOAN U MUPPETS

Posted '12 50pm bells' Friday 9th February 2018
ST JAMES' PARK FROM CHINA-TOON!

We gan into Sunday's game lookin for wor forst home win in the leegue for nearly 4 months!
We are now just one point above the drop zone with just 12 games left 'to save wor skins'!

New loanee Islam Slimani iz expected to start up front and wor othaa new boy Kenedy iz expected to supply him with 'through balls' and hopefully GOALS!

If yoo were a bettin man/woman yi wouldnt give us much chance against the 2nd best team in the leegue, but this IZ NUFC and anything can happen!

Actually, Jose haz said some very nice things about us!
"I think its difficult honestly (the match)
They are beautiful matches but difficult matches!
I like to go there--I like the feeling of going to Mr Robson's home! (Bobby)-- I like the stadium!
I think the stadium is really nice!
I like the atmosphere, they are a good enthusiastic crowd!
I LIKE THE GEORDIES!, I like to go there!"

(PS: I have changed my opinion of him aalready!) (For MOANrinho read MAGrinho!)

By Sunday we could well be in the bottom 3 shud othaa results gan against us on Saturday, but we can anly hope and pray that this isnt the case come Sunday afternooon!


"And now for something completely different!"

As we have ne game tomorrow, some of lads have asked me to drive them to Stranraer tomorrow (in mee 9 seater transit van) for their home game v Arbroath!
They are groundhoppin and aim to complete aall Futbaall Leegue and Scottish League groonds by the end of this season!

They have visited aall groonds south of the border and have 4 to de in Scotland, namely Stranraer, Inverness, Ross Coonty and Peterheed!

Therefore a Stranraer match report of sorts will appear here eventually!--weathaa permittin'!

Updated 10 50am bells Saturday

STRANRAER STRIFE!
Wor planned game in southern Scotland iz OFF!
Luckily we foond oot before we left the Toon!
A mixture of heavy rain and several inches of snow were forecast in the Stranraer area!
Just az well its been caalled off! EH!

Looks like aa'll just have to gan 'on the hoy' instead!😨

Updated Sunday mornin

Stoke's failure to score a last minute penalty meenz that we sit in 17th place and just above Stoke on goal difference!

Even a defeat today will meen we will still be 17th----A win would propel us up to 13th place!
We shall soon find oot!
Correction!   Uddersfield play Bournemooth in the orly kick and if they win we WILL be in the bottom 3!

Wor "Lets gan on the bevvy in FebBrewery!" continues in The Bodega and Leazes End club before the match which kicks off at '2 15 bells'
Thats all for now folks!---Must dash to catch the bus to The Bodega!

Toon match report will follow on Munday!

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