|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!)