|THE TOON ON THE ATTACK! (1st half)|
Make ne missteak---this game sent us 10 points clear of 'the abyss' and up to the top half of the table to aalmost certain safety!
After mee 'jaunt' to Stocksbridge the neet before to watch wor U23s on a new groond (match report on that game tomorrow!) aa woz up at the crack of dawn to catch the train(s) to Lestaa with 8 year old granson Jamie, who woz makin hiz Premyaa Leegue away day 'debut'!
Jamie woz dead excited aboot gannin on the train, whereas 'little ol me' woz shattered after gettin back at 11 bells the neet before!
JAMIE ENJOYS AN GOLDEN 'BEER' IN 'THE HIND'!
(GOLDEN HIND!---GET IT?)
After changin trains at Sheffield, we arrived at wor desination at '11 30 bells' and heeded for 'The Hind' just ower the road from the train station for the forst 'liquid lubrications' of the day! (Az yi de!)
It woz then 'onward' to The Regent Club which iz wor regular stoppin off point when we come doon theeeze parts!
|JAMIE ON HIZ WAY TO A 147 BREAK IN 'THE REGENT CLUB'!|
After several more 'lubrications' and a 'nose bag' (sommik to eat!) it woz time to heed for the groond orly with Jamie, so he could sample the atmosphere in the away end!
The 'atmosphere' included fans hoyin beer ower each other in the concourse, (at £4.50 a pint!) but thankfully ne smokebombs were let off az in previous games!
Aa told Jamie beforehand that away fans aalways stood up, (unlike home games) and that he would probably have to stand on hiz seat to view the action on the field!
However! there woz a smaall lad directly in front of him and he could see ower the top of him withoot standin on hiz seat!
|IZ THIS BORO IN DISGUISE? (A FIREWORKS WELCOME FOR THE PLAYERS!)|
We started off well az we attacked the goal where the Toon fans were housed in the corner section and had a few chances!
The important breakthrough came in the 18th minute when Jonjo Shelvey fired a right footed shot home from just inside the box after a great pass from Perez, to send the 3,200 Toon fans wild with delight and I raised Jamie up in the air to sample the roar of the crowd!
|JONJO SHELVEY (IN 'D') SCORES WOR FORST GOAL!|
|"DID YOU SEE THAT!"---SHELVEY ASKS THE TOON FANS!|
We were clearly on top, but a scare came just before the interval when Dummett brought doon Mahrez in the box, but thankfully the ref waved 'play on'!
The 2nd half woz the same az we attacked the far goal and the killer goal came 15 mins from time when Perez brilliantly lobbed the baall ower Schmeichel's heed from 30 yards oot to put us 2-0 up!
|AYOZE PEREZ'S GOAL! (edge of pic)|
Vardy pulled one back for Lestaa late on, but we held on to win wor 3rd game in a row and virtually bannish the relegation blues!
'Lucky mascot' Jamie and the rest of the 3,000 plus Toon fans celebrated a great win to propel us up to 10th place in the Premyaa Leegue table!
Explanation: We say 'The Basil Brush Brigade' az Lestaa are caalled The Foxes---and Basil Brush iz a fox!---get it?
Toon team: Dubravka, Yedlin, Lascelles, Lejeune, Dummett, Richie, Shelvey, Diame (Hayden 81), Kenedy (Atsu 64), Perez, Gayle (Joselu 70)
Attendance: 32,066 (3,200 very happy Toon fans!😊)
Virtually anothaa porfect day!
For the 3rd time in a row the results went wor way
We wanted Bournemoooth and Palace to draw so they both dropped 2 points---and they did!
We wanted Brightin and 'uddersfield to draw so they both dropped 2 points---and they did!
We wanted Stoke to lose to Sporz---and they did!
We wanted Wotfaad to lose to Bornley---and the did!
and finaleee---We wanted WBA to beat Swanzee (coz they cant catch us)---and they drew---but Swanzee still dropped 2 points!
Today we wanted The Arse to beat Sooothampton--'and they did!
And we wanted Chelski to beat West Ham but it ended in a draw so West Ham still dropped 2 points!