Monday, 19 October 2020

"IT COULD ANLY HAPPEN TO US!"

 Posted '9:59pm bells' Munday 19th October 2020


At 8:02 pm bells' precisely on Saturday, NUFC went 1-0 up against Moan U to propel us up to 2nd place in the table!

Less than 50 hours later we are doon to 13th place in the table!

A drop of 11 places!

It MUST be some kind of unwanted record! 

'8:02pm bells' Saturday


'9:59pm bells' Munday!





THE TOON U23s 2 FULIM U23s 1 *** FA PREMYAA RESORVE LEEGUE DIVISION 2

 Posted '3:33pm bells' Munday 19th October 2020



This afternooon at St. James' Park, wor U23s took on Fulim's equivalent and won 2-1

We had to come from behind az Fulim took the lead in the 23rd minute through Tiehi and the score woz 1-0 to them at the break!

However, and spurred on by a non existent crowd, we equalised in the 79th minute, when  Yannik Toure fired a terrific shot home!

The winner came 3 minutes before full time when Stan Flahurty  hit a screamer from the edge of the penalty area and hiz curlin effort flew into the top corner of the net, to win it for the 'youngins' and collect 3 points in the process!

The Geordie Times wasnt there of course, so we 'nicked' the pix and report from Twitter! 






BAD BLUE BOYS 0 THE CLITHEROE KIDS 1 *** FA TROPHY (Played on Saturday)

 Posted '12:57am bells' Munday 19th October 2020



We were back at Dunston again for Saturday live 'fix' for an FA Trophy game against Clitheroe from Lancashire

Clitheroe were in 2nd place in the Leegue table behind The Bad Blue Boys of Dunston and so a very close game woz anticipated!⬅️(We naa aall the big words!)

And so it proved az there woz little to separate the sides a, both had good chances in the first half, but neetha side could break the deadlock!

HT 0-0


It woz then off to the clubhoose for a half time 'appitizer'--and guess wot!?--we missed the start of the 2nd half as an exited Clitheroe fan rushed into the clubhoose to tell fellow fans who were still drinkin that they had taken the lead!

For that reason alone aa cannot give yoo a description of the goal, which woz scored by Adams in the 47th minute! (They could have waited til we'd finished wor pints before they restarted!--its a disgrace!)

Anyway!--we eventually made wor way back to wor standing place near the 18 yard line and by this time the game had torned a bit ugly, with arguments with the linesman who didnt raise his flag after the ref had given a dubious penalty to Dunston at The Tea Hut End! 

 I will see a goal at last, aa thought, but the 'Clitheroe Kids' goalie had othaa ideas az he guessed correctly to save Connor Bell's penalty in the 70th minute!



More bad tempered feelings followed and in total 8 players were booked and 1 sent off, namely Dunston's Michael Hall in the 90th minute of the game!

I half expected a fight and this happened near the dugoot on the far side from us az several players exchanged pushes and shoves in the melee that followed the sending off! (handbags at 20 paces!)



At the final whistle the players exchanged handshakes and aall the bad temper woz forgotten!

Clitheroe progress to the next stage, while Dunston's dream of a Wembley final in front of no fans, must wait for anothaa season at least!

Attendance:197 (200 allowed)


After the game we heeded back to the clubhoose and then onward to The Tudor Rose where 'The Bat Out Of Hell' virus had flown ower from China!




It woz then off to Rosie's Bar in The Toon via a 10 minute bus ride to watch NUFCs home game v Moan U-- a 4-1 defeat made it a day to forget!

(Match report on that game below!)

Sunday, 18 October 2020

THE TOON 1 MOAN U 4 *** PREMYAA LEEGUE 2020-2021

 Posted 'high noon bells' Sunday 18th October 2020


The deflected own goal in the 1st minute!---But that's az good az it got!


"IT'S WORK IN PROGRESS!--IT WILL TAKE TIME!"

(Broken Nose Bruce after 4-1 defeat)

Normal sorvice haz been resumed at St. James' Park!  After the 3-1 win ower Bornley at home in wor last game, we flash back to wor previous home game to that, when we lost by 3 clear goals to Brightin (3-0)

It aall started so well!---we had hardly taken wor seats in Rosies Bar when a wicked deflection off Moan Us Luke Shaw in the very forst minute, from  Emile Krafth's shot, gave us a 1-0 lead at The Leazes End! This brought delayed reaction cheers from the NUFC diehards assembled, just a stones throw from SJP! 

And then the reality!----we sat back and let Moan U rain shots onto Karl Darlow in the Toon goal, in the blind hope that he would have a 'blinder'!---And he DID! 



Unfortunatly it wasnt enough and after Harry McGure heeded an equaliser in the 23rd minute, we sat back to try and save a point!

 A disallowed Moan U goal for offside just before this and a saved penalty from Darlow were aall in vain az wor visitors hit THREE goals in the final FIVE minutes of the game to win it 4-1 (and deservedly so!)

After the match wor beleagered manager Broken Nose Bruce said: "We will have bumps in the road, but we will keep on working at it!" (More like LARGE POT HOLES!) and  "It's a work in progress!---It will take time!"

But just HOW MUCH TIME Steve???---You've been in charge for 1 year and 3 months!!!!!!


Official attendance in Rosies: 19 upstairs!


Stats a fact!





Now here's a coincidence!
Bruce, when manager of the SMBs:
"It's  work in progress!"
Bruce, when manager of Hull:
"It's work in progress!"
Bruce, when manager of NUFC:
(3 guesses???)




Saturday, 17 October 2020

THE TOON V MOAN U *** TOONEET AT '8 BELLS'

 Posted 'high noon bells' Saturday 17th October 2020

THE LAST TIME WE WERE IN ROSIES TO WATCH A TOON GAME---
A 3-1 HOME WIN v THE BORNLEY HILLBILLIES!
(View from a very wet Rosies 'rose' garden!)

Yet anothaa live telly game at SJP--This time it's against Moan U who are struggling a bit this season! (A 6-1 home defeat last time oot!) Whereaz NUFC won wor last game 3-1 v Bornley a fortneet ago!

Dubravka, Gayle and Ritchie aall aall 'cattle trucked' and will take nee part, while Lascelles, Dummett and Clark have aall retorned to full trainin'!

Controversially, a charge of £14.95 will apply to this game and az a'v said before, there iz NEE WAY that aa would pay this!

Very luckily the bars are still open, despite the rumour that we would gan into 'catagory 3' like Manchester and Liverpoool where the drinkin dens have been forced to close!

This meeenz that we can gan to Rosies Bar near St. James' Park to watch the game, after gettin wor Saturday afternooon 'fix' at the Dunston v Clitheroe FA Trophy tie at '3:00 bells'

After that game we will jump on a bus for the 10 minute ride to The Toon and take up wor places upstairs in Rosies at table 41 (or iz it table 42?) in front of the 'big screen'

A match report on The Toon game will appear here on Sunday, while the Dunston game report will be on Munday


Az per usual, "Watch this space!"


Friday, 16 October 2020

ST. JAMES' PARK 1880-2020 *** 140 YEARS OLD TODAY! *** HAPPY BORTHDAY TOO YOOO!"

Posted '1:35am bells' 16th October 2020 (after truck run to Redditch, Worcestershire!)
This iz the orliest known photo of a stand at St James' Park when Newcastle West End occupied the ground (Oliver Hardy iz on the far left and Stan Laurel iz on the far right!)---HONEST!

Newcastle East End took over the ground when West End folded and a small wooden stand can be seen in the background filled with bowler hatted gentlemen!
This photo woz taken in 1890

The forst ever game of futbaall at St. James' Park took place 140 years ago on 16th October 1880 when a Newcastle Rangers 'Captains X1' took on 'Others' who had 15 players on the field!
Rangers anly had 11 players but won 6-1!
The Daily Journal recorded that: "The new ground is very nicely situated. It is 120 yards by 60 yards broad and is comparatively level!"
Rangers headquarters were recorded as: 'Strawberry House, 78 St James' Park' and Rangers christened the ground St. James' Park az it woz next to St. James' Street which iz still there in the shadow of The East Stand!

*By amazing coincidence aa got married to Val on 16th October 2005 at St James' Park!---on the 125th anniversary of the forst game!

Aa didn't realise this til  aa woz researchin' this article in October 2018!   Aa thought "16th October rings a bell?"--- but aa couldn't remember why??? 

PS: I tell people I got married to Val in a cathedral!  
"The cathedral on the hill!"---az Sir Bobby Robson caalled it!

SJP buildin' work 1890's



SJP 1904 (St James' Street iz on the right)

SJP 1905

SJP 1908


SJP 1930

SJP car park 1930

SJP 1960s

SJP entrance 1960s

SJP 21st century

SJP 21st century "The cathedral on the hill!"







  

Thursday, 15 October 2020

YANKEE DOODLE DANDY!

 Posted '11:01am bells' Thorsday 15th October 2020


"OPEN THE DOOR AND LET EM IN!"

A meetin yesterday between the 20 Premyaa Leegue clubs voted that there would be nee power grab by the so caalled 'big 2'---both owned by Yanks of course!

A vote of 20 to 0 shows that AALL clubs are seemingly united in this, and we can anly assume that both The Liverbirds and Moan U owners 'gave in' to the rest of the leegue and were forced to change their minds!

One vote for every PL club iz the anly way forward and it will stop the so caalled 'elite' from dictatin everything!

Wot will happen next iz anybodys guess, but wot they shud be deein iz fight to get fans back into stadiums forst and foremost!

Its ridiculous that they can fill the Albert Hall in London (with nee social distancing!) yet not let a few thoosand fans into Wembley stadium a few miles away!

It iz now 8 months since we last saw a live game at SJP --- and now they want us to cough up £15 to watch a live stream, despite still takin direct debits for games we havent or wont see! (20 odd poond a month in my case!)


If yoo can let some fans into some games (like non leegue Dunston) then why oh why cant yoo let some fans into NUFC or non leegue games at Gatesheed or Blyth?   

'Let them in' in smaall numbers, seems like a good idea to me---like???


Wednesday, 14 October 2020

PROJECT BIG PICTURE LATEST

 Posted "11:15am bells' Wedinzday 14th October 2020

Fans of the so caalled 'big six' have rejected plans to give their clubs more power ower the rest of the Premyaa Leegue



Good on them! AALL fans must stick together and stop this ridiculous cartel plot!



Tuesday, 13 October 2020

BRIGHOOSE BRASS BAND BRIGADE 3 BAD BLUE BOYS 4 *** NORTHERN PREMYAA LEEGUE, NORTH WEST DIVISION

 Dunston's 2nd goal (baall near post)

Posted '11:25am bells' 
Tuesday 13th October 2020


Aa managed to cadge a lift on the Dunston team bus for this one, to a groond a'd never been tee before!

The most famous thing aboot Brighoose iz that in the 1970s The Brighoose and Rastik Brass Band got to number 1 in the charts with The Floral Dance! 

And aa half expected that they would be there to greet us at the gates of the groond playin that auful tune when we got there!---Nee such bad luck, just a car park full of cars and vans!



The clubhoose woz of course wor forst 'port o caall' when we arrived and we were just grateful that it woz actually open at aall, due to the pandemic! 



After a few 'liquid lubrications' we heeded for a standin place behind the nearest end to the clubhoose, where brass band music woz blarin from the loudspeakers! (But thankfully NOT 'The Floral Dance'!)---



But disaster struck aalmost immediately on the pitch, when 'The Brass Band Brigade' took the lead in the 2nd minute of the game at the far end from us! 

The Bad Blue Boys then equalised a few minutes later through a penalty after Connor Bell waz fouled in the box for a penalty which woz taken by Terry Gilbraith---and he made nee misstayk from the spot!



It woz soon 2-1 to Dunston when Michael Hall latched on to a Gilbraith free kick to slot home!

By half time it woz 3-1 to the visitors when Gilbrath won a scramble in the box from a corner kick, to toe poke the baall just inside the post!--much to the delight of me and the dozen or so Dunston faithful who had made the 2 hour jorney to west Yorkshire!




The forst period of the 2nd half woz dour to say the least and after Dunston had hit the bar in the 70th minute, it seemed to rattle Brighoose into life and they pulled a goal back in the 72nd minute through  Keita who hit a great shot past Connell in the Dunston goal!



Then disaster upon disaster, they made it 3-3 just 2 minutes later when, wot looked like a scramble in the box at the far end from us (we'd  switched goal in the 2nd half) when Sorhaindo fired home, to loud cheers and applause from the majority of the 341 crowd!

Unfortunately anly the 1st goal wins the prize--NOT the 6th one!

It looked az though the home side would win it, but The Bad Blue Boys didnt give up and after a fine run into the box by 'mystery man' from the left flank (sorry I cant remember hiz name?) he crossed the baall for Connor Bell to shoot home in the 80th minute to send the Dunston contingent wild with delight!



It woz a norvy end az the home side pressed for anothaa equaliser, but The Bad Blue Boys (who played in aall grey!) held on to take the 3 points and extend their lead at the top of the table to 4 points!




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Monday, 12 October 2020

THE MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR IZ WAITIN' TO TAKE YOO AWAY!

 Posted '5:00pm bells' Munday 12th October 2020



With nee Toon games to gan tee for the foreseeable future, a'v now got to get mee Saturday and new groonds 'fix' elsewhere!

I am off work today and so I am heedin for a new groond tooneet!

Watch this space tomorrow to see where aa went! 

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