(GROUND NUMBER 136)
DATE OF FIRST VISIT: 6th MARCH 1996
BUCKS HEAD, TELFORD
WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS RESERVES 0
NEWCASTLE UNITED RESERVES 1 (Darren Huckerby)
CENTRAL LEAGUE DIVISION ONE
ATTENDANCE: 687 (Estimated 50 Toon fans)
"CANDY FLOSS---TOFFEE APPLES AND 'SNAKE AND PIGMY PIES'!"
|BUCKS HEAD WITH THE BUCKS HEAD BOOZER BEHIND!|
Caall us sad bastards if yi like, but we'd never seen The Toon play at Telford before and so we HAD to gan! 'The Caped Crusader' picked us up in his 'batmobile' at 'ten to one bells' and we heeded for darkest Shropshire!
250 miles later, we arrived at 'The Bucks Head' pub which was reet next door to the ground (very handy indeed!) 'Indeed!', the 'Bucks Head groond' is named after the pub (so we were telt!) and to celebrate this we downed several pints of the very nice local liquid refreshment before staggerin' next door for a couple more in the Telford Supporters Club. (NOT! 'The Caped Crusader' I may add, as he had to drive us back as well, so he was anly allowed to drink orange!)
On enterin' the ground we couldn't believe wor eyes as 'Glen from Ashington' and 'Mark from Morpeth' (the otha two sad bastards in the 'batmobile!) pointed towards a small stall which was sellin' candy floss and toffee apples!?
It was a 'forst' for me coz of aall the matches a'v been te to see The Toon (well ower 1,000) it's the forst time (and probably last!) that a'v seen a candy floss stall at a futbaall groond!
Christ!---wih thought wih must have been on Tynemooth or Whitley Bay beach and one dickhead aged aboot thorty five and dressed in a Wolves top was gettin' stuck into his giant candy floss but 'I' (sensibly?) opted for a 'snake 'n' pigmy' pie instead in the tea hut, which was aboot 150 degrees centigrade and it nearly bornt mee tongue off as the red hot gravy ran doon mee face and chin! "AAARRRGGGHHH!!!"
It took the whole of the forst half to cool doon before aa could eerrit and oh!(by the way!) it was pretty poor fare on the pitch anyway and the sides went in goalless at half time!
The second half was a little bit better (and thankfully, so was mee tongue by then!) and produced the one and anly goal of the game to 'us' when Darren Huckeby hit a well struck shot past their keeper to seal the win and the three points for The Toons second string
The anly other incident of note was when Wolves centre back John De Wolf (canny name for a Wolves player!) was sent off for a bad challenge on Paul Kitson.
We finally arrived back yem at qwaata to one in the mornin' havin' ticked another one off the sad bastards list!
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