|"HELLO LEVEL 7!---IZ THERE ANYBODY THERE!"|
An absoluteleee cr*p forst half with hardly any chances of note was the fare on show @ St James' in front of wot looked like a sub 40,000 crowd, not helped by the fact that 'The Jackson Jivers' of Fulham had brung fewer than 500 fans, who were huddled in the top reet hand corner of 'Level 7' in The Leazes End with the widest segregation gap a'v ever seen at any groond! (see photo above)
We started the second half off much better and took the lead at The Gallowgate End with just three minutes gone, when a shot from Yohan Cabaye was tipped onto the bar by Schwarzer their goalie, anly for the baall to faall in front of Leon Best who had the easy chance of tappin' it in from barely one yard oot!
Wor lead was doubled ten minutes later through Best again when a Demba Ba cross foond him and he unleashed a fierce laft footer to beat Schwarzer once again!
There were anxious moments at the end of the match when the visitors pulled one back through Dempsey in the 88th minute, followin' a free kick, to finally beat Krul in The Toon goal who had been ootstandin' throughout the match with several brilliant saves.
Referee Kevin 'Friend' torned oot to be anything but with several dodgy decisions, but we hung on to claim the three 'precious points'
Man of the match HAS to be Tim Krul
The win took us up to joint top for a brief period before the two Mancunian clubs spoilt it aall by 'narrow' wins against Spors and The Arse resectivelee (Man C won 5-2 at Spors and Man U 'just' beat The Arse 8-2!)
We are currently in SIXTH place in the Premya Leeeg with three games played!
Attendance 42,684 (anly 433 'Jackson Jivers'!)
(We must have included season ticket holders who didn't torn up!?)
Average League attendance so far (2 games) 44,789 (Last season 47,718)