Sunday 26 February 2012


Posted '8:05am bells' Sunday 26th February 2012

The latest 'round' of 'The Geordie Times 100 Pub Crawl Challenge' started off on the quayside, IN 'The Quayside' and we did anotha four bars in that area before climbin' up 'The Side' (the name of a steep street) to 'Cosy Joes' in 'The Bigg Market'

From there we did one of wor usual 'haunts', namely 'The Newcastle Arms', before climbin' the 200 steps to wor seats in 'The Milburn Stand' (it's a canny way up from the quayside to 'Level 7'---aa can tell yiz!---"Pant!---Pant!---Pant!")

This waz The Toon's 600th competitive game of the 21st century and aalso The Geordie Times 600th 'in a row' az well!----so it was an 'historic day'? for us!
We could see that a near capacity crowd was assembled az we kicked off against the relegation threatened Wanderers and their 5-1 home defeat against deadly rivals 'The Baggie Troosers' of West Brom in the previous game shud have sent the alarm bells ringin' that a wounded animal was on the run.

The warnins however wornt heeded az 'The Wounded Wolves' came back from two doon to nick a point in a game The Toon were cruisin'!

We took the lead in the 6th minute @ The Leazes End when Yohan Cabaye crossed for Demba Ba and his shot ended up at the feet of his countryman and namesake Demba Cisse, who slotted home for his second succesive home goal,

Wor lead waz doubled in the 18th minute when 'Spiderman'hit an unstoppable shot into the roof of the net and is was 'game ower' az far az we were concorned (NOT!)

We shud iv naan better of course az we pulvarised the visitors goal and thoughts of 'five' or even 'six' goals entered wor heeds az Wolves were dreadful!

It aall went 't*ts up' az a great forst half waz replaced by a shambolic second, and with just 4 minutes of the half gone 'The Wounded Wolves' fought back with a goal from Jarvis which went in off Danny Simpson.

We fell apart after this as Wolves besieged wor goal and the impossible happened at the mid point of the half, when a free kick foond Doyle who slotted home for the equaliser in front of the 1,800 visitin' fans in 'Level 7' of 'The Leazes'!

They cud actually have won it in the final throes of the game, but it ended aall square and two valuable points were dropped in wor quest for a European place!

600 in a row and ONE to forget!

Toon team: Krul, Simpson, Williamson, Coloccini, Santon, Ryan Taylor (Guthrie 65), Cabaye, Tiote (Shola Ameobi 80), Gutierrez, Ba, Cisse (Ben Arfa 65) 

Attendance: 52,287 (1,800 happy 'wounded animals'!) 

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