In complete contrast to last Thorsday, when we awoke in Athens to 100 degree plus temperatures and signs at their groond sayin' 'Welcome to Hell', in Greek, the Atromitos players and fans would have thought that this waz 'Hell on Earth' az they awoke this mornin' on Tyneside to torrential rain, gale force winds and freezin' caad temperatures!
This can anly be good news az far az we are concorned, az the caader it gets the more chance we have of beatin' them to progress to the 'Group stage' of the Europa League! (the 5-1 demolition of Vitoria Setubal in the 'Inter Cities Fairs Cup', in the heavy snow, way back in 1969, springs to mind!---somethin', the Spaniards of that time had never seen!)
'The Magical Mystery Tour' draw iz tomorrow dinnertime and we await it with trepidation az to just where we will be gannin this time!??? (IF ? we progress!???)
The Toon will wear their new 'Yellow Peril' change strip this evenin' @ '8 bells' and we can anly assume that that the probable line up will be wor 'shadow squad' again, that drew 1-1 in Greece last week!?
The draw for the League Cup thord roond takes place toneet (when wor match will still be in progress!) with the possibility of FOWER! new groonds for the 'NUFC mad-sad groundhoppers'! to visit, namely, Burton Albion, Crawley Toon, Northampton Toon and MK Dons< (carnt wait!)
Az per usual---match report and League Cup draw to follow much later
PS apologeeez for not updatin' the trip to Athens last week, but a'v been 'stowed off' with work and will update it ASAP!