Yet another reet footed wonder strike from Hatem Ben Arfa @ The Gallowgate End saved the day for The Toon in another 'lack lustre' performance!
'The Villians of the peace' took the lead at the mid point of the forst half when Ciaran Clark heeded past Tim Krul @ The Leazes End ("ER!"---THAT SHUD READ GALLOWGATE END!) to send their unusually smaall band of aroond 1,000 fans, wild with delight<(a sign of the times perhaps?)
|SPOT THE AWAY FANS IN LEVEL 7!|
Ben Arfa then hit hiz wonder strike on the hour mark past Guzan in the visitors goal<(WOT!---no Shay Given!?) to give us a barely desorved point!
(The Toons 999th Premya League goal---by the way!)
Ex SMB Darren Bent waz hit full in the face with the baall near the dugoots in the 2nd half and he went doon like 'a sack of taatties'. It waz hit with such force by Ben Arfa that it ricocheted off Bents bugle and went oot for a corner to us!---much to the delight of the Toon faithful!
Ex Toon players Steven Ireland and Charlie N'Zobia were givin' loads of stick (especially N'Zobia when he came on az a 2nd half sub!)
The lass who sits two seats from me on The Milburn Stand balcony summed the game up porfectleee! "WE PLAYED OK IN THE FORST TWO MINUTES!", she said---and she waz REET!
Toon team: Krul, Simpson (Bigirimana 38)Coloccini, Steven Taylor, Santon, Ben Arfa, Cabaye, Anita, Gutierrez (Marveaux 86), Ba(Obertan 87), Cisse
Attendance: 48,245 (anly 1,000 Villians of the peace!)