|THE TOON ATTACK THE LEAZES END|
(View from row 'Y' Leazes middle tier)
A fabulous bullet heeder and the last 'kick' of the game sealed this tie in dramatic style when Demba Cisse heeded home @ The Leazes End after he got onto the end of a fabulous cross from 'Marveaux the Magician' to 'congure up' a place in the qwaata finals of the Europaa Leegue!
It was nil-nil up til this point and extra time looked a cortainty and the prospect of havin' 'ne time for a drink' after the game filled me with dread az a penalty 'shoot out' looked on the cards!
'The Makhachkems' had started off the brighter of the two sides in this the forst ever 'Tyne/Dagestan derby' @ St James!<(whey!---there's anly three thoosand miles distance between the two clubs!) and worryingly they had a few chances which they thankfully didn't convort.
'The Geordies' on the otha hand took a while to get gannin' and in torms of possession in the forst half the visitors 'nicked it'!
|THE TOON ATTACK THE GALLOWGATE END|
WE started off the brighter though in the second period and went close orly on when 'The Sissoko Kid' heeded just ower on a couple of occasions.
Steve Taylor then had a great chance to put us aheed but he 'fluffed it' and the stalemate continued!
And then the tornin' point came in the 55th minute when Anzi defender Gonzalez waz sent off for a second bookable offence, when he fouled Haidara and the Jawman referee showed him the red card!
We then went on the offensive<(we naa aall the big words!) and had numorous chances to win it
But Anzi nearly won it late on when a fabulous strike from Bossoffara<(hope av spellt this reet?) hit the bar @ The Gallowgate End with Rob Elliot in wor goal, beaten!
And then the most dramatic finale of aall!
After Cisse scored hiz bullet heeder he kicked the advertisin' board behind the goal in unbridled joy, nearly breakin' hiz foot in the process, az the 45,000 plus crowd went balllisssticcc!
The Jawman ref didn't even restart the game az Cisse had scored in the very last second! (93 minutes and 2 seconds to be precise!)
More importantly, with ne extra time or penalties, aa now had time for a few 'liquid refreshments' in The Companions Club after the game, before catchin' the last bus yem!
We were through to todays draw in an hours time and we will take on ANYBODY apart from Lazio, az they must play their home leg behind closed doors, with ne chance of us gettin' in!
(Er!---divvint want Ruban eetha, coz we'll have to apply those dreaded Rushan visas again!---or! Fenebache of Torkey coz it's tooo dangerous!)
Toon team: Elliot, Santon, Steve Taylor, Yanga, Haidara, Anita (Campbell 71), Tiote, Cabaye (Gutierrez 36), Marveaux, Sissoko, Cisse
Attendance: 45,487 (300 or so 'Makhachkems')
The draw for the qwaata finals will take place after the Champions Leegue draw @ '11:00 bells' this mornin', with the Europaa League draw due to start aroond aboot an hours time @ '11:40 bells'!
Teams we would like to draw are in GOLD!---teams we divvint want are in PINK!
Ruban Kazan of Rushaa<(No thanx!---visas required again!)
Basel of Switzerland<(No thanx!---been here before---got the t shirt!)
Sporz of London<(No thanx!---been here this season aalready!)
Benfica of Portugal<(YES PLEEEEZE!---The REAL and ANLY Stadium of Light!)
Chelski of London<(No thanx!---again---been here this season!)
Fenebache of Torkey<(No thanx!---too dangerous!)
Lazio of Italy <(No thanx!---behind closed doors!)
So that narrows it doon then!?
WE WILL OF COURSE LET YOO NAA WHO WE GET AND WOR REACTION ASAP!