Monday 8 April 2013


Posted '7:15am bells' Monday 8th April 2013

DURIN' THE 2nd HALF!" (View from The Milburn Stand balcony)

A dour forst half and news that the SMBs were winnin @ Chelski and that QPR had had a player sent off against Wigan, filtered through to the 'faithful', az we contemplated the fact that, shud we lose, we could be one point behind the SMBs, come the crucial derby game @ St James' next Sunday @ 'high noon bells' and equal with Wigan shud they win!

Really, we didn't get oot of the blocks in the forst period and a nil-nil scoreline looked on the cards az we couldn't break doon the away sides defence and looked unlikely to do so!

The 2nd half waz much better az we attacked 'The Gallowgate End'. Vurnon Anita had a shot which deflected onto the crossbar in the 53rd minute but the baall went ower the bar, rathaa than into the net!
Then, at the mid point of the half we hit the post TWICE in the space of a few seconds when Cabaye's heeder struck the upright and reboonded oot to Cisse, who's shot aalso struck the same post but, cruelly reboonded oot again! (the FIFTH time we had hit the goal frame and not scored in the last two games, includin' the two which hit the post against Benfica last Thorsday in Lisbon!) 

Just when it looked az though we would have to settle for a point and contemplate bein' equal thord bottom, up stepped Demba Cisse in the thord minute of injury time to poke the baall home @ 'The Gallowgate End' and win the game for 'The Toon'!---(The thord home game in a row that Cisse had won it for us in stoppage time!)<(the othaa two were against Stoke and Anzi!)

When he scored I swear the roof lifted off the groond az a deafenin' noise of relief and justice enveloped the stands!
Wor manager then jumped into the crowd in unbridled joy (and lost hiz keys in the process!), while Cisse waz booked for AALSO dein' the same thing!---such waz the emotion of the moment!

News then filtered through that the SMBs had lost 2-1 and that Wigan had anly drawn against the ten men of QPR which meens that we are now FIVE points above 'the abyss' instead of bein' 'in it'!

Surelee there iz ne othaa game like futbaall, to change your feelings of 'agony' one minute to 'ecstasy' the next!?

Toon team: Krul, Simpson (Campbell 80), Santon (Anita 17), Steven Taylor, Yanga, Gutierrez, Cabaye, Marveaux, Gouffran (Shola Ameobi 69), Sissoko.

Attendance: a magnificent 51,847 includin' 502 'Wacko Jackos' from Fulham

Fixture and results section just updated---see top tool bar and 'click' <(23 days late!)

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