|THE TOON ATTACK 'THE CLEVER TREVOR' STAND|
DURIN' THE FORST HALF!
(View from row 'V')
The day started off @ 'The Central' where we were booked on the '8 bells' train to 'the smoke' and before we knew it we were @ 'The Overdraft Tavern' in East Ham for the customary pre match 'liquid refreshments' by 'high noon', where the usual incumbent away travellers were situated!
From there it waz a 20 minute waalk to the groond in a HAILSTONE shower!<(in MAY!?) for yet anothaa 'must not lose' game!
The Toon had great support and wor section stretched from behind the goal to to left corner of 'The Clever Trevor' (Brooking) Stand'!
With 'Captain Coloccini' back in the fold to stedy the defence we were confident of at least one point from this game, although ex Toon players Andy Pandy Carroll and Kevin Nolan would ne doubt have sommik to say aboot that!
'The Sissoko Kid' waz missin' for us through injury and that left Cisse to lead the line.
The main taalkin 'point' of the game, waz DID Demba Cisse's goal bound shot in front of the Toon fans in the forst half, cross the line or not, before it waz hasily cleared away!---but the linesman in front of us thought otherwise, didn't give it and the game carried on!
Certainly from wor view behind the goal it looked az though a perfectly good goal had been disallowed!
Anyway!---it wasn't given and we tried in vain to to make the breakthrough withoot success and thankfully both Carroll and Nolan had an 'off day' az well az the game ended goal-less!
At forst glance a draw and a precious point looked like a good result until we hord that both Wigan and Villa had won to put us firmly in 'the mire'!
We now wait norvousleee to see how the SMBs get on on Monday neet and how 'The Blue Wigs' get on, on Tuesday!-----shud the SMBs draw and Wigan win, then we will be right 'up to it' 'in wor necks' by the time we travel to Shepherd's Bush next weekend for wor 'must! must! win! game against 'appy 'arrys relegated QPR side!
Toon team: Elliot, Simpson, Steve Taylor, Coloccini, Yanga, Cabaye, Tiote, Gutierrez, Ben Arfa (Shola Ameobi 66), Gouffran (Gosling 76), Cisse
Attendance: 34,962 (2,500-3,000 Toon fans?)
Footnote: Anothaa north east team who play in 'black n white stripes', namely, Spennymoor Toon, were aalso in London yesterday and won the FA Vase @ Wembley to bring the trophy 'back north' for the fifth season in a row!***Congratulations to them!