Aftaa the disastrous week we have just had, the last thing we needed waz a game against 'in form' Chelski, who had won their previous six games!
And indeed, the visitors were 'on fire' in the 1st half with attack after attack and it seemed anly a matter of time before they broke the deadlock in the poarin' rain!
Wor 1st shot on target didn't come until the 30th minute when Cabaye had a weak effort saved by Chelski keeper Cech @ The Leazes End!
Somehow we managed to get to the break withoot concedin' and were grateful for that at least!
If you'd said to me or 'Norman the Cowboy Plumber', who waz sittin' next to me, that we would win this, we would have sent for the men in white coats to take you away in a straight jacket to the nearest lunatic asylum!
|"A VERY RAINY ST JAMES' PARK!"|
But!---and like in many games this season, we came oot with 'aall guns blazin' and in the last 30 minutes of the game in particular we pounded 'The Pensioners' goal az the torrential rain got heavier!
The 'unexpected' happened at the mid point of the half, when!, (after instructions from wor manager!) Yohan Cabaye send in a free kick from 35 yards oot and hiz floated effort foond the divin' heed of 'Gooffy' Gouffran which beat Cech 'aall ends up' @ The Gallowgate End!
Wor joy waz then 'doubled' in the last minute of the game when 'super-subs' Obertan foond Anita, who then crossed for Loic Remy, who curled the baall in from near the penalty spot.
Hiz shot hit the far post and reboonded into the net, past the stranded Cech, who waz rooted to the spot!
The crowd went wild in disbelief that we had won it!----Totally 'unexpected' but a gleefully 'excepted' THREE points!
News on the telly in 'The Duke of 'Welly' after the game, that the SMBs were losin' and had had TWO players sent of, brought a loud cheer aroond the bar az we celebrated wor win with 'glasses raised'! (Former Toon hero Tommy Cassidy was amongst the 'celebrators'!)
"WOT A DIFFERENCE A WEEK MAKES!"
Toon team: Krul, Debuchy, Santon, Williamson, Yanga, Tiote (Anita 53), Cabaye, Sissoko, Gouffran (Obertan 85), Remy, Shola Ameobi (Cisse 62)
Attendance: 51,674 (3,000 OAPs)
*Footnote: we say 'OAPs' or 'Pensioners' az this waz Chelski's nickname from 1905 - 1980's---They changed it to 'The Blues' then, but they will aalways be 'The Pensioners' az far az we are concerned!)