|BEN ARFA PENALTY *** 3-0 !|
Forst of aall 'grovelling apologeeez' for the failure to bring yoo the match report from wor resorve game on Friday against 'The Canary Custards of Norwich, which we won 4-1!
This was because after the match aa made the fatal misteak of gannin' with 'The Caped Crusader' for a few festive gargels in Benton, which resulted in me gettin' completleee 'snozzled' and gannin yem late and gannin to 'bedy byes' orly <(if yi see wot aa meen?) az aa had to get up and catch the 7:22 to King's Cross the next day for the Palace game!
(A match report on that game will be forthcomin' sometime this week!)
The game at Selhurst Park waz played in torrential rain and drivin winds az The Toon torned oot in their 'lucky' Brazil away strip once again! (The one we wore and won at Man U a fortneet ago!)
And it didn't tek lang to break the deadlock when Yohan Cabaye shot home in the 25th minute with his effort takin' a deflection off a Palace player to wrang foot their goalie! (it would have went in anyway!)
The Crystal Baalls then completeleee 'baalls'd it up' when a cross from Debuchy foond Palace's Gabbidon who spectacularly kicked the baall into hiz own net meanin' that he waz anly the 2nd non French player to score for us in the Premyaa Leegue this season! (the othaa bein' wor own Paul Dummett who iz English!) (Gabbidon iz Welsh!)
|VIEW FROM ROW 17|
Reeely, it waz 'curtains' after this az the home side were p*ss poor throughout and yoo could tell by the atmosphere in the home sections that they are resigned to their fate of bein' relegated at the end of the season <(hopefully with the SMBs!)
The wind swirled aroond in the 2nd half az the rain teemed doon and this iz when the home side had their best period in the farcical conditions! <(there waz a slight worry that the match could be abandoned!)
The win waz sealed near the end when 'super sub' Shola waz tripped in the box and 'super sub 2' Ben Arfa stepped up to put the baall beyond Speroni in the Palace goal to send the 2,600 travellin' faithful into a festive frenzy az thet sang the 'Jingle Bells' song!
Just after this 'Goofy' Gouffran waz unlucky az he hit the angle of the post and bar and we had to settle for a 3-0 win!
This meenz that we have won six games oot of the last eight and amazingly we could be just SIX points off top spot come Christmas Day!
After the match we heeded for 'Victoria' for some celebratory drinks in several hostelries includin' 'The Elusive Camel'! <(where DO they get the names from?)
Toon team: Krul, Debuchy, Williamson, Coloccini, Santon, Anita, Cabaye (Ben Arfa 79), Tiote, Sissoko, Remy (Shola Ameobi 75) ,Gouffran
Attendance: 24,936 (not a full hoose, but they wouldn't give us any more tickets!) (2,600 Toon fans)