Aa forst saw The Toon play @ 'The Theatre of Muppets' az a fresh faced teenager ower 40 years ago, when we lost 2-1 in a old Forst Division match and up til '12:45 bells' yesterday aa still had never seen them win there! (Apart from 2 FA Cup semis against Sporz and Sheff Utd)
A'v been gannin' ever since and waz beginnin' to think that we would NEVER EVER beat them there in my lifetime!
|"IZ THIS WOR LUCKY OMEN BAR? ***READ ON!"|
Before the match we heeded off to wor usual Manchester 'haunt' of 'The Retro Bar' not too far from Piccadilly train station where the bar manager had a familiar 'Geordie twang' to hiz accent!
"Where are yee from-like?" aa asked him!
"Scotshy Road!", came the reply (that's Scotswood Road in Newcastle, made famous in 'The Blaydon Races' song!)
Iz this a 'lucky omen' aa thought???
Anyway!--- after a few 'gargels' we heeded for Salford on the train which handily dropped us outside the away tornstiles and 'in we went'!
We started off well and enjoyed a descent spell of possession with several chances gannin' aa beggin' and we edged the forst half and went in goal-less at the break!
Again we came oot in the 2nd period intent on winnin' it and then on the hour mark @ precisely '2:06 bells' a wonderous thing happened!
'The Sissoko Kid' got a slice of luck az the baall broke for him doon the right and he waz able to gallop forward before cuttin' the baall back to Yohan Cabaye who fired 'the wonder goal' past Gea in 'The Muppeteers' goal!
The three thousand Toon fans then went 'completeleee off it' az they jumped on the seats and one kid behind me nearly broke hiz leg az he went 'arse ower tit' into the row in front!
There waz still quite a way to gan az the clock ticked doon slowly with every minute seemin' like an hour az the home side pressed for the equaliser!
|THE TOON (in their Brazil strip!) CELEBRATE WOR FAMOUS VICTORY!|
So here I am, fast appoachin' 'zimmerfame', free prescription and bus pass age, with mee forst ever win against them doon here 'under mee belt' at last!
'The Sporting Life' reported:
Amid their glee the Magpie fans delivered two of the cruellest jibes! "You're gettin' sacked in the morning!" towards David Moyes and "You're goin' down with The mackems!", the derogatory name they give to their arch rivals from wearside!
It waz 41 years ago that we last beat 'The Cockney Boys of Salford' on their own patch, but az curses would have it I wasn't there to see it!
Honestleee!---it waz a golden moment to savour!---to finalleee get this 'monkey off wor back'!
Toon team: Krul, Debuchy (Yanga 83), Williamson, Coloccini, Santon, Tiote, Anita, Sissoko, Cabaye (Shola Ameobi 78), Gouffran (Ben Arfa 77), Remy
Attendance: 75,233 (3,000 Toon fans who will NEVER forget this day!)
"THE JINX HAZ BEEN JETTISONED!***
THE CURSE HAZ BEEN CAST!"