|THE 3rd GOAL! *** YOHAN CABAYE FIRES IN |
A FREE KICK FROM THE EDGE OF THE BOX!
(SORRY ABOOT THE BLURRED PICTURE!)
TOOO MUCH DRINK AGAIN, I'M AFRAID!
"NUMBER 5 *** WHO ARE YOO???!"
The day started off at 'The Central' where we caught the '7:22am bells' train doon to 'The Smoke', arrivin' in East Ham just after openin' time!
'The Overdraft Tavern' iz wor 'local' when we are doon here and the boozer iz just alang the road from East Ham tube station and aboot a 20 minute waalk from the groond!
After a (canny few!) liquid refreshments it waz time to heed for the tornstiles where there were massive queues for the Toon end!
A little bit of 'queue jumpin' later and we were in wor seats near the corner flag at the back of the stand!
We started off well and before lang we were in the lead when a pass from 'Goofy' Gouffran foond Yohan Cabaye who skipped around the West Ham defence to slot home @ 'The Bobby Moore End'! <(the far 'end' from us)
And then a bit of confusion az to who had actually scored wor 2nd a few minutes later, when wor 'number 5?' fired into the net??? (we DON'T have a number 5 on wor books???)
It transpired that it waz in fact Loic Remy who scored wor 2nd! Unbeknown to us, he'd had to swop hiz number 14 shirt coz there waz blood on it and he waz given a number 5 shirt for the rest of the half! (This goal brought a response from the home fans in 'The Chicken Run', who sang, "We hate Fat Sam more than you!")
We were coastin' it at this point and then bang on half time we conceded a soft goal which trickled into wor net in front of the 3,000 Toon fans present, behind the goal!
|LOOKIN' TOWARDS 'THE FAT SAM APPRECIATION SOCIETY' |
IN 'THE CHICKEN RUN'!
(VIEW FROM ROW 'AA' IN THE 'CLEVER TREVOR' BROOKING STAND!)
"ANDY CARROLL HE LOVES THE TOON!"
'Big Fat Sam's Jellied Eels' Mob then came oot in the 2nd half with aall guns blazin' and missed a glorious chance orly on to grab the equaliser through Cole in front of the goal!
Andy Carroll then 'striped off' to make hiz 1st home appearance of the season to wild applause from their fans!
He then missed a glorious chance az well, when he 'skied' the baall into row 'ZZ' when it waz much easier to score!
This brung a response from the Toon fans who sang, "Andy Carroll he loves The Toon!"
Then at 'the death' Carroll fouled Ben Arfa on the edge of the box and Yohan Cabaye took the free kick which rebounded in off the keeper and post, to seal the victory, az the Toon faithful 'went mental'! <(Andy reeely DOES love The Toon!)
After the match we went back to 'The Overdraft' for some 'celebratory sustenance', before heedin' for 'The Ship Tavern' in 'Holborn', before boardin' the last train back to Tyneside @ '9 bells' from 'King's Cross'!
Toon team: Krul, Santon (Dummett 74), Williamson, Steve Taylor, Yanga, Tiote, Anita (Shola Ameobi 60), Cabaye, Sissoko, Remy (Ben Arfa 78), Gouffran
Attendance: 33,343 (3,000 happy Toon fans!)
'Geordie Times' 'factfile': Loic Remy's goal waz the 22,222nd goal scored on matchday 22 in the Premyaa Leegue's 22 year history!