"LIFE CAN BE KRUL!"
In complete contrast to hiz performance at White Hart Lane orlier this season when he had an absolute blinder, this time wor goalie Tim Krul had an absolute nightmare when he waz clearly at fault for the forst 3 goals!
Played in a howlin' gale and drivin' rain it waz obvious from the start that Sporz had come for the 3 points az they attacked wor goal @ The Gallowgate End.
They opened the scorin' in the 19th minute when a cross across the box waz parried by Krul straight to the feet of Sporz'z Adebayor for a simple tap in!
WE had a chance to level things not lang after, when Cisse shot straight at Lloris in the visitors goal, but that waz the end of wor attackin' prowls for that half and we went in one doon at the break!
Sporz doubled their lead in from of their 2,000 or so fans @ The Leazes End when an Adebayor shot waz again parried by Tim Krul straight to Paulhino, who gleefully exepted the easy chance in the 53rd minute!
WE were woeful at this point and many of wor players didn't looked interested at aall ,while those who did, wornt good enough anyway! (includin' wor one and anly loan signin' De Jong who waz substituted by Ben Arfa in the 63rd minute!)
Another parried blunder by Krul in the 82nd minute, gifted the baall to Adebayor once again and he finished sharply az the Toon fans heeded for the exits in resigned mood!
Wor misery waz completed at 'the death' when Chadli struck a superb shot past Krul, who waz blameless this time!
That's FIVE home games in a row we have lost, FOWER of them in the Premyaa Leegue, where we have failed to score a solitary goal!
The misery continues unabated!---Villa are next up in 10 days time az we have yet another 'blankety blank' weekend, due to wor non involvement in the FA Cup!
12 games to gan!---the season can't end quickly enough for many fans!---role on May the 11th!
Toon team: Krul, Debuchy, Williamson, Steve Taylor, Santon (Dummett 446), Gouffran, Sissoko, Anita, Sammy Ameobi (Marveaux 71, De Jong (Ben Arfa 63), Cisse
Attendance: 48,264 (2,000 Sporz fans) The attendance MUST have been made up with season ticket 'non attenders' included, az there were gaps to be seen aall ower the groond, includin' 2 empty sections in 'level 7' of The Leazes End! (There were 4 empty seats in front of me for example) (and ne sign of 'The Fat Controller' in the directors box yet again!)
My prediction of a 45,000 crowd, therefore, waz much nearer the mark!
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