|THE TOON ATTACK THE GALLOWGATE END DURIN' THE 2nd HALF|
(VIEW FROM THE MILBURN STAND BALCONY)
"REMY TO THE RESCUE!"
An unbelievable borin' game waz played oot @ St James' Park yesterday in front of a very quiet 50,000 plus crowd, although wor visitors had a few chances orly on with centres across the box at The Gallowgate End, but nebody to finish off the crosses <(thankfully!)
We didn't coont one decent shot on target from us in the entire 1st half az we 'attacked'? The Leazes End---dire stuff indeed!
Aa said to 'Norman the Cowboy Plumber' who waz sittin' next to me that aa didn't realise we had won a corner!
"Are yi not watchin' the game--like?", he said and aa replied that actually, aa waz faallin' asleep, az the game waz so bad!
|ACTION? FROM THE 1st HALF|
The 2nd half wasn't much better with both sides passin' to each other in the middle of the park and we wondered just when we would see a goal, az we hadn't scored a leegue goal at home since BOXIN' DAY!---when we beat Stoke 5-1 <(59 days by wor reckonin'!)
And then aall of a sudden the game and crowd came to life in the 80th minute when a blatant hand baall in the Villa penalty area waz torned doon by the ref Martin Atkinson az he waved the protests from the Toon players away!
Then in the 88th minute Loic Remy somehow managed to hit the post in front of an open goal and we fell back in wor seats in despair!
Just when it looked like wor home goal drought would continue into March, Remy made amends for hiz glarin' miss 3 minutes into injury time when he latched onto a deflected effort from new boy De Jong to beat a defender before slammin' the baall into the net!
|LOOKIN' TOWARDS THE CIVIC CENTRE AND THE COAST|
ABOVE THE EAST STAND ROOF!
You would have thought we'd won the FA Cup!, such waz the roar and relief from the crowd for gettin' this 'monkey off wor backs', az Remy went ballistic and celebrated in The Strawberry Corner by rippin' hiz shirt off in unbridled joy! <(resultin' in a yellow card!)
We are now back in 8th place on 40 points and are 16 above the drop zone!---surely enough to banish aall thoughts of 'the abyss'!? with just 11 games to gan!
Toon team: Krul, Debuchy, Williamson, Coloccini, Dummett, Anita, Tiote (Gosling 89), Sissoko, Gouffran, Remy, Cisse (De Jong 72)
Attendance: 50,417 (2,000 Hazbeenz in The Leazes level 7) (Ne sign of 'The Fat Controller' again!---Hiz last 'leegue visit' to St James' waz against Hull on 21st September last year!) (5 months and 2 days!) <(proves beyond doubt he couldn't give a t*ss aboot us!)
PS: Just how we can get 50,000 to torn up after recent results and the cr*p kick off time, iz anybodys guess???)