"A THOOSAND MILES FOR ONE OF YOUR SMILES!"
We make wor 2nd langest jorney of the season tomorrow, when we travel by 'choo choo train'(s) to deepest Hampshire via London, for a Premyaa Leegue fixture @ St Mary's (Swanzee iz forthaa!)
We depart from 'The Central' @ '6 bells' and shud be there by dinnaatime to catch the '2nd wave' of 'gargling' time! (the 1st 'wave' iz before '11 bells'---like!)
A'v got to de a neetshift truck run to Halesowen yet again toneet ('run 159' since last Joon!) and shud complete the 450 mile roond trip by '4 am bells' in the mornin'---just enough time to gan yem and get changed/showered/fed, before grabbin' a few cans and heedin' for the train station!
Then it's a 650 mile roond trip to Sooothampton makin' mee total jorney time just to see the match of 1,100 miles!
Aa could of course eethaa miss the match' (an unfinkable non starter of course!) OR skip work toneet (so aa could get some kip!), but az they naa where am gannin in the mornin', they would, ne doubt, put 'two and two together' and mee cards would be on the office table on Monday mornin'!
And so aa'll have to try and catch a few hours 'shuteye' on the way doon in coach 'F' to 'recharge mee batteries' before gannin' on the hoy doon there! <(the things yi de to follow The Toon!)
Not sure of wor team line up yet?, but worryingly, top goalscorer Loic Remy iz unlikely to be in the startin' 11 again, due to injury!
aalso missin' will be goalie Tim Krul who picked up a knee injury against Everton on Tuesday and Debuchy iz aalso still crocked!
A full match report will follow sometime on Sunday (when aa wake up!)---"ZZZZZzzzzz!!!!!"
Meeenwhile---below are two match reports from 'The Geordie Times' archive---one iz from mee forst visit to the now lang gone 'Dell' way back in the 1968-1969 season when aa waz still at school and the othaa from 1984-1985