"RUN RABBIT!,RUN RABBIT!,RUN!,RUN!,RUN!"
On a crazy day @ St James' Park where we won 3-0 to relegate the sooth Wales outfit in wor last home game of the season, wor manager and absent owner were constantly bood and barracked through oot the match, cumulatin' in a mass waalkoot in the 69th minute in protest at the clubs aimless ambitions! (we last won a major trophy in 1969, The Fairs Cup!)
|View from the very back of The Milburn Stand pre match
The North Sea iz on the horizon 8 miles away!
Both sides had chances orly on and we hit the woodwork on two occasions before Shola heeded the openin' goal @ 'The Gallowgate End' in the 18th minute after a pin-point pass from 'The Sissoko Kid'!
Pardew left the dugout to patrol the touchline but a crescendo of boos on hiz appearance made him scurry back into the dugoot like a scared rabbit, caught in the headlights of a car!---hidin' behind hiz assistants John Carver and Steve Stone!
Every time he made an appearance on the touchline after this he waz roundly booed like a 'pantomime villain' and he retreated aalmost immediately every time!---a weird 'frightened rabbit' sight, if ever there waz one!
'The Fat Controller' aalso got loads of stick, but az he wasn't there, it fell on 'deaf ears'!
Again in the orly stages of the 2nd half both clubs had chances to score but in the 55th, 60th and 69th minute many fans left the groond in protest at wor sorry 'ambitions' of a top ten finish, aall for a club with 50,000 fans! (55 minutes for the last time we won the FA Cup in 1955, and 60 minutes for the last time we won a domestic trophy---that FA Cup nearly 60 years ago!)
The 69th minute saw most fans leave though and there were anly 30,000 left to witness Remy's tap in goal @ The Leazes End and Steve Taylors heeder near the end!
|The Toon attack The Leazes End
View from The Milburn Stand balcony
Pardew had made one last attempt to leave the dugoot and gan into hiz technical area, but loud boos again from those that had remained, made him make a frustrated downward hand gesture to the crowd, az he scurried back for the last time to hide behind hiz assistants! <(surely he can't survive this!?)
Toon team: Krul, Debuchy, Williamson, Coloccini, Dummett (Haidera 46), Sissoko, Anita (Steve Taylor 79), Tiote, Gouffran (Gosling 79), Shola Ameobi, Remy
Attendance: 50,239 (1,100 dejected Cardiff fans---nearly aall who were dressed in their former colours of blue!)
PS: We are off to watch Gatesheed v Grimsby this afternoon (kick off '4:30 bells') in front of wot shud be a bumper crowd of 8,000 plus in the Conference play off semi final 2nd leg (1st leg 1-1) and a place in the final at Wembley!---with the ultimate prize a place back in the Futbaall Leegue after a 54 year absence!
('Geordie Times' match report to follow tomorrow!)
"Howay the Heedbangers!"