|WREATHS ARE LAID IN THE CENTRE CIRCLE IN HONOUR OF JOHN AND LIAM|
On an emotional afternoon where tributes were made on the pitch before the match to both Liam and John by the two team captains, ex SAFC keeper Jimmy Montgomery and both families of the MH17 air disaster, plus SAFC fan Gary Ferguson who amazingly raised so much money from hiz own fans in response to the tragic events, brought tears to my eyes az wreaths were laid in the centre circle!
These diehard fans will of course never be forgotten by us and a memorial garden named in their honour will shortly be opened by the main entrance stairs to The Milburn Stand!
We came oot with aall guns blazin' but in reality the Leegue Champions were just tooo good for us on the day <(yet again for the 11th time in a row!)
In aall we had six debutants playin' in wor 'aall new' black n white stripes and they tried their hardest to make the breakthrough, but the stats of NE shots on goal in the entire game showed most definatly where we are faallin' short!
In the 17th minute a tumultuous round of applause from both the 47,000 Toon fans and the 3,100 City fans housed in 'Level 7 of The Leazes End' for the flight MH17 victims, rang aroond St James' in a fittin tribute to both loyal supporters!
The Blue Moonies then started to dominate the game and they made the inevitable breakthrough came in the 38th minute when Silva shot underneath the body of Tim Krul @ The Gallowgate End to put the visitors in the drivin seat!
We tried wor best in the 2nd half az well, but City held the fort az an equaliser looked in vain from us!
The Blue Moonies then doubled their lead deep into injury time when Aguero beat Tim Krul after wor keeper parried a shot straight to him!---and he didn't miss!
Verdict: We didn't play that bad, but we definatly need a quality striker!---ne doubt aboot that---like!
Toon team: Krul, Janmaat, Williamson, Coloccini, Dummett, Colback, Anita (Obertan 63), Sissoko, Cabella, Gouffran (Aarons 74), Riviere (Perez 84)
Attendance: 50,816 (3,100 'Blue Moonies' who respected the minutes silence and supported the 17th minute applause to Liam and John!) <(thanx lads and lasses yoo did your club proud!)