|A TRIBUTE TO JOHN AND LIAM IN 'THE BLACK BULL'|
The day started off at 'The Black Bull' on Barrack Road (where John 'The Undertaker' drank pre match) and then onward to 'The Leazes Club', (where Liam 'from the Lamp' drank) before makin' wor way to the 'Alder Sweeney Memorial' which had just been opened the day before in the presence of both families.
We laid a black rose and a white rose on the memorial in honour of both super fans and stood in reflection before heedin' for the tornstiles.
From the word 'go' we shot worsels in the foot by concedin' a goal at The Gallowgate End with barely 30 SECONDS on the clock in wot waz to prove an error ridden game!
The goal sequences were az follows:
30 seconds: A strike from Gayle gives the visitors the lead after Tim Krul failed to hold a shot from Chamkh! *** 0-1 !
37th minute: Janmaat scores at The Gallowgate End in a scrambled effort to score hiz forst goal for The Toon *** 1-1 !
48th minute: 'The Crystal Balls' retake the lead just after the re-start through a Puncheon volley, with The Toon's defence in array! ***1-2 !
73rd minute: Super sub Rolando Aarons brings us back to 'level torms' az he rises to a heeder which beats the Palace keeper 'aall ends up'! *** 2-2 !
88th minute: Aarons skims a defender to cross for Mike Williamson to poke home wot waz surely the winner az the roof lifts off the ground! *** 3-2 !
95th minute: WRANG!----Zaha breaks wor hearts with an equaliser 5 minutes into injury time, much to the delight of the 1,500 Crystal Balls follower high in 'level 7' of 'The Leazes End'! *** 3-3 ! final score!
Verdict: We chucked it away against a poor Palace team!---It looks like anothaa lang hard season for us to endure once again!
Games played: 3 *** games won: 0 *** points won: 2 *** points dropped: 7 !
Toon team: Krul, Janmaat (Anita 79), Coloccini, Williamson, Haidera, Colback, Sissoko, Cabella, De Jong (Perez 79), Gouffran (Aarons 67), Riviere
Attendance: 49,226 (1,500 Crystal Balls) The crowd waz much bigger than wot we expected includin' the away contingent!
|'BAR LOCO' IN LEAZES PARK ROAD *** NE EXPLANATION NEEDED!|