|THT TOON ATTACK THE AWAY END CLAD IN WOR HORRIBLE |
NEW LIME GREEN AND DARK BLUE 3rd STRIP!
"WE'RE IN A RIGHT PICKLE!"
With ne sleep whatsoever after finishin' neetshift at '3 am bells' aa heeded for 'The Central' 2 hours later, to catch the forst of 3 trains which would take us to Swanzee.
Me 2 travellin' companions on this occasion were 'Tex Taylor' and 'Grumpy Stumpy' and we reely didn't look forward to the 6 hours (plus) train journey to sooth Wales!
We arrived on time and az a'm one of those people who just cannit sleep on trains or busses aa emerged from train carriage totally knackered!
Wor forst port o caall waz 'The Villiers' bar which iz half way between the train station and the groond where a few lubrications were hoyed doon wor necks before heedin' for the away tornstiles.
Az iz usual these days anti P45DEW banners were present and were held aloft az the teams ran oot! <(just the kind of 'support' the team needs???)
The age of the cardholders waz ominous!---they were AALL under 30, with most of them inebriated teenagers (who must have had a smell of the barmaids apron!)
The rest of us '30/40 plus to zimmerframe age', just stood in silence az the protests went on aroond us!
Anyway!--Swanzee took the lead in the 17th minute just after Obertan missed a glorious chance for us, when Bony slid the baall past Tim Krul in the Toon goal after a 'one-two' with anothaa Swanzee player!
Protests then grow louder and more venomous when the word 'Paedophile' iz used against wor beleaguered manager! <("NOT! very nice lads and lasses and completely oot of order!")
Just before half time the unexpected happens when Obertan puts Cisse through and from a very tight angle he fires the baall into the Swanzee goal reet in front of the protestin' Toon fans!
Their protests then torned to support of unbridled joy az Cisse gives a "Sshh!" sign with hiz finger in anger at the protesters!
The 2nd period starts badly when we concede again when Siggerson plays a great baall to Wayne Routledge and the ex Toon player chips the baall ower Krul to put 'The Swan Lakers' back in front!
'Q' more protests with one banner showin' wor sequence of results this year which looks like the name of a Welsh toon! LLDDLWLLLDWLLL etc!
Cisse than saves P45DEW's bacon when he produces anothaa equaliser at the far end from us when Sammy Ameobi races doon the right wing and crosses to Cisse and he places the baall past their keeper to give us a point!---but we are still in the bottom 3 with ne wins since May!
Conclusion: 25% of wor 'fans' protested from the start (aall under 30) while the othaa 75% DIDN'T <(this includes quite a few teenagers az well who refused to join the 'gang'!)
Aa don't for ONE MINUTE support wor manager, az aa think he shud gan! (hence P45DEW!)---but to slag him off with vile chants before the game haz even started (like at Soothampton and Stoke!) just doesn't help wor cause!
After the game we made for Newport where we were stayin' for the neet! ONE pint of John Smith's @ £1.99 in the Wetherspoons boozer next to the hotel and aa waz nearly asleep! An orly neet followed before catchin' the train(s) back to Tyneside on Sunday afternoon!
We came back via H***ford and az we passed through the station aa put mee coat ower mee heed so aa didn't have to see the poxy place! ('1972 and aall that' yi understand!) <(Aa waz there!)
|"NO! IT'S NOT A BURKA *** IT'S ME @ H***FORD STATION!"|
(pic by Mal the Inglish Skool Teechaa!)
'Grumpy Stumpy had a jar of pickled onions in hiz owerneet bag and we proceeded to eat them by spearin' them with some tooth-picks he had aallso brought!
"We were in a right pickle---just like wor team!"
Toon team: Krul, Janmaat, Coloccini, Williamson, Dummett, Colback (Riviere 69), Tiote, Sissoko, Obertan, Cisse (Perez 85, Gouffran (Sammy Ameobi 58)
Attendance: 20,662 (2,000 Toon fans)
PS: There were a mind bogglin' 29 station stops! from Swanzee back to 'The Central' via Manchester!---a world records perhaps???
Swansea trip, pub crawl (not many!)
|THE QUEENS HOTEL, NEWPORT|