|HAPPY TIMES!---THE LEEGUE CUP ORLIER THIS SEASON --WE WON 2-0!|
Tomorrow we are off to Eastlands for the 2nd time this season when we take on Man City in a live telly game @ '5:30 bells' and can anly hope that the result iz the same az the last time we were here in The Leegue Cup a few months ago, when we won 2-0 thanx to goals from Aarons and Sissoko!
However!---in the Premyaa Leegue era we have lost the last TEN times against them <(which surely must be an unwanted record?) and wor prospects look bleak to say the least, given wor current form!
There are a number of 'crocked' NUFC players who will NOT be participatin': Steve Taylor, Siem De Jong and Paul Dummett will aall be missin', while Remy Cabella and Cheik Tiote's fitness remains a big worry!
The game iz a complete sell-oot, but we have ne idea if NUFC have taken up wor full allocation of tickets for the away end like we did in The Leegue Cup! <(we shall see!)
History lesson: We forst played Man City 115 years ago (sorry! 122 years ago!) on 21st October 1893 @ Hyde Road when they went by their previous name of 'Ardwick'
We won 3-2 thanx to goals from Joe Wallace, Tom Crate and an own goal and 3,000 were present in this old 2nd Division game.
In total we have played them 173 times, winnin' 71, drawin' 39 and losin' 63 times!
'Geordie Times' history: An FA Cup replay @ Maine Road 46 years ago when we lost 2-0 in front of a 60,000 plus crowd! (Archive match report below---ground 007) *
A full Geordie Times match report on tomorrow's game will appear here sometime on Sunday (hopefully!?)