"IT'S JUST LIKE WATCHIN' 'THE TOON'!"
|ADAM CAMPBELL (centre of pic in white shirt) PUTS |
'THE HEEDBANGERS' AHEED FROM THE SPOT!
With ne Toon games to gan te it waz decided to heed for 'The Heed' and take in their Conference game against bottom side Nuneaton!
'Tex' Taylor and Les 'the Heedbanger' were my drinkin' companions and we started off in 'The Crown' in Coatsworth Road in Bensham for the customary pre match 'liquid lubrications'!
Just ower the road from 'The Crown' in Windmill Hills there are breathtakin' views of The Toon and St James' Park in particular from the high vantage point!
It waz then a mini bus ride with a few othaa Heedbangers and we arrived @ Gatesheed Stadium just before kick off in anticipation of a big victory for Gatesheed!
Think again!---just like The Toon's previous two games this waz absolute garbage az relegation fodder Nuneaton wernt there just to make up the numbers!
The Heed took the lead through Toon loanee Adam Campbell from the penalty spot in the 6th minute and the big victory waz lookin' good! ----"WRANG!"
|ACTION AT 'THE BYKER WAALL END' |
(the 'Byker waall' in the east end of Newcastle can be seen
on the horizon across the Tyne)
The game just petered oot after this and just before the end of the half we decided to gan to the concourse for some much needed 'lubrications'---but the queue waz massive and to top it aall Nuneaton equalised in forst half stoppage time! <(which we of course, missed!)
Aa waited til the queue died doon and ended up missin' a few minutes of the 2nd half az aa downed mee can of 'Worthy' in a plastic container in the concourse!
Back on the terraces the natives were gettin' restless az The Heed just couldn't break doon the visitors defence---and then disaster struck when Nuneaton were awarded a penalty of their own which waz convorted to the delight of the 20 odd diehards who had made the jorney to Tyneside!
|THE 20 ODD NUNEATON FANS CAN JUST BE SPOTTED BELOW |
THE LETTER 'B' IN THE FAR STAND
(the letters stand for Gatesheed Metropolitan Borough Cooncil!)
That's the way it ended and the teams came off to loud booin' from the fans and a slatin' for the coachin' staff!
Gatesheed's play-off hopes now look bleak and we heeded for The Railway Club next to the High Level Bridge for the post match 'gargels' to discuss anothaa horror show futbaall match!
"It's just like watchin' The Toon!"
Attendance: 1,047 (26 Nuneaton diehards!) *
We said yesterday that 'The Geordie Times' would reveal wor new futbaall correspondent today--but protracted negotiations with hiz agent are still on gannin' and we shud? have sommik to tell yiz tomorrow! (hopefully!)