|ACTION FROM LAST SEASON @ SJP---NUFC WON 1-0 (REMY)|
Tomorrow @ '3 bells' we face a 'six pointer' when we take on basement boys Villa @ St James' Park and a win would see us move 13 points clear of them and forthaa away from the relegation zone!
A draw or defeat however will see us hoverin' above 'the abyss' and with ne home wins since December, this iz not beyond the realms of possibility!
Since 'Whey Aye the Pie' Carver took charge at the start of January wor home record reads: Won NONE, Drawn TWO, Lost ONE
Squad news: Spiderman Gutierrez retorns to the fray after a lang illness and iz sure to receive a rapturous welcome shud he come on and we wish him well!
Jack Colback starts a 2 match ban for receivin' hiz TENTH bookin' of the season against Man City last week, while De Jong, Dummett, Steve Taylor and Tiote are aall oot through injuries!
Amazingleee!---(considerin' wor plight!) there will be a 52,000 crowd in attendance az the anly tickets left on sale are the 300 returned by Villa, who will have a 2,700 followin' in 'level 7' of The Leazes End!
History lesson: We forst played Villa @ St James' Park 117 years ago on 1st October 1898 when we drew 1-1 in an old 1st Division game. Ootside right, Joe Rogers got wor goal in front of a 25,000 crowd that day!
Geordie Times history: 1975! when we won 3-0 with Supermac scorin' twice and Tommy Craig gettin' the othaa in front of 35,604 (Can't remember which 'end' I waz in that day?)
A 3-0 win tomorrow would de very nicely---but divvint haad yer breath!
Aall time record: We have played 'The Hazbeenz & Villians' a total of 158 times in wor history and have won 69, drawn 34, lost 55 times!
A full 'Geordie Times' match report & pix will appear here sometime on Sunday---az per usual ---"watch this space!"