This afternoon we face 'The Swan Lakers' from sooth Wales in wot heed coach John 'Pieman' Carver describes in the 'Ronny-Gill' az a 'World Cup Final game'!
Quote: "We have been preparing for it like a World Cup final!---That's how important it iz!"
Carver aalso says that the planned protests ARE affectin' the players, despite sayin' exactly the opposite after the Sporz game last Sunday!?--- <("Yi want to mek yi mind up, bonny lad!")
|CEDRIC THE SWAN (AND SIGNETS!)|
We gan into the game tryin' to avoid wor SEVENTH defeat on the bounce and Carver iz desperate not to beat Pardew from last season who aalso lost six in a row!
Wor home record under Carver's stewardship iz ONE win in FOWER months!---(The Natives are gettin' restless!)
History lesson: We forst played Swansea 'Town' <(az they were then known) in an FA Cup tie @ St James' durin' the 2nd World War on January 15th 1915 when we drew 1-1 in front of a 30,005 crowd. Bill McCracken got wor goal from the penalty spot! (We won the replay 2-0!)
Geordie Times history: 35 years ago this month, when we lost 3-1 in front of just 14,314 fans in an old Division 2 game. (Alan Shoulder got wor solitary goal through a penalty)
42 meetings: 22 wins, 7 draws and 13 defeats in total
A full 'Geordie Times' match report and pix of us liftin' the World Cup will appear here on Sunday!