|THE TOON (in dark blue) ATTACK THE FAR GOAL IN THE 1st HALF
"SUPER SUBS SINK SORRY SPORZ!"
The day started of badly when wor train broke doon near the village of Langley Moor in Coonty Durham and we were stuck for ower half an hour az the train driver tried to fix the Pantaloon which connects with the owerheed electrified wires on the top of the train ("ER!" --that shud be Pantagraph NOT Pantaloon!)
|"A VIEW TO DIE FOR!"---"FOR 45 MINS AT LEAST!"
Anyway after an anxious wait, where we had the 'priviledge' of lookin' oot the train window onto a local 'beauty spot'---namely a scrapyard with wrecked cars stacked on top of each othaa!----we were finally 'on wor way again' and eventually arrived into King's Cross 45 minutes late!
It waz then off to 'Manor House' on the tube where we met up with the rest of the entourage <(we naa aall the big words!) in 'The Brownswood' boozer!
Again, ne one waz confident aboot this game, despite wor unexpected 2-0 win against 'The Liverbirds' the week before!
It waz then off to White Hart Lane and wor scepticism seemed justified az a lack lustre performance waz played oot in front of us in the forst half!--(although we did shoot worsels in the foot in the 5th minute when a De Jong shot which waz heedin' for the back of the net waz blocked by CISSE?, who somehow got in the way of the effort!?) ----and then aa got a text message off 'Barry from The Newcastle Arms' back home! "I've got a good feeling about todays game, mate!", he said and ne sooner had I put my 'telling bone' back in my pocket, disaster struck when a Eric Dier back heeder couldn't be kept oot by Elliot this time and Sporz had the lead just before the break! <(wot were yoo sayin' Barry?)
The 2nd half waz much better and we came oot lookin' for the equaliser! It waz still 1-0 to Sporz however az the clock ticked doon and then two inspired substitutions torned the game on it's heed when Mitrovic and Perez came on for the inaffective De Jong and Cisse!
Just when it looked az though we were heedin' for anothaa defeat in the capital, Coloccini heeded across the box and up stepped Mitrovic who toe pocked the baall into the Sporz net after a scramble in the box!--1-1 after 75 minutes!
|'GEORDIE TIMES' EXCLUUUSIVE!
COLOCCINI (far right) HEEDS THE BAALL ACROSS THE BOX
JUST BEFORE WOR EQUALISER FROM MITROVIC
'JUST ONE' SECOND LATER!
We were happy to settle for a point at this stage, but Perez had othaa ideas and just after Mitrovic had missed a glorious chance to win it, HE DID with a great shot deep into injury time which Lloris in the home goal waz unable to stop az the baall hit the back of the net to send the 2,500 Toon fans into crazy celebrations!---It waz tooo late for a comeback and the ref blew for full time a few seconds later and for the thord time in a row we had claimed the 3 points @ White Hart Lane!---Not anly that! but Perez had won us the game there for the 2nd year in a row az well!
The celebrations continued in central London after the game, before we caught the train back to 'The Toon', which waz runnin' late again!----but who cared!---we were nuw up to the dizzy heights of 15th in the Leegue!
"I told you so!" said 'Barry' in anothaa text message!---Yoo certainly did Barry!---yooo certainleeee did!
Toon team: Elliot, Janmaat, Coloccini, Dummett, Mbemba, Sissoko, Anita (Gouffran 91), Colback, Wijnaldum, De Jong (Perez 63), Cisse (Mitrovic 72)
Attendance: 35, 768 (2,500 or so very happy Toon fans!) *