|THE TOON ATTACK THE AWAY END 1st half (dark strip---for a 'dark' performance!)|
After an 18 day sunshine break in southern Spain yoo would have thought that NUFC would retorn refreshed and 'rarin to go' in wor bid to avoid the dreaded drop!----And wot did we get????---yet anothaa inept shockin' display beneath the floodlights, rain, sleet and howlin' wind!
With less than 2,000 Toon fans shiverin' to death in the visitors enclosure to witness this latest debacle, it waz a sorry sight az the team trundled dejectedly off the pitch at the end to 'howls of derision' from those still left in the away end!
It waz obvious from the start that 'The Brollyless Wally' had set hiz stall oot to try and get a goal-less draw and a point---and the fact that not one solitary corner came wor way in the forst period and just a couple of 'powder puff' efforts from wor lack lustre strikers? said it aall az we faced a Stoke side that were awful az well!
|2nd half 'action'?|
The killer blow in this dreadful game came 10 mins from time when Jack Colback failed to clear from the edge of the box and the baall fell nicely to Xherdan Shaqiri---
and 'Mr X' gleefully hammered the baall past Rob Elliot in 'The Toon' goal, az he stood 'rooted to the spot'----az the rest of wor defence looked on!
A late effort from sub Doumbia waz brilliantly saved by Butland in the home goal---but the game waz up by this time!
That's SEVEN defeats in a row away from home now---and with just SEVEN goals scored on the road we are heedin' for wor lowest away goals tally---EVER!
With just 11 games to gan, it looks now like a straight fight between NUFC, The SMBs and Norwich, just az to who will join Villa in the 2nd flight next season, az aall 3 of the above mentioned are stuck on 24 points!
Unbeleeevibly McClaren claimed after the match that we were "unlucky" az Butland had "saved them!" and that "we didn't deserve that!"---Az they would say in a Xmas pantomime
"OH YES WE DID!"
'The Wally' obviously watched a different 'pantomime' to us!???
He then uttered theeze 'inspirational' words! "Dust yourself down and go again on Saturday!"
We reely divvint naa wot to say any more!
---we are f*****' speechless!
Toon team: Elliot, Janmaat, Lascelles, Taylor, Dummett, Colback (Perez 84), Shelvey, Sissoko, Wijnaldum, Gouffran (Riviere 74), Mitrovic (Dombia 84)
Attendance: 27,331 (less than 2,000 diehards this time!) *
The pre match 'gargels' took place here!---the anly boozer anywhere near the groond which waz 'rammed' <(yoo have to 'pre-book' to get in!---honest!) <(Sarnie Steve booked a table for us!)