|THE TOON (IN BLACK SHIRTS) ATTACK THE LEAZES GOAL|
Playin' in wor aafull new 'Bumble Bee 2nd kit' of black with a yellow hoop around the middle!----(where DO they get theeze designs from?) we started off well attackin' The Leazes End' in a 'one thord full' St James' Park, where we estimated the attendance az around aboot the 15,000 mark!
It didn't take lang for us to open the scorin' when a Janmaat cross foond new boy Matt Richie and hiz shot waz defected in by a Arnhem defender with 20 minutes on the clock!
It waz soon 2-0 when Gayle toe poked the baall into the back of the net in the 36th minute!
Just 5 mins after this goal we scored again when a fine cross from Perez foond the bonce of an unmarked Colback and he placed hiz heeder past the Arhhem keeper to make it 3-0 by half time andthere waz a 'buzz' around the small crowd. (excuse the Bumble Bee pun!)
However!--- in the 2nd period we took wor foot off the gas and allowed wor Dutch visitors to get back into the game when they pulled one back 6 minutes after the restart after sloppy defendin' on wor part by Janmaat <(mee finks?)
Anothaa goal for wor visitors 10 mins later after a Vitesse free kick waz badly defended by 'us' sent the 150 visitin' fans from Holland into joyous raptures az they jumped aboot in the 'Leazes corner'!
We held oot and thankfully didn't concede again to remain unbeaten under Rafa for ELEVEN games includin' the end of last season!
We were much better than last season's pre season friendlies under the management of 'The Wally with the Brolly', when we actually lost to York City (who were relegated from the Futbaall Leegue in May in bottom place!) and an American 3rd division side in wor tour of 'The States'!
Wor defence still needs sortin' though after those 2 horror goals!
Toon team: Sels, Janmaat (Sterry 73), Dummett, Lascelles, Hanley (Gamez 62), Hayden (Saivet 73), Colback (Shelvey 62), Anita (Goffran 73), Perez (Armstrong 62), Gayle (Mitrovic 73), Richie (Aarons 62)
Attendance: 19,200 (150 Arnhem fans)
|ARNHEM FANS IN LEAZES CORNER|
The crowd waz 4,000 more than wor estimate!