Date of this Visit: 16th July 2016
Dalymount Park, Dublin
Newcastle United 6 (Richie, Mitrovic, Gayle, Thauvin, Aarons, Wijnaldum)
Attendance: 4,200 (of which at least 3,000 were Toon fans!)
"JESUS IZ A GEORDIE AND RAFA IZ GOD!"
|RICHIE GOAL AT 'THE CARPET END'|
In complete contrast to the last few seasons The Toon actually 'hit the groond runnin' in this 6-0 demolition of Bohemians in Dublin, with five new debuts and six different goalscorers!
We'd flown to Belfast on the Friday neet where wor digs were and then onward by choo choo train to Dublin the next mornin'! (It waz much cheaper than flyin' and stoppin' in Dublin!)
The forst roond of drinks in Dublin city centre were porchased by 'Big Al' <(NOT the sheet metal workers son!) for 3 of us (Tex Taylor waz the othaa Toon traveller!)
"That's TWENTY euros!" the barman said for the 3 pints, which worked oot at EIGHTEEN quid in Inglish money! (SIX quid a pint!)
"TWENTY EUROS!" said 'I' in amazement, to which he replied "BREXIT!"
It waz my torn in the next boozer---The Ha'ppenny Bridge' where I waz charged a 'mere' NINETEEN AND A HALF euros! (see pub craal photos at foot of page!)
A couple of the Irish contingent then made an entrance (Declan and John from Ireland!) and we made tracks for the groond!---A marathon waalk which took half an hour, where more of The Toon Travellers were situated!
Aftaa porchasin' a few more 'liquid lubrications' (anly FIFTEEN eoros here!) it waz time to heed for the groond just roond the corner!
The last time aa waz here waz in the 1990's and the groond iz now in a sorry state with weeds growin' from the empty terraces to the right of us and the virtual empty stand opposite waz minus it's roof, of which half the terrace had been demolished since the last time we were here!--Part of the roof behind the left hand goal had aalso been demolished az well! -'The Home of Irish Futbaall'---az the sign said opposite, iz a dilapidated groond if ever there waz one (see pix!)
|THE 'HALF A STAND WITH NE ROOF ENCLOSURE'!|
The game kicked off at '2 bells' and the whole groond seemed to be full of Toon fans---most of them of the Irish variety, with hardly a Bohs fan in sight!---very strange---where were they????
NUFC wore black armbands in honour of The Undertaker and Liam who died 2 years ago when their plane waz shot doon ower The Ukraine az they travelled to New Zealand to watch The Toon---RIP lads!
The game started of with the home side havin' a couple of chances before wor 'new faces' made their impact:
The goal sequences were az follows:
15th minute: James Sterry passed the baall to MATT Richie and he hit a sweet effort into the (wait for it!) > DES KELLY CARPET STAND to the right (get it?--see pic of stand and goal at top of page!) (1-0!)
30th minute: Mitrovic waz hacked doon in the box and he stepped up to take the resultin' penalty, which he hit to the left of the Bohs keeper! (2-0!)
|MITRO PEN AT 'THE CARPET END' |
(BOHS WERE ON THE FLOOR BY THIS TIME!) (sic!)
Fans were still driftin' in at this time az the match tickets said it waz a '3 bells' kick off!
49th minute: anothaa debutant Dwight Gayle smashes the baall off the crossbar and into the net at 'The Dilapidated Weed Strewn Terrace End' (again, see pix!) (3-0!)
|GOAL FOR NUFC AT 'THE DILAPIDATED WEED STREWN TERRACE END' |
(CAN'T REMEMBER WHICH GOALSCORER NOW? (hic!)
59th minute: Just before the hour mark Rolando Aarons side foots the baall into the net! (5-0!)
Jesus Gamez then came on to chants of: "Jesus iz a Geordie!" of which some wise crack added "And Rafa iz GOD!"(boom! boom!)
Jonjo Shelvey aalso had a chant which went: "He's got no hair! but we don't care!" <(where do they get them from?)
75th minute: The rout iz completed az Wijnaldum runs through to tuck hiz shot into the back of the net (6-0!)
It could have been much more against an understreanth home side, but 'we took wor foot off the gas' and for the 2nd time in 'The Guinness Republic' I saw a 6-0 win (the othaa one waz v Bray Wanderers a few years back!)
It waz then back to Belfast where the 'hooch' waz a bit cheaper (£4.50 here!) to celebrate a great pre season win at last!
In aall, 22 players were used by us and aall of them played well!
The Toon team line up(s) were az follows: "Deep breath!"
Sels (Darlow 46), Sterry (Janmaat 46), Anita (Wijnaldum 69), Mbemba (Hayden 46), Lascelles (Gamez 74), Saivet (Tiote 74), Colback (Shelvey 46), Richie (Thauvin 46), Gouffran (Perez 48), Aarons (Dummett 63) and finalleeee! Mitrovic (Gayle 46) *
Pub craal photos in Geordiebetical order! from Toon airport -to Belfast to Dublin to Belfast!
|TOON AIRPORT FRIDAY EVENIN'|
|"DIVVINT DRINK HERE****SIX QUID A PINT!"|
SOMEWHERE NEAR WINDSOR PARK IN BELFAST!
A HEADBOARD 2 MATTRESSES AND BED ON BACK OF CAR IN BELFAST!
(WHO NEEDS A TRUCK TO DELIVER IT!)