Friday 16 December 2016

251 (revisited) jjb stadium wigan

Ground number 251 revisited 

Date of this visit: 14th December 2016

JJB Stadium (its original name!) Wigan


Wigan Athletic 0

Newcastle United 2 (Diame, Atsu)


EFL Championship

Attendance: 14,562 (4,800 Toon fans)



This waz a scrappy performance under a full moon, which
hovered aboot above the groond, and Toon fans were definatly ‘ower the moon’ with this result, which takes us back to the top of the table by 1 point from Brighton, but more importantleee, NINE points above Reading in 3rd place (and with a goal difference of plus 27!)

The big breakthrough came in the 26th minute when Mo Diame played a one-two thre with Issac Hayden to welly the baall into the net in front of the Toon faithful to lift the roof off that end of the groond!

Up until this point the game had been dire az aa watched the full moon rise above the ground---(aa waz THAT bored with the proceedings on the pitch!)

If anything the 2nd half waz WORSE iz we failed miserably to add to wor score.

Wigan had chances to equalise and one shot in particular waz brilliantly saved by Karl Darlow in The Toon goal!

And then the decisive goal!

Gouffran ran doon the left flank and crossed the baall to (super sub) Atsu who hit a sweet left footer into the roof of the net to claim the 3 points and send us back to the top of the table!


Not a good game to watch---but it’s the points that matter!

Toon team: Darlow, Anita, Lascelles, Clark, Dummett, Richie (Atsu 69), Shelvey, Hayden, Gouffran, Diame, Gayle (Perez 82)


The pre match ‘gargels’ took place here!




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