This website iz dedecated to the Newcastle United groundhoppers
who follow the fortunes of the
team aroond the world
The ground totals include
competitive and friendly forst team, resorve team, junior team and Newcastle United X1 games that 'the mad-sad groundhopper' has attended, aall for Newcastle United games
only, in the last SEVEN decades***
(the mad-sad groundhopper!)***last count 359 (360 inc Motspur Park outside)
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!