Date of this Visit: 14th January 2017
Griffin Park, Brentford, London
Newcastle United 2 (Gayle, Murphy)
Attendance: 11,435 (1,633 Toon fans)
"DESPICABLE DEEDS IN 'THE GLOBE'!"
|A TOON FAN DRINKS FROM A 'mackem' GLASS!!!! ---WORDS FAIL US!!!!
Diary of a Trucker/Toon fan:
Friday afternoon started off for me with mee usual 'night trunk' to Redditch in deepest Worcestershire in mee truck.----A 430 mile roond trip and a got yem at '2 bells' on the Saturday mornin'--just in time for 4 hours shut eye "ZZZZzzzz!!!!"--before gettin' up again to catch the '7:22 bells' train to King's Cross for wor game v Brentfaad in "west Landan"---(another 300 miles travellin' to get there!)
After the 45 minute tube ride from KX to South Ealing (near where Brentfaad play) we heeded for 'The Plough' which iz approx. a mile waalk to the ground (I actually 'nodded off' for a while on the tube az aa waz that tired!)
After a couple of 'gargels' in 'The Plough' (at up to £5.75 a pint!) it waz 'onward' to 'The Globe' which waz half a mile doon the road--A Brentfaad fans bar for certain az the plastic pint glasses had a Brenfaad player in their red n white striped garb on the side of the glasses!
Aa bought a pint of 'London Pride' not realisin' this, but az soon az a saw 'the horror show' on the glass aa asked the barman for a plain plastic glass, az aa point blank refused to drink from it!
He asked me why? and aa telt him in ne uncertain terms that aa wouldn't drink oot of a 'mackem glass'
He didn't have a clue wot aa waz 'on aboot', but gave me a half pint plain glass az requested and aa poured the broon stuff into it!
|^ ^ ^ "THERE'S 'NE WAY' A'M DRINKIN' OOT OF THAT!"
It shud be noted that loads of Toon fans were drinkin' from the 'said' 'mackem containers'----a despicable act from those of the black n white persuasion! <(don't yoo 'fink'?)
I took a photo of one of 'the culprits' but haven't dared to show hiz face az he might be recognised and get hiz hoose 'fire-bombed' az a result by angry Toon fans!
"LADY LUCK---AND AALL THAT!"
|1st HALF ACTION AT 'WOR END'!-(THE TOON ARE IN BLACK & GOLD)
Anyway!---it waz soon time to heed for the tornstiles where chaotic scenes greeted us az we entered the away section---it woz 'chocker' and we had to fight wor way to wor seats up a flight of stairs!
The view from row 'A' at the front waz brilliant and for some reason 'unbeknown to man nor beast' the game kicked off 7 minutes late at '3:07 bells'?
We went on the attack straight away az we kicked towards wor own fans behind the goal (havin lost the toss!) and within 20 mins we were in front when Dwight Gayle fired a fantastic shot from the far edge of the box from us into the corner of the net to send the 1,600 plus Toon fans in the tiny stands wild with delight! (hiz 20th goal of the season!)
Gayle then suffered a hamstring injury soon after and had to come off!
The goal sprung the home side into 'wake up call' az they went for the equaliser, but we managed to haad on til half time with wor 'precious' one goal lead!
Of course this IZ NUFC and within 7 minutes of the restart Brentfaad levelled things with a scrambled goal and they then went for the winner!
They nearly got it not lang after when they hit the post and the baall ran agonisingly alang the goal line before it waz cleared and aa thought for a second that the ref waz gannin to signal that the baall HAD crossed the line, but wor luck waz defiantly in and he DIDNT!
Then Hayden suffered an injury and waz replaced by Anita, but he lasted just 10 minutes after he waz clattered by a Brentfaad player and waz 'stretchered off' after a 5 minute delay!
And then after the home side were denied 2 penalties and against the run of play we got the winner in the 79th minute when Perez crossed for Daryl Murphy and heeded a fab effort past the Brentfaad keeper! (Murphy had replaced 1st goalscorer Gayle!)
|THE TOON ATTACK THE FAR GOAL (2nd half)
Sustained attacks from the home side were thwarted by Karl Darlow in the Toon goal and he waz defiantly wor 'man of the match' az he made several great saves---the last one in the NINTH minute of stoppage time due to Anita's injury! (where DID they get NINE minutes from?)
"A THOOSAND MILES FOR ONE OF YOUR SMILES!"
Anyway!--the ref finally blew hiz whistle at TEN PAST FIVE? (it shud have finished 20 mins orlier, had the game kicked of on time!) and the 3 points were wors!
News that both Brighton (and 'uddersfield) had lost, meant that we were back at the top of the pile--for the time bein' at least!
This brought a smile to wor faces and the 1,000 plus miles travelled endued by me in a day and a half by truck (430 miles) and by train (600 miles roond trip) just to see this game HAD been worth it!---me 'finx'!
|"WE WOZ THERE!"
Toon team: Darlow, Yedlin, Lascelles, Clark, Dummett, Hayden (Anita 62---Hanley 72), Colback, Richie, Perez, Gouffran, Gayle (Murphy 28)
*The post match 'gargels' took place here!"
|NEAR WARREN STREET TUBE STATION--LONDON