Updated: '10:55am bells' Munday
"THE ROMANCE OF THE FA CUP?"
|"THEY'RE HERE!--THEY'RE THERE! -- THERE EVERY F***** WHERE!---
EMPTY SEATS!--EMPTY STANDS!"
The day started off at 'The Central' az usual at '6:55 am bells' and soon we were in New Street (Bormingham station) in time for the forst 'gargels' of the day in 'The Welly' up the hill from the station which iz wor usual 'haunt' when we visit these parts!
It waz then onward to the Bordsley Labour Club near the groond for the final 'liquid lubrications' before the kick off!
And did we need those drinks az we put in yet anothaa aaful performance against a very average Bormingham side!
We started off well though and took the lead in the 5th minute when Daryl Murphy toe poked home from a corner kick to send the 4,600 plus Toon fans packed behind that goal into wild celebrations! Worryingly, Mitrovic waz injured in the penalty box az the goal waz scored and had to be stretched off with a bad gash in hiz leg!
Like aa say the Toon end waz packed to the rafters but the same couldn't be said for the rest of the groond and the Main Stand waz completely empty apart from those in the directors box higher up!
The far end, where the Brummie diehards (allegedleee!) gan, waz nearly empty az well and yoo could even make oot the letters in the seats which read 'THE BLUES'
We couldn't add to wor lead az we huffed and puffed with barely a pass gannin to one of wor players az we struggled to even get ower the halfway line!
And then of course the home side equalised nearly on half time when wor defence failed to to get back in formation and Grounds fired home!
The 2nd half waz dire and aa nearly fell asleep!----We did have chances to win it---but so did Bormingham late on!
A replay a week on Wednesday iz now needed and wor game v Brentford next Munday haz been cancelled and will now be played NEXT Saturday instead!
Brighton won their FA Cup tie and so wor scheduled game against them at their place on 4th roond day will now be played, mid week (presumably!) at some point!
Toon team: Sels, Yedlin, Lascelles, Hanley, Haidera (Richie 69), Anita, Colback, Tiote (Hayden 65), Lazaar, Murphy, Mitrovic (Gouffran 10)
Attendance: 13, 171 (4,671 Toon fans---ower a thord of the crowd!) If we weren't there the 'crowd' would have numbered 8,500 exatleee!
|"WE WOZ THERE!"
*The post match gargels took place here!----in 'Donny'