|THE TOON (in white) ATTACK THE SOUTH BANK GOAL (1st half)|
Forst off aall, apologeeez for not puttin' the Wolves match report online until today---this iz because aa didn't get back til yesterday afternoon and needed some much needed 'liquid lubrication' in 'The Leazes End Club', 'The Strawberry' and 'The 3 Bulls Knackers'!--so by the time aa staggered yem, aa wasn't capable!
Diary of the weekend:
After mee normal 430 mile truck run to Redditch in deepest Worcestershire (and back!) on the Friday neet trunk from Gatesheed, aa crawled into 'mee pit' at '3 am bells' for a fower hour kip before gettin' up again to catch the '9:35 bells' train to Bormingham New Street from 'The Central'
On arrival at 'dinaatime bells' we heeded for 'The Welly', just up the hill from New Street station before catchin' the train to Wolves (a 20 minute jorney from there!)
We decided that this 'wasn't on' and to stay in 'The Welly' til an hour before kick off and then catch the train for the '5:30 bells' start! (When Wolves came to the Toon they were able to drink anywhere with their club colours on!---so why cant WE when we gan to their place???)
Anyway!---on arrival at Wolves station we made straight for the tornstiles a 15 minute waalk away and were in, in good time for the kick off!
|A STEAM TRAIN GANS THROUGH WOLVES STATION! (HONEST!)|
('THE TORNADO' ACCORDIN' TO ONE OF WOR 'TRAIN SPOTTERS'!)
Yet again we 'huffed and puffed' (just like the above steam train!)wor way through a terrible forst half, where we couldn't seem to put 2 passes together withoot loosin' the baall----which spent most of it's time in the air, az a game of 'ping pong' developed between the teams---(Wolves were just az bad az us!)
The unlikely breakthrough came bang on half time when Mitrovic scrambled the baall into the back of the net at 'The South Bank End' to send the 4,000 plus Geordies into raptures!
1-0 to 'us' at the break!
(One of the supervisors at the Redditch depot where aa gan te, iz a Bormingham fan and he telt me that Wolves were known for some reason az 'The Dingles' (a derogatory term, apparently?) and they both hated each othaa!
Wolves had anly given them 1,900 tickets for their forthcomin' derby game at Molineux, he said! (yet they gave 'us' 4,200!?)
The 2nd half woz just az dire az the forst, but somehow once again we managed to 'shut up shop' and secure the 3 precious points to gan back to the top above Brytin, who had leapfrogged us again orlier that afternoon with a 4-1 win v Borton Wanderers!
(Wor ELEVENTH away win of the season!)
|2nd HALF ACTION AT THE NORTH BANK END|
|THE BOOZER NEAR WOLVES STATION!|
(THE GREAT WESTERN)
|HAPPY TOON FANS INSIDE 'THE GREAT WESTERN'!|
Next day it woz back to the Toon for a few boozer stops! (see top of page!)
After anothaa Redditch night trunk tooneet, a'm off to Norwich for wor next game on the '10:35bells' train in the mornin'----it's 'non stop'---isn't it just!
Toon team: Darlow, Yedlin, Clark, Lascelles, Dummett, Richie (Murphy 82), Shelvey, Colback, Gouffran, Diame (Perez 88), Mitrivic (Atsu 46)
|"WE WOZ THERE!"|
Attendance: 24,876 (4,200 Toon fans) The crowd woz 7,000 below capacity--a poor show from the home fans, who had anly 20,000 in the groond! (Makes yoo wonder just how many of them will torn up for the derby v Brum?)
|WOLVES MAIN STAND (SPOT THE EMPTY GOLD SEATS!)|
THE POST MATCH 'GARGELS' TOOK PLACE HERE!
|THE STATION BAR (BORMINGHAM)|