|SPOT THE SEAGULL WATCHIN THE MATCH!|
I hope u arnt shocked but I decided to gan and watch U23s at Gatesheed on Saturday instead of gannin to Preston to watch a Toon XX11 (Toon 22)
Really, these pre season games meen that 40 odd players will be used at some point durin matches and are now farcical trainin sessions
700 were present at The International Stadium with a 50/50 split between Toon and Heedbangers fans!
Aa went with grandson Jamie and hiz mam and dad in wot woz a very wet afternoon
El Mhanni opened the scorin' for us with a fine strike in the 11th minute
Fernandez then added a 2nd before the break to put us 2-0 up with a fantastic shot from 30 yards oot!
IT woz the point that the 'supersubs' started comin' on
The 2nd half woz a bit borin' and the 'highlight' of the 1st period woz interupted by a flock of huge seagulls who flew in and oot of the main stand----one even settled on an exit barrier to watch the match! (see top photo!) and woz rewarded az he/she witnessed wor thord and final goal, scored by Dan Ward on the hour mark with a shot that went underneath The Heed's keeper!
Many more supersuubs started appearin' for both sides and aa estimated that we had used 22 payers to Gatesheed's 20-----Just like the forst team!---EH!
This woz 7 year old Jamie's forst ever away game---if yoo can caall a 5 mile roond trip to hiz hoose and back an 'away' game!