|VIEW FROM ROW 13 'CORNER FLAG UPPER TIER'|
"IT'S AALL SO PREDICTABLE!"
A result we fully expected at the end of the day, but we did take the lead in the 12th minute when Dwight Gayle tapped in at The Matthew Harding End after Murphy woz upended in the box to send the 3,000 faithful in the opposite Shed End wild with delight!
It didnt last long though and the 'hazard warnin lights' came on when Eden Hazard equalised in the 21st minute with a shot which rebounded off the turf and past Karl Darlow into the corner of the net!
It woz soon 2-1 to 'them' 10 minutes later, when a wayward heeder by Ritchie let in Morato, to heed home in front of the Toon fans!
Reeely it woz ower by then, az Chelski made Karl Darlow bring off some excellent saves to keep the score doon to 2-1 by the half time break!
The 2nd half woz played virtually in 'wor half' of the field az the home side went for more goals and predictably they went 3-1 up in the 75th minute, when Ritchie brought doon Moses in the box and Hazard convorted from the penalty spot!
Many Toon fans then 'gave up the ghost' and heeded for the exits, while those that stayed (including 'us') sang their hearts oot for the lads! "We're gonna win F*** aall!" etc!
"THE PAIN TRAIN!"
Thankfully the OAPs <(their former nickname woz 'The Chelsea Pensioners') didn't add any more, to dent wor goals against column and we trundled to the exits and onwards to King's Cross where we boarded the '5 bells' train back to Tyneside, which unbeleeevableee had a sund'lind emblem on the engine!!!!
|"YI COULDN'T MAKE IT UP!"|
Thoughts of refusal to get on the train entered wor heeds, but it would have cost 3 figures to book on anothaa train back yem and so we very reluctantly 'lumped it'!---News that the SMBs had lost 3-1 and extended their home record to 21 winless games then reached us!
"HA HA!"---must get this train more often!" ("NOT!")
We are now in 'free faall', havin taken just ONE point oot of the last 18 and are in 14th place, just 5 points above the drop zone az we speak!
Luckily for us, several othaa poor teams are 'in the mix', and this shud just aboot 'save us' at the end of the season (hopefully!?)
Toon team: Darlow, Mbemba, Clark, Lujeune, Manquillo, Diame (Shelvey 75), Merino (Yedlin 85?), Ritchie, Perez (Hayden 62), Murphy, Gayle
Attendance: 41, 538 (3,000 'resigned' Toon fans!)
*For 'Pub crawl' pix see next article doon!