Monday 29 January 2018


Posted '12:22pm bells' Munday 29th January 2018


A year to the day since we lost 3-0 away to Oxfaad in the FA Cup, we got exactly the same score az then!

I divvint 'fink' there woz one Toon fan in the crowd who thought that we would win and so it proved az we were unable to break doon Chelski's defence with wor powder puff attack.
Dwight Gayle, for example opted to pass rather than shoot when the score woz 0-0 az we attacked The Shed End where the 2,400 Toon fans were housed (we were allocated 3,000 tickets, but couldn't sell oot!)

Then!---on the half hour mark the home side took the lead when an unmarked Batshuayi <(hope av spelt that reet?) had the easiest task on sidefootin the baall into wor net to give Chelski the lead!

Again we had chances to equalise, but we just don't have the quality players to de it---hence, it iz VITAL that we sign somebody who CAN score goals before the transfor window shuts, or else we fear the worst!

It woz 2-0 just before the break when 'Bat Man' <(its easier to sppell!) scored again when he hit a shot ,which deflected off Lascelles and looped ower Darlow for a very lucky goal!

In the 2nd period we hardly got into their half, but Shelvey did have a decent effort saved!
The ineffective Gayle then came off for Joselu in the 64th minute, but he woz ne better!
And then the 'killer goal' in the 72nd minute, when Alonso sent in a free kick from the edge of the box to beat Darlow and seal the win!
They had more chances to increase the score, but Darlow woz in fine form and stopped at least 2 more goals

The biggest cheer of the day from The Toon contingent, woz when a fan slid doon a metal barrier towards the exit, az we applauded loudly!---He did this twice before bein restrained by an over zelious steward!---and THAT WOZ IT!--- az the ref blew for full time to see 'US' slide doon the exit pole and oot of the competition before the end of January, for the ELEVENTH year runnin'!!!!

'Chelski OAPs', an explanation: We caall them this az their owner iz Russian and 'OAPs' (Old Aged Pensioners) comes from the fact that their nickname back in the 1960's woz 'The Pensioners' after 'The Chelsea Pensioner war veterans! (below)

Toon team: Darlow, Clark, |Lascelles, Mbemba, Manquillo (Murphy 78), Hayden (Atsu 83), Shelvey, Haidera, Saivet, Gayle (Joselu 64), Richie

Attendance: 41,049 (Just 2,600 Toon fans with 400 empty seats in wor end!)

* For "Lets gan on the bevvy in Janu-ery!" pub crawl pix AND more match pix see next article doon!

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