The day started off in The Bodega at '11 30am bells' with me 'finkin' that no matter wot happened we could finish the day ne lower than 17th in the table!
But at 'high noon bells' I woz in for a shock az I'd forgot that 'uddersfield were playin Bournemooth in the orly kick off!
Shud the home side win then we WOULD end up in one of the relegation places before WE'D kick a baall!
And so 'it came to pass' that 'uddersfield took an orly lead az we watched the bar's big screen in horror! An equaliser soon aftaa had the bar cheerin' but the home side retook the lead to groans from those assembled!
The talk woz then on a relegation battle that more than 50% of Toon tipplers thought we would lose, whereas 'little old me' said that there woz a 50/50 chance of avoidin the drop!
Aa moved on to The Leazes End club behind the East Stand where more doom and gloom emerged when aa foond oot that 'uddersfield had won 4-1 to put us in thord bottom place!
A draw v Moan U woz the best we could hope for aa thought, but NUFC proved me wrang az we put in a 'fight to the death' performance in front of wor 2nd highest crowd of the season!
THE TOON ATTACK THE GALLOWGATE GOAL (1st half)
NOTE THE TOTAL ABSENSE OF FLAGS
THE CLUB BANNED THEM AFTER THE PROTEST FLAGS
To cut a very lang story short, the whole team 'fought for their lives' and we emerged 1-0 winners in the end after Matt Richie scored at The Leazes End in the 65th minute to send the crowd into delirium mode!
In particular, wor new goalie Martin Dubravka, Jonjo Shelvey and Mo Diame had ootstandin' performances in a 100mph game which saw sever8al brilliant saves and blocks on the line to deny Moanrinho's men!
Dwight Gayle woz denied a clear penalty in the forst half when he woz fouled by Smalling, but the blind ref waved 'play on'!? Jonjo Shelvey aalso went close when hiz shot woz tipped ower the bar by the Moan U keeper De Gea!
|NUFC ATTACK THE LEAZES END GOAL|
Az the clock agognisingly ticked doon after Richie's goal, we thought that there woz ne way we could prevent an equaliser az several amazin clearances by the above, az wor visitors bombarded the Gallowgate goal!---But it never came and the noise at the final whistle woz deafenin! az we won wor forst home game in the leegue in 4 months!---- We now find worsels in 13th place instead of 3rd bottom place and just 3 points behind Bournemooth in 10th spot and TWO point above 'the abyss'----and guess who we play next in a fortneets time???
GRANDSONS JAMIE AND ZAC LOOK ON ANXIOUSLY AZ MOAN U
POUND THE LEAZES GOAL NEAR THE END OF THE MATCH
After the match 'Rafa the Gaffa' said: "My message to the fans, and I think they know it really well, is that this IS a team that cares!"
Jose said: "They fought for their lives and that is a beautiful thing in football!---My verdict is---we could have been here for 10 hours and not scored!
Newcastle played with their lives and defended with their lives!
Were they lucky?---YES!---but sometimes you deserve that luck!"
Amazingleee Jose haz now played here 7 times in the Premyaa Leegue with both Chelski and Moan U and still hasn't won a game!
Toon team: Dubravka, Yedlin, Lascelles, Lejeune, Dummett, Ritchie, Shelvey, Diame, Kenedy (Atsu 84), Perez (Hayden 94)
Gayle (Joselu 80)
Attendance: 52,309 (2nd highest of the season by 2 spectators---52,311 torned up v Man City!)
3,100 Muppets in level 7 of The Leazes End who spent virtually the whole match slagging off 'us' and Alan Shearer!---support your team for gods sake you 'Muppets'! <(now yoo naa why we call them that!)
|HAPPY TOON FANS ON BARRACK ROAD AFTER THE VICTORY!|
*The "Lets gan on the bevvy in Feb-Brew-ery!" took place in various location before and after the match---includin' The Bodega, Leazes End Club, Premyaa Inn, back to The Bodega and The Star!
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