Thursday 10 May 2018


Posted '9:40am bells' Thorsday 10th May 2018 on the train back from London!
THE TOON (in blue) ATTACK 'THE TOON END' (1st half)


For the 7th time in a row NUFC lost at Wembley! A run stretchin' back 44 years to 1974!
Indeed, yoo have to gan back 63 years for the last time we won there!---The FA Cup in 1955!

We played much better than the last 2 away games, but the Wembley curse continued unabaited, az a Harry Kane goal in the 50th minute woz enough to win the game for the north London side!

Jonjo Shelvey hit the  post from a dead baall kick in the forst half, but this woz az close az we got to scorin'!


Both Gayle and Perez up front, were inefective and they fluffed their lines on numerous occasions!
And sub Murphy had a great chance near the end, but blazed hiz effort ower the bar!
In contrast wor goalie Dubravka made several good saves to keep the score doon, in a game we shud have grabbed at least a draw!

After winnin 4 games in a row we have now lost 4 in a row, so its just az well that we've got the points on board to claim safety!

'Geordie Times' fact file: With a capacity of 90,000, Wembley iz the biggest groond we have played on for a LEEGUE game! (35,077 empty seats for this game!)
This woz wor 57th Premyaa Leegue groond we have played on---and 'The Geordie Times' haz been to aall 57 of them!

I am writin this on the train back from King's Cross, but the toss pot of a train driver iz joltin the train from side to side and makin it very difficult to write!

More to follow when aa get yem at dinnaatime!

Updated from 'high noon bells' onwards!

Toon team: Dubravka, Yedlin, Lascelles, Lejeune, Dummett, Ritchie, Diame, Shelvey, Kenedy (Murphy 71), Perez, Gayle (Joselu 76)

Attendance: 54,923 (3,132 Toon fans)
I would estimate that no more than 5 or 6 Toon fans present last neet, would have ever seen us win at Wembley (ie: yoo would need to be at least 70 years old to witness wor last victory!)---and I would estimate that at least half of wor away followin', were watchin' NUFC at Wembley for the forst time ever! (Its 18 years since we last played there, before yesterday!)

PS: Personally, I have witnessed the 7 defeats!
Am I a jinx?😨

The pre and post match 'gargels' took place in various parts of London! "Lets gan on 'the hoy'--in May--and enjoy!"

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