(Will be updated throughoot the day)
"COME IN NUMBER 9!"
The biggest mystery in this trueleeee shockin' performance in sooth Wales, woz the absence of new signings Solomon Rondon and Fabian Schar?
We reeely divvint naa wot to say, but I would put this in mee top 10 of worst performances from a Toon team since I started supportin them way back in the 'swingin sixties'!
The startin line up with Joselu and Perez up front woz mystifyin to the 2,000 fans in the away end, az it doesn't work?
Passes gannin astray from both teams and inactivity anywhere near the goals woz absolute torture to watch and Kenedy in particular didnt seem to make any through passes in the entire game!
The referee Pawson had az poor game az well with nearly every challenge gannin against us! (Perhaps he shud change hiz name to POORson!)
Hayden woz sent of at the mid point of the 2nd half ,for a crunchin tackle on a Cardiff player, which made it even more difficult for us!
And then salvation!---or so we thought!--- when a penalty woz awarded to us in the 6th minute of stoppage time for a hand baall in the box!
Kenedy, who'd had a dreadful game az mentioned, grabbed the baall from Shelvey and then hit a weak shot to the left of their keeper, who saved easily to send The Taffys wild and The Geordies into dispair!
There's one thing for certain---Cardiff , (who never had one shot on target that we can remember?) were terrible az well and WILL be relegated!
So where does that leave us with anly 2 matches played?
With games against Chelski, the 2 manc clubs, and 'The Arse' comin up, "There may be trouble ahead!"
Toon team: Dubravka, Manquillo (Hayden 46), Lascelles, Clark, Dummett, Ritchie(Murphy 70), Shelvey, Diame, Kenedy, Perez (Muto 65), Joselu
Attendance: 30,720 (Anly 2,000 Toon fans!)
The empty blue and white seats are in the away section!---
We couldn't sell aall wor tickets!
Disillusion haz set in aalready!
PS: The most amazin thing aboot wor pre season travels to Barrow, Ireland, Cornwall, Portugal and wor 1st competitive away game in Wales, iz the fact that we have never needed to wear a coat, az it haz hardly rained at aall! (It did rain durin yesterday's match, but had stopped before the end!)
Shirt sleeves every one---so far!
Away pub crawl pix
9 'liquid lubrication locations' visited in total!