Updated Munday 'high noon bells'
|FOR WHATEVER REASON 'THE TOON' PLAYED IN A LIGHT BLUE 'MAN CITY' STRIP!?|
"SO NEAR BUT YET SO FAR!"
A'd actually been to Manchester the neet before on a 'truck run' to Eccles, which iz just 3 miles from Old Trafford!---The anly problem woz---aa had to bring a load of carpets and wood floorin' back to the Team Valley in Gatesheed az they needed it the next day!
Aa left Eccles at 11:30pm bells' and arrived in Gatesheed at 2:30am bells---finally getting to bed at '4am bells---then had to get up again at 8 to retorn to Manchester on the '10:02 bells' train!---Such iz the crazy life of a night trucker and a mad-sad groundhopper!
I arrived back in Manchester (with grandson Jamie) just 14 hours after I had left it!--- and with just 4 hours sleep I woz a bit 'cream crackered' to say the least!😪
The pub crawl started at '1:30 bells' and in total we did 4 bars aroond Manchester city centre before catchin a tram to 'The Theatre of Muppets' at Old Trafford for the '5:30 bells' kick off for live telly! (yet again!)
NUFC started off like a hoose on fire az we attacked The Stretford End and within 7 mins we had taken the lead when Kenedy curled a shot past De Gea in the Moan U goal to send the 3,000 Toon fans crazy in the visitors end opposite!
It woz soon 2-0 to NUFC when Muto fired in from inside the box! --WOW! we didnt expect that!
We had othaa chances and a clear cut penalty, when a shot from Shelvey woz handled in the box, but of course the ref or his linesmen didnt see it!!!???
We held on till the 70th minute when Diame gave away a needless free kick on the edge of the box--and up stepped Mata to send hiz shot ower wor waall and into the top corner of the net to reduce the deficit--- Yoo just knew wot woz comin next az we defended desperatly and just 6 mins later Martial beat Dubravka to level the scores!
We we holdin on now for a point but in injury time Sanchez broke wor hearts with a heeder from close range to send the Moan U muppets wild with delight and us into dispair!
This woz 8 year old grandson Jamie's 5th groond followin The Toon and hiz forst defeat!
On his forst ever visit to SJP we won 3-1 v Wolves in a resorve game when he woz 3!
He then saw us win at Gatesheed and Whitby in friendlies and win 2-1 at Lestaa last season!
We travelled back on the train and got yem at '11 bells'!
Never mind Jamie!---So near but yet SO far!
Team line ups and more pix to follow later az am oot on the hoy in a few mins! "Hic!"
Toon team: Dubravka, Yedlin, Lascelles, Fernandez, Manquillo, Ritchie, Shelvey, Diame, Kenedy (Murphy 68), Perez (Joselu 88), Muto
Attendance: 74,519 (3,000 shell shocked Toon fans!)
Pub crawl pix