THE JONJO SHELVEY FREE KICK, WHICH
THE BRIGHTIN KEEPER SOMEHOW SAVED!
This woz a 'bad day at the office' for certain az The Geordie Times did a 'double heeder', takin in Dunston's game v Gatesheed in the FA Cup and then a 'mad dash to St James' for wor game v Brightin ----more on that FA Cup game later, but forst we must concentrate on yet anothaa home defeat for NUFC!
We just made the kick off az the mini bus we had booked from Dunston, which woz supposed to torn up at '2:25 bells', didn't torn up til 10 mins later and then had to torn around in heavy traffic from people leavin the game---(AND the nearby Metro Centre!) and we eventually left with just 20 mins to kick off time!
Luckily the Redheugh Bridge across the Tyne woz clear of traffic and we were dropped off ootside the groond with less than 10 mins to spare!
A mad scramble oot the mini bus then followed and mee plan woz to get the lift up to mee seat on 'level 7' of The Milburn Stand to save time, but there woz a queue, so I 'legged it' up the 200 stairs to the top and took mee seat, completlee oot of breath (I'm not a 'spring chicken' any more!), with just 3 mins to kick off ! (not bad considerin' we left Dunston so late!)
Unfortunately, it woz 'the same old story' az we dominated the forst half but came off 2nd best az wor visitors took the lead on the half hour mark with a deflected goal!
The second half 'highlight' woz a Jonjo Shelvey free kick which woz brilliantly palmed away by the Brightin keeper, but we just couldn't get the goal that we desorved and for the FIFTH time in a row we lost at home (SIX if yoo include wor pre season friendly v Jawman side, Ausburg)
Joselu who came on az a sub had a shot that nearly hit the corner flag---this just aboot sums up wor plight!
With Cardiff's forst win of the season filterin' through we now sit in rock bottom place with ne wins and just 2 points from 27 in 9 Premyaa Leegue games!
'The Fat Controller' woz there again to witness anothaa defeat and even he must now realise that unless we spend a fortune in the January transfor window, then we are certainly doomed to a thord spell in the Championship under hiz disastrous 11 years tenure!
(Even then it might be tooo late!)
Pleeeeze sell up Mike and give us wor great club back--- "PLEEEZE!"
Toon team: Dubravka, Yedlin, Lascelles, Fernandez, Dummett, Ritchie, Diame, Shelvey, Kenedy, Perez, Muto (Joselu 73)
Attendance: 50,329 (1,600 happy Brightin fans who saw their team win away for the forst time in nearly a year!)
*A report on the Dunston v Gatesheed game will now follow tomorrow, az av got to gan oot on 'the hoy' very soon!