THE BACK PAGE OF THE SUNDAY SUN!!!!
(Coincidence OR skulduggery?)
"BACK TO SQUARE ONE!"
The 'feel good' factor woz replaced by the 'feel bad' factor once again, az we failed miserably against West Ham, sufferin' wor heaviest defeat of the season and dentin' wor goal difference in the process!
After 3 straight wins everybody woz on 'a high'---but this IZ NUFC and az we have foond in the past, you shud never (ever!) build your hopes up that 'a corner haz been torned'!
The planned protest against wor 'beloved? owner' 'The Fat Controller', where fans waited til the 11th minute to come to the game, aalso fell flat az anly aboot 200 took part ---just az 'The Jellied Eels Mob' scored their forst of 3 goals at 'The Gallowgate End'! (The Fat Controller aalso joined in the protest against himself by not bein there in the forst 11 minutes!---(the number of years he haz been here!)
Come to 'fink' of it---he missed the remainin' 79 minutes of the game az well! (lucky him!)
The forst goal came amid shambolic defendin' az wor visitors beat the offside trap and Hermandez fired home unmarked to put them in front!
We just didn't play like we did at Bornley on Munday neet and were second best to a very average West Ham side!
The second goal came at The Leazes End in the 63rd minute when Hernandez scored again with a lang range effort to put the game 'to bed'!
The final nail in wor 'coffin' came deep into stoppage time, when a missteak by Manquillo 'let in' Anderson and he made 'ne misayke' with a low shot past Dubravka in the Toon goal!
By this time most of the crowd had disappeared into 'the mist' that had enveloped Tyneside---and az othaa results came in, we foond worselz in 15th position and just above the relegation places--once again!
One more to forget---for sure!
PS: Jellied eels are a favourite delicacy in the east end of London (where West Ham play)---hence 'The Jellied Eels Mob'!)
Team line ups and more pix to follow later az a'm oot on'the hoy' very soon'
Updated Munday 'high noon bells'
Toon team: Dubravka, Yedlin Schar, Fernandez, Manquillo, Ritchie (Atsu 54), Diame, Ki, Kenedy (Shelvey 70), Perez (Joselu 78), Rondon
Attendance: 51, 853 (3,000 Jellied Eels supporters!)