MATT RITCHIE SCORES FROM THE SPOT TO ORN US
THE REPLAY WE DIDNT WANT!
"THE CUP THAT DOESN'T CHEER!"
It woz 15th in The Premyaa Leegue v 15th in The Championship, but The Premyaa Leegue side looked 'anything but', az we made 8 changes from the previous game, with the same borin' outcome!
It woz so bad in the forst half that 9 year old grandson Jamie said he wanted to gan yem!---but I told him that he must lorn to suffer like the rest of us! (Reminder: Will have to buy a large roll of sticky duct tape to tie him to hiz seat for the next time!)
"IT'S AALL DOON HILL FROM HERE, JAMIE!"
(Jamie borrowed mee mobile!)
We had to vacate wor normal seats on The Balcony of The Milburn Stand az it wasn't open, for seats behind the goal in The Gallowgate End!
There looked to be a much better crowd than aa expected, givin' wor recent form, with loads of young kids in the crowd!---many 'sufferin' for the forst time, ne doubt!
The forst half can be summed up in one word---C**P!
The 2nd half wasn't any better az we attacked the Gallowgate goal and the predicable happened in the 56th minute when 'The Venky's Chicken Mob' took the lead with a heeded goal at The Leazes End!
(The Venky's Chicken *conglomerate own Blackborn!)---(We haven't got a clue wot 'conglomerate' meeenz, but it soonds good!))
There looked 'ne way back' for wor powder puff attack, but a VAR decision went in wor favour with just 5 mins left, when we were awarded a penalty after sub Perez had been fouled in the box---and up stepped Matt Richie to send their goalie the wrang way to give us a replay that nebody wanted!
The thought of havin' to gan to 'Bleak Blackborn' in 9/10 days time for a midweek replay on a freeezin' caad January night, fills me with dread!--I tell yoo! (A place yoo would definatleee sent your 'muthaa in law' te, for a weeks holiday!)
The savin' grace for Jamie iz that he's back at school after the Xmas hols and wont be able to gan!
Toon team: Woodman, Sterry, Schar, Lejeune, Manquillo, Murphy (Atsu 75), Hayden (Shelvey 57), Langstaff (Perez 80), Kenedy, Ritchie, Joselu
Attendance: 36,440 (2,989 'Venkys' in level 7 of The Leazes End)