Friday, 15 February 2019

CSKA MOSCOW v THE TOON XXV *** FRIENDLY FARCE!

Posted '2:50pm bells' Friday 15th February 2019

Az tradition haz it, NUFC have a free weekend for FA Cup 5th roond day and are heedin' to Pinatar Arena near the village of San Pedro, 30 miles from Alicante in Spain for some waam weathaa trainin'!

NUFC were here last season az well, followin' wor annual exit from the FA Cup in January and farcically played 3 'halfs' of 45 minutes v Royal Antwerp of Belgium in the 135 minute kickabout!
Matt Richie scored in the 1-1 draw

This time its Rushin side CSKA Moscow and the kick off iz at 'high noon bells' tomorrow!
25 players have travelled and aall 25 are expected to be used at some point! (3, 45 minute 'halfs' perhaps, again?)

3 of the 'NUFC mad-sad groundhoppers' are makin the trip, includin' Glennn from Ashinghton (by bus!), Byzzzy (via Southend Airport) and Blondie Alan the Morris Dancer (via Gatwick airport)
('Yours truely' haz to gan to graft tooneet, so aa cannit gan!)

'Blondie Alan' iz wor reportaa for the game and will send some photos az well!

Az per usual "Watch this space!" for updates from 'high noon bells' tomorrow!



"YI CANNIT DE THEM AALL!"

Meeenwhile!---wor U23 side are in action v Reading U23s at Wycome Wanderers ground tooneet, meenin' that 'The NUFC mad-sad groundhoppers' cant de both the above games, az the game tooneet kicks off at '7 bells', makin it impossible to get to Spain in time for the 'high noon bells' kick off tomorrow! (with 25 players in Spain, god naaz wot the U23 team will be!)
We were at Adams Park last season and won 4-1 and a Geordie Times match report on that game iz printed below! (aall the threeez!)

Update: Wor U23s won 2-0
(og and Bartlett)

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