Wor jorney started off at The Central (station) via Manchester to Wulvzz!
We got to Manchester in good time and dumped wor bags in wor hotel next to Manchester Piccadilly station before heedin for the black country!
On arrival we made for a real ale boozer near Wulvzz station caalled The Great Western!
The bouncer on the door asked if we were home or away fans!
Quick az a flash aa replied "Wulvzz!" and he let us in! (If aa had said "Away!" he would have torned us away!) (ie: Aa'd 'cried wolf' to get in!)
|THE GREAT WESTERN BOOZER!|
A few 'gargels' later and it woz time to heed for the match
where Toon fans occupied virtually the whole of the lower section of The Steve Bull stand!---a great torn oot considerin it woz a live 'distance' Munday neet away game! (450 miles roond trip)
To cut a very lang story short we huffed and puffed in the forst half az did the home side and we went in 0-0 at the break!
The Toon scored orly in the 2nd half when a soft Hayden shot beat the Wulvzz keeper, who let the baall slip through hiz fingers and into the net to send the 3,000 or so diehards wild with delight!
The debut of wor record £21 million signing finally came on in the 72nd minute and he ran around like a whippet az he tried in vain to help double wor lead!
It wasn't to be---We held on til stoppage time when "disaster upon disaster" struck!---Dubravka in the Toon goal aalso made an error az he failed to catch the baall and Wulvzz equalised through a Boly heeder in the FIFTH! minute of extra time to deny us the 3 points!
It woz like a 'kick in the teeth' az we groaned in dispair!😨
Toon team: Dubravka, Yedlin, Schar, Lascelles, Lejuene, Ritchie, Perez (Manquillo 91), Longstaff, Hayden (Diame 86), Atsu (Almiron 72), Rondon
Attendance: 30, 687 (estimated 3,000 Toon fans)
THE 100 AWAY PUB CRAWL DISASTER!
It wasn't just on the pitch that a disaster unfolded--but off it az well!
Like aa say, we stopped in Manchester az we couldn't get back yem after the game---and after we'd dumped wor bags in the hotel, it woz time for some 'serious pub hoppin' to increase the number of 'drinkin dens' we have visited this season!
We went to The Piccadilly Tap in Manchester before catchin' the train to Wulvzz and at forst thought it woz anothaa new pub for this season---HOWEVER! az soon az we purchased wor ale aa realised we had been here before a few months ago--- and so couldn't include it in wor total!
BEEN HERE BEFORE THIS SEASON
SO WE CANNIT INCLUDE IT AGAIN!
(GEORDIE TIMES RULE 27X)
And after wor visit to the one and anly pub in Wulvaahampton it woz back to Manchester to visit Wetherspoons---we got in at '11:35pm bells' and were telt that they had stopped sorvin' beer at '11:30'!---So we had to heed back to wor Travelodge hotel next door and get a drink in their bar!
|IN DESPERATION WE HEEDED FOR THE HOTEL'S BAR!|
|THE LESS THAN PACKED HOTEL BAR!|
Aa woz determined to get a drink in Wetherspoons and so next mornin' at '8:15 bells' we heeded back for wor brekkies, washed doon with a pint of John Smith's---anly to be telt that they couldn't sorve beer til '9 bells'!----so aa had to make de with a cup of coffee instead!
|WETHERSPOONS---AN ALCOHOL FREE ZONE!|
Az this iz 'alcohol free', aa still couldn't include it az 'Geordie Times' rule '39A' clearly states that we cannit include a bar unless we have had a 'proper' drink in it! (beer, lager, cider etc!)
It woz soon time to gan for the train and we arrived back on Tyneside at '1:00pm bells', havin' visited just TWO drinkin dens that we can include, bringin' the total to 94 (The Great Western and the Travelodge bar!)
PS: At '5 bells' tooneet av got to gan to work and drive BACK ower the Pennines in mee truck, on mee normal night trunk run to Eccles---which iz innn----MANCHESTER!
Yi couldn't make it up!