Updated '1:00pm bells' Munday 13th May 2019
"WHEN THE BOAT COMES IN!"
|"MESSIN' ABOUT ON THE RIVER!"|
The Toon won 4-0, but I've had a canny bit to drink and will de the match report tomorrow! "Hic!"😨
Forst of aall , apologeeeez for not doin' the match report on the train back yem----I had consumed a rather large amount of 'liquid lubrication' before and after the MAGnificent 4-0 ower Fulim at Craven Cottage yesterday afternoon!
Before the game we heeded for Putney which iz across the Thames from Fulim's groond, which sits on the very edge of the river, where we settled doon in the beer garden of The East Putney Tavern az the 'current bun' shon brightly in the blue sky above!
|BAR 121: PUTNEY, LONDON|
It woz soon time to heed for 'The Cottage' and az we crossed Putney Bridge to get to the groond a flotilla of 6 boats carryin' 1,300 noisy Toon fans on a 'booze cruise' passed under the bridge!
That woz nearly half wor 2,700 ticket allocation 'messin aboot on the river'!
On enterin' the 'Putney End' of the groond (where else after drinkin' in Putney?) we made for the away section and could see that the 'neutral section' next to us woz full of Toon fans az well!---(so much for tryin' to stop us from buyin tickets there, then!)
A fantastic torn oot for a meaningless last game of the season and with 5,000 fans in this end we made one hell of a racket az the teams ran oot for the start of the game!
Rafa got hiz usual "We want yoo to stay!" message from the fans az he crossed the pitch to the dugoots! (but will he???)
We attacked the far 'Hammersmith End' in the forst half and it took just 9 minutes to break the deadlock when Jonjo Shelvey hit an unstoppable shot into the top right hand side of the net, from a Matt Richie corner to send the 5,000 'faithful' into raptures! It woz soon 2-0 when Prerez scrambled the baall into the goal after an Atsu shot woz blocked---and it stayed that way til half time!
|IT'S HALF TIME AND 2 'RAFA'S GAN FOR A BREAK!|
Relegated Fulim were second best in aall departments and it woz soon 3-0 when Schar heeded into the net from a Richie corner in front of the Toon fans on the hour mark!---game ower for certain!
MATT RICHIE SENDS IN A CORNER WITH FAB SCHAR
WAITIN' TO HEED INTO THE NET FOR WOR 3rd GOAL
(Schar iz in the far left of picture in wor away maroon and blue strip)
A 4th goal woz added in stoppage time (to put it beyond doubt!) when Salamon Rondon hit a shot across the box after his original shot rebounded back to him to send 'The Boat People' and the rest of 'The Land Lubbers' into rapturous applause!
This woz wor forst win against a London side this season after 11 failed attempts--and woz wor forst win in the capital since we beat West Ham 3-2 ower a year ago!
NUFC finished the season in 13th place with 45 points!
What happens next season depends on a rather large person sittin' in the Fulim directors box! (ie: wor beloved owner? 'The Fat Controller'!) (who got quite a bit of stick off us ---to say the least!)
PS: When the 'armada' of boats passed the Houses of Parliament, fans on board started singin', "Yoo don't know wot yer doin'!", in reference to the 'Brexit fiasco'!
After the game we heeded for Hammersmith just up the road from the groond where the '100 away pub crawl challenge' continued!
By the time we caught the train from King's Cross we had visited a grand total of 125 drinkin dens since the beginning of the season!
Toon team: Dubravka, Schar, Dummett (Kenedy 81), Lascelles, Hayden (Fernandez 69), Diame, Shelvey, Ritchie, Rondon, Perez, Atsu (Muto 66)
Attendance: 24,979 (5,000 Toon fans, including 1,300 'Boat People'!)
The post match 'gargels' took place here, bringin' wor final total of away pubs to 125!
|122: HAMMERSMITH, LONDON|
|123: BELGRAVIA, LONDON|
|124: BELGRAVIA, LONDON|
|125: KING'S CROSS, LONDON|