|MATTY'S GOAL, WATCHED BY OLDER 'BRUVVA' SEAN|
"CAALL MY BLUFF!"
A totally unexpected display from NUFC yesterday put a smile back on wor faces az we beat Moan U with a Matty Longstaff drive from a great pass by Jetro Willems halfway through the 2nd half!
It woz Matty's forst team debut and one he will nevaa evaa forget!
Before the match wor heed coach 'Broken Nose Bruce' said that we were gannin to play very defensively and "park the bus!", az he felt that that woz the anly way to get results following wor 0-5 horror show at Lestaa last week!
HOWEVER!--exactly the opposite happened when we went on the offensive and tore into their defence time and time again!
The stars of the show were the Longstaff 'bruvvaz' and Saint-Maximun who ran rings around the Moan U defenders!
'Cunning' Bruce had fooled everybody and caalled their bluff and they certainly didn't expect an attackin' display from NUFC!
He fooled The Geordie Times az well, hence the black n white bus in wor heedline yesterday!!! (parkin' the bus)
Futbaall iz amazin' isn't it---after last weeks 'low' we are now on a 'high' az we climbed to the dizzy heights of 'cloud 16' in The Premyaa Leegue and just ONE point behind wor opponents!
If there were any Moan U fans in the home sections az expected, then they kept a low profile az their team woz abysmal----the worst Manc team I have evaa seen--and that includes wor 5-0 thrashin' of them in the 1990s!---By the end, half of them had left from the away section anyway----back to where they belong, in London, Plymouth and Outer Mongolia, etc, nee doubt!
The most pleezin' thing aboot the result iz that it shut up the Moan U fans, who az usual sang the anti Shearer song throughoot the match and slagged 'us' off!
"Sad Geordie B******S" etc----but they were the SAD ONES in the end!--"HA!--HA!"
This woz 'Broken Nose Bruce's 23rd attempt at beatin' the Mancs az a manager/heed coach and hiz 'jinx' woz finally over!
There's anothaa International break now, with wor next game away to Chelski in London a week on Saturday!---lets hope we can keep the momentum and 'feel good' factor gannin til then!
Footnote: Me 'finx' that Matty Longstaff iz the forst Toon players who woz born this century to score in The Premyaa Leegue (Birthdate: 21st March 2000)
|VERY HAPPY TOON FANS AFTER THE MATCH!|
Toon team: Dubravka, Yedlin, Lascelles, Schar, Clark, Willems, Saint Maximun (Atsu 82), Matty Longstaff, Sean Longstaff, Almiron (Krafth 90), Joelinton (Carroll 56)
Attendance: 51,198 (3,100 Manc fans)
There were 3 empty seats beside me and empty seats scattered around the groond---so wor estimated actual attendance iz 45,000
*PS: Aalthough there iz an International break, there are still resorve games to gan tee---and tomorrow mornin' we are off to Shrewsbury to see wor U21s play Shrewsbury's forst team in 'The EFL Trophy' at 'The New Meadow'---anothaa NEW groond for 'The NUFC mad-sad groundhoppers'!
A match report and pix of that game will appear here on Wedinzday---sometime!