|VIEW FROM ROW 2 OF THE MILBURN STAND BALCONY|
The last game of 2019 woz not a happy one for the Toon faithful, az we lost for the 2nd time at SJP in a Premyaa Leegue game this season (3, if yoo include Lestaa in the Leegue Cup!)
With a near full hoose because of the 10,000 half season tickets giveaway, we were on the backfoot from the start az Evaatin attacked the Gallowgate End.
NUFC did have a chance very orly on at The Leazes End, when Almiron went doon in the box, but after a VAR review the claim woz torned doon!
|1st HALF ACTOIN AZ NUFC ATTACK THE LEAZES GOAL|
And it woz Almiron who gave a free kick away at the othaa end just outside the box (which looked a harsh decision) in the 13th minute and the free kick woz lobbed into the Toon wall and the baall eventually fell to Calvert-Lewin, who had the eazy task of stabbing the baall into the net from close range.
And then after 30 minutes play Almiron hit the post and the baall fell nicely to Andy Carroll on the goal line, who banged it into the net!
Unfortunately, Andy woz offside and the goal woz disallowed and we went in 0-1 at half time!
6 mins into the 2nd half NUFC got a free kick, which Andy Carroll heeded doon for Fabian Schar to volley into the net to give the (alledged) 49,000 Toon fans some cheer!
|THE TOON ATTACK THE GALLOWGATE GOAL (2nd half)|
However--- that's az good az it got---and a missyayk by Andy Carroll---when he lost the baall on the halfway line, had 'The Toffee Noses' on the attack and Richarlison ran doon the line and crossed to Calvert-Lewin, who bundled the baall into the net to win the game for wor visitors in the 65th minute and send the 3,000 Evaatin fans in Level 7 of The Leazes End into ecstasy!
We just didn't have the fire power to hit back and the game woz lost!
A message to wor beloved owner? 'The Fat Controller', who wasn't there again!
We need a PROVEN goalscorer in the transfor window, or else we will be hoverin' just above the drop zone for the rest of the season, for sure (7 points clear at the mo!)
Toon team: Dubravka, Yedlin, Schar, Fernandez, Lejeune (Atsu 74), Willems(S. Longstaff 85), Hayden Shelvey, Almiron, Carroll, Joelinton (Gayle 74)
Attendance: 52, 211 (3,000 Toffee Noses az mentioned)
*Despite the 10,000 tickets giveaway, there were still empty seats in the groond---I woz taalkin to one season ticket holder who got a 'free ticket' and he told me that he couldn't give it away!
"WOR SEATS ARE AT THE TOP OF THERE, SOMEWHERE!"
(200 STAIRS TO CLIMB!)
Yesterday woz wor last game of the 'teens' decade!
In total we have played 447 COMPETITIVE games from Jan 2010 to Dec 2019
Jan-May 2010 25 games played
Aug-Dec 2019 21
From Jan 2000-Dec 2009 NUFC played 502 COMPETITIVE games, so if yoo include games from the start of the 21st century, then the runnin total iz 949, after the Evaatin game.
The reason we played 55 more games in the forst decade of the century iz because we were nearly aalways in European competitions and progressed forthaaa in the domestic cup competitions!
Oot of the 949 games played so far this century, 'The Geordie Times' haz been to----949! (it shud be noted that we didn't get into 2 of those games til half time, due to an air traffic controllers strike in Greece v Panionios in 2004 and traffic problems in London v Fulham in 2006)
"Aaltogether now!"--- "We're anly 'half-time' supporters!"