VIEW FROM ROW 'QQ' SEAT '105' IN THE GALLOWGATE END
AZ NUFC ATTACK THE FAR LEAZES END GOAL
"A PENANCE AND SEVERE
Yet anothaa shockin FA Cup display by a near full strength NUFC side, against lowly Oxfaad from Leegue One!
2 offside goals from Joelinton and a very bad miss from him late on, meeenz that we must travel to Oxfaadshire for a midweek replay in 9 or 10 days time after this 0-0 bore draw in front of 52,000, including nearly 4,000 Oxfaad fans!
|A JOELINTON SHOT IZ SAVED BY THE OXFAAD KEEPER (2nd half)|
Even 'Broken Nose Bruce' admitted that we played badly (again!) and the replay iz definatly not what ANYBODY wanted ----apart from the Oxfaad contingent, that iz!
MOST OF THE 52,000 CROWD WERE HOUSED IN
THE MILBURN STAND (left) AND LEAZES END
Grandson Jamie, who woz sittin next to me in row QQ of The Gallowgate End, spent half hiz time lookin' at the games on hiz phone, az this woz better 'entertainment' than the 'game' on the pitch!
I told Jamie that in hiz lifetime NUFC had NEVER got past the 4th roond of the FA Cup! (He's 11 next borthday!)
Just why we cant put these lower leegue team 'to bed' at the forst attempt iz a mystery and sommik that we have had to endure for half a century and more!---so this iz nee suprize to us whatsoever!
Nabil Bentalib made hiz debut and must of thought just wot the hell he had let himself in for, az we laboured alang with misplaced passes and 'crab like' sideways action!
Indeed Oxfaad could have won it 'near the death', if it wasn't for Darlow in The Toon goal, who made 2 excellent saves to deny wor visitors!
Az the final whistle blew, there woz boooing from the crowd and az we exited the stadium, Jamie said to me!, "You could miss the replay Grandad, it's only one game!", to which I replied, "It's my penance and punishment Jamie---for bein a diehard Toon fan!----so I've GOT to gan!"----That's an expensive and unwanted 600 mile roond trip on a Tuesday or Wedinzday neet!---Say no more!!!
Toon team: Darlow, Yedlin, Schar, Lascelles, Clark, Ritchie, Almiron, Bentalib (Atsu 81), S.Longstaff (Hayden 88), Saint-Maximin (M. Longstaff 70), Joelinton
Attendance: 52, 221 (3,710 from Oxfaad) (They sold more than 3,900 tickets?)
This woz wor highest FA Cup crowd for 44 years--and so to play like that woz criminal!
*A dog is for life and so is NUFC! (TILLY'S BAR after game!