THE LAST TIME WE WERE IN OXFAAD, NUFC LOST 3-0 AFTER
FIELDIN A WEAKENED TEAM, 3 YEARS AGO THIS MONTH
(VIEW FROM THE AWAY END (THE 1st 3 ROWS WERE KEPT EMPTY)
At the time of writin this, we STILL divvint naa wethaa wor FA Cup replay v Oxfaad at The Kassam Stadium will be played next Tuesday or Wedinzday, az the BBC hazzent decided yet just which replay game they will pick for their Wedinzday neet 'slot'!
Thiz iz absolutleee 'criminal' with the fans left in limbo to book trains and hotels, which are 'sky high' az we speak!
Of course, the langer we have to wait, the more the prices gan up!---and UP!
'The Liverbirds' manager Yorgin Klopp haz said aalready that he will play an U23 resorve team in their replay v Shrewsbury at Anfieeeld next week, and that he wont even bothaa gannin to the game!!!!
The FA Cup haz been devalued yet again with Klopp's decision, meanin the 'so-called big clubs' are more interested in winnin the Leegue, and that the FA Cup haz been 'relegated' to a minor competition to them! (Remember Moan U not even enterin the FA Cup in 1999?)
Aalso the 5th roond of the competition iz to be played MIDWEEK for the forst time ever! So if? we win the replay, we will have to travel to West Brom on a Tuesday or Wedinzday neet! (Yet more fan inconvenience!)
A total contrast to the 1960's when the FA Cup woz 'KING' and if yoo'd asked anybody back then if they would rather win the Leegue or FA Cup the answer would have been the FA Cup EVERY time!
The Geordie Times will of course let yiz naa, just when we will be in Oxfaadshire, az soon az we find oot!
Update Tuesday neet at Trowell truck park, M1 south:
The Oxfaad Skolaaz v The Toon replay will be played on Tuesday 4th February at '8:05 bells' for live telly (BBC)