*"THE CITY KEEPER MAY AZ WELL GAN AND FEED THE DUCKS NEXT DOOR!"
The last FA Cup tie a'd missed at SJP woz against Sheff Wed in January 1966!
Since then av been to every single one from January 1967 (Carlisle) to January 2020 (Oxfaad). A sequence which sadly came to an end in yesterday's behind closed doors game v Man City!
A run of '80 in a row' woz consigned to the dustbin, as aa reluctantly became an 'NUFC mad-sad 'Tellyhopper' for the thord time in 7 days and watched on from mee livin room, with mee little doggy and a bottle of 'DOG'! (Geordie slang for Newcasil Broon Ale!)
|A TALE OF TWO 'DOGS'|
*The game started at '6:30bells' and straight away Man City went on the attack at The Gallowgate End and laid siege to wor goal for the first 30 odd minutes, where attack after attack, would surely result in a goal sooner rather than later!
And then finally the pressure paid off---A needless penalty given away by Fabian Schar in the 37th minute for pushing a City player resulted in De Bruyne scoring from the spot, sending keeper Karl Darlow the wrang way!
It woz still aall one way traffic with hardly anything gannin on at the opposite Leazes End, where Man City keeper Bravo had nowt to dee but twiddle hiz thumbs!
I then got a text message from 'Tex' Taylor which read: "The City keeper may az well gan and feed the ducks next door!" (Leazes Park lake iz behind The Leazes End!) (see top photo!)
The commentator then said that Man City had 85% of the possession, which woz staggerin', considerin' that we were supposed to be the home team!
Almiron, for example, got a forst mention late in the half and the commentator added, "First set of passes from Newcastle after 43 minutes!"
Just before the teams ran oot for the 2nd half, the commentator once again said the blindingly obvious after such a poor show in the forst half! "Steve Bruce might as well change something!" (Hiz brain!) "HE DIDN'T!" and sent the same 11 oot for the restart!
"WEMBLEY 'NIGHTMARE' OVER!"
NUFC actually tried to play some futbaall in this half, and we nearly equalised through Dwight Gayle who had just come on for Andy Carroll, but he somehow 'skied' the baall ower the bar from 6 yards oot, with the goal 'gapin', in the 65th minute!
And did we pay the price for that miss, az just 3 minutes later 'The Blue Moonies' ran into wor half and Sterling hit an unstoppable shot from lang range, which beat Darlow in The Toon goal aall ends up to end wor Wembley nightmare once and for aall!
(I say 'nightmare', coz we would have had to watch it on the telly again, sommik which would be very hard to take, especially if we'd reached the final (both semi finals and final are to be played at the home of futbaall!---with nee fans present, of course!)
We can at least breathe a sigh of relief that the above scenario now can't happen!
If anything, wor shockin performance tells us that this takeower saga, which iz set to drag into a FOURTH MONTH in two days time, must surly be approved very soon, (PLEEEZE!) or else we will be 'cannon fodder' for the likes of Man City and Liverpoool for the foreseeable future!
Toon team: Darlow, Manquillo, Fernandez, Lascelles, Schar, Rose (Lazaro 75), Hayden (S Longstaff 79), Saint-Maximin (Yedlin 74), Almiron (Joelinton 65), Carroll (Gayle 64)
Official attendance in wor hoose: 2 *** Me, mee doggy and a bottle of DOG!)