|"IZ THERE ANYBODY THERE?"|
"A TOTALLY UNDERWEMBLEYING FEELING!"
Tomorrow at '6:30pm bells' we play in the FA Cup qwaataa finals for the forst time in 14 years v Man City, with the 'carrot' of a possible Wembley 'double' in the semi final and Final, shud we win!
Normally the adrenalin would be flowin' through mee vains, but the though of havin' to watch the game in mee livin' room with just me and mee little doggy and a bottle of 'DOG' for company, instead of 52,000 fellow fans at SJP, barely 2 miles away from wor hoose, fills me with disappear, instead of joy!
Indeed, if they switch the floodlights on at some point I will be able to see the glow of the lights from mee back livin room window against the sky!
Of course there wont be 52,000 plus present, instead just 300 or so players, staff, jernoz and TV crewz will be scattered aboot the pitch and The Milburn Stand, with anly the echos of the players voices, booncin' off the stadium waalls and roof az the action on the pitch unfolds! (Unless aa switch the 'fake crowd noise' on!)(NEE chance!)
And aall in the belief that TV money(££££££££££££) iz more important than peoples lives? (anothaa 100 or so deaths today from 'the bat out of hell' virus, which haz now claimed ower 43,000 UK citizens in total!)
And az for a trip to Wembley for the semis IF we win?---the nearest aa will get, iz a boozer somewhere in 'The Toon' 280 miles away from London, az they will be reopened by then! (Next Saturday actually!)
And can anybody ever imagine an FA Cup final bein played in a virtually empty 90,000 seater stadium, with just plastic red seats az a backdrop!??? (I'm havin recurrin' nightmares aboot the possibility of that, az well!)
A'v said it before, and aa'll say it again!
"FUTBAALL WITHOOT FANS ISN'T FUTBAALL!"
PS: We know that some fans who aalways watch wor games on TV will disagree with wor sentiments, but any diehard fans who hadn't missed eethaa home games or home AND away games for years, will surely agree that to play games in soulless concrete bowls iz a tragedy , to say the least!
A Geordie Times match report will appear here on Munday neet!--one day late!--but this IZ The Geordie Times--wot did yoo expect???