A MINUTES SILENCE FOR FORMER TOON MANAGER
AND WORLD CUP WINNER JACK CHARLTON
WHO DIED ON FRIDAY! R.I.P. 'BIG JACK'
"TOON PAY THE PENALTY-EEES!"
A game of 2 halves-- in the first NUFC dominated play and raced into a 1-0 lead at Vicarage Road through a Dwight Gayle tap in in the 23rd minute, az 'The NUFC Mad-Sad Tellyhoppers' watched from the upper deck of Rosie's Bar near St. James' Park! It shoud have been much more, but we just couldn't double wor lead----and we payed the ultimate price for this in the 2nd period!
|DWIGHT GAYLE GOAL---A SIMPLE TAP IN!|
The 2nd half, like aa say, woz anothaa disaster show from 'The Orangemen' (we played in wor aall orange away kit this time!)(Bottle green v Man City on Wedinzday!)
Matt Ritchie made minimal contact with a Wotfaad forward in the box and the ref pointed to the spot! It woz one of those 50/50 decisions where it could gan eethaa way! After a VAR check conformed it WOZ a penalty, up stepped Troy Deeney to level the scores, az he hit hiz shot doon the middle with Dubravka in the Toon goal, divin to hiz right! 1-1 after 52 minutes
Manquillo then gave away anothaa daft penalty half an hour later, when he climbed aall ower a Wotfaad striker and pulled him doon in the box!
A clear penalty this time, in my humble opinion, but Brucey thought it woz 'soft'?
After anothaa VAR check it woz again confirmed az a penalty and Deeney stepped up once more to hit his shot to the right this time, with Dubravka just gettin hiz finger tips to the baall as it hit the back of the net! 2-1 to Wotfaad!
That's the way it stayed az we hardly ventured into their half, unlike the first half, where we shud have put the game to bed!
2 defeats in a row leaves us in 13th position with 3 'behind closed doors' games to gan, before the eventual end to this very lang season!
Toon team: Dubravka, Manquillo, Lascelles (Lazaro 87), Fernandez, Rose (Krafth 79), Schar, Shelvey, Saint-Maximin, Almiron, Richie (Joelinton 72), Gayle (Bentaleb 78)
Official attendance: 5 of us plus anothaa 5 or 6 upstairs in Rosie's, plus aboot a dozen doon stairs includin 2 bouncers and 2 bar staff and the manageress =22 or 23!?
|THE VIEW OF ST. JAMES' FROM ROSIE'S UPSTAIRS BEER GARDEN!|