Posted '8:00am bells' Wedinzday 30th September 2020
Updated from 5:30pm bells onwards (KO time!)
"THE 'BAT OUT OF HELL' FINALLY COMES HOME TO ROOST!"
I aalways knew that one day I would miss a Toon game on a new groond through ill health, misfortune or tragedy!
It's 41 years since that last happened (Colchester away in 1979)
---So Colchester's Layer Road groond woz the anly one missin'!---and soon, Rodney Parade will be added to the black-list!(The missing links--or in my case, 'The missing 'Finks'!) (sic!)
And although aa havvint been to every single game since then, av been to every new groond where an NUFC team have played in a competitive game! (Includin AALL wor European away games since then)
But NEVER in my wildest nightmares did I 'fink' that one day I would miss a Toon game on a new groond coz somebody in China had eaten a bloody bat!
(That 'one day' iz now upon us!)
Of course there are many, many Toon fans and fans of different clubs who havvint missed a game for years who are in the same boat az me and YOO, thanx to the pandemic!
And so here we will be at '5:30 pm bells'! 320 miles away from Newport, on Tyneside, listenin on wor radio's or watchin on the telly and laptop's, az the game iz played oot, in front of empty stands yet again!
How much langer can this farcical situation gan on I ask myself???
Anyway! The Geordie Times will supply updates of any 'action' on the pitch az it happens in wor hoose!
UPDATES BELOW FROM '5:30pm bells' when the match kicks off!
Haz it reeely come to this! Having to watch a match on mee mobile!
*Latest score: Newport 1 The Toon 0 (Abrahams 5th minute)
HT still 1-0 to the Leegue 2 side!🥶
GOAL! 87th minute: Jonjo Shelvey equaliser with great right footed shot, assisted by Joelinton!
FT 1-1 penalties!
Won 5-4 on penalties! Joelinton missed hiz!
We got oot of jail for sure!
Geordie Times mobile phone match report sometime tomorrow!