Posted 'high noon bells' Wedinzday 23rd December 2020
"HOW LUCKY AM I?" (Diary of an NUFC fan/trucker)
'High noon bells' Munday 21st: I'm off work on Tuesday so that I can watch the Toon on mee laptop v Brentfaad (Me normal hours clash with the kick off time of '5:30 bells')
I get a phone caall from work at 'high noon bells': Gaffer: "Agency havvint got any drivers to cover your shift tomorrow!" Can you do shift and we will give yoo an extra 2 days holiday?"
"OK, but can I leave earlier than normal, so that I can watch the match on mee phone at Redditch?", I asked
"YES!" came the reply----so I said that I would 'do it'!
Tuesday 22nd: Got to Redditch just before '5pm bells' and opened the wagon curtains so that the fork truck driver could tip and load it!
He did and I woz ready to watch the match at '5:30 bells'--- but disaster!---I couldnt get a picture on mee phone's screen!
In desperation aa put the truck's radio on to listen on Radio 5 live!
Not good news az Brentfaad were 'aall ower us' and had hit the bar!
After repeated attempts to get a picture, the screen burst to life and I could now watch the remainder of the forst half!----But then disaster struck again, just before half time, when the bloody picture froze!
I decided to 'give up' and listen to the commentary of the 2nd half on the radio, az I drove back up the M42 motorway!
We wornt playin well and when az aa passed the Tamworth services exit, Brentfaad scored! (Another 'disaster'!)
We were now playin reely badly and Brentfaad were by far the better team! By the time I reached the M1 north, we had a total of FOUR strikers on the pitch at the same time to try and get a goal back (Wilson, Gayle, Joelinton and Carroll) and the commentator said, "Newcasil have got 2 five a side teams on the pitch in opposite ends!"?
It didnt work (of course!) and az aa passed East Midlands Airport the ref blew for full time and wor 'dream' of a Wembley final woz ower yet again! (A 'dream' of watchin' it online!)
One of the most damnin' things woz that we had put oot a virtually full strength team, while Brentfaad had made 5 changes from their previous Championship game!
After the match wor beleagered manager 'Broken Nose Bruce' woz interviewed!
"Progress was there for everyone to see!---We got to a quarter final!" ("WOW!")--This certainly IZ 'a work in progress!?")
One of Bruce's excuses: "It would help if I had another centre half and could put Issac (Hayden) into midfield!"
"I won't make excuses!" (????????)
(* We have one on wor books Steve, he's caalled Florian Lejeune and iz on loan to Spanish club Alaves!)
And another 'famous' Bruce quote, "We'll just have to dust ourselves down and carry on!" (ie: "What a 'Carry On'!")
So there we have it!---another dreadful and abysmal performance and I missed watchin' most of it!
"HOW LUCKY AM I ???"