Posted from '7:00pm bells' onwards, Saturday 1st May 2021
"WE COULDN'T GET MUCH CLOSER!"---COULD WE!?"
NUFC divvint play til tomorrow at '2:00 bells', so aall eyes will be on the Chelski v Fulim game, which kicks off at teatime today!
A Chelski win will give us a 'free hit' tomorrow, but a Fulim win will reduce the gap between us and them to 6 points and will have us nervously lookin ower wor shoulders!
Even a draw would be a canny result with games runnin oot!
Joe Willock cannit play for us of course az Chelski are hiz parent club, but top scorer Callum Wilson iz fit and hopefully Brucey will play him from the start!
The Arse are not playin very well and sit 10th in the table.
They lost 2-1 to Villarreal in the forst leg of the Europa Leegue semi final on Thorsday and might, just might, play a weakened team, with the 2nd leg next week! (The winners of the competition qualify for the Champions Leegue next season!)
The Toon are unbeaten in wor last 5 home games, winnin' 2 and drawin' 3 and have lost just 1 oot of the last 8, while The Arse have won just 1 of their last 5 games!
However, we have aalready lost twice away to them in January (0-2 in the FA Cup and 0-3 in the Leegue)
We will be watching the game on The Strawberry balcony again, which iz within 'hocklin' distance' of The Gallowgate End---We couldn't get much closer withoot actually bein inside the groond!
A full Geordie Times match and drinks report will appear here sometime on Munday!----Az per usual--"Watch this space!"
Updated on '10:31am bells' Sunday
Chelski beat Fulim 2-0, which meenz they must win 3 of their last 4 games and NUFC must lose AALL of wor last 5 for them to catch us!
A win or a draw today v The Arse shud be enough to secure safety!🙏
(West Brom don't play Wolves til Munday and shud they lose they will surely be relegated!)