Wednesday 29 September 2021

NUFC TRIBUNAL TODAY! *** HOPE OR A DEATH SENTENCE?

 Posted 'high noon bells' Wedinzday 29th September 2021

Updated Thorzday



The Competition Appeals Tribunal (CAT) meet today to determine in the NUFC case against The Premyaa Leegue can gan aheed!

The claimant (NUFC)  alleges that the defendant (PL) prevented or hindered the proposed takeower and knew that its actions would prevent or delay the proposed takeower!

The case began at '10:30 bells' this mornin' and will judge if NUFC are in the right and that  the PL are in the wrong to deny the Saudi takeower, which haz been draggin' on for ower a year and and a half now!

WE havvint a clue just how lang it will take to make a decision, but if we win the case will gan to arbitration next January!

If we win then we have hope that at last we can get rid of 'The Fat Controller' once and for aall!πŸ™

If we lose it will be like a death sentence, az 'The Fat Controller' will stay in charge of a club he nee langer wants or cares aboot and we will be 'cattle trucked' <(work it oot!)πŸ„πŸšš

'The Geordie Times' will of course bring yoo, wor loyal readers, any news that iz forthcomin'!---Az per usual, "Watch this space!"  


Updated '2:07am bells' Thorzday

Nee time scale for CAT decision

Arbitration case to begin on 3rd January 2022 and expected to last a week, with the final decision on the takeower by the end of January!



The wait gans on!--and on!--and on!-- and on!πŸ₯Ά


Upated Friday



*The viewin figures for the  CAT are an aall time record!

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Sunday 26 September 2021

THE ELTON JOHN MOB OF WOTFAAD 1 THE TOON 1 *** PREMYAA LEEGUE 2021-2022

 Posted 'high noon bells' Sunday 26th September 2021


"BADGERED INTO SUBMISSION!"

The day started off at '5:30am bells' when a dragged mee lifeless body oot of mee 'pit-scratcher' (bed!) to catched the train to King's Cross (London) and then onwards to Wotfaad via Euston station alang the road!

At Durham Station a chingkee lad got on and sat on wor table (Chingkee iz Geordie slang for a Chinese person)

The ticket inspector came roond and he didn't have a ticket!  He woz told he would have to pay £130.50 for a ticket to Peterborough(where he said he woz gannin)

He eventually paid and woz told if he woz seen on the train after Peterborough that he would be fined £430 for fare evasion!

He DID get off at Peterborough, but just sat on a platform seat, obviously waitin for the next train to London! (Yoo couldn't make it up!)

On arrival at King's Cross we had time for a swift 'gargel' in The Rocket on Euston Road before continuin' wor jorney to 'Elton John country' (he's a Wotfaad fan, in case yiz didnt naa!?)



On arrival at Wotfaad Central, we made wor way to wor forst port o call there, namely The Wellington Arms'!



---The next boozer woz just across the road caalled 'The Estcourt Arms', which woz boarded up the last time we were here, but thankfully now reopened for 'liquid lubrication purposes!

View from The Wellington Arms! (It's a lang walk from 'The Welly'!)

From there we made for a boozer closer to the groond caalled 'The Golden Lion', where aa ordered a pint of Doom Bar bitter!



The barmaid sorved me and then said: "I notice that you are a Newcastle fan and this is a 'home fans only bar'!" (she noticed a smaall Toon badge on mee Tee shirt lapel) "I'll serve you this time, but you will have to leave after that!", she added! (Yoo could say that she woz 'badgering me (sic!)



I heeded for the beer garden at the back and told the lads wot had happened, to great merriment from them and somebody knocked their pint over az they took the p*ss out of me! 

SORVES THEM RIGHT FOR TAKIN' THE P*SS!

None of the other were wearin Toon colours and then aa noticed a fan in a Toon top at another table!----How did HE get sorved, aa thought???

Anyway!---az this woz wor last 'port o call' before the match, aa had to get 'Sarnie Steve' to get me the next 'liquid refreshment' and then 'Big Al' (not the sheet metal workers son!) the one after that!

This saved me queuin' at the bar and az aa had nee change, they had to buy mee pints az well! (MUST dee this more often!)

It woz soon time to gan for wor 'punishment' (the match!) and we jumped the queue to get in az it woz massive at The Toon tornstiles!



We were in the back row behind the goal and wor fans were in good voice before the start---slaggin off Brucey and Elton John! (we wont repeat wot they were singin aboot Elton, but the now usual, "We want Brucey out!", chants were loud and prolonged!

The Toon were clad in wor light blue away strip, similar to Man City's, but a million miles from their quality!

I'm afraid once again, the game woz poor and borin', with 2 teams who will be in the relegation dog fight for sure!

The highlight of the half woz in the 23rd minute when a 30 yard screamer from Saun Longstaff, rocketed into the corner of the net at the far end from us, to send the 2,200 Toon fans wild with delight!

We had chances to increase wor lead before the break, but failed miserably to put the game to bed   HT 1-0 to 'us'!



Good chances for Almiron, Joelinton, and Willock, went 'a beggin' in the 2nd period and we paid the price for that,  when Wotfaad equalised through an unmarked Sarr heeder from a corner kick, in the 72nd minute, to bring the home fans 'to life'!



Near the end Wotfaad scored again, but VAR ruled that it woz 'offside' and we escaped with a point, when we should have had aall 3, az Murphy woz clean through in the 90th minutes, but tried to lob their goalie, but failed miserably!-----It's now 11 top flight games at Vicarage Road for NUFC and not one solitary victory!

At the end of the day we were 'badgered' into submission!--- in more ways than one!


Attendance: 20,650 (2,200 Toon fans in the 'sold oot' away end)


The post match 'gargels' took place in The Estcourt Arms (again!) and 'The Northumberland Arms' near King's Cross station, before we caught the train back to Tyneside!




Some of the 2,200 Toon fans!

TO THE LEFT!


AND THE RIGHT!

Saturday 25 September 2021

WOTFAAAD v THE TOON *** PREMYAA LEEGUE THIS AFTERNOOON!

 Posted 'high noon bells' Saturday 25th September 2021


At the time of writin' this, we have arrived in 'The Smoke' (London) via King's Cross train station and are on wor way to Wotfaad to the north of London!

NUFC have played 10 top flight games here and shockingly havvint won ANY!---drawin 5 and losin 5!--A shockin stat against a so caalled smaall club! ('Wot' does that tell yoo aboot how 'big' we are!?)

An injury crisis haz engulfed 'The Toon' with several key players unavailabe, includin Callum Wilson, Joe Willock, Jamaal Lascelles, Jonjo Shelvey and Paul Dummett ---aall 'crocked'!

Aall 3,000 away tickets have been sold in 'wot' will be a capacity Wotfaad crowd of aroond 20,000!

Az per usual a full 'Geordie Times' match and boozer report will appear here sometime on Sunday----Lets hope that we can get wor forst win of the season and forst EVER win in the top flight at Wotfaad!----But divvint haad yer breath!

Footnote: Yesterday wor 2nd string were in action at Motspur Park in London v Fulim U23s and they lost 3-1  Wor 5th loss in a row!

Friday 24 September 2021

U-S-A-!, AALL THE WAY! **** 100,000 THANKYOOOZ!

 Posted 'high noon bells' Friday 24th September 2021

"THE GEORDIE TIMES RULES OK!" *** "HOWAY THE LADS!"

*The Geordie Times haz just received wor 100,000th hit from the USA!  We thank each and every one of yoo for loggin into this site from across the pond!

This iz the 2nd highest behind the UK (az yoo'd expect!)

Who says wor American cousins divvint like futbaall of the roond baall variety!?

The celebrations have aalready begun on top of The Empire State Building in New York! (see photo!)

Once again many thanx for loggin into this mad-sad Toon website! 

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And divvint forget!- The Geordie Times iz advort free!---meeenin that we make nee financial  gain and that we get paid F**K AALL for dein this website!  We dee it for the love of NUFC for FREE!





Thursday 23 September 2021

DISPAIR AND JOY FOR THE NUFC MAD-SAD GROUNDHOPPERS!

 Posted 'high noon bells' Thorsday 23rd September 2021


HELLEVISION NEWS!

The telly fixtures for November are oot and to the dispair of NUFC fans, 2 lang distance away games have been moved to crazy kick off times!

Forst of aall, wor visit to 'Nee Where Near Brightin' in orly November iz to be a Saturday '5:30 bells' kick off in BT, makin it impossible to get back to Tyneside by train-- and so an owerneet stay in London haz been forced upon us! (A 700 mile roond trip!)πŸ₯ΆπŸ‘Ž

And then at the end of November it's a '12:30 bells' kick off at 'The Arse' in North London (thanx to BT again!)--meenin' that we must get oot of bed at an ungodly hour to catch the forst train to King's Cross! (London) (A roond trip of 600 miles!)πŸ˜±πŸ‘Ž

However!-- There IZ some joyous news for 'The NUFC mad-sad groundhoppers', az wor home game v Brentfaad on Saturday 20th November HAZZINT been picked for live telly on the Munday, az we feared and so it DOESN'T clash with wor maiden visit to Alfreton on Munday 22nd November, where NUFC U23s play Forest U23s in a Premyaa Leegue 2 fixture!

Indeed! 'Yours truely' haz aalready booked a days holiday from work for the occasion!

Another NEW groond for The NUFC 'saddos'!πŸ€ͺπŸ‘



Tuesday 21 September 2021

THE TOON U23S 2 THE P*SS POTTS U23S 3 *** PREMYAA LEEGUE 2

 Posted 'high noon bells' Tuesday 21st September 2021


SECOND STRING SYNDROME!

Havin not been to Benton for 2 years to see wor U23s due to covid restrictions etc, it woz pleasin to see that the 3 boozers on route to the groond were still up and runnin!


After a quick gargel in The Junction bar next to the Haymarket bus station, it woz time to heed for Benton via Four Lane Ends on the Metro.



Forst 'port o call' woz The Benton Ale Hoose and then onwards to The Black Bull alang the road for some more liquid refresments, before finishing off in The Ship a few hundred yards from the entrance to Blue Flames, where the game woz due to kick off at '7:00 bells'!


On arrival the clubhoose woz cordoned off with a chain link rope fence and woz closed--The seats for the ordinary fans were aalso out of bounds!

Since aa woz last here a smaall roofed stand had been erected behind the far goal, but apart from that the groond looked the same az it woz 2 years ago!

A DUMP!

ANYWAY! The game kicked off and both sides struggled to create any chances!


The breakthrough happened just before the half-time interval when a Stoke player handled the baall in the box and the ref pointed straight to the penalty spot!

Elliot Anderson took it and he made nee misstayk with the kick! 

HT 1-0 to The Toon!

It didn't take lang for The P*ss Potts (Potters) to level things in the 2nd period when Wright-Phillips scored. It woz soon 2-1 against the run of play to wor visitors, when a Sparrow shot 'flew (sic!) into the net!

Their lead woz increased to 3-1 when Campbell latched onto a wayward pass to shoot past Dan Langley in the Toon goal!


Adam Wilson pulled one back in the 80th minute, but we couldn't find the equaliser and so wor U23s remain winless for the 4th game in a row!

Very similar to wor forst team in fact, who are winless in 5 Premyaa Leegue games!


Attendance:150 (estimated) Nee sign of any Stoke 'mad-sad groundhoppers'!


Ootside The Black Bull

We have to tell yoo that wor U23s game woz NOT televised live!





Monday 20 September 2021

THE TOON U23s v THE P*SS POTTS U23s **** TOONEEET AT BLUE FLAMES!

 Posted 'high noon bells' Munday  20th September 2021

BLUE FLAMES, AKA WHITLEY PARK, BENTON

Wor U23s are in action at Benton tooneet where we play the P*ss Potts of Stoke (The Potters!) in a Premyaa Leegue 2 encoontaaa!

Kick off iz at '7:00 bells' and admission iz free to season ticket holders!---For non season ticket holders its £3 for big kids and just £1 for sprogs and zimmerframeites!

We have nee idea if the clubhoose iz open az it woz shut the last home game coz of covid restrictions?----Yoo couldnt even sit in the little stand on the halfway line az that woz oot of bounds too!

But fear not!---there are 3 boozers on the way from Four Lane Ends Metro station for the pre match gargels!--Namely The Benton Ale Hoose, The Black Bull and The Ship!


A Geordie Times match report and pix will appear here sometime tomorrow!---AZ per usual "Watch this space!"

Sunday 19 September 2021

HOW RIDICULOUS IZ THAT!?

 Posted 'high noon bells' Sunday 19th September 2021

"IZ THERE ANYBODY THERE!?"

One of the 'NUFC mad-sad groundhoppers' went extreme groundhoppin' yesterday when he heeded for Lestaa'z new Seagrave trainin' groond, which iz in 'the middle of nee where', to watch wor U18s play Lestaa'z U18s! (ie: a game on a field with nee stands)



'Glennn from Ashington', who cannit drive, got there by train and bus, anly to find that when he got to the trainin' complex that the game had been delayed, coz an ambulance and paramedics hadn't arrived---which iz compululsary for U18 games!

"WHERE'S THE AMBULANCE---LIKE!?"

None did arrive and so the game had to be postponed on 'Pitch 2'---a wasted jorney for Glennn?---well not quite!



Wor U16s were playin' on an ajoinin' pitch, some distance from the U18s game and so he rushed to 'Pitch 10' to watch that game instead---missin' 27 minutes coz of the late cancellation of the U18s game! (the kick off time woz at '1:00pm bells' for both games)



NUFC U16s drew 2-2 with Lestaa'z youngins, so at least he saw some futbaall on a new groond! (and he saw aall the goals!--unlike me at Dunston! (see below)

Apparently, yoo divvint need an ambulance or paramedics for an U16s game, which begs the question---"WHY NOT?" if its compulsary for U18 games?????

"HOW RIDICULOUS IZ THAT"!?????? 

PS: Glennn woz unable to send 'The Geordie Times' any pix of the game, az yoo arnt allowed to take photos of U16s games!


MEEENWHILE!

Bad Blue Boys 6  Frickley Athletic 0


'Yours truly' went to a game closer to home on Tyneside, namely Dunston v Frickley in a Northern Premyaa Leegue East Division game, where the home side ran riot with 6 goals in total! (I actually saw 5 of them, but missed the 3rd goal coz aa woz taakin to somebody!)


The goals were scored by Liam Thear (4th minute), Sado Djalo (18), Michael Hall (27), Liam Thear (38), Liam Thear pen for hiz hat-trick (70) and finally anothaa pen, taken by Terry Galbraith in the 90th minute!



Attendance: 310 includin a few diehards from Frickley

Mee golden goals ticket woz for the 80th minute!
(It didn't win of course!)

Saturday 18 September 2021

THE TOON 1 LEEEDZ 1 *** PREMYAA LEEGUE 2021-2022

 Posted just after 'high noon bells' Saturday 18th September 2021

VIEW FROM ROW 'B' OF THE MILBURN STAND BALCONY

The game both sides needed to win ended in a 1-1 stalemate, but NUFC were lucky, to say the least to get the draw az Leeedz missed several good chances, especialy in the forst half!

They took the lead in the 13th minute when Raphinha had a shot from the edge of the box, which anothaa Leeedz player left, and it ended up in the back of the net at The Gallowgate End, beatin' Darlow in the Toon goal!



Thiz set the crowd gannin and "WE want Brucey out!" chants reverberated aroond aall 4 sides of the groond!

Matt Richie then came close when he hit the post with a raspin' shot, but it rebounded back into play to deny us the equaliser!

The mood woz hostile until a bit of magic from 'The Saint' (Saint-Maximin) levelled things just before the break when a pass from Joelinton foond him in the box and he jinked and weaved hiz way through the visitors defence to hit a shot into the corner of the net at The Leazes End, to send the Toon fans in the unexpected 50,000 crowd wild with delight!

It woz a very strange atmosphere az one minute Toon fans were supportin' the team and the next minute they were slaggin 'Brucey' and 'The Fat Controller' off!


Meeeenwhile the 3,000 Leeedz fans in The Leazes End top tier were in full voice with their crappy "Marchin' altogether!" songs!

I'VE SEEN THE LIGHT!----FANS USED THEIR TOCHES TO LIGHT UP THE DARKNESS
THE 3,000 LEEEDZ FANS ARE ON THE TOP RIGHT!

The men from Yorkshire came close on a few occasions to retakin' the lead, but Karl Darlow (who had replaced Freddie Woodman in goal) made some great stops to deny them!

One protest from Toon fans woz to hoy paper planes from the terraces to try and stop the game and they had were thrown from aall sides of the groond, but none of them made it to the pitch!!!! (Must dee better next time!---tennis or golf baalls next?)



The game ended 'ones a piece', to a mixture of applause and boos from the Toon fans, with the applause for the players and the boooos for 'yee naa who'!

Two points from 15 lifted us to the dizzy heights of 18th in the table, while Leeedz now have 3 points!

That could aall change ower the weekend and if results divvint gan wor way, we could well find worsels in bottom place!!!

The joys of followin' NUFC!   


Attendance: 50,407 (many more than we thought would torn up!)

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Friday 17 September 2021

THE TOON V LEEEDZ *** TOONEET at '8:00 bells'!

 Posted 'high noon πŸ””bells' Friday 17th September 2021

NUFC THE ZERO AMBITION CLUB!---IT'S THE 'HOPE' THAT KILLS YOO! 


Brucey (in a very depressed voice): "I will with my experience "HOPE?" that I can keep the club just ticking alongπŸ•’πŸ•“πŸ•”πŸ••πŸ•— and make sure that "Err!" the club stays where it is!" (currently in 19th position, which will get us RELEGATED, Brucey!----'HOPE'less!
(It's not aall hiz fault of course az 'The Fat Controller' refused to buy him more than one player in the transfor window!---and of course he won't walk away az he will lose hiz £4 million compen, if he does!)

Both teams gan into tooneets game at SJP withoot a win to their name this season, so far--and in wor case we have shipped 12 goals in 4 Premyaa Leegue games!

We are have ONE solitary point from 12, while Leeedz have 2 points and sit just 2 places above us in the table!

These are desperate times for Toon fans az we look towards the abyss of The Championship yet again!

'Brucey' haz just aboot fallen oot with everyone from wor hierarchy (who made a veiled attack on him!), to the players, (Hayden, etc) the press (The 'Ronny Gill' and others) and the fans! (of course!)

With Callum Wilson oot til 'God naaz when', we will nee doubt plod alang regardless with Jokelinton, etc! (Depressin' times indeed!)

At least goalie Karl Darlow iz fit again, az Freddie Woodman haz made some bad misstayaks, which have cost us dearly! (It woz 'leaked' in the press orlier this week that Woodman would be dropped!)

It's a category 'A' game with £40 the minimum adult price for the 'torture', which of course iz live on the πŸ“Ίtelly! ('OFF' buttons at the ready!)

3 points pleeeze, or else SJP will become very toxic indeed!


PS: We've hord 'through the grape vine' that there iz to be a big protest durin the game, with paper planes bein' 'flown' onto the pitch and referees whistles to be 'blowin' in the crowd!✈



Tuesday 14 September 2021

THE BAGGIE TROOSERS OF WBA U23S 2 THE TOON U23S 0 *** FA PREMYAA RESORVE LEAGUE 2

 Posted 'high noon πŸ””bells' Tuesday 14th September 2021

The Toon are in aall light blue (pic taken by 'Alex of St. George')


Wor U23s were in action at Telford last neet, where we lost 2-0 to West Brom and 'NUFC mad-sad groundhopper' 'Alex of St. George' and woz there to witness it! (Hiz forst visit to New Bucks Head stadium!)

Most other groundhoppers like 'little old me' had been here before many moonsπŸŒ™ ago (v Wolves resorves), so we didn't gan--and just az well, coz 2 bad misstayks cost us the game!

Forst, a shot by WBA's Castro that shud easily have been saved, slipped though keeper Dan Langley's hands and into the Toon net, to give 'The Baggie Troosers' the lead in the 33rd minute!

Their lead woz doubled 10 mins later when Toon defender Wiggett gave away a needless penalty after a daft challenge in the box on Richards.

Faal took it and sent Langley the wrang way! HT 2-0 to them!

That's the way it stayed az we couldn't find a way through the home defence in the 2nd period!


Attendance 138, includin Alex of course! (Plus striker Dylan Stephenson's mam and dad, pictured below!)



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