Posted 'high noon bells' Munday 20th December 2021
"AN ORLY XMAS 'GIFT' FROM NUFC!"
It woz great to waalk into SJP and see none of those 300 or so horrible red n blue SD signs, which had blighted the stands for 14 years and had finally been removed last week!
Within 4 minutes we were behind after a disastrous mix up between Dubravka and Clark, who both left the baall from a cross, for Dias to heed into an empty net from 1 yard oot at The Gallowgate End! (A goal that your great granny could have scored!)
Cancelo doubled wor visitors lead in the 27th minute with a lang range pile driver, which whizzed past Dubravka!
And the major controversy!
Fraser woz clean through in the box after a misstayk in the City midfield and woz rugby tackled and brought to the groond by Ederson in the visitors goal for a stonewall penalty!
But unbelievably the ref Martin Atkinson waved 'play on' much to the disgust of the Toon players and crowd alike!---the 3rd game in a row when a penalty incident hazn't went wor way!!! It didnt even gan to VAR!
'The Blue Moonies' then went into cruise control and a 3rd goal came in the 63rd minute when Mahrez gave Dubravka nee chance at The Leazes End with a volley!---The goal went to VAR to see if it woz offside, (az the linesman had raised hiz flag) but it wasn't and we were 0-3 doon!
A 4th 'tap in' goal from Stirling in the 86th minute, after a byline cross into the box, finished us off, az large sections of the crowd heeded for the exits!---In contrast and defiance 'The Gallowgate End' flag wavers gave a fantastic last few minutes display az they sang "Eddie Howe's Black n white army!", til the final whistle!
We desorve better than this for certain and major transfers in the January window are needed to avoid the dreaded drop! 11 goals conceded in the last 3 games, with just 1 scored tells its own sorry tale!
Attendance: 52,127 (3,100 Blue Moonies)