Posted 'high noon bells' Saturday 8th January 2022
"WHO WON THE BOAT RACE!?"
NUFC take on Cambridge United at SJP this afternooon at '3:00 bells' in the FA Cup and it shud be a great occasion for both Toon and fans of 'The Boat People'!
But will new boy Kieran Trippier make hiz Toon debut, iz the question on everybodys lips???---He HAZ been given the clearance to play, but we 'finks' that he will probably come on az a 2nd half substitute!
Aall 52,300 tickets have been sold with wor visitors bringin' a MAGnificent 4,900 followin' to The Leazes End level 7!
This iz the 2nd FA Cup home tie in a row where we have played 'a boat race team', az 2 years ago (before Covid) anothaa 52,000 plus crowd saw NUFC draw 0-0 with Oxfaad United in the 4th roond! (We won the replay 3-2)
This time there will be nee replay az the game must be decided on the day---after extra time and penalties if necessary! (Because of fixture congestion, due to that nasty virus!)
A full Geordie Times match report will of course appear here sometime on Sunday and hopefully NUFC will be in the 4th roond draw which takes place on Sunday after the West Ham v Leeedz game, which iz live on ITV! (Draw approx '4:50 bells'---but divvint haad yi breath!)
PS: We havvint a clue who won the last boat race, but we guess it mustiv been Oxfaad!----or Cambridge!!!???