Tuesday 29 March 2022

THE TOON U23s 4 THE BAGGIE TROOSERS U23s 3 **** FA PREMYAA LEEGUE 2

 Posted 'high noon bells' Tuesday 29th March 2022

JOSH SCOTT (ARROWED) SCORES THE WINNIN' GOAL!

Last neet in a rare appearance at SJP wor U23s won a 7 goal thriller against West Brom in front of a 793 crowd, housed mainly in The East Stand

The scorin sequences went az follows:

0-1, 0-2 (HT), 1-2, 2-2, 3-2, 3-3, 4-3   The Toon's goals were scored by Santiago Munoz (heeder), Niall Brookwell (heeder), Nathan Carlyon (shot) and finally Josh Scott, who fired the winner into the corner of the net at The Gallowgate End!

The win lifts the U23s into 4th place and into the play-off places for a chance of promotion to Premyaa Leegue 1

Sunday 27 March 2022

THE BAD BLUE BOYS 0 CLEEETHORPES TOON 2 *** NORTHERN PREMYAA LEEGUE

 Posted 'high noon bells' Sunday 27th March 2022



It woz a nice sunny day on Tyneside and az NUFC had anothaa blank weekend, coz of the International break, we heeded for The UTS Stadium in Dunston to see them play Cleeethorpes!



The Bad Blue Boys were indeed BAD, az the visitors inflicted a 2-0 defeat, due mainly to misstaykes from the unfortunate Dunston goalie, who failed to hold the baall from a weak shot for the forst goal ---and then pass the baall to one of their players to concede the 2nd goal--Both in the 2nd half in quick succession!

Dunston simply didn't get oot of the blocks in this errror ridden game!



The drowning of the sorrows then happened in the packed clubhoose after the game, which woz watched by a 333 crowd (plus several freebeez who sneaked in in the 2nd half, when neebody woz mannin the tornstiles!)


A UKRAINIAN FLAG REPLACED THE CLUB FLAG IN A SHOW OF SUPPORT!



Saturday 26 March 2022

BLANKETY BLANK AGAIN!

 Posted 'high noon bells' Saturday 26th March 2022

For the 2nd weekend in a row NUFC have nee game, due to yet anothaa International break!

It's crazy when yoo 'fink' aboot it!-----3 lang distance away games crammed into 8 days at the beginnin' of March and then nee games at aall for 17 days!

April iz anothaa crazy month because of this, az we have 6 games to play in 4 weeks!

Wor next game iz away again (in north London) when we face Sporz in 8 days time----wor FOURTH away game in a row!

In April we have 3 home games in a row to compensate!

Wor 'fix' for today iz at wor fave non leegue club, 'The Bad Blue Boys' of Dunston, who are playin Cleethorpes Toon at Dunston, with a '3 bells' kick off in a Northern Premyaa Leegue (East Division) enncoontaa!



It's a nice sunny day on Tyneside and there are several non leegue games in wot iz caalled 'NON LEEGUE DAY' for Toon fans to gan tee for their 'fix', includin' Gatesheed, Blyth, Soooth Sheeelds, Hebburn, plus a full list of Northern Leegue ('3:00 bells' ko's) and Northern Alliance Leegue games ('2:30 bells' ko's)

So there iz plenty of choice to support a local non leegue side this afternooon!

A match report on the Dunston game will appear here sometime on Sunday!----Az per usual "Watch this space!"

Thursday 24 March 2022

A 'GULF' IN CLASS!

 Posted 'high noon πŸ””bells' Thorzday 24th March 2022

TOON PLAYERS AND STAFF AT THE TRAININ' CAMP!


GULF UNITED 0  THE TOON 5

NUFC hammered Gulf United 5-0 in a behind closed πŸšͺ doors game in the UAE, with 2 goals from St.Max and Dwight Gayle and 1 from Joelinton to wrap up wor warm wethaa trainin camp in Dubai, orlier this mornin'

Former Toon defender Steven Taylor (believe it or not?) woz the manager for Gulf and he admitted that there woz indeed a "gulf in class!" between the 2 sides!

PS: Both Kieran Trippier and Callum Wilson were there, but took nee part in the game, az they continue their rehabilitation! 


Monday 21 March 2022

SHEARER STATUE MOVE IMMINENT!

 Posted 'high noon πŸ”” bells' Munday 21st March 2022


News that the Alan Shearer statue iz to be moved from the demolished toilet block on Barrack Road reaches us!

It iz to be relocated to the stairway on the othaa side of the Bobby Robson statue--and not before time!

We arn't sure exactly when this will happen, but it could be very soon?

It haz been on Barrack Road since 2016, az wor former owner 'The Fat Controller' refused point blank to have it on club land, az he had faallen oot with wor record goalscorer, when he slagged him off!

It's fittin' that it's just roond the corner from the renamed Shearer's Bar! (See story on that in the last but one article!)

Sunday 20 March 2022

A TRUCKIN' TOON TRAVELLER'S TALES

 Posted 'high noon bells' Sunday 20th March 2022

It haz been a hectic 2 weeks of travellin' for me, followin The Toon to 3 lang distance away games to Soothampton, west London and Liverpoool for wor game v Evaatin on Thorzday---AND drivin mee truck between the Team Valley in Gatesheed and Redditch in deepest Worcestershire!

Mee diary ower the last 2 weeks woz az follows!

Munday 7th, Tuesday 8th and Wedinzday 9th March: Truck run to Redditch and back 3 times at 444 miles per roond trip = 1,332 miles

Thorzday 10th and Friday 11th March: Travel to Sooothampton and back by train for wor game at St.Mary's Stadium via London---          Roond trip = 700 miles 

Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th March: Travel to west London and back by train for wor game at Stamford Bridge v Chelski---Roond trip = 532 miles

Munday 14th, Tuesday 15th and Wedinzday 16th March: Truck run to Redditch and back 3 times at 444 miles per roond trip= 1,332 miles

Thorzday 17th and Friday 18th March: Travel to Liverpoool and back by train via York for wor game v Evaatin at Goodison Park---Roond trip = 320 miles 

Total miles travelled for 14 days in a row = 4,216 miles averaging at just ower 300 miles per day!----Nee wonder that I am knackered and yesterday I  'stopped still' and the furthest I 'travelled' woz Shearer's Bar underneath The Gallowgate End! (Roond trip by bus 5 miles!) 

IT's crazy that we had to cram 3 away games in, in 8 days--- and that there iz now a 2 and a half week break from wor last game to wor next game v Sporz in north London on Sunday April 3rd!

And guess wot?---I am off to Redditch again next week!---It's a never endin' jorney!

Fink (the mad-sad groundhoppin' trucker!)

Saturday 19 March 2022

SHEAR MAGIC!

 Posted 'high noon bells' Saturday 19th March 2022



After gettin back from the Evaatin game on Friday, it woz a mad dash yem to pick granddaughter Freya up from skoool and then anothaa mad dash to NE 1 in StrπŸ“wberry Place for the grand reopennin' of Shearer's Bar underneath The Gallowgate Stand!



After an exhaustin' 14 days consecutive travellin' (will publish an artice on this on Sunday) it woz nice to relax and visit a boozer that I have mainly avoided since wor former owner 'The Fat Controller' changed the name of 'Shearer's to 'NINE' a few years ago, in revenge for slaggin him off!



This 'iconic' boozer will now gan back on mee 'Toon Pub Crawl' list once again!




Friday 18 March 2022

THE TOFFEE NOSES 1 THE TOON 0 *** PREMYAA LEEGUE 2021-2022

 Posted from '10:44am bells' onwards, Friday 18th March 2022 on the train back from Livaapoool


"IZ THAT HARRY POTTER!?"
 

"POST' TRAUMATIC STRESS!"

Wor thord away game in little more than a week ended in major disappointment at Goodison Park against 10 men Evaatin!



A 1-0 defeat with the anly goal of the game comin in the 99th minute through Iwobi !

The reason the game went on so long iz because a Harry Potter impersonator tied himself to a goalpost at The *Gladiss Street End of the groond! *(Can't remember how to spell it?)

He had a thin plastic tie roond hiz neck and post and it took qwaata of an hour to free him!

He then got frogmarched aroond the pitch az angry Evaatin and Toon fans hoyed bottles of drinks and coins at him az he passed by!



We simply didn't torn up, az a week on the road finally took its toll on us! We were dreadful and when Allan got hiz marchin orders in the 83rd minite for a bad 2 footed tackle on St Max, it made nee difference and the home side went aall oot to win it---and did!



The defeat meeenz that we are still lookin ower wor shoulders towards those below us in the table!---NUFC are still 9 points clear of the last relegation place!

A one to forget for certain az the 3,000 Toon fans suffered 'post' traumatic stress--in more ways than one!πŸ₯Ά



*THE PRE AND 'POST' MATCH 'GARGELS' TOOK PLACE HERE!





*THE PRE TRAIN BACK 'GARGELS' TOOK PLACE HERE!



*A TOON FAN IN HIZ 'JORDAN PICKFORD COSTUME!



UNFORTUNATLEEE PICKFORD WASN'T 'PICKED'!


AND NEWS OF A NEW HARRY POTTER FILM!



Thursday 17 March 2022

THE TOFFEE NOSES v THE TOON *** TOOONEEET!

 Posted 'high noon bells' Thorzday 17th March 2022

ANOTHAA 'SIGN' THAT WE HAVE GOT WOR CLUB BACK!

For the thord time in liitle more than a week we are off on wor away travels again---this time to Liverpoool, where we take on Evaatin in a '7:45 bells' kick off!

The blue half of Morzeyside are not deein well and are sittin just above the drop zone with 22 points!   NUFC meeenwhile sit in 14th place with 31 points and so if we can win we will gan 12 points clear of them----BUT!---if we lose, they will anly be 6 points behind us with games in hand!

So this iz definitely a '6 pointer' for certain!----A draw iz much better for us than them, az we will maintain the 9 points difference! *Evaatin's cause isn't helped by the fact that their city rivals Livaapoool have won 9 games in a row and are just 1 point behind Man City at the top of the tree!--ie the pressure iz on them, not us!

3 away games in a week and then we have a 2 and a half week break before we play again!---anothaa away game v Sporz in 'norf Landan'! IT'S MAD!

In othaa news 'NINE bar' (underneath The Gallowgate End) haz been changed back to 'SHEARER'S and not before time! (Wor previous owner 'The Fat Controller' changed the name to 'NINE' oot of spite, az he didnt like the critisism that wor record goal scorer hoyed at him!)

A full Geordie Times match report will appear here sometime on Friday (or Saturday---az the case may be!?)

Geordie Times quiz:

Wot is unique aboot today's game?

Answer will be given in match report if yih divvint naa!

Az per usual "Watch this space!"  (And find the answer oot!)

Tuesday 15 March 2022

TELLY TIMES FOR APRIL

 Posted '5:00pm bells' Tuesday 15th March 2022



The telly times for late April have just been annoonced!

NUFC will play Lestaa at SJP on Sun 17th with a '2:15 πŸ”” ko Live on SKY

Wed 20th April Palliss at SJP '7:45 πŸ”” ko   nee live telly (Unless yoo have a dodgy box!)

Sat 23rd April Nohrich away at 3:00 πŸ”” ko   nee live telly

Sat 30th April The Liverbirds at SJP at '12:30 πŸ”” ko  live on BT

Telly games aalready arranged for March and orly April are listed below:

Thu 17th March Evaatin away at '7:45 bells ko  live on Amazon Prime 

Sun 3rd April Sporz away at '4:30 bells' ko live on Sky

Fri 8th April  Wolves at SJP '8:00 bells' ko  live on Sky

* 3 May games still to be annoonced

Sat 7th May? Man City away

Sun 15th May? The Arse at SJP

Sun 22nd May Bornley away at '4:00 bells' ko (Date and ko time cast in stone!




HORRAY!----ANOTHER 'AMANDA' ACTUALLY LIKES US AZ WELL!

 Posted 1:00pm bells' Tuesday 15th March 2022

AMANDA MILLING MP

*MP WELCOMES THE TAKEOWER OF NUFC








Sunday 13 March 2022

CHELSKI (for now!) 1 THE TOON 0 *** PREMYAA LEEGUE 2021-2022

 Posted from '5:47 pm bells' on the train back from London, Sunday 13th March 2022---Updated 'high noon bells' Munday


"WE WOZ ROBBED!"



A Chelski goal in the 89th minute broke wor hearts az their goalscorer Havertz shud have been sent off just  in the forst half after a blatant elbow on Dan Burn!

Another blatant decision not to give a penalty to NUFC when Jacob Murphy had hiz shirt pulled and woz then tripped in the box in the 2nd period az we attacked The Mathew Harding Stand, opposite where the 3,000 Toon fans were housed in The Shed End (see top photo!)



Just why both decisions didn't gan to VAR iz a complete mystery to everybody in the groond???

Woz Stevie Wonder dein the VAR in Blechley Park, perhaps???


(More to follow on aall this when we eventually get back on the 'snail train' from King's Cross!)

Updated Munday

NUFC started the game off well in an even forst half when the elbow incident happened 40 minutes into the game!---Referee Cootes produced a yellow card and VAR ref Brookes incredibly agreed that it woz 'reckless' and not 'violent'!----??????

Then in the 2nd half the penalty incident in the 58th minute, that even blind pop star Stevie Wonder would have seen woz NOT seen by eethaa Cootes or Brooks!??? (spec savers dee a canny deal lads!)



We held wor own after this with a fantastic rear guard defence but Havertz woz quicker than Dan Burn to the baall and fired the baall ower the goal line!

*We really thought that we had held Chelski for the forst time in 10 previous Premyaa Leegue and cup visits--but the late goal shattered that!
Throughoot the game The Toon fans taunted the home fans aboot their plight with chants of: "Chelsea's skint and The  Mags are rich!"---"The Geordie Boys are on a bender!--Chelsea are a war offender!"--- and more ominously!--- "MIKE ASHLEY!--HE'S COMING FOR YOU!"  
A TOON FAN WAVES A BLUE N YELLOW UKRAINE FLAG TO TAUNT THE CHELSKI FANS AT THE SEGREGATION FENCE!

This woz wor forst Leegue defeat since before Xmas, but NUFC can take great credit for this battlin performance!

We eventually got back to The Toon at '10:00pm bells' after 4 days travellin to London and Sooothampton and back on 6 trains in total and some 1,300 miles and 20 hours travellin time, to boot!



Attendance: 40,026 (3,000 Toon fans) (After us, aall away fans are barred because of the sanctions!) 

*It's another train jorney, to Liverpoool, to face Evaatin this time on Thorzday, where we play wor 3rd away game in a row in little more than a week!----A 'mini break' then takes place next weekend, where I promise yoo, I won't be travellin anywhere to watch a game---I need a rest from trains! (and away games!)


*The pre match gargels on the neet before and on the day of the Chelski game took place in various locations in London!





BELIEVE IT OR NOT THE ABOVE PICS ARE FROM A BOOZER CAALLED 'THE BOOT'!



 


*The post match gargels took place at King's Cross, before catchin' the train yem!



And from social media!---Even the official Chelski website agrees with us!





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