Posted 'just after 'high noon bells' Munday 2nd May 2022
A CATCH 22(,000) SITUATION!
Yesterday afternooon The Toon LASSES played their forst ever game at SJP and wor crowd prediction woz between 4 and 5,000- how wrang we were az an amazin 22,134 torned up, NOT includin The Geordie Times, az we anly saw the last 15 minutes!
Let me explain---aa woz in 'The Companions club' (aka Leazes End club) behind the East Stand at KO time and had a few gargels there!--It woz then onward to 'The Strawberry' 🍓 but az aa passed The East Stand aa cud see that the exit gates were open--and so!---az yi dee-- aa sneaked in and sat in the corner of The Gallowgate End to see that there were at least 20,000 in attendance, with The East Stand and Gallowgate End completly full! There were aalso fans in The lower Leazes End and guests in the very full directors box! (We just couldnt resist gannin in to have a look at lasses futbaall and the size of the crowd!) (The anly time we'd seen lasses futbaall before, woz on the telly!)
A'd hord that The Toon Lasses were winnin 4-0, but for the forst time ever aa didnt have a clue who woz playin for 'us'!
There were loads of families and the young kids loved it, az they waved the 'Wor Flags' in the air! (mostly young lasses) There were nee more goals, but at least aa cud say that we'd seen history made!(for a qwaata of a hour at least!)
Nee doubt that more lasses games will be at HQ in the future!
The official crowd of 22,134 woz the highest in the UK for a lasses game this season!---And this woz 4th Division game az well!
"HOWAY THE LASSES!"
PS: This woz the forst time that 'The Geordie Times' had ever sneaked into SJP!
Do we feel guilty aboot gettin a 15 minute 'freebee' and not payin?
Aye a little bit!😨 (We're anly part time Lass supporters!)