Posted 'high noon bells' Sunday 15th January 2023
NUFC take on a Fulim side who have won their last 4 Premyaa Leegue games, includin a 2-1 win against arch rivals Chelsea last Thorzday!
So it wont be an easy 3 points today for certain! Their manager De Silva haz moaned aboot the gap between the Chelsea game wihich finished at '10:00pm bells' on Thorzday neet and the game today which takes place in 2 hours time! Aa meeeen---how many times does a team play on a Sunday and have another game on Wedinzday neet?---It's the same 'time gap' , so stop moanin' and makin excuses in case yoo lose, before the game haz even kicked off!
(In the 1970s it wasn't unusual to play a game on Good Friday, the next day on Easter Saturday and 2 days later on Easter Munday----Neebody complained then!)
We hear that Fulim have anly sold 1,722 of their 3,200 allocation of tickets----the spare ones eagerly snapped up by Toon fans for another capacity crowd!
Anyway!---Moan U beat Man City 2-1 yesterday with 2 dubious offside goals and have moved 3 points above us in the table into 3rd place!----A win would take us back to 3rd on goal difference and just one point behind Man City!
Not sure if Joelinton will start after he failed the breathalizer last week (and could face disaplinary action from 'Steady Eddie'), but mee finks he will be on the subs bench at least!
The Toon are currently unbeaten in wor last 13 home games in aall competitions----lets hope its 14 come '4:00pm bells'
A full Geordie Times match report will appear here sometime later today or tomorrow!----Az per usual:"Watch this space!"