Posted from 3:50pm 'bells' onwards, Sunday 8th January 2023
"WOR FA CUP JINX CONTINUES UNABATED!"
Glarin' misses from Anderson, Murphy and Wood cost NUFC a place in the 4th roond draw, az 3rd tier Sheff Wed beat us 2-1 in front of a live BBC TV audience on Saturday evenin'! (and a 25,000 plus crowd!)
8 changes were made to wor startin' line up from the team that got a very credible 0-0 draw at The Arse last Tuesday!
Those changes proved decisive, az we struggled to break doon the home sides defence with some wayward shootin and we eventually paid the ultimate price with 2 goals from Josh Windass in the 2nd half, the forst which woz offside, but couldn't be ruled oot coz VAR wasnt available to clubs ootside the top flight, az their groonds havvint got the technology to use it!
'The cavalry' arrived when we were 2-0 doon and Bruno pulled one back from a Trippier corner----and when Chris Wood woz put through by Joelinton with 8 minutes to gan, he inexplicably shot high ower the bar from a few yards oot, when it looked much easier to score!
And that woz it!----oot of the FA Cup to yet another lower leegue club and it doesn't seem to matter just who iz wor manager iz, the loss rate against 'minnows' just gans on and on! (Leegue 1 Cambridge at SJP last season, don't forget!)
To play weakened teams time and time again just doesn't work for us!
If anything, wor resorve players simply arn't up to standard and we are surely gannin to have to spend some dosh in the Janauary window to strengthen wor squad!
A bad day at the office indeed!----so we must regroup for wor vital qwaataa final Leegue Cup tie against Lestaa at SJP on Tuezday neet with A FULL STRENGH TEAM!
Attendance: 25,884 (4,500 shocked Toon fans) We thought this game would be a sell oot, but how wrang we were!
Wedinzday anly sold 21,384 tickets to their own fans? (Loyal supporters, my arse!) South Yorkshire police set a limit of 4,500 in the visitors section, when we could have sold 4 times az many tickets to fill the groond! (bless 'em!)
"WHEN WILL THEY EVER LEARN?"
In the concourses before the match there woz severve crushin' and it took us ages to get to wor seats!----Nothin' it seems haz been learned from the Hillsborough disaster in 1989 (The same Leppings Lane End az we were in!)
The pre match 'gargels' took place in the Wadsley Bridge WMC up the hill from Hillsborough, where the discussion woz just where we would have to gan in the next roond az the ' 3:00 bells ' results came through. (divvint forget that wor game didnt kick off til '6:00 bells') And we dreaded that we would have to gan to the likes of Sooothampton or Brightin again!----We shouldn't have worried though, SHOULD WE!???
Liquid Lubrication Locations visited so far this season iz now 94
"WOT CUD HAVE BEEN!"
Before the game, NUFC and Sheff Wed were conformed az baall 29 in the draw for the 4th roond.
Sheff Wed got a home tie against Fleetwood Toon!