Posted 'high noon bells' Sunday 19th February 2023
"A CATCH 22 SITUATION!"
Tributes were made to former player Christian Atsu who tragically died in the Turkey earthquake--and to Bobby Robson with a giant flag in The East Stand----
It aall started off so well az NUFC attacked The Leazes End in the forst half with Miggy Almiron missin a great chance orly on!
Totally against the run of play Livaapoool took the lead through Nunez from their forst attack, when he ran through to beat Nick Pope in The Toon goal after 10 minutes!--VAR looked for a possible offside, but after a couple of minutes the goal woz given!
7 mins later and it woz 0-2 to wor visitors when a Mo Salah through baall foond Gakpo for fired home!---VAR again looked for a possible offside but sadly the goal stood!
And then total disaster in the 22nd minute when Nick Pope caught the baall ootside the box az Salah tried to get it off him!
He woz duly sent off and the forst thing the old guy who sits beside mee said woz, "He'll miss the cup final next week!"
Martin Dubravka took Pope's place in goal, but HE iz cup tied coz he played in a Leegue Cup tie while on loan at final opponents MAN U! Yi couldnt make it up!----A 'catch 22' situation for certain! (sic!)
With just 10 men we fought hard and had quite a few chances to pull a goal back, but chances went 'abeggin'
Wor best chance came in the 82nd minute az we attacked The Gallowgate goal when subs Anthony Gordon and Callum Wilson combined, but somehow Wilson's shot woz put wide by The Liverbirds goalie's trailin' leg!
The defeat meenz that wor lang unbeaten run iz ower---havin last lost to Livaapoool way back in August!----Indeed Livaapoool have inflicted wor last 3 defeats, gannin back to last April! Just 3 defeats since then in the Premyaa Leegue---and aall of them to The Mickey Mousers!
*Attendance: 52,271 (3,200 Mickey Mousers)