Friday, 31 March 2023

"MAGIC WEEKEND!" *** HEED V BARNET! *** BAD BLUE BOYS v GRIMSBY BORO *** THE TOON v MOAN U = "MAGIC WEEKEND!"

 Posted 'high noon bells' Friday 31st March 2023


Tomorrow afternooon Gatesheeed play their biggest game for years when they entertain Barnet from "norf Landan" in the FA Trophy semi final, with a trip to Wembley in the final for the winners!

A big crowd of 4,000 (by Gatesheed standards) iz expected!

Best of luck 'Heedbangers!

Meeenwhile another big crowd (400) iz expected at another local club, Dunston ('Bad Blue Boys'), who will be hostin Grimsby Borough in The Northern Premyaa Leegue East Division.

 They are hopin to get into the play-offs to win promotion to The Northern Premyaa Leegue 1st Division! 

A win will 'cement them' in a top 6 'play off' place with 54 points, while Grimsby on 47 points in 7th place will be 7 points behind Dunston with just 4 games to play, shud they lose!--A 6 pointer for certain!

Thats where we will be on Saturday!

Then on Sunday of course NUFC take on Moan U at St. James' Park in the 3rd big game of the weekend (Just 52,200 expected!) and a win will propel us to 3rd place above Moan U on goal difference and Sporz by a point, who divvint play til Munday neet!  

Wor quest for a top 4 'Champions Leegue place' iz alive and kickin'!

THE FORST "MAGIC WEEKEND" OF THE YEAR IZ AALMOST UPON US!

Thursday, 30 March 2023

NUFC---THE FORST 'TRUE' 'UNITED'!

 Posted not lang after 'high noon bells' Thorzday 30th March 2023



Sheffield United were the forst ever futbaall club to be caalled 'United' in 1889 when they were formed!----However!, there were 2 other clubs in the city of Sheffield at the time, namely 'The Wednesday' formed in 1867 (Later Sheffield Wednesday) and Sheffield FC formed in 1857, who are the oldest futbaall club in the world!

In other words Sheffield wasn't 'United'!

NUFC were the 2nd club to be caalled 'United' in 1892 followin the amalgamation of Newcastle East End and Newcastle West End!

This meeenz that NUFC were the forst truly 'United' futbaall club in the world!

Man United were originally caalled Newton Heath and didnt change their name to Man United til 1902---10 years after us! (see the above match 'card' from wor home game against them on New Years Day in 1897!)

Of course there woz another club in Manchester caalled Ardwick who later changed their name to Man City!

In other words Manchester wasn't 'United' eeethaaa!

Yet their fans and the media arrogantly caall them simply 'United', much to the annoyance of aall clubs with 'United' in their titles!

NEWCASTLE UNITED FC THE FORST 'TRUE' 'UNITED'   

THE LIST OF LEEGUE CLUBS WITH 'UNITED' IN THEIR NAME AND THE YEAR THEY WERE SO CAALLED!

Wednesday, 29 March 2023

GEORDIE TIMES QUIZ***SPOT THE DIFFERENCE!

 Posted 'high noon bells' Wedinzday 29th March 2023



"Usin' your skill, judgement and half a sheeps brain, see if yoo can spot the difference in these 2 newspaper heedlines from 2007 and 2023 ?πŸ‘?



Tuesday, 28 March 2023

STRAWBERRY DELIGHT!

 Posted 'high noon bells' Tuezday 28th March 2023



"I WONDER WHY THE CAALL IT 'THE STRAWBERRY CORNER?"

News reaches 'The Geordie Times' (2 days late!) that a standin area in 'The Strawberry Corner' of 'The Gallowgate End' iz to be introduced next season with 1,800 standin places! (The same number will be installed in the away section in 'The Leazes End')

I am old enough to remember when there were nearly 56,000 standin places and just 4,600 seats at SJP!  This iz a smaall step in the right direction az far az we are concerned!

"One smaall step for man---One giant leap for Geordie-kind!"


Saturday, 25 March 2023

NUFC v SAFC***AVERAGE GATES***1893 to 2023 ***130 YEAR RECORD (NOW UPDATED FROM LAST SEASON)

Updated '2:00pm bells' Saturday 25th March 2023
THE ADMIRAL OF THE FLEET, LORD BERESFORD
KICKS OFF THE 1904 DERBY MATCH @ ST JAMES' PARK
(LEAZES TERRACE (left) AND ST JAMES' STREET (right) 
ARE IN THE BACKGROOND)

NUFC v SAFC (average league attendances)

'The Geordie Times' haz  published below the average leegue attendances of both clubs from 1893 to 2023, startin' from 1893-1894 season and endin' on the current season, to date.
Obviously, because of 'The Bat Out Of Hell' coronavirus, the season finished for safc in March 2020!
In NUFC's case, aall Premyaa Leegue home games are/were behind closed doors after this---and in safc's case the Leegue One season woz abandoned! So average attendances are anly given up til March 2020! 
Season 2020-2021 woz played behind closed doors apart from one game for each club where 10,000 were admitted, so no average attendances for last season!

The SMBs claim that they are az loyal az The Toon fans and that they can match us in crowd figures throughoot the last 130 years of leegue futbaall between us!

Lets see if they are reet?---The SMBs joined The Futbaall Leegue in 1890 and NUFC joined in 1893 and so the average attendance figures are from the 1893-1894 season az we have ne NUFC data before that time.
Attendance figures are independant and are taken from three sources---'The Association of Football Statisticians', 'European Football Statisticians' and the excellent book, 'Through the Turnstiles', which gives every average gate for every club who have ever played in The Futbaall Leegue! (figures may differ slightly, dependin' on where yi look!)

Key: White=nufc best supported in that season
         Pink=safc best supported in that season


The Nineteenth Century---
Seasons 1893-1894 to 1899-1900
1893-1894---nufc 3,525---safc 6,890---0-1 to safc
1894-1895---nufc 4,155---safc 8,250---0-2 to safc
1895-1896---nufc 7,255---safc 6,210---1-2 to safc
1896-1897---nufc 8,130---safc 5,160---2-2
1897-1898--nufc 11,545--safc 10,970--3-2 to nufc
1898-1899--nufc17,390--safc12,540---4-2 to nufc
1899-1900--nufc16,445--safc11,265---5-2 to nufc

The start of the Twentieth Century
to the 1st World War---
Seasons 1900-1901 to 1914-1915
1900-1901--nufc 15,575--safc11,695---6-2 to nufc
1901-1902--nufc 14,450--safc12,905---7-2 to nufc
1902-1903--nufc 17,540--safc15,305---8-2 to nufc
1903-1904--nufc 17,565--safc13,670---9-2 to nufc
1904-1905--nufc 21,605--safc14,510--10-2 to nufc
1905-1906--nufc 22,765--safc13,015--11-2 to nufc
1906-1907-nufc*33,235--safc15,450--12-2 to nufc
1907-1908--nufc 27,875--safc17,470--13-2 to nufc
1908-1909--nufc 29,300--safc15,235--14-2 to nufc
1909-1910--nufc24,825--safc11,615--15-2 to nufc 
1910-1911--nufc25,055--safc16,650--16-2 to nufc
1911-1912--nufc24,995--safc12,555--17-2 to nufc
1912-1913--nufc24,935--safc17,940--18-2 to nufc
1913-1914--nufc24,710--safc20,865--19-2 to nufc
1914-1915--nufc14,545--safc10,230--20-2 to nufc

*WORLD RECORD!---nufc were the forst club in the world to have average gates of ower 30,000!

In the 1914-1915 season both clubs average gates dropped by 10,000 az many fans had went off to fight in the 1st World War!
The leegue waz then suspended from 1915-1916 to 1918-1919 because of the war. 

Inter War Years
Seasons 1919-1920 to 1938-1939
1919-1920--nufc38,390--safc25,580--21-2 to nufc
1920-1921--nufc41,265--safc28,765--22-2 to nufc
1921-1922--nufc34,860--safc24,150--23-2 to nufc
1922-1923--nufc27,085--safc23,070--24-2 to nufc
1923-1924--nufc26,865--safc23,475--25-2 to nufc
1924-1925--nufc24,325--safc20,440--26-2 to nufc
1925-1926--nufc29,957--safc21,399--27-2 to nufc
1926-1927--nufc36,510--safc18,142--28-2 to nufc
1927-1928--nufc30,195--safc21,411--29-2 to nufc
1928-1929--nufc31,667--safc25,196--30-2 to nufc
1929-1930--nufc32,559--safc24,553--31-2 to nufc
1930-1931--nufc26,151--safc22,015--32-2 to nufc
1931-1932--nufc30,336--safc23,131--33-2 to nufc
1932-1933--nufc25,992--safc17,254--34-2 to nufc
1933-1934--nufc24,142--safc18,269--35-2 to nufc
1934-1935--nufc20,081--safc25,397--35-3 to nufc
1935-1936--nufc19,483--safc30,378--35-4 to nufc
1936-1937--nufc24,430--safc28,670--35-5 to nufc
1937-1938--nufc21,276--safc25,132--35-6 to nufc
1938-1939--nufc32,693--safc21,740--36-6 to nufc

From 1939-1940 to 1945-1946 the leegue waz suspended due to The 2nd World War

Mid Twentieth Century
Seasons 1946-1947 to 1969-1970
1946-1947--nufc49,379--safc35,301--37-6 to nufc
1947-1948-nufc*56,283--safc42,888--38-6 to nufc
1948-1949--nufc53,839--safc45,220--39-6 to nufc
1949-1950-nufc46,468--safc*47,785--39-7 to nufc
1950-1951--nufc46,651--safc39,766--40-7 to nufc
1951-1952--nufc50,476--safc39,853--41-7 to nufc
1952-1953--nufc44,521--safc39,767--42-7 to nufc
1953-1954--nufc45,392--safc42,505--43-7 to nufc
1954-1955--nufc42,925--safc43,043--43-8 to nufc
1955-1956--nufc37,666--safc35,888--44-8 to nufc
1956-1957--nufc35,202--safc36,145--44-9 to nufc
1957-1958--nufc36,241--safc36,146--45-9 to nufc
1958-1959--nufc39,458--safc27,772--46-9 to nufc
1959-1960--nufc36,037--safc22,831--47-9 to nufc
1960-1961--nufc26,500--safc26,051--48-9 to nufc
1961-1962-nufc27,946--safc32,986--48-10 to nufc
1962-1963-nufc31,634--safc40,883--48-11 to nufc
1963-1964-nufc29,435--safc41,258--48-12 to nufc
1964-1965-nufc35,659--safc40,637--48-13 to nufc
1965-1966-nufc33,793--safc34,488--48-14 to nufc
1966-1967-nufc32,081--safc31,731--49-14 to nufc
1967-1968-nufc37,239--safc30,873--50-14 to nufc
1968-1969-nufc34,016--safc25,426--51-14 to nufc
1969-1970-nufc37,553--safc21,790--52-14 to nufc

*WORLD RECORD!---nufc were the forst club in the world to have average gates of ower 50,000 (both 'The Arse' and 'Man U' both averaged ower 50,000 az well in that season, but we reached that average, forst!) 
Unbeleeeviblee!, nufc were in the old 2nd Division at the time, and this iz STILL! a WORLD RECORD for any club ootside the 'top flight', to this day!

*safc record average gate 

Mid to Late Twentieth Century
Seasons1970-1971 to 1999-2000
1970-1971-nufc29,735--safc15,780--53-14 to nufc
1971-1972-nufc32,664--safc15,906--54-14 to nufc
1972-1973-nufc27,939--safc22,603--55-14 to nufc
1973-1974-nufc32,861--safc24,409--56-14 to nufc
1974-1975-nufc34,614--safc29,931--57-14 to nufc
1975-1976-nufc33,060--safc31,250--58-14 to nufc
1976-1977-nufc33,599--safc32,743--59-14 to nufc
1977-1978-nufc24,729--safc22,276--60-14 to nufc
1978-1979-nufc20,494--safc25,454--60-15 to nufc
1979-1980-nufc23,345--safc27,119--60-16 to nufc
1980-1981-nufc16,001--safc26,477--60-17 to nufc
1981-1982-nufc17,276--safc19,608--60-18 to nufc
1982-1983-nufc24,116--safc17,370--61-18 to nufc
1983-1984-nufc29,811--safc16,180--62-18 to nufc
1984-1985-nufc26,228--safc18,347--63-18 to nufc
1985-1986-nufc23,434--safc16,052--64-18 to nufc
1986-1987-nufc24,792--safc13,601--65-18 to nufc
1987-1988-nufc21,059--safc17,425--66-18 to nufc
1988-1989-nufc22,921--safc14,878--67-18 to nufc
1989-1990-nufc21,590--safc17,987--68-18 to nufc
1990-1991-nufc16,834--safc22,577--68-19 to nufc
1991-1992-nufc21,148--safc18,390--69-19 to nufc
1992-1993-nufc29,048--safc17,260--70-19 to nufc
1993-1994-nufc33,679--safc16,934--71-19 to nufc
1994-1995-nufc34,690--safc15,344--72-19 to nufc
1995-1996-nufc36,507--safc17,482--73-19 to nufc
1996-1997-nufc36,466--safc20,865--74-19 to nufc
1997-1998-nufc36,680--safc33,492--75-19 to nufc
1998-1999-nufc36,690--safc38,745--75-20 to nufc
1999-2000-nufc36,333--safc41,375--75-21 to nufc

Early Twenty forst Century
Seasons 2000-2001 to 2022-2023
2000-2001-nufc51,309--safc46,791--76-21 to nufc
2001-2002-nufc51,373--safc46,744--77-21 to nufc
2002-2003-nufc51,923--safc39,698--78-21 to nufc
2003-2004-nufc51,966--safc27,120--79-21 to nufc
2004-2005-nufc51,844--safc28,820--80-21 to nufc
2005-2006-nufc52,032--safc33,904--81-21 to nufc
2006-2007-nufc50,686--safc31,887--82-21 to nufc
2007-2008-nufc51,330--safc43,344--83-21 to nufc
2008-2009nufc*48,750--safc40,168--84-21to nufc
2009-2010-nufc43,388--safc40,355--85-21 to nufc
2010-2011-nufc47,718--safc40,011--86-21 to nufc
2011-2012-nufc49,936--safc39,095--87-21 to nufc
2012-2013-nufc50,517--safc40,544--88-21 to nufc
2013-2014-nufc50,395--safc41,090--89-21 to nufc
2014-2015-nufc 50,359--safc43,157--90-21 to nufc
2015-2016-nufc*49,790--safc43,071--91-21 to nufc
2016-2017-nufc 51,106--safc 41,287--92-21 to nufc
2017-2018-nufc 51,992--safc 27,635--93-21 to nufc
2018-2019-nufc 51,121--safc32,157--94-21 to nufc
2019-2020-nufc 48,248--safc30,118--95-21 to nufc
It should be noted that nufc gave 10,000 free season tickets away, starting from the Everton game on 28th December 2019. Before that wor average gates were 46,049, so nufc were still 16,000 ahead of safc, even before the free tickets giveaway!

2020-2021 Aall games played behind closed doors because of covid, apart from 1 game each, where 10,000 were allowed to attend!-So 2020-2021 season iz not counted
2021-2022-nufc51,487--safc33,062--96-21 to nufc
2022-2023 (so far) nufc52,241--safc38,708--97-21 to nufc (so far)

*WORLD RECORD/and *NEW WORLD RECORD average gates for a relegated club!---
These relegation totals are aalso higher than the SAFC RECORD average gate of 47,785 in the 1949-1950 season!
In total NUFC have beaten the SAFC record average gate 24 times!

"Put THAT! in your pipe and smoke it!"

"CONCLUSION!?---WE LEAVE TO DRAW YOUR OWN! CONCLUSIONS!!!???

www.geordietimes.com


Monday, 20 March 2023

360 Nigel Doherty Academy (v Forest U21s)

Ground Number 360 (361 if yoo included Motspur Park, Fulham from ootside coz they wouldnt let us in!)

Date of First Visit: 18th March 2023

Nigel Doherty Academy, West Bridgford, Nottingham

Nottingham Forest U21s 3

Newcastle United U21s 1 (Rodrigo Vilca)

FA Premier League 2 Division 2

Attendance: 84 (includin 3 NUFC mad-sad groundhoppers!)



"THIS TOON PERFORMANCE REEELY TAKES 'THE BISCUIT'!"

The mornin after the night before we made wor way to Forest's trainin' groond aboot a mile away from The City Groond where NUFC's forst team had won 2-1 against Forest!

Just before the game started it started 'chuckin it doon' and we were soaked to the skin even before the match had started az there woz nee cover at aall for spectators! 

3 of the 2,950 Toon fans who were at The City Groond the neet before were in attendance, namely 'Glennn from Ashington', 'Blondie Alan the Morris Dancer' and 'little old me' ('Fink the mad-sad groundhopper'!)

Winless in wor previous 8 games we predictably started off badly and were 1-0 doon after just 6 minutes when Forest's Larsson fired home from a cross!

Forest doubled their lead in the 20th minute when McAdam tapped the baall into the net after a goalmooth scramble!



We pulled one back 5 minutes later when Rodrigo Vilca hit a low shot past the home keeper!

But thats az good az it got az the rain eased off!

In the 2nd period we had a free kick near the halfway line in the 60th minute, but instead of hittin the baall forward it went backwards instead, where we lost possession and Larsson said 'thank you very much' az he hit a sweet shot past Thompson in The Toon goal! 3-1 doon and there woz nee way back after that az the clouds torned grey and we got soaked again! (Talk aboot shootin yourself in the foot!)



On the far side of the uncovered groond there woz a banner which read: 'THE GARIBALDI THAT WE WEAR WITH PRIDE WAS MADE IN 1865' (The year Nottingham Forest were founded)


Curious to wot 'GARIBALDI' meant aa 'Googled it' on mee mobile 'telling bone' and it said that 'Garibaldi' woz a SQUASHED CURRANT BISCUIT!!!???



ie: THE 'SQUASHED CURRANT BISCUIT' THAT WE WEAR WITH PRIDE WAS MADE IN 1865! (Now that makes sense!---doesn't it???)

In other words we were 'cream crackered' (Knackered) by their U21s (sic!) Now that reeely does 'TAKE THE BISCUIT!' (double sic!)


PS: 'Glennn from Ashington' aalso 'Googled it' and the alternative answer woz: 'Garibaldi iz a shade of red' (Now that DOESN'T make any sense at aall!---does it???)

The pre match gargels took place here, bringin the away days total to 120 different drinkin dens for the season --so far!







"WE WOZ THERE!"---THE PROOF!



FOREST FANS IN THE FOREST!

"ARE YOO TAKIN THE P*SS NUMBER 17?"

Saturday, 18 March 2023

THE FRIAR TUCK MOB OF NOTTINGHAM 1 THE TOON 2 *** PREMYAA LEEGUE 2022-2023

 Posted from 4:50pm 'bells onwards, Saturday 18th March 2023, in the back seat of Blondie Alan's car on the way back from Nottingham

NUFC ARE IN WOR BLUE AND YELLOW AWAY KIT


" FROM X CERTIFICATE TO XTASY IN BLOCK X ROW X!"



Goals in Xtra time in the forst half from Isak and Xtra time In the 2nd half from Isak again won this game for NUFC to move us within a point of 4th placed Sporz with a game on hand and just 3 points behind Moan U who we play next!

We dominated from the start and were on the front foot from the word 'go' but an X certificate back pass from Botman to Pope failed to find wor keeper and the baall woz intercepted by Dennis in the 26th minute who lobbed the baall ower Pope and wor defenders to put 'The Friar Tuck Mob' 1-0 up! (Friar Tuck=Robin Hood=Nottingham outlaw---get it?)


"ALEXANDER THE GREAT!"

We'd hit the woodwork a couple of times before Alexander Isak somehow stretched to connect with hiz lower leg to hit the baall which went in off the post in Xtra 1st half added time! (45+2)

The 2nd half started off well for us again az we attacked the goal in front of the near 3,000 Toon fans!

And then the controversy when an Isak cross woz headed in at the post by sub Elliot Anderson to wild celebrations on the pitch and in the away end!

However! After a lang VAR check for offside against Longstaff the ref woz advised to check the monitor!   After lookin a the screen for more than 2 minutes, he whistled for the goal to be chalked off, much to the astonishment of the Toon players and fans and greeted by huge cheers from the Forest fans!--a grave injustice if yoo ask us!



Anyway! We had several great chances to find the winner and just az it looked az if the game would end aall square, Forest's Niakhate handled the baall in the box in the 93rd minute and held hiz heed in hiz hands, az he just knew that the ref would point to the spot-- which he DID!

Kieran Trippier grabbed the baall and put it on the spot az the Forest goalie Navas tried to put him off by refusing to stand on hiz goal line! The ref duly booked him for tryin to put Trippier off-- BUT! Trippier then suddenly gave Isak the baall to take the spot kick (A genius ploy to take the pressure off Isak!)

Isak duly stepped up to cooly put the baall to Navas's right to win the game in 2nd half Xtra time to send the Toon fans into meltdoon!

JUSTICE WOZ FINALLY DONE!





Attendance: 29,362 (2,950 very happy Toon fans!)

PS: chant if the day from Toon fans woz brill!

Forest fans: "Champions of Europe, you'll never do that!" (1978 and 1979)

Toon fans reply: "Champions of Europe!"

"YOU WERNT EVEN BORN!"

The pre match and post match gargels took place here,  bringin wor away pub crawl total to 119 different drinkin dens this season





A VIEW OF THE CITY GROOND FROM THE RIVER TRENT PRE MATCH 


Footnote: 3 NUFC mad-sad groundhoppers went to watch wor U21s lose 3-1 v Forest U21s at their academy groond this afternooon!--(Me, Blondie Alan and Glennn from Ashington)  

A match report on that game will appear here eventually!?---at 'high noon bells' on Munday!

Az per usual!  "Watch this space!" ("πŸ₯±πŸ˜΄!")

Fink (the mad-sad groundhopper!)


Thursday, 16 March 2023

THE FRIAR TUCK MOB OF NOTTINGHAM v THE TOON *** FRIDAY NEET *** THE FRIAR TUCK MOB U21s v THE TOON U21s *** SATURDAY DINNAATIME!

 Posted 'high noon bells' Thorzday 16th March 2023



"FOREST FEAST OF FUTBAALL!"

'The NUFC Mad-Sad Groundhoppers' are off on wor travels again tomorrow and Saturday when we face Forest's forst team at The City Groond on Friday at '8:00pm bells' (A groond we forst visited in 1970) and Forest's U21s at the nearby Nottingham Forest Nigel Doherty Academy on Saturday at '1:00pm bells'  (A groond we have never been tee to watch The Toon!)

A very rare 'double heeder' in 2 days against the same club away---so rare in fact that this haz NEVER happened before! (The Friday game will finish aboot '9:50pm bells' and the Saturday game will start less than 16 hours later!)

A full Geordie Times match report on BOTH games will appear here sometime on Sunday!

Az per usual: "Watch this space!"


PS: Both Brightin and Brentfaad won last neet, to close the gap on NUFC to 2 and 3 points respectively ---so this reeely iz a must win game!


Footnote: The Friar Tuck Mob--an explanation
 Friar Tuck=Robin Hood=Nottingham! Get it?

Wednesday, 15 March 2023

NO ONE LIKES US! ITS NOT FAIR!

 Posted just after 'high noon bells' Tuezday 15th March 2023

FROM 'THE GEORDIE TIMES' THE DAY AFTER HILLSBOROUGH


News that Sheff Wed have had their groond capacity cut due to overcrowding in the narrow concourses at the Leppings Lane End, when NUFC fans visited durin the FA Cup, have reached 'The Geordie Times'! (2 days late az per usual!)

Wedinzday fans have accussed us of complaining coz we lost and that there woz nee overcrowding! (How do they know?, have they got X-ray eyes that can see through stands???)

However! at least 50 complaints were put in az there WOZ a massive crush in the upper concourse and 'The Geordie Times' even took a photo of it at the time (above) to prove it! (We normally anly take photos of the match action and pub crawls!)

Wedinzday and Sheffeeeld City Council had NOT disclosed the full findings and anly continued pressure from NUFC uncovered the cover up!

The capacity of their dilapidated groond az a result haz been reduced by 1,000 to 33,000, much to the annoyance of their fans! (They actually have 39,000 seats!----6,000 of which cannit be used!)

So that's another fan base who divvint like us, to gan with The SMBs, The Smoggies, Evaatin and Critical Palliss, to name just 4! 😭

FROM NUFC.COM

FROM THE DAILY MAIL

FROM THE OFFICIAL REPORT

AND FROM TWITTER!
REPLY: "HOPEFULLY WE WILL NEVER HAVE TO GAN BACK THERE!"


Monday, 13 March 2023

THE TOON 2 WOLVERHAMPTON WANABEEEZ 1 *** PREMYAA LEEGUE 2022-2023

 Posted 'high noon bells' Munday 13th March 2023

MIGGY'S MAGICAL GOAL TO WIN THE GAME!

 "MIRACLE SAVES BY 'THE POPE' & MIGGY MAGIC!" 

A game we had to win to keep in European contention---and a game we DID win----Just!  The Toon were on top for lang periods and in total had 19 shots on goal, scorin twice!

VIEW FROM MILBURN STAND BALCONY ABOVE THE DIRECTORS BOX

The main taalkin point in the forst half woz in the 20th minute when Nick Pope miscontrolled <(we naa aall the big words'!) a back pass and collided with Wolves Jimenez in the box and for a few seconds we thought that a penalty might be awarded and (God forbid!) Pope would be sent off for the 2nd time in 2 home games!

Thankfully and miraculously The Pope stayed on the pitch az the ref waved 'play on', with nee VAR involved! 

1st HALF ACTION AZ NUFC ATTACK THE GALLOWGATE GOAL

6 minutes later we took the lead at The Gallowgate End when Isak rose above the away defence to heed the baall into the top of the net from a Trippier free kick!  HT 1-0 to NUFC

In the 2nd half Wolves were forced to come oot and 'The Pope' made some 'miracle' saves, the best one from a bullet free kick on the edge of the box!

And then disaster in wor defence when Trippier slipped tryin to clear the baall with Pope on the deck---and it fell nicely for Whang He Chang (who had just come on!) to hit the baall into an empty net for the equaliser!

2nd HALF ACTION AT THE LEAZES END

Just when it looked az though we would have to settle for a draw, up stepped anothaa sub---this time Miggy Almiron to hit a great cross field shot into the far corner of the net at The Leazes End with 12 minutes left on the clock, to win the game for us!---The crowd went wild---more out of relief---az we picked up the 'precious' 3 points to leapfrog Livaapoool into 5th place and just 4 behind Sporz in 4th with TWO games in hand!

Can another 'miracle' possibly happen--and we qualify for the Champions Leegue next season???----Divvint rule it oot, although we need several new players to boost wor squad to have any chance!

We play 'The Friar Tuck Mob' of Nottingham away on Friday neet and a win would see us just that point from Sporz with that game in hand--and just 3 behind Moan U---who divvint play a Leegue game til they play us at the beginnin' of April, coz they are in FA Cup action next weekend!

A win against Moan U at SJP would see us leapfrog 'them' on goal difference az well!   MIRACLES CAN HAPPEN!  




Attendance: 52,240 (Less than 3,000 Wanabeeez!)

*



PS: Aa watched Match of the Day on Saturday and Sunday neet and it woz great to hear the crowds roar when a goal woz scored---and nee condescendin' commentary at aall to spoil it! (Just like when yoo actually attend a game!)
Aalso nee patronizin' views from the pundits, drawin arrows and circles on the screen to tell us 'idiots' something we have just seen, but divvint understand coz we are thick! The anly disappointment woz that it woz anly on for 20 mins each day!?

We see that the BBC have came to a comprimise with 'yee naa who' to present MOTD again next week! ---
"BLOODY SPOILSPORTS!"  



Friday, 10 March 2023

THE TOON V WOLVERHAMPTON WANABEEZ *** SUNDAY AFTERNOOON!

 Posted from 'high noonπŸ”” bells' onwards, Friday 10th March 2023

IF YIV EVER WONDERED WHY WOR GROOND IZ CAALLED ST. JAMES' PARK, WELL 'NOW YI NAA'!
ST JAMES STREET---IN THE SHADOWS OF THE EAST STAND!


We play Wolves in a vital game to keep us in contention for at least a UEFA Cup place!

NUFC have hit a bad patch and we havvint won in wor last 5 Leegue games, takin anly 3 points in the process and slipping doon to 6th in the table!

Joelinton iz suspended, havin picked up hiz 10th yellow card at Man City last week, while Isak and Gordon are likely to be paired up front in preference to Callum Wilson who iz 'oot of sorts' at the moment!

'Fab' Schar iz expected to retorn, while Bruno iz carryin an ankle injury and iz 50/50 to start!

It's a '4:30 πŸ”” bells' start for the telly (SKY) and iz a complete sell oot, with Wolves retornin 200 of their 3,200 allocation! (These tickets were eagerly snapped up by Toon fans within minutes of bein released!)

Are we ready for The Champions Leegue yet?

Whey, we honestly 'fink' that with not much strengh in depth, we would struggle against the elite of Europe at the moment!

The fact that Matt Richie woz one of the subs who came on in The Leegue Cup final, tells yoo that!  He played for us in The Championship in 2016 and although he aalways gives 100%, he, alang with a few others, iz sadly past their 'sell by date'!

2 more summer transfer windows and we shud be there--but not at the moment a'm afraid!

A full Geordie Times match report will appear here az per usual, sometime on Munday!   Az per usual!   "Watch this space!"

Updated '2:40pm πŸ”” bells' Saturday

Bournemoooth beat Livaapoool 1-0 so we are just one point behind the Mickey Mousers with two games in ✋!

So far so good!πŸ€ͺπŸ‘

Updated 11:05am bells' Sunday

Sporz beat Forest 3-1 and move 7 points aheed of us in the race for a Champions Leegue spot!  However! we dee have THREE games in hand ower them! 

If? we can beat Wolves today and win at Forest next Friday? we will be within ONE point of Sporz!

A Europa Leegue spot however, looks the most likely outcome now, me 'finks' (ie: NUFC have more chance of winnin THAT Cup!) (Although Brightin and Fulim are breathing doon wor necks, just 2 points behind us!)

So this iz definatly a 'must win game' today!

Tuesday, 7 March 2023

"HELLO BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS!"

 Posted '1:00pm bells' Tuezday 7th March 2023



A brand new country haz just visited The Geordie Times this week!

"Hello British Virgin Islands!" and welcome!

42 page views in the last week from them, bringin the grand total of countries and territories to 162 who have visited us ower the last 10 years or so! (Plus the planet MARS of course!)

The British Virgin Islands are in the Caribbean Sea near Cuba and Jamaica  



ARCHIVE GROUNDS MATCH REPORT LIST