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
" 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
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!" ("🥱😴!")
Fink (the mad-sad groundhopper!)