Posted 'bells' Thorzday 1st Joon 2023
"THE TIMES THEY ARE 'A' CHANGIN'!"
Tuezday October 20th 2009 iz a date that brought a low point in wor lang Futbaall Leegue history. For this iz the day we went to Scunthorpe United in The Championship and somehow managed to lose 2-1!
2,185 hardy souls had travelled doon from Tyneside in a sold oot away end and were part of Scunny's biggest ever crowd at Glanford Park of 8,921!
Kevin Nolan scored wor solitary goal, but 2 goals from Scunthorpe's Martyn Woolford 'pulled the wool ower wor eyes' (sic!) in a humiliatin defeat!
A'd went to this game with Toon fan 'The Undertaker' in hiz 'jam jar' and in hiz effort to get a quick getaway aftter the game, he crashed hiz car into the back of anothaa car!---The driver got oot and we thought "Oh no there might be trouble here!", but it woz a Toon fan who we knew caalled 'Clarky' and az the damage woz nowt more than a slightly scrapped bumper he just laughed it off!
(Tragically, 'The Undertaker' lost hiz life with Toon fan 'Liam from The Lamp' ,when the plane they woz travellin on to New Zealand to watch NUFC friendlies in 2014, woz shot doon ower Ukraine!)
Fast forward nearly 24 years (sorry 14 years-- thanx to Jimmy the Riddler for spottin my dilibritt mistayk!) and NUFC have qualified for The Champions Leegue, with the prospect of mouth waterin games v Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Barcelona to look forward tee! ---while Scunny have been relegated from the National Leegue and must play their futbaall in The National Leegue North next season, which iz 'level 6' in the pyramid system with the prospect of 'mouth waterin' games against Sooth Sheeelds, King's Lynn Toon and The Spartans from Blyth to look forward tee!
ie: The 2 teams couldn't possibly be further apart now---could they!?
(PS: NUFC aalso lost 6-1 at Leyton Orient in a pre season friendly that year!!!---AYE! we were there az well!)