Posted 'high noon bells' Thorzday 5th Octobaa 2023
"JUST CHAMPION!---WOT A TEAM!---WOT A DREAM!"
We reeeely divvint naa wot to say aboot this stunnin' display, both on and off the pitch!
The build up woz brilliant with the whole groond (apart from the PSG end) covered in black n white and then the famous magpie appeared on a new surfer in the middle of The Gallowgate End az the team came oot to the soond of The Champions Leegue anthem!---Memorable stuff that none of us will forget!⬇️
And then the 'memorable stuff' on the pitch az we slaughtered PSG from start to finish, with their star man Mbappa lookin' confused and contained by non othaa than Jamaal Lascelles!
Miggy Almiron opened the scorin in the 17th minute at The Leazes End after Isak's rebound of a defender foond the feet of 'Miggy' and he made nee misstayk az he blasted the baall into the net to huge roars from the Toon fans! (1-0 to us!)
Then 'The Boy from Blyth' (Dan Burn) heeded in a Bruno cross which went to a very lengthy VAR check, before finally being given az the ref pointed to the centre spot to put us 2-0 up! (at forst we thought the check woz for a 'did it cross the goal line, check' ---but in fact it woz an offside check!) HT 2-0
The dream continued in the 2nd half az we attacked the Gallowgate goal and it didnt take lang to stretch wor lead to 3-0 (5 mins) when 'local boy' Sean Longstaff hit a sweat shot from the right hand side of the goal from a Trippier pin point pass and hiz effort went in off their keeper to increase the margin!
The Froggies then pulled a goal back through Hernandez 5 mins later az hiz glancin heeder went in past 'The Pope' in the Toon goal to set up a norvy few minutes az PSG went to get a 2nd!
Thankfully that didnt happen and just into stoppage time up stepped 'Fab' Schar to hit a screamer from a Jacob Murphy 'one two' from 20 yards oot to seal a memorable victory!
"OIL TAKE THAT!"
It hard to beleeeve that from the 4 goal scorers, 2 were from the local area and the othaa 2 were here before the takeower in Octobaa 2021!
Oil money won it? ---my arse!
This result even beats the 3-2 success ower Barcelona in 1997 and woz wor best ever performance in Europe ---game 136! (game 149 if yoo include 13 Anglo-Italian games)
PS: Thiz woz mee 115th consecutive European game home or away (109th excludin Anglo-Italian Cup games (6)
Aalso I am proud to say that I have been to 100% of aall European games at SJP (from Feyenoord in 1968 onwards!) Played 75 Attended 75 (69 not includin Anglo-Italian Cup games)
Happy days?----yoo bet they are!-----NUFC are TOP of Group 'F' table now, az Dortmund and AC Milan drew 0-0 in Jawmany!
Bring on Borussia Dortmund!
Attendance: 52,009 (2,600 Froggies!)
**There woz anothaa game last neet 12 miles doon the road!