Posted from 'high noon bells' Sunday 5th Novembaa 2023 onwards
*"FINE LINES AND 3 VAR’s!"
Havin lost 8 of wor last 10 home games v The Arse, winnin just 2 of them, it woz always gannin to be a tough game!
And so it proved az we battled on in the forst half! Wilson had a great chance at The Leazes End, but Sky’s his shot from close in!
*And then the flashpoint when Arsenal’s Martinez (correction! Havertz went in 2 footed on Longstaff near the Toon dugout! ( Thanx to Russ for spotting my dillllibrit mistayk yet again!)
A certain red card—but NO! Atwell the ref just showed a yellow to the fury of the Toon players—3of which got yellows because of the protests! The injustice of it aall!!!
*Bruno then had a runnin battle with a couple of Arsenal players and woz lucky not to get a red himself after usin his elbow a couple of times!
A bad tempered 1st half for certain!
Controversy happened in the 64th minute, when Anthony Gordon fired a loose baall into the net from very close range!
VAR got involved in THREE potential incidents to disallow the goal! Baall oot of play, possible offside and a foul by Joelinton!
After an agonising 5 minute wait the goal woz eventually given to the delight of the Toon players and fans and the fury from The Arse players and their manager Arteta!
We held on with 8 minutes of stoppage time added with loud whistles from the crowd—- and the relief when the full time whistle went! The first time that The Arse had failed to score in 17 games this season AND their first defeat!
“VAR my Lord—-VAR!”🙏🏻
Attendance: 52,194 (3,200 Arseholes)