Posted from 10:26 am 'bells' onwards Sunday 28th January 2024 on the train back from London!
*GREEN FOR GO!”
Anothaa owerneet stay in London and after we dumped wor bags in a hotel near King’s Cross it woz off to Putney on the opposite side of the Thames from Fulim for a mini pub crawl!
After a few liquid lubrications in the various boozers where the price for a pint of 🍺 IPA seemed to be £6.90 in every bar (must be a price fix!?)
Anyway! we left aboot an hour before the ridiculous ‘7:00 bells 🔔’ kick off! (live telly rules OK!)
3,800 Toon fans were in attendance in The Putney End and were in full voice az the game started with NUFC wearin wor green strip!
There were loads of empty seats in the home ends az Fulim fans were up in arms at the £40 and £50 tickets for a live televised game on a Saturday neet!
Aa’ll get straight to the point!
This game woz crap 💩 az we kicked towards The Hammersmith End opposite where we were!
There were few chances but NUFC took the lead in the 39th minute when Sean Longstaff hit the baall from close in after baall had brushed Bruno’s arm!
Longstaff goal celebrations!🤪👍🏁
VAR intervened and a quick decision to allow the goal sent The Toon fans into double celebrations! (One for the goal and one after the VAR check!)
Dan Burn doubled wor lead on the hour mark az he latched onto the baall after a Botman heeder woz deflected into his path from a save by the Fulim keeper!
Loads of misplaced passes followed from both teams az this borin game drew to a close!
Attendance:Just 18,900 (3,800 Toon fans including Alan Shearer who woz serenaded by The Toon fans!!!)
We are in the hat for the 5th roond draw at ‘2:00 bells’ this afternooon (allegedly!) and are baall number 16!
A home draw please—-anybody but Maidstone! (I woz at the ‘H’ game in 1972!)
The Geordie Times will let yiz naa just who and where we get, when we find oot!
ITS BLACKBORN OR REXIM AWAY!
PUTNEY & HAMMERSMITH PUB CRAWL!
(4 boozers visited)