Posted from 'high noon bells', onwards, Sunday 7th January 2024
"THE STADIUM OF DELIGHT!"
An emphatic victory ower a piss poor mackem side made the hassle of 'bubble bus travel' worth it!
From the word go we were on the front foot az we attacked the south stand end where a pathetic red and gold er! sorry silver tin foil display woz unvieled by the home fans!
NUFC battered them and had many chances to score before the inevitable happened! An own goal from Ballard in the 35th minute!
Joelinton and Bruno had combined and the cross for Isak woz intecepted by Ballard who put the baall into hiz own net, to the delight of the 6,000 Toon fans in the opposite North Stand!
It woz still 1-0 to us at half time---when it could easily have been 2 or 3!---The SMBs hardly venturin' into wor half!
It took just 30 seconds of the restart to double wor lead when Ekwah woz dispossessed by Miggy Almiron and he past the baall to an unmarked Alexander Isak, who had the simple task of slammin the baall into the net in front of the black n white faithful!
Many more chances went a beggin' until the final minute of the 90 when Anthony Gordon raced into the box and woz man handled by Ballard!----The ref pointed straight to the penalty spot!
Alexander the Great (Isak) took it and sent the mackem goalie the wrang way to plant the baall into the corner of the net to send the Toon fans meNtal and the SMBs off to the exits!
The celebrations continued at the final whistle with the Toon team gettin a photo in front of the fans wavin their black n white scarfs!
The jorney back woz crap (just like the mackems team) and we didnt get back to The Toon til '5 bells'! (The match had finished at '2:35 bells') An 11 mile jorney!
(For the jorney doon to 'the dark place' see article below)
Attendance: Just 44,814 (It holds 48,500) 6,000 very happy Toon fans indeed!
Geordie Times fact file:
This woz mee 53rd competitive Tyne/wear derby in a row home and away from 1967 to date (This includes the 2-1 NUFC win in 1996-1997 when away fans were barred from Joker Park and SJP!)
*Bow doon to your superiors!
Naa your place! 🙇🙇🙇