Before the game we heard that we were drawn at Bolton in the next round of The Carling, so a short trip and big turnout if Sven picks a proper team, and they charge sensible prices.
Early start for the Geordies with the 12.45pm kick off, and as usual plenty of them came down, loud and, erm, proud, as you’d expect with their arrival in civilisation. Rain kept off, miraculously, and did the sun shine!?
What a performance that was. Best I’ve seen us play for years. Ballet in the sun! Good to see us come back from a goal down again, character shown in an all round team performance of high quality. Didn’t it make you feel good?.
Sour note though was stewards and police ejecting Blues for having a crafty smoke out on the spirals. Dads getting thrown out despite their kids being on their own in the ground. No wonder gates are down.
A bit of confrontation at the end at the only ground in the Prem which doesn’t allow fans to mingle after the game. Does the segregation CAUSE the confrontations? I believe so.
Round and about regarding our rivals. Arsenal won at West Ham, who had dubious offside decisions given against them. Liverpool won at Wigan who had, erm, dubious offside decisions given against them. Chelsea only drew. The rags were battered at Birmingham but sneaked a win owing to a defensive error.
How is it going to be possible to break into the big four with this kind of bias week in week out. Time for a campaign methinks.
So we awaited the media reaction. Lawrenson had to be grudgingly kind on MOTD.
Andy Gray on Sky reckoned Mpenza didn’t know what he was doing scoring that class second goal.
Chris Kamara was shouted down for suggesting that Micah should have given away a penalty when he touched the ball away.
As for the Sunday papers. Paul Wilson in the Observer was fairly generous but with the usual sting in the tail – “it probably won’t last.”
The Man U Mirror was an absolute disgrace, as you’d expect from a paper in conjunction with Ai f**king G. Amazing. We win with style and class. They fluke it and still get all the publicity. F**k off you biased cap doffing morons
Thanks, by the way to everyone who accepted our Century City book postcards with good grace, and we’re hoping for a good response. You won’t regret it.