Fergie at it again, having a pop at Pardew and Newcy being a “wee club in the North East” adding “we’re the most famous club in the world” yeah, for all the wrong reasons. No wonder EVERYONE hates ‘em. He’s got away with it of course, whilst Roberto could be charged for an off hand jokey remark.
Went down on Friday with the Blue Vic. Good run down. White Horse let us down – karaoke moved to New Years eve, which must have impressed the 3 people in the pub.
Saturday dawned with rain forecast. What a civilised place Norwich is – hotel at the ground lets folk in to have drinks, eat food and watch telly (no karaoke though!)
Rain kept off and we sold the zines I’d taken by 20 past 2. Should’ve took more. Sods.
Aguero/Tevez partnership failed for the first time in 15 at Sunderland, so Dzeko in and Carlos out. Hm.
Justified in the first 5, 2 goals up and it looked like a coast provided we didn’t do owt daft. Vinny was powerful for the second goal, some pundits thought a one footed tackle to hold onto the ball is a foul! Ref then thought a one footed tackle to win the ball WAS a foul, and naturally they scored from the resultant free kick with a deflection. No penalty for the foul on Zab in the box, no free kick for the back pass tipped over by the goalie, and Samir sent off for the head to head, Harsh, but retaliation’s always risky.
Second half was a real battle, but we finally won 4-3, with only ten men.
Full marks to Norwich for making a game of it, I almost felt sorry for them, until we listened to radio Norfolk on the way home, on about Roberto’s ‘silly’ scarf, and not acknowledging that we were down to ten men. Long drive home, Little Chef let us down, oven bust so limited menu! Moved on and stopped at a pub in Kettering for a carvery, and home in time for MOTD. Knackered, but happy.
Rags beat WBA, Spurs won at Sunderland, Arsenal won at home to Newcy banging in seven, and Chelsea (Rafa out!) won at Goodison, so tight at the top apart from the rags being 7 points clear. Bastatds - time for RVP to get injured.methinks