Sometimes its all worth it. The 18 train stops to go to Swansea, the 5 trains two tubes and taxi to get down to Tottenham , all the painful trips that we’ve been on last year. Last night makes it FUCKING worth it.
At 6:45 I don’t think any Mag could see that coming, certainly not this one. I felt thoroughly let down by the team Pardew, no doubt instructed by Ashley, had put out. It was very poor. My pre-match feeling got a lot worse when I read the Champions’ side. Toure, Dzeko and Silva all starting.
The day started early with a few cheap beers at Oyster bar before a few more with the FYD in some of Manchester’s more gritty establishments. Karaoke in a bar at 4:30 in the afternoon – I can tell you a few of the establishments were a tad ‘shameless’. A lot of the pre-match patter was whether United could win tonight and give us a ‘Day Out’ at Wembley. On a side note that ‘Day out’ shite can stop – if we’re going to Wembley, let’s win the bastard!
Onto the game and I must say that’s one of the most unexpected displays I’ve seen from
the B&Ws in my life. On the way to the ground I got a text from my old man saying: ‘ He’s taking the piss out of you again’ – relating to Mr Ashley. By the time I was walking out he was ringing me asking me to sort him a Tottenham ticket. This club man ahhh.
The game started quite quietly before United sprung to life. A tackle by Ryan Taylor, who everyone associated with this club is chuffed to see back in B&W, set up the boy wonder Aarons who placed it through the legs of Caballero and cue ructions in the away end. By the way that view from the lower tier in the away end is awful. I could barely see. I’m sure the few beverages that had pre-game didn’t help mind.
The reminder of the first half was a dull affair. City were marginally the better side but lacked their cutting edge . Jovetic went close, whilst the much improved Colo nearly sliced into his own net. On a side note, can people please stop having a go Dummett -the lad’s one of us and he’s done well over the last few weeks. Last night confirmed that the kid is a centre half. At half-time the craic was whether United could hold on – I very much doubted we could.
The 2nd half had Newcastle United more in control. Colback, who is our best player, controlled the midfield, whilst the pace of Sammy, Aarons and Obertan caused problems for them on the break. United had a stonewall penalty turned down when Kolorov sliced Obertan down in the box. At that point you were starting to feel it was going to be one of those typical Newcastle United nights. However, tonight was different – it was UNITED’s night. With 15 minutes to go Sissoko darted past a couple of challenges and sealed a famous win.
The celebrations after the goal and at the end were special and I hope a lot of young kids there last night will have walked away knowing what a unique and bloody brilliant football club they support.
Howay lads lets go and win the bastard!
Their support – I now understand why Man United call them the ‘Bitters’;
Our support – In sheer ecstasy
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