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Sunday, November 27, 2005

"He was unlucky, or was it just bad luck?"

What a bizarre match the unfortunate Toon had against the Toffee Pudding. They were unlucky, indeed, not to be 2-0 up after the first half - the ref and linesman missed an obvious penalty, and Shearer had a gilt-edged chance cleared off the line. But whatever Motivational Speaker Souey said at halftime, it didn't work, as Everton scored in the first minute of the second period.

So many strange things could be seen at Goodison Park. Bramble was a rock! Parker's passing was lackluster! Luque skied a free kick into Row Z and then failed to pick out an unmarked Shearer in the box! Despite or perhaps because of these peculiarities, Newcastle never found their rhythm. It was ugly, and they've got the yellow cards to prove it.

All TDH can say is that the Magpies had the better black armbands for George Best. Everton's were made of some crudely applied duct tape that Moyes picked up at the local Ryman's before the match. Pathetic. But so were we... doomed to midtable mediocrity, it seems.


The lone bright spot in the evening for TDH was in the Sam Bowl, i.e. the match between Uncle Sam's Army and Big Sam's OAP's. The American contingent won the day, with two fine goals from Brian McBride. TDH's fingers and toes are crossed that he stays healthy through next summer.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

For the love of God. Fitting Toon end to a week in which Emre and Solano were both trying to convince the papers that we'll be in Europe next year.


3:50 PM  
Blogger the Maradona of Malawi said...

do Inter have the worst fans in the world? Not content with chucking lit flares at our GK last season, they nearly caused the abandonment of a match with constant racist abuse of a player from the Ivory Coast. It's depressing, especially when two of their own best players are hardly aryan - Obafemi and Adriano.

6:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah the Milan Mackems.. Could they get any more lovable? So they've learnt nothing from UEFA's behind-closed-door 'punishment' (the fallout being 6 lovely champions league points for Inter. That'll teach 'em.)

And Newcastle were quite simply a disgrace in the second half. The worst 45 minutes of the season. We never even came close to equalising. Ameobi gets worse by the week (he seems to be trying to control a balloon) and Shearer's first touch and finishing have deserted him, maybe for good. When a match gets physical, Newcastle get always seem to come out second best. Ramage was the only bright spot. I did enjoy the performance of james beattie however. Is there a more useless and ineffective player in the premier league right now?

11:35 AM  
Blogger The American Geordie said...

It was bittersweet, but I had to laugh when Beattie found himself alone in the box and then skied 10 meters over Given. The sad part was that Jimbo didn't even seem surprised. He just shrugged. The man's lost his confidence entirely.

3:14 PM  

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