|Season 2012-13 Result|
| Gutierrez 41,
| Lampard 55,
|Date: 02/02/2013 Venue: St.James' Park Competition: Premiership|
|Match Report||Submitted on 04/02/2013 by Trapper|
|Newcastle United 3 Chelsea 2
Saturday 2nd February 2013 will be remembered by everyone who was there as one of the best performances ever by a home debutant, welcome to the Toon Moussa Sissoko. For Simon “Smudger” Smith, it will be remembered for another reason as 90 years previously on this day, one of, if not the original Carrville Mag his Dad Tot Smith was born in Horden.
Although born in the coalfields of Co. Durham, Tot was lucky enough to be chosen to play in the famous black and white stripes and he was signed from Horden Colliery Welfare FC in 1941.
The war years and Frank Brennan meant that Tots 10 years at the club were only rewarded with 10 first team league appearances, however he led the reserves to a league title. His other claim to fame is that Sir John Hall reckoned that Tot broke his nose, (shame nobody had the forethought to do the same to his son Douglas’ neck)
Greavsy got some stick on the bus after he got chinned by Pamela at Johns fancy dress party, he ended up with a split lip after a pretendy sword fight, with Pamela only using a rolled piece of A4, “not exactly a Millwall brick” proclaimed quiet lad Sean. He’d made such a fuss about it, we were expecting to see at least 15 stitches and an extensive plastic surgery programme, not even a scab. THE BIG TART.
On the way to the Strawberry, Simon was as usual full of optimism, but when he turned and told me it would have been his Dads 90th birthday and “if them buggers in Black n White can’t do it today, then I might just go and support someone else” I sensed it could just be a special day. I had to ask of course and he couldn’t tell me who he would support instead.
A pint on the Terrace and Tot’s two granddaughters listened in horror as Smike and Studs recalled all the times they had slept together and told of their visit to Northampton for Ben’s stag do when their “Hawaiian shirts” gave the impression that they were a couple and a waitress even put a vase of flowers on their table as they enjoyed a meal for two.
Up to level 7 and my usual donation to the bookies, surely nobody would put any money on Jonas to score first, but he did. This was after Demba Ba had ruined his quick return to Tyneside, by stooping forward and trying to sniff Colocinis boot as he attempted to clear the ball that Demba had just headed wide.
Half time and a pint of Caffreys with “Porno Pete”, Andy declined even though his Dad was paying. “its my inheritance!”
Chelsea took the lead with two fantastic strikes from Lampard and Mata. However the crowd roared the lads back into the game and after a quick break Gouffran’s shot was parried by Cech towards Sissoko who steered the ball into the back of the net.
The large Chelsea following who had been taunting us with chants of “we are the champions, champions of Europe” when they were winning were stunned into silence. Cockney Winkers.
In the last minute of normal time, we broke down the left and Santon managed to pass the ball to Sissoko who had intelligently lingered at the edge of the box and he hit it first time past a despairing Cech.
The whole place erupted, four minutes of added time seemed like an eternity, Steven Taylor managed to stop a goal bound effort with his bollocks, but Howard Webb finally got something right and managed to blow the final whistle.
The walk down Barrack Road and the Leazes Boulevard was brilliant, we know we have unearthed a gem in Mousso. ‘He’s magic you know, you’ll never get past Sissoko”.
Smudger caught us up and was over the moon that Roy had texted him saying “that was for Tot”
Sturdy had even bought the beers for us when we got in the “dog”
George was waiting for us when we got back to the Sporties and we all delighted in lending our mobiles for him to ring Beatle numerous times to abuse him for going to the club.
February 2nd 1923 and 2013 two superb days in the history of Carrville Mags and Newcastle United FC.