“Oh what happened to you, whatever happened to me, what became of those people, we used to be…”

Monkey bar, 12.47pm, Saturday 17th December 2011.  Swansea City at home.

“You out tonight then?”.

“Nah, it’s the final of Strictly…”.

Answered without the slightest embarrassment by a hirsute reared builder.

The youngest (by some way) in our group is 31 and he (Des) became a dad last Thursday. Welcome Junior Magpie Phoebe Elizabeth.  We’re going to have a night out to wet the baby’s head. Probably on a Friday, so I’ll be on the soft drinks as I run on a Saturday morning.

Baz walks in. He gave up his season ticket this year for financial reasons but has decided to come and have a Christmas drink with the lads. He didn’t tell anybody he was coming but sadly knew exactly where we’d be.

Stevie says he’s just booked a week’s holiday in Tenerife for March; without checking the fixture list first! He’s then mightily relieved to discover that we play the mackems at home just 3 days before he leaves. Could have been disastrous timing that one.

Mark then launches into a tirade against David Cameron (Can’t really blame him for that) for taking away any influence the British had on the Eurozone, zzzzzzz.

We’ve booked a table for 9 at an Italian restaurant before the West Brom game this Wednesday.

It’s hard to imagine that these are the same lads that have toured Britain and Europe following the Toon and getting into many a comedic scrape along the way. Oh when did it all go wrong?

I will be 50 years old by next Christmas. Bet you couldn’t tell.

 

6 comments
toon_teddy
toon_teddy

Three FA Cup wins?  I'm shocked.  No idea it was that low :(

MrDolf
MrDolf

Bolackburn sounds like a very painful injury

DavidDrape
DavidDrape

i personally aint got a problem the FA putting an award out for recognising wins against superior opposition as it could quite as well have been colchester v leeds etc. i think they maybe wanted to reflect that the FA cup is for all teams whoihc is just about is (i.e anyone who finishes in the top 10 of the EBAC northern league Div 2 can enter). I can see part of where you are coming from but again they just happen to pick Ronnies as an iconic personality due to the magnificent goal, however, the FA should be criticised for its uncaring response to 2 letters i have sent them about NUFC policy of actively not wanting to progress. This is so disrepsectful to everyone involved in the best competition in world football. Yet the FA do NOTHING. Pure scumbags

toonmad1956
toonmad1956

Even though it was 43 years ago and against Newcastle it was a cracking goal

LeazesEnder
LeazesEnder

In a way its an honour for Newcastle .... as we were considered the biggest Scalp that it has ever happened to...  in the history of the game....  The FA call it 'the Giant Killer Award'.....


....so there is the retort to all of those who say United aren't a big club!