On Wednesday my brother and I took a sleezy jet up to Newcastle to join the toon army, otherwise known as the Geordies, at St. James Park. Newcastle were playing Aston Villa. This was only my second premier league footy game I had been to, and the first one on “home” soil. St James Park is a massive stadium, filled with a passionate crowd of Geordies.
Newcastle made a fantastic start to the game with the first goal in only the 7th minute, followed by another one 120 seconds later. What a start to the game! Newcastle 2 – Aston Villa 0. Nothing compares to the sight of 50,000 Geordies celebrating a goal with their black and white scarves lifted high above their shoulders. It’s emotional I tell you!
Aston Villa fought back and looked rather dominant for a good chunk of the game with the Villa debutant Ashley Young scoring a goal. Newcastle sealed the deal in the dying minutes though, with a goal from Sibierski.
This game pushed Newcastle into 9th position on the table, one above Tottenham Hotspurs. Howay the lads!