Welcome one and all to our fabulous ‘Game On’ article which will take us through every twist and turn of the Nottingham Forest v Newcastle Carling Cup 3rd round tie.
Firstly let me apologise for the lack of articles today. This is only the third one which is way below the precedent that we have set for ourselves. However there are some mitigating circumstances.
As some of you will be aware, Mrs Toonsy is expecting a Jnr Toonsy. It’s early days but today was the 12 week scan which, I’m informed, is kind of like the green light to start getting carried away. I’m pleased to report that everything is as it should be which is a relief. Anyway, back to the match…
As a treat I’ve decided to make the trek to Nottingham to take in the match this evening. Fortunately Nottingham Forest are selling away tickets directly to fans which is rather nicely making a mockery of the decision from our club to restrict the sales of tickets to away fans. I’m not complaining. I get to see a game without giving our club any coin as per the rules of my mini protest which I’ve mentioned a few times now.
In terms of TV streaming, as far as I’m aware there is none although there are a couple of links that have popped up. Hopefully they’ll work but I wouldn’t get my hopes up in all honesty. Experience tells me that if there is just one or two links then they’ll either be dead or showing something else entirely.
The match is being covered live on Radio 5live Sports Extra which could be an option if all else fails whilst highlights are available on BBC1 on Wednesday evening at 23:20. I have to say that the coverage of this game is shocking in all honesty, but it is what it is.
Obviously with me being at the game I won’t be able to update the team news. However I’m sure that all you’ll need to know will be found in the comments section below. In fact I’ll probably be on here having a look for the teamsheet myself such is the reliability and speed of you guys! For a bit more information though you can always try having a read of my match preview. It features injury news, team news and a few fun facts and stats for your viewing pleasure.
The match needs a winner tonight so extra time and penalties may come into play. I’m hoping we have enough about ourselves to get the job done in normal time, but then again if we have to go as far as penalties then so be it. I’ve yet to see a penalty shootout involving Newcastle live so it would be a first for me.
Last time I went to Nottingham I got into a bit of trouble for having the audacity to want to get back to my car. Silly me. I mean who would have thought that walking to where your car was parked was a reason for bizzies to have a go? Hopefully I’ll not see any of that tonight.
That is just about it. I’m off to shout myself hoarse and back the lads and when I return I’ll have a match report prepared for you with the added benefit of actually being at the match. I like it that way as you can see more than just what a TV camera shows you.
Howay the lads!