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neiltrodden Posted on 15/5 19:21
What did you do when the pen was given?

Put my head in my hands and endured the darkest minute of the season. Alistair Brownlee saved my life! (oh, and "Ned" )

TODD_SLAUGHTER Posted on 15/5 19:23
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Didn't know until I put skysports news on and John Gregory was about to watch the penalty - in a monotone voice "he's saved it" - gutted he was.

OPEO Posted on 15/5 19:24
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I put my hammer gently down on my decking, for I had just installed some lovely new patio doors which could easily have turned into a pile of broken glass, I stood staring across ICI Wilton in the distance then jumped up and punched the air in delight. Brilliant end to the season

Boro_Bizzo Posted on 15/5 19:25
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Shouted lots of swear words thyen when he saved it i done a triple back flip and spilt my can

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neiltrodden Posted on 15/5 19:25
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"I stood staring across ICI Wilton in the distance then jumped up and punched the air in delight."

You sir, are a poet.

Bizzo: I dont believe you. No way you spilt any.

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ian1969uk Posted on 15/5 19:26
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I shouted at the dog to get in his basket and stop f**king pestering me. When Schwarzer saved it I felt guilty and the dog got the best belly rub he's ever had.

Gaaaaaaa Posted on 15/5 19:26
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I stood up and shouted "I don't f****ng believe it. Styles you t***"

Then punched the chair. Moments let I was shouting "Schwarzer you f****ng beauty!"

flynnie_juninho Posted on 15/5 19:27
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me and the rest of the boro section of city of manchester stadium fell silent as all our hearts sank unless schwarzer pulled off the save of the season and we went more mental than any other goal we have scored this season.

After game singing "Uefa cup, your having a laugh" to all the city fans waiting behind

Caatje Posted on 15/5 19:28
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Sad outside in my garden, could not listen to it

guyb Posted on 15/5 19:29
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Started swearing at the TV, tempering my language because of lasses in the office but referred to Styles as a cheating get

started composing a thread about how we were cheated out of Europe but fortunately never had to post it!

Boro85 Posted on 15/5 19:31
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Put the laptop on the floor and put my head in my hands, parents had come in too see what the fuss was about and i just kept saying over and over "this is it, game over over, we've lost it".

Then it went in and i just about punched the ceiling (which would have hurt) and screamed "GETINTHEIROUBEAUTY" before laughing hysterically.

post_edit Posted on 15/5 19:33
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went into a corner (so i couldnt see the radio???) put my hands on my head....had a vision of our whole season disolving...then heard it was fowler taking the pen and thought..maybe,just maybe....

borofc86 Posted on 15/5 19:35
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had to relay the sad news to a bunch of lunatics who were on the fone down in london, they couldnt stand watching SSN so foned me for a "secondary" century commentary

then sent one small corner of london into raptures by screaming "hes f***ing saved it!!!!" repeatedly down the fone

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jk1311 Posted on 15/5 19:36
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Looked around in disbelief and asked other fans "Why?"

But they went so quiet when Schwarz saved.........

Boro85 Posted on 15/5 19:36
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Its reading threads like this that make you realise how much the boro mean to so many people. And its marvellous.

comfortable_shoes Posted on 15/5 19:38
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I just screamed "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO" at the radio then when he saved it, I screamed like a small child who had fell of his bike!!!!

enamalman Posted on 15/5 19:43
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the window was open,and when ned saved it,the woman doing the gardening next door must have heard me,cos she was shouting 'whats the score'....lol

juninho_is_god Posted on 15/5 19:44
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Same as flynnie, the whole stadium went silent as everyone wondered why the pen was given. I turned away to look up the stand to 1000's of people looking although they were going to have a heart attack, Then saw fowler step up, and miss, we went mental and are sure some ppl did have heart attack. But its all worth it, WE ARE JUST A SMALL TEAM IN EUROPE.

STEVE GIBSON A TRUE LEGEND

relfyoftheboro Posted on 15/5 19:49
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Attempted to send a text to a few people. All it was going to say was 'No way!' but I just couldnt get me fingers to work I was shaking so much. The best text Ive never had to send

One of the amazing things about football is you can be instantly transported from the lowest feeling imaginable to one of the best feelings imaginable.

COME ON BORO

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andymfcok Posted on 15/5 20:01
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Just before, the kids were playing up, the wife asking me to sort them out, trying desperately to ignore them took the radio into the toilet. Still pestering me, then the penalty awarded. The fuse was lit now was the time to explode. Went back into the room in a blaze of anger. "You've put the mockers on the Boro you chaps" Although it was probably a lot worse. The kids crying, the wife upset........ but the big Aussie saves the day. After a good dance around the room, the ice cream van came round. All the kids got a lolly and a drink. The wife is still a bit annoyed with me, but have bought some skol Super as an appology and a celebration..... What a bad then good 5 minutes that was.

South_Stand_Steward Posted on 15/5 20:03
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Went to the toilet for a dump, and thought same old Boro throwing it away at the last minute.....(How bloody wrong I was)
I wouldn't have bet my house on Schwarzer saving it though, Brad maybe but not Mark.
But he did it couldn't believe it when went back inroom and put SSN and flashed along bottom.....

Passports, Bucket and Spade ready, Holidays booked at work and here we go again

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moxzin Posted on 15/5 20:08
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I had a yo-yo in my hand, because of the nerves. It was smashed against the wall.

stampysdog Posted on 15/5 20:08
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Was going "Weeyyyyyy" after I thought that they had missed another chance. Then I realised that it was a penalty. I punched the chair in front of me.

My heart was beating the fastest that it has ever done when Fowler ran up to take it. And when he kicked it, slow motion kicked in. I saw Schwarzer floating towards the ball. "GRAB IT!!!" my mind was shouting, but my physical self was motionless. He'd saved it. Insanity ensued.

Red_Clowne Posted on 15/5 20:08
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Couldn't celebrate as I knew that Styles is crazy enough to make Fowler take it again. Took some moments to realise what had happened. Didn't go mental until the final whistle blew, then jumped round the room like an idiot.

And you're right Toddy - Gregory looked and sounded as though he was gutted. Tvvat!


guyb Posted on 15/5 20:09
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I've managed to save the last 6 mins of commentary from 5 Live Sports Extra as an mp3 and I've sent it to my American fiance as an explanation of why I love and Hate football at the same time.

You'll never get a better example.

guyb Posted on 15/5 20:10
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and also why Football is the greatest sport in the world

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the_fresh_ponce Posted on 15/5 20:12
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Had a panic attack.

tony_block19 Posted on 15/5 20:12
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Was sat on my sofa at home listening in agony!! Shouting "GET RID OF IT!!" at every opporunity they had. Gave a little "Wheey" when the Final Whistle blew at St Marys and found out West Brom had stayed up! Then back to the match I heard Ali shout something about the ball going wide then 2 seconds later Ali and Bernie speaking in disbelief as to why a penalty was given. Then the sheer delight of Alistairs voice saying "MARK SCHWARZERS SAVED IT !!" I jumped up and starting shouting "YES YES YES YES YES" and punching the air!! Then walking up and down and up and down the front room until Ali went "theres the Final Whistle" and just blurted out a loud, but sensible "GET IN YOU BASTERD!!!"

and Boro85 is right, the amount of passion shown in this thread is unbelievable. Makes you realise just how big an affect The Boro can have on our lives, and I love every fcuking minute of it !!!

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neiltrodden Posted on 15/5 20:13
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guyb, any chance you could send that to me? I can host it up here for everyone else?



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guyb Posted on 15/5 20:15
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on its way. (2meg)

neiltrodden Posted on 15/5 20:16
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on it

tony_block19 Posted on 15/5 20:17
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And me if possible guyb, I'd do anything to listen to the last 6 minutes again.



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sean83 Posted on 15/5 20:17
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In the last few mins I said to my dad I bet there is about 5 mins of injury time and there was! So I thought bloody typical typical I knew it! Then when I heard them say penalty that was the iceing on the cake,I thought it's over, stormed of upstairs in a sulk, then I heard Brownlee going nuts! saying he's saved it, and I said fv3k1ng get in! and punched the air.

Boro85 Posted on 15/5 20:19
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Get the link up asap neil

ste_north_stand Posted on 15/5 20:19
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I couldn't believe it, from where i was sat i couldn't see what it had been given for. No City fans appealed or anything. Then i remembered my mate texting me this morning saying he dreamt about City missing a penalty. When Schwarzer saved it i then proceeded to go absolutely fcuking mental and nearly passed out!

tony_block19 Posted on 15/5 20:19
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Cheers guy your a star!!!

neiltrodden Posted on 15/5 20:21
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Here is the commentary by 5 live as provided by guyb

Link: eio

BroughtonLad Posted on 15/5 20:25
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I couldn't believe it when the penalty was given.
All the Boro fans were looking at each other saying WHAT IS THAT FOR?
When he saved it the Boro end went balistic.
I must have done 2 cartwheels.
IT WAS LIKE SCORING A GOAL
Just Magic
Roll on August
Come on BORO

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alboksic80 Posted on 15/5 20:26
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thought bernie was going to cry when he gave it-felt his voice was just like we were all feeling-total disbelief!!got down on knees and said prayer but when i heard fowler was taken it i thought we had a chance-then just went mental when ally said he'd saved it and ran upstairs to wake the girlfriend she was not amused about the drama! women eh!!!

bounce_backa_billy_T Posted on 15/5 20:26
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i was nervous so went out while the second half was on,i had the headphones on in asda listening.
when the penalty was given i gave out a loud "aw feck it"
when big ned saved it i involuntarily ran down the isle like a banshee screaming "gerrin there you fecker"

got one or two quizical looks...but who gives a feck!


eweyboro Posted on 15/5 20:26
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Had the sides of my laptop in a death grip; the 5 Live boys thought it was out, then one of them says in a surprised tone of voice that it's a penalty.

Went to other side of room, held onto the picturerail (I'm not entirely sure why).... and when I'd heard Schwarzer had saved it let out a sort of primal "Yeeeahooooo!!" Fantastic end to the season, but trembling at thought of what it could have been like.

neiltrodden Posted on 15/5 20:27
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Let's put it this way, that save was so much like scoring that a city fan came on here just afterwards to state "Once again the worst side wins". Was rather funny when someone pointed out that we must have won 1-1 then!

moxzin Posted on 15/5 20:29
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Superb MP3 that.

Now please someone tell me there's one of Ally and Bernie too!

the_fresh_ponce Posted on 15/5 20:30
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I was still cacking myself listening to that.

Boro85 Posted on 15/5 20:33
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Id love an Ally and Bernie mp3

Ricard00 Posted on 15/5 20:37
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I was almost crying listening to radio 5.

Went downstairs to console the wife who was blubbing too, only to discover that Sky Sports News had already confirmed it was saved due to the slight delay on Radio 5 on the internet.

Phew!!

Boro_Bizzo Posted on 15/5 20:39
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Great link. makes me smile even more

Triple-T Posted on 15/5 20:40
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I like so many were gutted. Head in hands,heart down to my arsť, i just sat there and thought why then maybe. Just maybe it wont go in. And did it go in . No it didn't. I leapt up screaming in delight,relief,ecstasy,vodka...Man i was so happy,then i picked up all the garden chairs after i had kicked 'em a bit and placed them back in order around the table ,then phoned ma bud. Still drinking here boss.

boroangel Posted on 15/5 20:52
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I was watching the Saitns Man U match as Boro wasn't shoing on TV and I didnt want to listen to the commentray. Boro have a bad record of matches whenever I watch them live or listen to the commentary...although its worse for live matches on TV....

Then came in to this messageboard and realised what I just missed out...really gutted...mind you...if I had listened that penalty would probably have gone in...

Guyb, thanks for the link...

toots Posted on 15/5 20:59
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i turned my back to the pitch, couldnt bear to look, n was waiting to hear the man city roar, which wouldve been totally guttering. but.... all praise to super mark schwarzer. when will people give him his due?

bounce_backa_billy_T Posted on 15/5 21:00
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guttering,what were you doing on the roof?

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toots Posted on 15/5 21:02
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i like it better than just plain 'gutting'. i think it gives more of the feeling.

cbstar Posted on 15/5 21:02
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Was in disbelief when pen was given, i was saying noooooooooooooo way the cheats. Then before pen was taken kept saying save or miss, then alastair shouted the big aussie saved it get in. I went running wild singing eio eio was great!

Up The Boro!

BoroLewis Posted on 15/5 21:11
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I had tears in my eyes when the penalty was given, I really thought that Europe was about to slip away in the last few minutes of the season. But when the big aussie saved it I don't think I have gone as mad as I did all season. What a relief that was and why do the boro always put us fans through that kind of emotion. God I love being a boro fan !!

GrumpyOldGit Posted on 15/5 21:11
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Sat open-mouthed in disbelief with The Son and Heir, then stared into space while everything happened in slow-motion. Listening to Century, we both leapt in the air and screamed "YYYYEEEESSSS!!" as we heard "he's saved it".

Then just fell about when Ally blurted out something to do with "the greatest Australian hero since Ned Kelly".

Football, eh? Who'd be a fan? Why do we put ourselves through this?

Answer: Because we care.

DazzaBoro2002 Posted on 15/5 21:13
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I sent a message to Paddlingback on msn saying HOW! or something like that, then got up and hung my head out the window when scwarzer saved i jumped up like we had just won another trophy. It's still not sunk in.

Craig_boro Posted on 15/5 21:24
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Sat on the end of my be listening to Radio Cleveland with my head in my hands.

One minute and thirty odd seconds just a wall of noise coming from my room with everyone downstairs wondering what was happening.

Pah some people just don't get passion involved with following the Boro.

Then it was a case of E.I.Fc king.O

newholgate Posted on 15/5 21:27
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Prayed that Schwarz would save it.

*So there IS a God, AND he listens and answers prayers*

ferencpuskas Posted on 15/5 21:28
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I ran down to the concourse with about 10 other people and went fcuking banana's when Schwarzer saved it!

SuperSmoggie Posted on 15/5 21:32
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went down to gate that said '115' and shouted SHEDLOADS of abuse at Styles, was desperate to get on the pitch and smack the fat tvvat

borodrew Posted on 15/5 21:33
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that was it, unbelievablly gutted when it was awarded, when he saved it though, jumped on seat and started shouting like fk at all the citeh fans going crazy, ave that, AVE IT . CMOOOOOOON/ punched the air about 50 times, moment of the season.

geoffshropshire Posted on 15/5 21:33
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Kept my cool-very easy when youre in the wrong end ! Then smirked very subtly when that dopey scouser ruined the hopes of the hoards around me- worth it to be there though !

steptoesdad Posted on 15/5 21:35
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Im a poolie and i wee,d me pants.I,m not that bothered i just have a weak bladder.Anyway good luck in europe.

smoggy4life Posted on 15/5 21:42
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was sat in the bar at northumbria students union watching the fulham v norwich match. Century was on the radio in the background tho as the bar man was a boro fan. Gave up watching the tv as i was too nervous and went to stand at the bar instead. 2 minutes later penalty is given, i was almost sick, a man city fan in the bar ran over, had a bit of banter, my mate was already stood outside as he couldnt hack it anymore. Then a feeling of a massive weight off my shoulders, hugged the bar man, screamed at the city fan, then rang my dad which gave an immediate response of 'FCUKKING COME ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!'

dundeejock Posted on 15/5 21:45
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swore to myself and thought all my worst fears had come true-like several others put head in hands and then then yelled loudly when Skippy saved it-then went back to praying 'til final whistle went

jono_feds Posted on 15/5 21:46
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Heaed in hands and my heartbeat going like a hardcore dutch gabba tune played at 78rpm!

JLinardi Posted on 15/5 21:48
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I was sat in my car. Absolutely belted the steering wheel, shouted sweared almost cried every gutted emotion you can think of went through me.

The schwarzer saved it i belted the steering wheel again (but in a different way) I nearly jumped through the car roof i went absolute mental.

I was more nervous listening to that match than i was watching the cup final. Absoultely sensational experience.

JP1991 Posted on 15/5 21:50
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i can tell you the honest truth of what i did,
i looked towards my dad and felt horrible because at the age of 13 which i am i have never in my life felt so sad about a football match i just wished a miracle would take place and amazingly with swatsa in goal i thought there was no hope.

neiltrodden Posted on 15/5 21:53
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JP1991, I think having felt like you did, you can hold your head up high as a proper fan. I was 13 the day we missed promotion on goals scored (same goal difference). Come on Boro!

hedgehog2 Posted on 15/5 21:56
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Quiet Sunday afternoon, radio on in the garden where parents are doing plants and things, I shouted "for F***s sake", think Mam understood the importance and didnt tell me off..... I am in my 30's by the way but not too old for a clip round the ear!

heaton_mersey_boro Posted on 15/5 21:56
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Stood looking out of the back of the stadium at wasteland / Asda / Pennines beyond (back row of City stand to right of Boro). Then thought ".....there's nooooo f___ing way Fowler is going to score this - he's been shyte all afternoon."

A premonition or misplaced optimism, I don't know. Low and behold, misses.

Turns around to previous view, smirking like a naughty schoolboy.

God, what I would not have given to be with the Boro fans then!

MontagueWithnail Posted on 15/5 22:11
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put my head in my hands, then just before it was taken, I said NO! come on you big Aussie, you can save this......and he did!!!!

neiltrodden Posted on 15/5 22:14
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Monty, you mean Ned?

Link: ned

zena_zenden Posted on 15/5 23:09
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I said a small prayer - it was saved - went absolutely mental!!!!!!
and gave a to city fans

petrio Posted on 15/5 23:44
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I shut the UPVC surrounded windows that don my spare room / computer room in case I'd awaken the new baby across the road. I then paced about muttering nastiness to myself about Mr R.Styles. Then, after bouncing off the walls for a couple of minutes, screaming, I phoned BoroTommo who had a delay on his radio comms and told him the good news!

boro74 Posted on 15/5 23:45
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I was listening to the match on century on the computer. There's a time delay so I shot Sky on just in time to hear Gregory say in a matter of fact kind of way "He's saved it!" I jumped so high that I landed just in time to hear it again on Century!

neiltrodden Posted on 15/5 23:47
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Whenever I hear about Gregory's commentary, I just see him and hear him saying it!!

Jeff: John? What's happened?

Gregory: City have a penalty, Fowler to take it and..









*gregory has a stone face*








Gregory: He's saved it.






*tumbleweed*




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holgate_rochey Posted on 15/5 23:52
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put my head under my t-shirt, felt numb like i'd had the sh_it kicked out of me and then when the big man saved it I just went mental, jumping on everyone, it was a great moment.

sunset_over_ici Posted on 15/5 23:55
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Just sat with my head in my hands in the kitchen at work, about to close early and go home in a huff. My roaring around was matched by some random woman screaming similar things outside. I almost ran down and out to hug her.

borobuddah Posted on 15/5 23:57
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Me face dropped and I must have looked very stressed, cos me daughter came and gave me a hug.

That prompted, "Come on Schwartzer, you useless get!"

She told me off.

Then we erupted into a rib cracking hug, that went on and on until I freed me right arm and punched the air with joy, shouting "yes" repeatedly.

She was impressed to see me so euphoric.

JimmyMFC1 Posted on 15/5 23:58
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Looked about the floor to see the denomination of the coins that the f00kin wnk4r in the city end hoyed at me.

Buddy Posted on 16/5 0:03
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Ran out to the concourse to look at the replay. "inconclusive" was the word of the moment.

SuperSmoggie Posted on 16/5 0:20
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I'd give anything to relive the moment Skippy saved it.

reformed1986 Posted on 16/5 0:20
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I just put my head in my hands, I couldn't believe it and listening to Ali and Bernie it took a while to sink in that they actually had a penalty. I never envisaged for one moment Skippy would save it but when he did I just jumped up, punched the air and screamed "GERRRRRRRRRRRRIIIIIIIINNNNNNN THERE, F.CUKING GERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRIIIIINNNN THERE YOU C.NUT, STICK THAT UP YOUR ARSE STYLES YOU C.NUT" I then spent then next 10 minutes trying to type a text but like others I couldn't because I was physically shaking, then it hit me, "I can't believe I'm not there." Devastation and Happiness all rolled into one.

nearly_new_casual Posted on 16/5 0:25
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I was listening to the radio with my mate and we were talking about something and just heared "PENALTY" so we both turned to each other going "who's it for", "who's it for", "who's it for". "SHlTE"≠. Then we stared at each other going "fuking Typical etc"
then "Fowler steps up" ........................................

"Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh"
followed by a quick shake of the arms, a huge sigh of relief followed by lots of laughter.


What an end to a season.

Scrote Posted on 16/5 0:50
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spent the afternoon trying to get some work done before i go away tomorrow - managed to type about 4 words all day...

ali and bernie spent about 5 minutes discussing whether it was a goal kick, a free kick or a penna and in that time i'd stood up, paced around for what seemed like an age and then, when it was a deffo penna, collapsed in a heap on the landing

i probably looked a bit like the hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil monkeys all combined - hands on head, resigned to defeat

then arnie saved it and i shot up, narrowly missing out on a heart attack and spent the next five minutes propping myself up against the bedroom door frame - couldn't stand up on me own i was shaking that much

then i came on here and joined in the disbelieving frivolity

what a moment - our player against theirs; ours won!

corruptbiggins Posted on 16/5 1:07
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I was just sat on the edge of my sofa with my hand on my knees, just saying "save it" over and over again until he saved it and I just jumped up and shouted yeessssssssss!!

madlad Posted on 16/5 1:13
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My first thought was to look at the ceiling of The Cornerhouse pub in Heaton where I was was watching the game,looking at it in disgust that the Boro "luck" was there again,just when it was needed most, or LACK of it. The Geordies around me laughing at the prospect of a Boro lad crying into his beer.....then sheer elation as Schwarz saved the pen and so,as you do, I took great pleasure in saying to them, "'Ave it!!!"
I also remember the final whistle and shouting at the top of my voice "Get in! Come on the Boro!"
I got some angry looks from the locals, but I didn't give a toss...Boro in Europe again...no back door, no come back from the Geordies, top dogs for the first time in a long time and I was the happiest bloke in the pub!
WELL DONE LADS!

Boro_Bizzo Posted on 16/5 1:33
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What a thread!! Ive got tears of laughter and joy coming down my face

Borored Posted on 16/5 1:50
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One of the best moments ever to be ever be a Boro fan when Skippy saved it. Absolute chaos in the Boro end. Unbelievable.

Sue_Queudrue Posted on 16/5 2:15
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Didn't know what was going on at first. Saw the ball cross from one side of the box the other, thought 'thank God no one was on the end of that', next thing I know the whistle's gone and City are cheering. At first I thought maybe it had been a curving ball, went in and then curled back out again, then I realised they had a penalty. My heart sank and I sat down in my seat. All I could see between the people standing in front of me was big Mark. I saw that it was number 8 taking the kick but didn't register that it was Fowler (than most). I just thought, 'that's it, it's over and I don't even know why.' Next thing I know, Fowler takes the penalty and almost in slow motion the magnificent Schwarzer dives to his left (my right) and he's got it in his hands, leaping on it after spilling it slightly. Toots, Janplanner and Liz weren't looking but I saw it all and I screamed louder than I did when Jimmy's free kick went it. It was Mark Schwarzer who got us in Europe my friends.

I still don't know why they won the penalty because I missed Match of the Day in the end. Stayed in the Lass O Gowrie talking to City fans (who were generally quite charming) until last orders then went to a scally club, I've just got home. But it was the best end to a season I've seen in years, I'm so glad I was there. And I can laugh at the Mancs around me all next week, it will feel so good. Europe!!!



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Aha just read another thread and it seems the penalty was handball against the delectable Franckie Q. Still haven't seen it like. It doesn't matter anyway. EIO!

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the 'h' key on my computer is knackered.

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bobstermarley Posted on 16/5 8:16
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Was sitting at a piano keyboard with my head in my hands, palms sweating. Conversation with our lad stopped in disbelief.............

.......THEN I jumped up and screamed "GERRIN YER FCUKER" really loudly and scared the dog!

After the match I text MN4, who rang back and I could hardly hear a thing! If you're reading this sir, apologies if I was making NO sense at all!

DybuksChampion Posted on 16/5 8:29
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Put the iron down, sank to the floor and felt sick. Could hardly breathe waiting for the back of the net to bulge.

Couldn't grasp that Ally was saying he'd saved it at first.

Scared the cat and woke the baby up running round the living room yelling.


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FuntimeFrank Posted on 16/5 8:55
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I was at work the whole evening and afternoon and subsequently was at the mercy of my mate textin me the score. I knew the game was 1-1 with about 10 mins to go, my mate texts me with various comment about how worried he is. I eventually get one saying "City penalty, Frank handball". My heart sinks, i mutter something about blowing it all on the last day and the summer being ruined. Did very well to keep my calm as to not scare the customers off.

Five minutes later...."GET IN THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS, YOU BEAUTYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!". Jumpin up and down at work like a mentalist.

Five minutes later....full time!

Happy days!

BoroTommo Posted on 16/5 8:56
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Just kept repeating, "furking typical", holding my head and wandering aimlessly round the kitchen. My daughter kept coming up to me and saying, "What's the matter Daddy", "Nothing! Leave me alone" was the terse reply.
When he saved it the whole street was treated to "COME ON BORO" at full volume and lot's of Homer Simpson's "Woohoo's".

Ellie got lots and lots of hugs and kisses and said, "Did Boro win Daddy?". "Yes, darling, and we're all going to the pub to celebrate". And we did!

Stuar_Tripley Posted on 16/5 8:57
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didnt really know what was going on, city fans sat 3 seats to my left going mad, resigned myself to the stadium going mental, then stood in utter disbelief when Arnie saved it, my nerves were shot!

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dargis Posted on 16/5 8:58
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i was sitting in the same position for the last 20 minutes....listening to the BBC radio broadcasting other matches..thinking, c'mon say it's over, say it's bloody over ..and then, they switch to Manchester and say there's a penalty .. 'oh for f**ks..'
i thought that was it..but somehow clenched my fists and refused to give up hope for that last moment ..and then i heard 'he's saved it' or something..yes!! then they cut off the broadcast and i had to wait for 5 minutes for BBC to confirm it

and then i went for more lager..

Dargis, BORO-crazy from Lithuania

helie Posted on 16/5 9:47
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sat in my seat put my head in my hands and burst into tears, I couldnt take any more, next minute i was on the floor with twenty odd people on top of me e-i-o-e-i-o!!!!

scuzzmonster Posted on 16/5 9:49
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Same as with Jimmy's wonder-strike - a sharp intake of breath.

blotonthelandscape Posted on 16/5 9:52
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Counted to 100

HUMBERRED Posted on 16/5 9:55
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I was sat on the back of my seat on the back row of the lower tier of Boro fans. As Fowler stepped up I expected the net to ruffle and the Ground to explode....I still can't believe that Schwarzer saved it....I was talking to a City fan on the train home and he said he daren't look at the pitch he just watched the Boro fans for the reaction...He said it was one of the most impressive "non-goal" celebrations he'd ever seen. I'm still in shock that it all boiled down to one kick!

Wakey_Boro_Fan Posted on 16/5 10:02
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Shreeked Noooooo as I sunk to my knees, head in hands. Causing my nine month old son to spit a mouthful of food at my wife who was feeding him as I made him jump!

As it was saved I had a seconds silence to make sure it hadn't gone in and started jumping around the room, causing the boy to give me a huge smile!

Stuar_Tripley Posted on 16/5 10:09
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i remember being at OT when Juninho's pen was saved by Bosnich- the whole ground went ballistic (except Boro section obviously)- it was like that in reverse y'day, i looked all around me and the bro end was a mass of people hugging each other, jumping up and down and going ballistic! my heart's beating faster just typing this!

shaun_84 Posted on 16/5 10:12
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I swore alot leaned on a taxi and then slow-motion kicked my foot against a wall. And then swore some more.

Gellis Posted on 16/5 10:19
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i was in the car driving up the A1 with my girlfirend. i'd just done the Leeds 1/2 marathonin the nmoring and was feeling stiff and tired. staring out the window for the last 20 mins of commentary, looking at the fields and sheep and trying to picture what was going on from the commentary. ball hoofed in, headed back, hoofed back in , the Gate heads it out, then in comes the shot and it's gone wide! brilliant, not long to go. hang on? penna, what the f~ck's that all about. started punching the dashboard, the girfriend is slapping the steering wheel. as fowler steps up we're both screaming, 'f#ck off, f#ck off, f#ck off...' and beating the dadshboard...then a moment of silence (except for Brownlee) and all of a sudden, it's clear that it's been saved.. time for shrieking and more beating of the dasjhboard, this time in joy, the car veers from lane to lane, a lorry beeps it's horn, to which it gets a double handed one finger salute!!!

HowRefreshing Posted on 16/5 10:25
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Sat on the settee in disbelief listening to Bernie nearly in tears. Waited for what seemed like an eternity thinking "well, thats it, we never save penalties" and then screaming like a banshee , doing a circuit of the house ending up in the kitchen where I phoned my mate and promptly burst into tears! I'm not a big wuss, honest - I'm full of cold and was feeling sorry for myself and was all emotional after seeing the pitch invasion at West Brom!

Cobain_94 Posted on 16/5 10:37
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I was sat listening with my mp3 player in the cons in billog one headphone to me, one headphone to my geordie mate who took great delight when the penalty was given. I sat there sullen, then Fowler steps up to take it, everyone's watching for our reactions because no one has a radio. Brownlee got as far as "Schwarzer SA......" I could tell by his voice, I lept up and nearly punched the cons ceiling tiles through. Haven't been that elated since Cardiff. I was shaking for an hour after the game.

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rob_in_whitby Posted on 16/5 11:46
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Like many others, ran the gamut of emotions from disbelief to hatred to despair to denial to utter disbelief again to complete ecstacy and finally outpouring of joy through laughter and tears. How can the radio produce such reactions?

I have just read all of this thread and I think I have relived the moment one hundred times through one hundred different pairs of eyes and ears. This is what being a Boro fan is all about; let's face it, we don't have much luck but when we do we are Poet's Laureat one and all and we have every right to outpour our emotions.

This is the best thread bar none since Cardiff and, Rob N, you should reprint the best bits of it in the first fanzine of next season just to give everyone that lump in the throat feeling once again. Absolute gold dust!!

holgate_rochey Posted on 16/5 11:52
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I felt so low because I just thought, that's it we've had it, I waited for the net to bulge.....so when it didnt and Arnie saved it, it was just a swing of emotion from..wanting to die to absolute euphoria.

Big_Shot Posted on 16/5 12:23
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I sort of missed it. We were going to go to Gillzeans for the game but when one of my mates turned up it was 2.30 and a couple of people said it was full and there was a massive queue. So we just decided to stay in the pub. They didn't put the radio on as most of the people in there myself included don't really like the commentary. So a few people were getting updates of whats happening on their phones and on teletext.

Anyway I get a call from putter at 4.55 expecting him to say game over. I go outside as I couldn't hear him and he was going on about they've been given a penalty, so I rush back inside and to tell everyone only for a cheer to go up that it had been saved. So I didn't really have time for any nerves as less than 10 seconds after hearing about it, it had been saved. I just said to the lads at the next table, never any doubt.

NorthDownSouth Posted on 16/5 12:24
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Top thread - don't care if anyone reads this post, just want to relive it...

Listening to Ali and Bernie, seemed like we'd already had half an hour of injury time. There was a lull in the commentary then in the background I heard a loud cheer, Ali didn't know what it was - then the word 'penalty!'. Next thing I remember, on all fours repeating 'no.. no.. no'.

'Fowler steps up...', then just too much noise coming from the radio, I couldn't work out what happened.. heard 'saved' - held my breath waiting for the follow-up... nothing... then it hit me. Jumping around, played the drums on the wall, screamed 'YES! YES! YES!!'

Better than any goal!

holgate_rochey Posted on 16/5 12:27
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i'll second that it was definitely better than any goal, can't describe the feeling when it was saved, I would love to see video of the boro fans as the penna was saved.

jackmason Posted on 16/5 12:34
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I live out of the area so had to call my brother and have him put the phone by the radio so I could hear the commentary.

All time low when the penna was awarded, I started to think 2 mins left in injury time to get an equaliser, then started praying that Schwarzer would save it.

Heard somebody shout' Get in there you big Aussie Beauty' - was it Bernie or Brownlee? I don't know.

The rest is a blur, lap of honour round the house I think, arms outstrethed screaming 'GET IN THERE'

Boro_Gadgie Posted on 16/5 12:38
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As the cross drifted out of play, I turned round to my mate about to say "Thank f*** for that, another let-off" heard a cheer from the citeh fans, so assumed the ref had given a corner. As I was facing my mate and not looking towards the pitch, I didn't see the ref point to the spot.

Me mate says "He's given a penalty!" Couldn't believe it. Even after a few seconds later, I was still saying "He hasn't has he? You sure? He can't have?" I was in denial. My heart sank when I realised he'd given it.

So, although not overtly religious, I said a little prayer "Please Lord, let Schwarzer save this penalty, let Man City miss it."

My heart skipped another beat when Schwarzer did his little parry thing that he does before grabbing it second time. Hugged my mate, and then while everyone around was going mental, I just stood there non-plussed, too emotionally drained to celebrate.

At the final whistle, lass sat near us was crying, I and many others would have been in tears had Fowler scored.

bandito Posted on 16/5 12:42
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I wanted to cry my eyes out when the penalty was given. It was a mixture of anger and shock. My temple was pounding like a bass drum and I honestly thought i was going to keel over in disappointment. I stood fixated on the ball, and didnt even look at schwarzer. My eyes just foolwed the ball and when I saw Schwarzer save it, it felt better than at Cardiff when zendens penna went in. I just grabbed the nearesr person next to me and cuddled them like a small child would cuddle a kitten. The biggest release since Black lace and Agadoo

anth25 Posted on 16/5 12:46
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Think my neighbours had to spend an hour yesterday evening explaining to their 3-year old grandson what "F@@k off Styles you w@nk3r!" means. This was followed as most on here with much swearing and jumping around like an idiot.
Last month I ran the London marathon and was on the verge of collapse at the end. In the last 20mins of yesterdays commentary my girlfriend said I looked a hundred times worse than at the end of the marathon. I felt it too! Know what everyone means about the shaking too. Mines starting again trying to write this!!

Capybara Posted on 16/5 12:50
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Heart sank. Looked two rows down at Buddy who was keeping time and knew precisely how long was left to see if there would be time to go for an equaliser. His seat was empty. Turned round and saw him prancing around the concourse.


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martyborolad10 Posted on 16/5 12:56
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i was sat on the bus just finshin work had the radio on with an ear peace on and when pen was awared all u herd was me sayin ahhhhhhhhhh f**k had a few ppl lookin at me untill 3 lads noticed i was listenin to the boro match and they were boro fans aswel and they wanted to know wot was going on then well the pen save was on belivable i couldnt stop jumpin up and down on the bus didnt care wot ppl thought lol it was brilliant finally boro get a bit of luck

Borolass Posted on 16/5 12:58
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Couldn't understand why the City players were in a group hug, people in the row behind first said they;ve been awarded a goal, no way did that go anywhere near the goal, then we heard penalty, just fell into my seat and wanted to blub, couldn't watch, then seen everybody seem to pile onto Ned and we all went abslutely ape, banged my knee on the chair in front, didn't know whether to cry with happiness or pain, couldn't believe how quiet the City fans were and I just went absolutely mental until that to**er Styles actually blew for the final whistle, then I just collapsed in a heap totally drained of all emotion. Cracking day, cracking atmosphere, what a pity the stewards wouldn't let our team come right across to applaud the Boro fans, at least Gareth got his salute in.

miklaad Posted on 16/5 13:02
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Sat there staring at wall thinking here we go again. Ever the pessimist, for a split second after the save I was expecting someone to smack in the rebound but a few seconds later managed another rum truffle in peace.

Just played the commentary link over and over in the office. The Bolton fans find it hilarious and the City fans seem intent on showing me how many fingers they were blessed with.

MFIburnsy Posted on 16/5 13:08
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Best buzz of the season without a doubt. Went absolutly mental. The stewards faces near us was a right picture. Dont think they'd witnessed anything like that before. Jumped on my seat and went daft with my mate rfor a bit then hugged and kissed the gorgeous lass infront of me

Capybara Posted on 16/5 13:34
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Blimey. I dread to think what you did when Schwarzer actually saved the thing.

Esky_North_Stand Posted on 16/5 13:37
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When it went wide i sunk to my knees and said "thank fook for that!! " then heard a big roar and saw boro players moaning and people shouting penalty. Stood there for next 30seconds close to tears. Fowler stepped up and Schwarzer pushed it out, PLEASE GET THE REBOUND SCHWARZER . . . . YESSSSSSSS YESSSSSSS YESY YES GET IN, COME ON YESSSSSSSS !!!! I proceeded to bounce around hugging everyone. Every jump i was getting higher, it was fantastic

TheBoroBoss61 Posted on 16/5 13:51
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Was in the upper tier of the COMS and wondered why the Man City players were punching the air the guy who was next to me said "He's given a penalty" so after calling Styles every name under the sun, i stood there in shock thinking about Wembley 97

When Skippy saved it i went Ballistic, 2 minutes later when the final whistle went i must admit the bottom lip was a bit wobbly.

Boro_Gadgie Posted on 16/5 14:13
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Why did the stewards have to spoil it by standing in front of the players? Fair enough standing in front of the fans to stop anyone encroaching on the pitch but have we got to the point where the stewards are more important than the players?

Part of me was hoping Sir Gareth would "accidentally" follow through when he did his salute and catch one of the stewards on the chin.

Boro_Bizzo Posted on 16/5 14:20
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This has been the best thread for ages please dont spoil it by talking about negative things

dicky200005 Posted on 16/5 14:20
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i was in coronation watching manu game bloke near me had radio on in his ear i just had me head in me hands then when he said he missed the pub went wild including me

PR_Tparty Posted on 16/5 14:36
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I was listening to the game on internet with headphones in gf's small manhattan apartment. The two times she bothered me were the equalizer and then once the penalty had been given.

how our relationship survived those 30 seconds I'll never know.

30 seconds later i was running and jumping down the communal corridor, shrieking like a valkyrie in boxers and t-shirt, headphones still on with the ripped-out lead trailing behind me...probably not what the other residents were expecting to see on a Sunday morning.

noj1 Posted on 16/5 14:55
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I was in the city end. was stood gutted when all around were celebrating. jumped up with delight when schwarz saved it and was escorted from the ground! luckily two of the coppers were united fans and let me stay with them for the dying seconds before telling me to quickly leave the premises!! superb!

Mat_Evans Posted on 16/5 15:08
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Have to get my 2 cents across. Was listening to the game on the internet with a friend in leeds, i also heard the ball go past the post from ali, then bernie saying he's given it, he's given a penalty! I slumped back into my chair, head in hands, thinking about everything thats happened this season and how it's all going to be for nothing, thinking of the inter-toto and how depressing it would be. I must of jumped five feet in the air, when ali squeezed out he's saved it! It was such a desperate comment, it was like a release of all the pressure thats built up over the season...unbelievable.

If anybody could get a clip of the last 5 mins on century up here i'd be eternally grateful, i'd love to relive it again.

Bazookaaaa Posted on 16/5 15:51
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Sitting in the city end was the worst experience of my life. I swear my head was about to explode when Fowler missed the penalty i just screamed S**T the loudest i ever have!

TyronePower Posted on 16/5 16:18
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I didnt get to see any of the game. West Two in Redcar couldnt get the right channel so the only commentary was when John Gregory announced the penalty. It was strange watching all the other scores become results on Sky Sports. The anxious looks of disbelief, followed by immediate anger with a ref's decision on an incident that couldnt be seen was dramatic to say the least.

After Gregory said 'he's saved it' the joy was fantastic. I recovered from jumping up n down as high I could then got my breath back. Although I'd only had a couple of pints I felt like I'd had a massive rush which left me with a cracking headache.

I returned to the car turned on century and heard Slaven say that
he wants to see more entertaining football under MaClaren. I turned the radio off, preferring to enjoy my own positive thoughts of Boro in Europe again.

toots Posted on 16/5 16:22
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funniest thing was night before the game i was talking about which team would have the strongest noive, based on the managers impressing their characters on the teams, n i said about stuart pearce n his penalty miss for england. well, i thought it was funny, anyway.

Skidney Posted on 16/5 17:12
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fell off the bar stool in a german pub in gutersloh...on holiday...chuffed stiff...even the erics smiled.

silly_sod Posted on 16/5 17:28
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1) Swore - a lot
2) Turned round and kicked the terracing under my seat
3) Sat down with my head in my hands
4) Stood up just in time to see Fowler take the kick and Schwarzer save it
5) Went mental

I'm now the proud of owner of 2 severely bruised shins from landing on the back of the seat in front during the celebrations.

Derby_Red Posted on 16/5 17:31
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After avoiding the BBC's score interactive after City equalised I found myself drawn back to the telly for the last 15 mins.

Sat twitching like I was at Cardiff as the clock ticked down, loving and hating at the same time the fact they weren't "going to the City of Manchester Stadium". Then they did, but it wasn't the end of match report.

When the bloke (Steve May?) said it was a penalty I screamed at Mrs DR "oh noooooooo Styles has given them a f***in penalty!". She immediately went into the garden and stuck her fingers in her ears, I was on me knees in front of the telly, I must've only been 2 feet from it, staring at the pixels, coz that means you can put Fowler off doing that.

I can't remember the commentary but I can remember it seeming to take an age for Fowler to take the kick, then he said it'd been saved, but I couldn't believe there'd not be a rebound and a goal anyway. When it became obvious we'd got away with it I was po-going towards Mrs DR yelling "He's f*****n' saved it, he's f*****n' saved it!!!" at the top of me voice in our garden, forgetting there was neigbours out in theirs.

We both then felt each other's pulses, both thumping away at ten to the dozen. I then wandered round the house muttering about how this isn't a decent way to "enjoy" football, kept coming back to the telly to see if the "1-1" score went yellow on the caption, but it kept spinning onto the Derby and Celtic scores. Meanwhile Ray Stubbs and his gang were on about West Brom at lenght and we weren't getting a look in. Then it went yellow and I was off into the garden again "We've f*****n' done it, we've f*****n' done it!!!".

Cue mass jumping about in each other's arms, lots of yelling, and a compulsory eviction order from the Neighbourhood Watch Committee no doubt. Feck em, Boro are back in Europe!!

What a state we were both in though, still am. 3 bottles of wine and a stack of vanilla vodka helped, but jeez!

Tony30 Posted on 16/5 17:34
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Asked Jesus, Who was sat in the row infront of me, to have a word with God.................

Capybara Posted on 16/5 17:43
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It's a good job toots wasn't around Skidders. She'd have been on it before you hit the deck

Big_Ted_Church Posted on 16/5 17:53
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penna got awarded, i picked up the chair and smashed it.
Penna got saved, i ran out the room and round the house screaming we've done it, we've done it.... then saw the broken chair, and promptly put it in the boot of my car for disposal today.
But we've F******g done it!!!!!!!

Gerrinthereyoubeautie!!

LLPJ Posted on 16/5 18:06
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I re-enacted Mark's save, (or what i imagined it to look like) in my living room. Honest, i even have the carpet burns to prove it. I wore them with pride today.

theboydom Posted on 16/5 22:24
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having scared my young son witless and nearly broken my fist (and our ceiling light) with my celebration of jfhs' goal, i confined myself to the kitchen with radio cleveland for the rest of the game and by the end my wife and son were upstairs listening to ali and bernie.

"nooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!" was my reaction to the award and a terrible feeling that styles had been waiting until the last moment to give this decision to man city flooded over me. i then started to pray. very hard.

"dear father, you have rained your blessings down on this club of mine, if it is in your will let schwartzer (hereafer known as ned) choose right, let him choose right let him clear his mind of all thoughts but let him choose right...." i was still repeating the last sentence when ned saved it, and after a brief pause to check there was no rebound to bang home (i had forgotten to pray about that!!) i went absolutely mental and then ran upstairs to celebrate with wife and son. my son can now shout "boro!" and "yeeeeah!" whilst waving his arms in the air like a true holgate regular

my dad nearly crashed his car when the penalty was awarded, and was forced by my mother to pull over to listen to it being taken as she didn't feel safe for some reason he then made it quickly back to ours for a celebratory glass of wine.

toots Posted on 16/5 22:50
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- capybara.

Sqawker Posted on 16/5 23:02
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I was up in one of the corporate boxes behind the directors having scrounged 2 tickets off a supplier at work. Had to watch the last 10 minutes stood in the doorway of the box as I couldn't stand it sitting with some City fans and having to keep quiet. When he saved the penalty I just ran into the box and screamed followed by my mate who had ran up the stairs. The girl who had been serving us all afternoon looked quite bemused as she thought we were City. After the game not one of the 8 City fans in the box with us spoke to us.....Oh yes!

TyronePower Posted on 17/5 13:23
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Great thread.
Thanks Dom - I can just picture your Mam's face in the car.
Pity the poor lads in the Clarry. It cost them £450 to get the Russian channel and guess what - they lost the connection and missed the last 5 minutes. Nobody even knew there was a penalty.

The_Lizards_Jumpers Posted on 17/5 14:07
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Stood confused for about a minute wondering why the City fans were cheering, and feared that Styles had given them a goal as the view from my seat in row D was so poor I couldnt make out what had happened.

I then started typing a text to Mrs_Jumpers brother with "2-1 penalty in the last minute" as he was half way up a power station chimmney at the time, I then feared the worst as Arnie parried it, thinking that "hes bound to get the re-bound", only when the other Boro players surrounded Schwarzer did I go mental and realise that we'd done it.

aldershot_red Posted on 17/5 14:32
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It was totally surreal. I had SSN on the TV with no sound and Bernie and Ali on the laptop. Geoff (I hate Boro) stelling switched to John (I hate Boro more)Gregory, Bernie was on the radio, I think he's give a penalty etc etc.. Gregory just smiled and licked his lips. I stood in disbeleif with my bottom jaw on the floor. Gregory seemed to squirm and the score came up as still 1-1? I remained glued to the telly the radio started the penalty build up, Fowler stepped up and Ali went into his Ned Kelly speal. The rest is History. I'm still looking for next doors cat which sadly got caught up in the event

Bilb_o Posted on 17/5 14:34
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Was listening to the match on Century Radio whilst keeping abreast of the obvious nervous tension going around this board! The telephone rang, it was my son who is in Her Majesty's Forces (won't say which) who was on manoevre's somewhere in this sceptered isle, saying Dad what the juice (Although I must say it didn't sound like juice at the time)is going on! I spoke briefly to him as he was on his mobile and then "it" happened "stagestruck Styles" awarded the penalty. My son for the rest of the match ignored the strategies of red leader (or was it blue) as he listened to the rest Ali and Bernie's commentary via mobile phone using my phone sat next to the loud speaker.
I will apologise on my son's behalf if anyone's peace was shattered in Wiltshire close on 17:00 hrs on Saturday as I clearly heard him shout " Gerrintheiryafugginbassa " probably some sort of military code!!

WilmslowRed Posted on 17/5 14:34
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Saw the ball go across goal and out, thought thank God, take your time over this one Arnie then clocked fact that City fans were going mad. Couldn't understand why for a split second then it hit me. Stood there open mouthed. Couldn't say a word, looked around and neither could most of the people around me (row D) - my exact thoughts were 'all season, all those games, all those miles - all for nothing, last minute, last game, all for nothing'. Saw Fowler put ball down, and remembered that 5 minutes earlier I'd thought to myself "He's done nowt all afternoon" - thought it was my fault for even tempting fate like that. Was convinced he was going to hit it bottom left as we looked at the goal as there seemed to be acres of space that side. My mate Bri next to me wasn't looking. Fowler ran up and hit it, realised that ball was going right then Arnie was going same way - crowd of players blocked view but from reaction of crowd and players, looked like he'd parried it - then saw him gather it in. Split second of stunned silence - then went absolutely mental. Screamed at Bri that 'He's saved it, he's saved it!' then grabbed the lad in front of me by the shoulders, screaming for all I was worth, something along the lines of 'you f'kinbeautygerrintherewe'vebloodydoneit' . Remember thinking that this wasn't like us and our luck had turned at long last.

My phone then went off and I told my brother that I would have to call him back as I couldn't hear a word he was saying.

Shat myself 30 seconds later when it looked like George had handballed it again in their next attack mind.

MontagueWithnail Posted on 17/5 15:59
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this is one of the best ever threads, ta for starting it Neil, I'm watching the game on Boro TV at the moment!

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neiltrodden Posted on 19/5 1:10
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HOOFED

janplanner Posted on 19/5 10:12
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i can't remember if i was standing or stitting, but i had my eyes tight shut.
i thought - if the people over there cheer, it's over. if the people around me cheer.........

the people around me cheered, then it all went mad.

neiltrodden Posted on 4/6 0:50
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*cough*

Lisbonlegend Posted on 4/6 2:16
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Oi, when did you sneak this one in!

neiltrodden Posted on 4/6 2:16
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Jax? Jax?

neiltrodden Posted on 4/6 2:18
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Lisbonlegend Posted on 4/6 2:21
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I'll be back. I shall use my jedi mind tricks on you.

In Obi Wan style cloak -

*This thread does not exist*

*It was only a figment of your imagination*

*Move along*

jax_1 Posted on 4/6 2:24
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I held virtual hands with the guys who were in the chat room at the time.

Twas nice

downings_left_foot Posted on 4/6 18:39
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Sunk down in my chair with my hands over my face (to stop me seeing the radio?!) muttering about typical Boro and praying to God and all his saints that he'd miss. Knew it hadn't gone in when Ali went mental and screamed those immortal words. Went mental myself!

phillthyboots Posted on 4/6 20:08
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I was in Gilzeans with about 700 others,watching live on some Greek tv channel,when with 2 minutes to go,the screen switched to a different game(our time slot had over-ran!) and had to rely on a bit of hearsay from around the pub and outside.
Without knowing what was happening,it all went a bit quiet then almost everyone started jumping up and down.
Still not knowing I asked a rather excited lad who was jumping up and down cheeering,"what is going on" his reply


................"I don't know".

The rest they say is history.

Colin_40 Posted on 6/6 18:42
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I spent most of the time questioning the parentage of Rob Styles as Fowler prepared to take the the kick, when it was saved I just punched the air with delight and shouted "Y-E-E-E-E-E-S-S-S-S-S!!!!!". Mr Brownlee's comments on Schwarzer's save were priceless, "The Greatest Australian Hero since Ned Kelly!!!". Brilliant!!!

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Leedsclive Posted on 6/6 18:47
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Slumped on the settee with a feeling of absolute deflation and thinking that it was in some way inevitable. Couldn't believe when Gregory flatly intoned "he's saved it" and waited a few seconds to see if there was going to be a re-take.
Why do Gregory/Mullery/Redknapp hate us so much? What have we ever done to them?

neiltrodden Posted on 21/6 1:22
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I just wanna see how many posts before I delete the bookmark!

ray192 Posted on 21/6 5:10
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i put my head in my hands and said i dont beiieve it typical fooking typical.

thank fook for schwarzer.

A_New_Era Posted on 28/12 2:20
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hoof this fuker

neiltrodden Posted on 28/12 2:22
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And now I have the bookmark back!

OPEO Posted on 28/12 7:35
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Dream on boys.