Picked the zines up today and got em into the Manc outlets – Aleef at High Street, Cross Street and the National Footy museum.
Villa tomorrow, who we congratulate for reaching the FA Cup final. Here’s the it’s A Fiox extract from Kk224 :
34) SATURDAY APRIL 25TH : VILLA (HOME) KO 5.30PM
Last promotion was in 1988, last pot League Cup in 1996, 152nd league meeting, Recent connection Scott Sinclair.
Some celebrity fans: David Cameron, Prince William, Tom Hanks, Nigel Kennedy, Geezer Butler, Ian Lavender, Mervyn King, Lodge/Hayward, Martin Shaw and Dave Woodhall editor of ex Villa zine Heroes and Villains
This season so far they’re in 16th place with 29 points from 32 games and 4 wins (4-0 at Sunderland!) 2 draws and 10 losses away from home.
At Villa Park in October it was a 2-0 City win with late goals from Yaya (82) and Sergio (88).Crowd was 32,964 with 2,971 Blues.
In the Capital One Cup, they lost 1-0 at home to Leyton Orient in the 2nd rd
In the FA Cup : they beat Blackpool 1-0 in the 3rd rd, Birmingham 2-1 in the 4th rd, Leicester 2-1 in the 5th rd, West Brom 2-0 In the 6th rd all at home. They’ve just beayen Liverpool in the semi-final.
Comment : In the January window Carlos Gill and Scott Sinclair were the main ins and Darren Bent was the main departure..
Paul Lambert left, unsurprisingly, and Tim Sherwood took over. They’ve had a mini revival of sorts and you’d expect Tim to steer em to safety. Benteke is on fire and Agboniahor is also a handful. Mini me Guzan plays well in goal but our good home record against them MUST continue.
Form at home to Villa :. At The Etihad last May it was the night we thought we’d go on to win the league, after the 4-0 win. Despite torrential rain the first goal eventually came in the 64th minute, by Edin Dzeko, followed by his second in the 72nd. Jovetic made it three in the 89th, and Yaya made it four in the 90th with a magnificent solo. Crowd was 47,028, with 914 Villa.
Since Villa’s 2-0 win in 06/07 they’ve lost the last 7, with a few hefty scores..
For City it’s : WWWWWWWL
WWTWTWShite : Averaged 15, 237 in 85/86 and this season it’s 32,949.
For the rest it’s : Arsenal v Chelsea; Everton v Manu:
WBA v LPool; Saints v Spurs.