Saturday, 19 May 2007

SUMMERTIME BLUES - end of season, end of Pearce

Monday saw the firing of Pearce, in true City tradition, by phone. Well at least it wasn’t by text, or by getting Bernard Halford to do it.
Allardyce has gone to Newcastle, so the hot tip is Ranieri, the ‘tinkerman’, so it could be worse? Ali Mac is selecting so look out for a full dossier being published on the ex – Chelsea (and didn’t they do well after he left?) manager’s credentials for the job and his vision for City. Or not.
The new City kit is announced, and is a record deal of £10M (compared to what?) Looks OK to me, but my favourite, for colour and style has always been the ’55 shirt. So this one having no collar is a problem (call me old fashioned!)
On the takeover front, ex Thai Prime Minister and so called Liverpool supporter (so plenty in common with Paul Tyrell!) Thaksin Shinawatra is at the forefront, for heaven sake. Have we gone completely mad? Will he be in jail soon? Can he get his dosh out of Thailand? Will he be offering Thai brides for shares or season ticket incentives? I’m worried.
Tuesday Pearce confirms he was sacked on the phone! More speculation on the manager's job. Derby beat Saints (no BWP) in last night's play off semi.
Wednesday, and today Sven’s in the frame, plus Koeman, Souness etc. etc. It goes from bad to worse. Thaksin is getting closer to the takeover. We’re after another Liverpool old boy Cisse, on Pearce’s recommendation, will we ever learn? The police are interviewing Joey regarding the Dabo incident. Jewell and Warnock have now resigned.
Thursday, Wigley follows Pearce, so does Woan, and Steele could exit too. Jackett may stay, Fazackerley may go, so might Carr the scout, and Nicky Weaver doesn’t know whether he’s coming or going!
Albert Riera scored for Espanyol last night in the UEFA final but Sevilla won on pens. Mick McCarthy’s Wolves lost in the play off semi v West Brom.
Friday, Ranieri remains the hot tip. Joey is countersuing Dabo! What next? Wait and see......

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