Saturdays Guardian had an interesting headline from Daniel Taylor : Ireland directs ire at team-mates after Robinho goes awol again – then goes on to say : though he did not mention Robinho by name, the Brazilian will inevitably be implicated after another listless performance. So there you go, Taylor just makes up a headline to suit the angle he’s after. Pathetic.
Spurs win leapfrogged them above us and Fulham, but a win would have taken us up to 8th place just 3 points behind West Ham, who lost to Spurs, in 7th place.
Sunday mornings Manumirror’s page 52 headline was : We’ll shut you up, Dunne blasts critics, claiming that we’re being laughed at now but that ‘s going to change over the next few years. It didn’t start today though as we went down to an average Fulham side, with an appalling away record. Schoolboy errors from Zab, de Jong (Hamburg saw us coming) and Dunney himself gifting them their three goals. No consolation that it was the first warm matchday for months, and we sold out of KK168 prior to the game. .
Tomorrow it’s the twentieth anniversary of Hillsborough, or, as Neil Shaw puts it, twenty years since Ged Taggart at Blackburn, though it was Machin’s blunder for putting him at right back.
In 1995 as Fan on The Board I like to think I was influential in persuading the City board to pull the game forward at Maine Road to the Friday so the service could take place on the Saturday at Anfield with players present. Sue and I attended the service and hope to be there tomorrow also.