Picked up KK 169 from the printers but was a little disappointed with the printing quality this issue, so words will be had. Hope it doesn’t spoil too much the overall enjoyment of the great contributions in the zine Dropped some off at the outlets, and made our way to the ground via Shambles square and the Slug and Lettuce for a bite to eat.
Good atmosphere building up outside the ground, good sales of KK, long queues at the turnstiles and then oops a soft goal after ten minutes. Heads did not go down though and with the vociferous backing we went two one up and I really thought we could score a couple more and go through. But it was not to be, but at least we gave it our best shot. So that’s that. 1976 is a long long time ago now. Looking on the bright side we did better than last time we were in Europe and we had a better team then. It’s been a great adventure, there’s been some fantastic trips, and it’s a shame we won’t be off to Werder Bremen for the semi-final.
This mornings Manumirror had an article on Micah Richards, who’s had a poor season, supposedly saying that in the summer those at City who don’t wanna do the biz will have to go! Presumably he includes himself in this? Last week it was Dunney, this Micah. WHY IS SOMEONE AT THE CLUB ALLOWING PLAYERS TO TALK TO THE MIRROR – we all know what angle they’re after and it is not pro-City. Sort it out.
Tomorrow it’s West Brom at home and some folk think it’ll be an ant climax. I don’t think so and I’m looking forward to a win – bloody Stoke have gone above us now. Oh, and we have to be patient, but hopefully not for another thirty four years!
Here’s the It’s a Fix extract :
This season so far : At The Hawthorns in December we went one nil down to a Moore goal in the 66th minute. As Blue tempers off the pitch rose Caicedo came on and squirmed one in 6 minutes from time (but given as an own goal). Relief then as we pressed to win, but from our corner they went upfield and Bednar headed home as we dozed. Infuriating. Crowd was 25,010 with only 1200 Blues owing to the outrageous ticket prices.
They’re currently in 20th place with 25 points from 32 games and 1 win 4 draws and 11 losses away from home. They went out of the Carling Cup 3-1 at Hartlepool, and to Burnley in the F.A.Cup.
Our form at home to WBA : Last meeting was in 2005/06 season, with an opening game of the season at COMS resulting in a 0-0 draw. 42,983 (2,897 Baggies).
Last 4 in Manc they’ve drawn 3 and won 1. Prior to that we’d won 8 and drawn 1! Last win was in 99/2000 2-1
Comment : it’s been a difficult one for the Baggies and they’re almost certainly going straight back down, swapping places with Wolves (well done Mick) which won't go down well! We must take the points today and gain revenge for that result at The Hawthorns, and build on Thursdays performance.
STATS: 48 pre-war and 77 post-war make it our 126th league meeting, and in Manc it’s:-
Played: 38 – won 21 – drawn 7 – lost 10.
Their current average home att : 25, 963
Wwtwtwshite? Av’gd 9,134 in 86/87.