Monday’s manumirror had Craig Bellamy on the front page with the headline ‘Bellamy Belts Fan’ Time to sue, City. Tuesdays has the ‘fan’ telling us what he said to Bellamy, oh and Beckett and Taylor convince themselves that the ref was RIGHT to add on 7 minutes. The best team won, apparently, well maybe in the second half, but surely the Blues, up against it at the cesspit where you’d expect the home team with a biased referee and hostile atmosphere (Whipped up by Fergie) to do the business, deserved a point. Wednesdays manumirror has a doctored pic of Bellamy punching the ‘fan’ with the caption ‘WHACK’ (it was a shove!)
We had the 2-1 win over Fulham reserves. Made hard work of it but two headed goals from corners can’t be sniffed at and we’re through to the next round. Scunthorpe at home so we can’t complain at that.
Thursdays manumirror, I can’t put my hands on at the moment but remember it being the predictable “City’s multi million pound team etc etc. Friday they’d run out of steam a bit and ran the Stephen Ireland story plus a small piece on the reaction in Spain to Owen’s ‘golden goal’ It was without a doubt a Fix.
Just seen a bit of the weekend’s games. Scholes’ deliberate hand ball not even carded then they got their second from a very dodgy free kick. Dunney looked a bit erm hesitant for Villa and gave away a pen for handball. Good article on Craig Bellamy in The Observer.
Tomorrow night it’s West Ham at home, here’s the It’s a Fix extract :
Last promotion was in 2005, No league titles and last F. A. Cup win was in 1980. Most recent connections: Craig Bellamy, Carlos Tevez. Big name supporters : Russell Brand, Phil Jupitas.
Last season : After sacking Curbishley and setting on Zola they finished 9th with 51 points and 5 wins 7 draws and 7 losses away from home, one point and one place above the Blues. Boardroom problems didn’t help.
At Coms it was a 3-0 win for City in August, 38,635, (1275 Hammers), but down at Upton Park in March it was a 1-0 loss, 34,562, 1889 Blues.
Zola’s squad has lost Nsereko, Bowyer and Collins, (Total £5M) gaining Kovak, Diamanti, and Da Costa (Total £8M) adding to the existing squad
This season so far : They’re 18th place with 4 points from 5 games, one away win, one draw, one loss and have just lost at Bolton in the Carling Cup (aet).
Our form in Manc v West Ham : In the eight Prem meetings it’s been 5 wins, 2 draws and one defeat, in 02/03 0-1.
Comment : It’s a game we’d expect to win and maybe a chance for Craig Bellamy to shut up their boo boys, whilst Carlos Tevez will be hailed as a hero, no doubt.
Wind Up : You can stick your effin bubbles up your arse
Stats : 16 pre-war and 64 post make it our 81st lg mtg
Their current average home att : 33,701
WWTWTWShite ; Averaged 17,699 in 55/56 so not bad
Incidentally we missed off the final couple of lines of Andrew Heydeman's article on page 12 in KK 172 which should read.....on cup final day....I'd go to ....Wembley!!!!!!!!!!!!! Only joking again my darling red!