Friday, 6 November 2009

this week

This week
Well, there was a good result for us at West Ham where Villa were beaten 2-1. In the Chumps Cup the rags drew 3-3 at home to CSKA with a suspiciously offside looking goal from Owen, a ridiculous dive from that dirty bast**d Fletcher, rightly booked, and a last minute own goal to give them a draw – bet the dubious goals panel give it to Valencia though!
More Robinho speculation, this time re possibly playing for Brazil when not fully recovered from injury. I think we miss him when we need that little bit of magic to turn a game.
Anyway, Burnley next who we usually stuff by five, six, or seven, but just a win will do to get us back on track as the next batch of games are really tough - for our opposition! Here’s the It’s a fix extract :
Last promotion : Was last season via the play-offs. An amazing achievement for a town of 70,000 population, mainly BNP, where no-one dares to be seen out wearing a rag shirt. Commendable!
Most recent connections : Tyrone Mears, Stephen Jordan Big name supporters : Alistair Campbell, Colonel Gaddafi? Last pot : League title clinched at Maine Road in 1960
Owen Coyles squad includes : Mears, Jordan, Gudjonnson, Nugent…..
This season so far : They’re currently in 10th place with 15 points from 11 games and 0 wins, 0 draws and 5 losses away from home. They did beat the rags at home so deserve respect for that!.
In the Carling Cup they went out 3-2 at Barnsley.
Our form in Manc v Burnley : Last meeting was in 01/02, a 5-1 City win (34,250). They did OK here post war until City’s return to the first division since then it’s been 6 Blues wins, 4 draws and no losses
Comment; We have a great recent record against the Clarets, and they’re dodgy away from home, so it looks like a home banker, as much as one can be with City!
Wind ups : Don’t mention Blackburn Rovers, oh go on then!
Stats ; 32 pre-war and 52 post make it our 85th league meeting and in Manc p/war it’s been : Played 26 won 12 drawn 6 lost 7
Their current average home attendance : 20,116
WWTWTWShite : Averaged 3,204 in 1985/86


  1. City, you never change do you! For years now I have been jokingly saying that even if you put Eusabio, Yashin, Pele, Best, Law and six other top world class players (all at their peak of course) into sky blue shirts, we would still be thge same inconsinstant under achievers that we have been for the majority of our 100 year existance. Looks like we are turning that joke into reality.

  2. Can't really disagree with that assessment Tony although the 60's team did disprove the theory if only for a short period.The Burnley game was quite a nostalgia trip it disenterred memories from the 90's that I have been trying to keep buried for almost 20 years, the wayward passing the inept defending,it was all there. I watched stupified as they played that odd kind of game that looks like football where people run around and kick a ball but with no real purpose,a kind of 'ersatz"football.
    We have long been regarded as everyones "favourite uncle" good to watch but not to be taken too seriously,and are becoming a very expensive joke.SWP played well enough as did others but this is a team game and as a team it was not working.Mark Hughes has to sort this out and quickly.
    The "Champions League", someones having a laugh and it ain't us