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