Well we’ve heard that the Youth team were knocked out of the Cup on Saturday at Preston, they’ve done really well since Jim Cassell left haven’t they?
Papers are full of the news that we’ve paid £12M in fees to agents for the record signings in the summer. We’ll try and get an interview with an agent to put things in perspective. I’m told that the exams they have to pass these days on European Law etc are extremely difficult. Keep you posted.
Yesterday we attended the service at COMS for Steve Kay for which there was a brilliant turnout which did Steve proud. There were many tributes read out for Steve from friends and family which were touching and often amusing. It was a moving humanist sevice and a great tribute to a massive Blue and family man who will be sadly missed.
Tonight we take on Arsenal at COMS where Leslie sets out to become the most successful City manager in the past 28 years. Here’s the It’s A Fix extract from KK 174 :
A tough one, obviously, and all the nastiness of the recent league fixture stoked up by the press is still simmering. Arsenal are currently on top form, doing well in Europe but now sit 4th in the table after being put firmly in their place by Chelsea, with 25 points from 13 ames. No doubt they’ll play the talented youngsters plus a few ‘old’ heads like Silvestre, Arshavin, and maybe Fabregas. They’ve not won a trophy for a few seasons so expect them to put in a very serious challenge. Hopefully we can do the same and ‘do ‘em ‘ again. If not there could be repercussions so level heads are needed..
In the League Cup we’ve met on five occasions and lost every single one :
1977/78 5th rd : 0-0 home, replay 0-1 away
1985/86 3rd rd : 1-2 home
1986/87 3rd rd : 1-3 away
1990/91 3rd rd : 1-2 home
2004/05 3rd rd : 1-2 home
We haven’t done much better in the F. A. Cup winning only one out of three in 1904!
So, Arsenal are expected to bring around 5,000 fans, none of whom seem to have been banned after some of them disgraced themselves in the recent game. Adebayor will get some more stick so watch out for mass ejections……or not!