Firstly an apology for the ‘massive attack’ video bar put on by a typical united fan re MFV. I’ve not read it as it’s been removed but I understand how offensive it was and thanks for the response. I’ll talk to Chris, our blog guru, about it and keep you posted.
Fulham away, and the manumirror dragged out Dickson Etuhu this time in their series of ‘players who never want to play for City’. Apparently he wouldn’t trade European glory nights like Thursdays win over Juventus for City. Well, if he’d stayed at City, European glory nights could’ve been Dickson’s LAST season!
Good run down to the idyllic setting of Craven Cottage on a fine day as usual down there. Always interesting selling outside. Stewards left us alone and just one little altercation with a copper “I won’t tell you again, move down the road” “ Why? I sell here every year” “Because I say so, and I’m here every week”!
No bother. We were on the back row of the stand ‘entertained’ by a group of Blues in front of us who were having an enjoyable time, bouncing around, singing songs, breaking wind, and taking the piss out of unsuspecting neutral fans nearby. "My dad reads KK, but as you know kids don't read" "I know, that's why we put in cartoons!"
Two nil up at half time, surely this time we weren’t going to do our usual? Well we nearly did but got away with it, thankfully, though we did spurn a few chances.
Rags beat Liverpool so that keeps the scousers down a little and tonight it’s a crucial game against Everton at home.
Here’s the It’s A Fix extract : Their last promotion was in 1954, since then they’ve won the title 4 times, the cup 3 times, last in 1995, their last trophy and the European Cup Winners Cup once.
154th league meeting.
Most recent connection : Joleon Lescott, Big name supporter : Freddie Starr. 152nd league meeting
David Moyes’ squad includes : Howard (boo), Heitinga, Distin, Neville (double boo), Rodwell, Osman, Arteta, Donovan (?), Pienaar, Yakubu, Jagielka, Cahill, Senderos.
This season so far : Over at Goodison in January they gave us a 2-0 battering and it could have been more. Pienaar scored from a free kick in the 36th minute, and we gave away a soft stupid penalty just before half time which Saha tucked away.
They’re currently on the up with wins v us, Chelsea and united plus have just hammered Hull 5-1, so not a good time to play them. It would’ve been better earlier in the season.
They’re currently in 8th place with 45 points from 30 games and 3 wins 4 draws and 7 losses away from home. They’ve just gone out of the Europa Cup to Sporting Lisbon.
Our form at home to Everton : Last season at COMS in December they stole all three points with a last minute headed goal from a corner needlessly given away by Dunney. 41,344 (2,846 Toffees)
Since our promotion in 2002 we’ve won 4 and lost 3 including the last two. Time for a win again in what will no doubt be another grudge match, though Lescott's out injured, which we must make to our advantage.
Comment : Check out Tony Petrie's message on the blog.
Wind Ups : Usual anti-scouse and Moyes stuff.
Wwtwtwshite : Averaged 19,343 in 1983/84 season
Their current average home attendance : 36,567