Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Tuesday

Tuesday
I was interviewed by Danny Moran of the Manchester Confidential website last Thursday, not a good time to talk as I was still sore after the WBA defeat. According to Mike Cooke on McIvta I’m one of the ‘doomongers in paradise’ – work that one out, I can’t.
Anyway the interview’s up on the website now, and comes across fairly reasonably. I can’t really claim to be apoplectic about the North stand situation, or have campaigned for the City Square but have often raised on POB the need for a beer marquee for fans (since Maine Road) and a covered Box office.
Anyway Chelsea was magnificent, but still doesn’t justify Mancini not bringing on Zab, Silva and Milner at half time v WBA Bugger me if our reserves haven’t just won at WBA, 3-1. Typical City., Guidetta and Mee doing the biz.
The media hit new lows again. MOTD reckoned we’d signed David Villa as did Chris Kamara on Sunday morning. Lineker is still pissed that we beat Leicester in the 1969 cup final!
Michael Calvin’s big match verdict in the manumirror was the usual utter shite. Does anyone ever wait outside the offices of these journos and give them a good talking to? Paul Heyward in the Observer came out with a good one when he suggested that Mancini had got it wrong referring to Fergie spending millions early doors at O/T. Erm, if I remember right we beat ‘Fergie’s wallets’ 5-1 early doors. It may not have been £300M but it was a hefty sum in those days he spent on Leighton, Pallister, etc etc
This week we take on ‘The old Lady’ – you’d think that Rooney would play for them with his penchant for ‘old ladies’. Here’s the it’s A fix extract :
6A) THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 30Th : EUROPA CUP MATCH 2 1st LEG : JUVENTUS (HOME) KO 20.05
‘Juve, The Old Lady’ or the lesser known ‘FiancĂ©e of Italy’ was formed in 1897 by students. They adopted their famous black and white striped kit in 1906 when a member returned from England with a Notts. County shirt.
After various ground moves they now play at the Olympic stadium, shared with Torino, capacity 27,944, so tickets could be scarce for the return leg, whilst a new 41,000 capacity stadium is being built. Strange for a club boasting the highest level of support in Italy and worldwide.
They’ve won the title 27 times, Cup 9 times Supercup 4 times, Cup Winners Cup once, Uefa Cup 3 times, and European cup twice, and who can forget that dreadful night at Heysel in 1985?
Previous managers include Trapattoni, Lippi, Capello, Ranieri, Ancellotti. Current manager is Luigi Delneri and the squad includes Buffon, Del Piero, Aquilani, Traire, Chielloni.
In the qualifying rounds they beat Shamrock Rovers 3-0 on aggregate, and Sturm Graz 3-1 on aggregate.
Domestically they’ve recovered from demotion further to the match fixing scandal in 2006 after which they were demoted to Serie B and were stripped of two titles under Capello. At the time of writing, whilst they won 4-0 at Udinese recently they’re not pulling up any trees in the Italian League so a win is on the cards. This should virtually see us through but with plenty more games to pick up points, and maybe take it easy with a youthful squad. We’ll see.
The previous meetings of the teams, was in the first round of the UEFA Cup in season 1976/77.
The first leg was at Maine Road, and City won with a Brian Kidd goal. The second leg was won 2-0 by Juventus, though City missed a late chance which would have sent us through on away goals. Juve went on to knock out united in the next round, and subsequently go on to win the Cup, their first European trophy after 14 consecutive attempts.
Dave

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Today

C'mon Bolton to make our weekend complete! Last season Moyes blamed Everton's bad start on the long and drawn out Lescott transfer. This season 'Moyes can't manage for Toffee eh'. Erm it was West Brom reserves our third team lost to on Wednesday, but well done Albion, West Ham , Sunderland and of course, God's Own Team Manchester City!!
Dave

Friday, 24 September 2010

Friday

Friday
Under Mancini we’ve gone out of two League Cup competitions, the F.A. Cup and missed out on a Champions League spot, but we’re still in Europa so it’s now time to calm down and look ahead!
Chelsea tomorrow, and here’s the it’s A Fix extract :
6) SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 25TH : CHELSEA (HOME) KO 12.45PM
Promoted in 1988/89 (with us) and despite being as daft a club as us until the Harding and Abramovich money came in they‘ve been ever present and have picked up a host of trophies missing out only on the European Cup/Champions League.
Recent connection is Daniel Sturridge, and this is the 131st League meeting.
Carlo Ancellotti has spent £31M bringing in Benayoun, Delac, Kalas, and Ramires whilst recouping £9M for the likes of Cole, Ballack, Carvalho, etc . Squad includes the big names of Cech, Cole, Terry, Lampard (who’s out injured) , Anelka, Essien, Drogba, Kalou etc. etc.
Last season at COMS in December we managed a 2-1 win. An Adebayor own goal put them one up in the 8th minute, then Ade equalised in the 37th, with Carlos putting us in front in the 56th minute. Shay Given saved Lampard’s last minute penalty which prevented our 8th league draw on the trot (and we drew our next game 3-3 at Bolton). Crowd was 47,348 with 2846 Chelsea.
At the Bridge in February it was a 4-2 City win to complete the double in the Terry/Bridgegate showdown. We held on until a Lampard goal in the 42nd minute when it looked like the floodgates would open. Carlos however had other ideas and pulled one back just on half time. Then we popped in another three through Bellamy in the 51st and 87th minute with a Carlos penalty in between in the 76th. Down to 9 men Chelsea actually started to do better and Lampard made it 4-2 with a consolation last minute penalty. Crowd was 41,814 with 1454 wealthy Blues.
After five games they’re in top spot with five wins under their belt and a hatful of goals.
In the Carling Cup they’ve just lost to Newcastle at home, and in the Chimps Cup they’re playing in Group F with Marseille, Spartak Moscow, MSK Zilina
At home to Chelsea, last year’s 2-1 win was only our second in 15 meetings since 1991.
They are the benchmark in English soccer and a mouthwatering encounter between the two negative (!) Italian managers’ teams is on the cards!
Wind up is obviously “where were you when…..”
Crowds were down to an average of 12,672 in 1992/93 and this season’s average home attendance is 41,589 (41,423 last season)

thursday on friday

Fellas , just a couple of points - I did make the point after Arsenal last season when their zine ridiculed Spurs lack of a title for 49 years that the rags would do the same if we don't win the title even though we might win a pot, so that one's been done and debated already.
My main point about West Brom - and you can argue that we've sent players out on loan that could have done a better job, and the 25 man rule for the Prem has affected things, not to mention the injuries, - was that we'd got away with it up to half time and that was the time when Mancini should have brought on Silva, Milner, and Zab. - as many City fans were screaming for him to do so. The criticism would not then have been there the same if he'd acted.
Yes, we may win the FA Cup and/or the Europa but we've missed yet another great opportunity, and I can't accept the excuses year in and year out when other 'lesser' teams - Oxford, Luton etc have all managed something since we have. Wining mentaliity? When will it sink in? I'm not suggesting we sack Mancini, but I have serious doubts about our management team and hope they can prove me wrong.
Dave

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Thursday

Richard,
There are many different views in KOT K - are you now suggesting that the league cup win in 1976 doesn't count so it's actually 40 years or so since we won a real trophy, the Euro Cup Winners Cup, and are you really happy we cocked up big style for the umpteenth time last night.? If you were there did you enjoy that 'glad to be out of it feeling'?
PS we don't usually respond to anonymous postings
Dave

thursday

Well we had a little gloat at Spurs, Everton (particularly) Bolton, Sunderland and Fulham going out, so time for us after our second round bye and a decent draw away at West Brom. to progress and hope for further upsets elsewhere.
Tony, the way to tear down that O/T banner is to win a trophy.
So can anyone believe the utter stupidity of our football club? Don’t anyone tell me that the 34/35 year banner pisses them off because last night at Albion proved it doesn’t in the slightest.
We went in at half time with an undeserved half time lead, after Shay kept us in it with some magnificent saves. So did we change it? Did we f*ck. Subs were made far, far too late with the defence getting skinned time after time and Santa Cruz being totally static and ineffective up front.
Frankly. like Neil and Glyn, I would rather we’d gone through and lost to Chelsea on Saturday using THAT game as an excuse due to the injury list.
There were further shocks on the night – Liverpool and Chelsea going out (but they have won things in the last 35 years). The competition is now wide open and the rags will probably go on to win it without having to put out a proper team like they did against us last season.
Sorry, but I cannot go along with the Champions League being the B all and end all – that should come later when we’ve silverware on the table and to say that I’m livid would be an understatement.
Where to from here? Mancini is not even concerned that he did the totally wrong thing. Has anyone got any faith in him, Platt and Kidd doing it for us? I’d like to know.
Dave

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

mid week

Mid week
A couple of things I forgot to mention in the last missive. At half time at Blackburn a big Blue was showing me photos on his mobile of his BMW car which was written off by Mario Balotelli the other week. Mario was, apparently, doing 65 mph in a 30mph stretch of Chester Road, on the wrong side of the road and my Blue friend was not impressed.
On the way back from the Moodies concert last week after the rags had drawn impressively with Rangers I witnessed surely the saddest sight imaginable. There was a car with a rag sticker on the number plate and in the back window was an electronic scoreboard type thing with the continuous lettering of “Ryan Giggs has more medals than an American General” I kid you not. I told Sue, who was driving, top pull up alongside so I could give him the V’s but she told me not to be so childish! But I did!
Todays MEN has stories of Adam and Micah paying out £12K to charity for a night out with Jordan. At least our lads are upfront when they’re paying for a shag.
There’s also a report, not a condemnation, of united fans defacing the City billboard in Ancoats near the Mancunian Way. There's also a letter from a Charlie Battersby who claims that Nobby "I kicked him in the balls ref cos I lost my contact lenses' Stiles was a 'Gentleman of the game!' Do the rags really believe the drivel they spout?
Other news is regarding Bobby Manc’s bust up with Ade, and reporting that Shay can go if he wants to.
Wigan was wet, at least before the game and that was amusing when Joe took the goal kick and slipped with the Wigan fans, all 10,000 of them jeering, as Carlos took advantage, and lobbed in our first. Ya-Ya sealed it after good work from Carlos, again, and we managed our first win at the JJB but with no thanks to the referee. Appalling attendance though and it doesn’t look like they’ll be gracing the Prem for much longer as the dream looks over.
Surely City should’ve asked for more tickets?
Tomorrow it’s West Brom and here’s the It’s a fix extract :

5A) WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 22ND (Mrs W's birthday) : CCUP 3 : WEST. BROM (AWAY) KO

Well we skipped through to the third round courtesy of our Europa adventure, but were drawn out late on this one when all the juicy ones had pretty well gone. So no new ground to visit and Premiership opponents to face in the bargain, but with a few weeks to go before we meet them again in the league.
There’s been three League Cup meetings so far. First in 1966/67, 3rd round, a 4-2 loss at The Hawthorns, as they marched on to Wembley as a First Division club, losing to a Rodney Marsh inspired Third Division QPR 3-2 after being 2-0 up.
Next it was THE big one. Wembley 1970, on our return from an exhausting trip to Portugal where we drew 0-0 with Academica de Coimbre three days prior to the Final.
That day, on a quagmire of a pitch after snow in the week, we won 2-1 after extra time and being a goal down early doors, Doyle and Pardoe notching the goals.
Then in the 5th round of 1980/81 City won through 2-1, again after being a goal down, going on to face Liverpool in the semis when an Alf Gray refereeing decision cost us a trip to Wembley.
Roberto Di Matteo (decent guy, popular name!) has spent £1.5M on Ibanez, Tamas, Reid, Odemwingle, Tchoyi, Fortune, Myhill, Shorey, Scharner, Dawson, whilst letting Greening (boo) and a few others go on loans or for free. Squad includes Brunt, Carson, Keily, Morrison, and, of course Ishmael Miller (injured again) etc.
The Baggies have had a season in exile in The Championship but have bounced back, boing, boing.
After five games they’re in 11th spot with 7 points, with two home wins and a draw but two losses away from home, including a 6-0 battering at Chelsea. They beat Leyton Orient 2-0 away to reach this round.
Our League form down there hasn’t been too good recently with a 2-1 win in 2002/03 followed by three losses, 1-2, 0-2, 1-2.
Which team (our) Roberto will put out remains to be seen, but after whetting our appetite last season, reaching the semi-final, we do need to progress again in this competition. Albion have proved difficult for us recently so hopefully we’ll play a strong team and progress in a competition we have a realistic chance of winning.
Ground is the same as on our last visit, plenty of local car parks and it’s dead handy to the M5 from the A41.
However, recent visits have been uncomfortable with over officious stewards, long queues at the few opened turnstiles and City fans made to walk all round the ground to get back to the cars parked on the main stand side. Bit different from COMS, where away fans get priority.
Post code is : B71 4LF
According to the City programme this season’s average home attendance is 23,624with the highest being 22, 199, work that one out! Last season it was 22,199.
THE HAWTHORNS

Capacity : 28,003 (plenty for City)

Sunday, 19 September 2010

weekend

Weekend
Salzburg was enjoyable. An early start saw us arrive in the picturesque town at about half nine, so plenty of time to spend strolling, in the bright sunshine, frequenting the bars and cafes, meeting up with the usual fellow Blues. Personally I spent the day with Roland Griffin, who is fighting serious illness and as a long standing Blue was good company and we wish him well in his battle. Locals were tipping us to win by a couple of goals, which always makes us wary, but it was very complimentary nevertheless.
Met up with youngest son and his mates who’d flown to Munich and caught the train to Salzburg, at the ground so we were all set.
The game itself was a bit of a stroll and it was good to see Hi -Ho get his first goal and for Jo to clinch the result. So everyone was happy, and the home supporters seemed to take it reasonably well. Flight home, as we got the news that Juve had drawn 3-3 with Lech, was uneventful, and you’d reckon that a home win v Juve in a couple of weeks should see us virtually home and dry.
Tomorrow it’s, as Charlie H said to me “the annual, can we win at Wigan day again” here’s the It’s a Fix extract :
5) SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 19TH : WIGAN (AWAY) KO 3PM
Promoted in 2005, so in their 6th Prem season, and were League Cup runners up in 2006.
Most recent connection is the now departed Michael Brown and this is the 13th League meeting.
Roberto Martinez has spent £6M adding Boselli, Alcaraz, McArthur, Stam, Habsi, Caldwell, Cleverley (rags, boo, on loan) Di Santo, whilst letting Bramble, Scharner, Melchiot, Scotland, Joumas and a few other go, for just £1M. Squad includes big names Kirkland, N’zogbia, Rodallega, so they do look weaker than last term.
Last season in October we battled for a 1-1 draw, N’zogbia putting them ahead on half time, and Petrov levelling just after the break with Zabaleta sent off. Crowd was 20,005 with 4,631 City. Wigan fans to our left most irritating, particularly with the racist Adebayor song which infuriated, amongst others, the Blue Vic, who was ejected for complaining to the stewards and police.
At COMS in March we finally overcame the Wigan hoodoo with a 3-0 coast, after Caldwell was sent off, and Carlos grabbed a hat-trick in the 72nd, 74th, and 84th minute. Crowd was 43,534 with only 601 pie-eaters.
After three games they’re 17th in the table with three points, two big losses at home to Blackpool 0-4 and Chelsea 0-6, but had a remarkable and deserved 1-0 win at Spurs where they lost 1-9 last season.
In the Carling Cup they won 3-0 at Hartlepool and play Preston at home in the next round.
Away at Wigan, in the last 6 meetings we’ve won 1 (1-0 in 1998/99) drawn 3 including the 2nd div play off, and lost 3.
Dave Whelan seems to be losing the plot even more than usual, as reflected in his team’s first two games but the recovery at Spurs shows that on their day they can be formidable, but this is another must win game for us to start our away league campaign rolling.
Usual wind up is “A town full of M*nichs”
Ground is still the same, and with tickets at a reasonable £25 again we should sell out in the south stand behind the goal, so home from home.
There are plenty of on site car parks, but it’s slow getting away. Pubs include The Red Robin near the away end, and there’s a Beer Keller type marquee under the North stand for about 400 so first in first served. Away day zine is The Mudhutter.
Post code is : WN5 0UZ
Crowds were down to an average of 2,758 in 1989/90, and current home average is a paltry 15,314. Last season it was 18,006
DW Stadium











Capacity : 25,000 (5,000 for City)

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

This week

This week
Fanzine front covers eh?! We were sweating that Joe might throw a wobbler for England, and he did have a couple of scary moments, but then we had Blackburn, and our front cover was blown within 25 minutes! Still he did make up for it with a second half save with his bollocks said the girl sat next to us!
What a strange day. Bright and sunny then the heavens opened and I took refuge under a nearby tree, wondering what the f*ck I was doing there at my age flogging the zine. Then to compound the misery, Blues walking past announced that the rags were winning 3-1 at Goodison with the full time whistle imminent. Now the rags don’t usually have Fergie time added when they’re winning so it was a pleasant surprise when we heard that the Toffees had equalised. Then when we saw it on MOTD it turned out that, unlike last year’s derby at the swamp when four minutes were added, then an extra f*cking three, the ref blew just as Everton were attacking. VDS saved the shot but was the Everton player put off by the whistle blowing as he was about to shoot? Disgraceful, but typical. It surely can’t go on and no wonder everyone hates ‘em.
Well, we blew it against Blackburn. Plenty of chances, and Jo coming on up front didn’t work, again. According to TUIBlue’s chart we’re now 5 points adrift meaning we have to pull ‘em back somehow. A tall order if we want top spot!
Sunday’s manumirror made good reading! Vieira and Toure were both booked for …Tottenham!
So there you go. Tonight we’re off to see the Moodies at the Apollo. Not quite the same without the operatic voice of Ray Thomas, but top class just the same. Always want to shout “C’mon you Blues” as they come on, but that would be a big embarrassment for my good lady! Anyway, I’m bracing myself for the MEN review tomorrow, on the group and the audience particularly. It’ll be the predictable, heads were shining, hair greying, women of a certain age, waistlines have spread since the 60’s, not pensioned off just yet, type stuff. The boys have never really got the credit for the 1967 concept album ‘Days of Future Passed’ which came out just after ‘Sergeant Pepper’ and as City were launching our successful assault on the First Division Title. Heady days indeed.
Then it’s an early night on Wednesday as Thomas Cook’s have decreed an early morning start for the flight to Salzburg on Thursday. Gotta be at the Airport for 3.45 am, whereas my youngest son and his mates, and loads of other Blues, fly out to Munich at the more reasonable time of 9.30 ish then get the train to Austria.
Here’s the It’s A Fix extract : 4A) THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 16TH EUROPA CUP MATCH 1 : F.C. SALTZBURG (AWAY) KO 7PM
FC Red Bulls Salzburg nicknamed Die Bullens – The Bulls, were formed in 2005 from the Austria Salzburg club after which breakaway fans formed SV Austria Salzburg who play in the lower leagues.
RB’s play in the Red Bull Arena in Wals-Siezenheim, capacity 31,895, in what looks like a neat modern ground with double deck stands. City programme tells us it’s got an artificial pitch!
They formed an Academy in Ghana in 2005.
Giovanni Trapattoni became their first manager with his assistant Walter Matthaus, but left to take over at ROI in 2008. Current Coach is Huub Stevens.
They have won the title on three occasions, and been regulars in Europe. This season in the Chimps league they beat HB Torshavn 5-1 on aggregate, our old friends AC Omonia 5-3 on aggregate but lost in the play off 3-4 on aggregate to Hapoel Tel Aviv to drop into the Europa Cup. Ridiculous, if you’re out, you’re out!
We did, of course, lose 2-1 to New York Red Bulls in the USA, but that’s not meant to be an omen!
This season after 4 games they’re in 8th place with one win, one draw and two defeats.
Hopefully Bob will put out a strong team and give Joe the chance to redeem himself.

Salzburg is most famous for being Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s birthplace and was the setting for the film ‘Sound Of Music’ about the Nun Maria Von Trapp (obviously why they set on Trap-attoni!) but the locals aren’t too impressed with that film.
The city has a population of around 150,00o has three universities and hence a large student population. So City fans should be welcomed with open arms, (and tickets are a reasonable £21) as the hills are alive….with the sound of C-I-T-Y........

Friday, 10 September 2010

this week

This week
Switzerland 1 England/City 3, and 6 Internationals for City on the pitch at the end of the game with Adam notching another, his second in two games. And what was the manumirror’s headline? Wayne Rooney’s first goal in half a year.
We managed to get the zine off to the printers, even though cyberspace let us down somewhat, and should pick it up this afternoon.
On Wednesday we were invited to the preview of the
City film ‘Blue Moon Rising’ (as Creedence nearly sang). Posh do was on Thursday! Frankly, it was brilliant. It tells the story of a group of City fans travelling up and down the country following the Blues with all the highs and lows that involves including the wins over Chelsea, Arsenal the Carling Cup semis v united and the showdown with Spurs. They’re all sound Blues, contrast that with a few rag saddos interviewed who reckon we’re just jealous. “they can’t win any more than we’ve won” No, but we can do it better without all the aid they have from the media and the officials. Only one thing annoyed me – Garry Cook saying that the 34 year banner drives us nuts, when it should give us great resolve and become our mission statement.
Would it appeal to fans of other clubs? I would say yes. I would also make all those journos and players who slag us off sit down and watch it or in the journos case they wouldn’t be allowed into Eastlands.
Out soon, don’t miss it.

Thanks to everyone for contributing to another zonking issue. Joe Hart’s on the front cover and we’ve got all the usual regulars back to make it another big A4 48 pages to fit nicely in your pocket (if rolled up!)
Tangled Up in Blue’s done a chart which shows how we must progress to reach 86 points but we’re three down already so we’ve a lot to do starting with Blackburn tomorrow. Here’s the it’s A fix extract :
4) SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 11TH : BLACKBURN (HOME) Ko 3PM
Promoted last in 2001 so currently in their 10th Prem season, winning their last pot, the League Cup in 2002. Recent connections are Santa Cruz and Benjani, and this is the 109th league meeting.
Sam has spent nothing, adding Fernandez, Maim Diouf (loan from rags, boo) and Benjani (double boo) on loan from us so whether he’ll play today we don’t know, to last years squad whilst letting a few low key players go.

Squad includes Robinson, Samba, Nelson, Emerton, Dunn, Diouf (the other one, boo) Pederson, Chimbonda, and Roberts, so a reasonably strong team.
Last season, on the opening day we had that wonderful 2-0 win at Ewood. Adebayor opened the scoring as early as the second minute, and Stevie Ireland wrapped it up in the 90th although we didn’t have it all our own way. 29,584 (7,448 Blues). At COMS in January we completed the double with a 4-1 win including a Tevez hat-trick in the 7th, 49th and 90th minutes, with one from Micah in the 39th with Pederson getting their consolation in the 71st minute. Crowd was 40,292 with only 821 Rovers.
After three games they’re 15th in the table with 3 points and no wins away from home.
In the Carling Cup they beat Norwich 3-1 at home, but after losing to Villa in the semis last year they’ve drawn them again at Villa Park in the next round.
At home to Rovers, in the last 14 meetings we’ve won 5, including the last two, drawn 6 lost 3.
Hopefully the good form will continue as we’re aware we need to win our home games.
Usual wind up is ‘small town in Burnley’ but what reaction that will invite is anyone’s guess!

Their crowds were down to an average of 5,826 in 1985/86 before Jack Walker moved in and their current average is 25,869. Last season it was 25,428

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Six of the Best

History was made last night with SIX City players finishing the European Championship qualifying game against Switzerland. I don't think I can remember ANY club in recent times having so many players in England colours at the same time. I must congratulate Joleon Lescott for a solid display. I for one felt MH paid far too much for Lescott and I still do, but he has shown so far this season that he could turn out to be a useful signing. Joe Hart, despite having a couple of shaky moments last night must surely have claimed the England (and City ) number one spot. If only Micah Richards can regain some of that form that promised to make him an England regular, the number of City players in the England team could be even higher.

Thursday, 2 September 2010

This week

This week
We had the draw for the Europa group stage, and face FC Salzburg, Lech Poznan and Juventus, so we should be OK. Ground capacities are around 30,000 (Juventus are playing at the Olympic Stadium at the mo) so the away ticket situation could be tricky.
We had a good run up to Sunderland and parked up in our usual street, as creatures of habit. Oooh it was cold and windy, I thought we were in Middlesbrough! Haven’t heard the chant “we’re gonna win the league” for a long time, but seriously we need to string a few results together before we get too giddy.
The teams came out to Prokofiev, Steve P informed, not Tchaikovsky, as Uncle Ryan stated in his last column.
Total domination first half, and that miss of Carlos’s ranked with Billy McAdams’ at Grimsby in the Cup in 1959. Remember? The outcome was so, so, disappointing. City do seem to let one incident such as that get to us instead of stepping it up and winning the game. So it was a sombre journey home. Just a blip? Hope so. Bent offside for the penalty decision. not debated on MOTD 2. Fancy!
Transfer deadline day came and went with Robbie going, and Rocky staying. I’m not that bothered about the latter, let’s see if he can do any better if fully fit. Squad of 25 announced, and really I’d prefer Bellamy to Jo any day.
It’s also International week and City have an unprecedented six players in the squad. Who was that reporter who said we were ruining the England team with our foreign buys?
Thanks to everyone who’s contributed to KK181, all copy received on time which makes editing, checking, correcting, visuals etc so much easier. Should be at the printers early next week and out for the Blackburn game, hopefully, so thanks again.
Dave

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