So to Norwich, and another minutes silence/applause for Gary Speed RIP, following the ones at Liverpool and Arsenal. I must admit to becoming uneasy about this. I don’t want to sound unsympathetic or callous as it is a great loss for someone so young and talented, but to put it into perspective we didn’t have a one for Bobby Johnstone, all those years ago, and he was our player, and didn’t take his own life.
Well, after the first half hour or so, it turned out to be the usual comfy win v The Canaries. Rags won 1-0 again and the papers were full of boring, boring united headlines or maybe not. Well not.
I took a few books to the game but the rain hampered proceedings. Currently I’m trying to get it into Waterstones and the City store but at the moment it’s direct sales from KK Towers or outside COMS, or from Karl’s stall behind the store I’m afraid. I’ve sent more copies out to contributors and subscribers and I’ve had a terrific response so far.
Tomorrow it is, of course, Bayern Munich, and here’s the it’s A Fix extract : GAME 14A) WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 7TH BAYERN MUNICH (HOME) EUROPEAN CHAMPS LEAGUE GROUP MATCH 6 KO 7.45 PM
(History reviewed in KK 190)
So far they’ve amassed 13 points to top the group and it’s a must win for City. We then need to hope for a miracle at Villarreal though you would expect them not to want to lose every game, show some pride, and get a result. Unlikely but you never know.
It’s the biggest game we’ve had at the Etihad/COMS and what an occasion. Away fans could be housed on the 3rd tier of the East stand experimentally again, so we’ll see how that works.
Over in Germany, of course we had that 2-0 loss, although we should have had two penalties early doors and that would have made a massive difference. Goals came from Gomez on 38 and 45 minutes and it could have been worse. Well it did get worse as Carlos refused to come on and his never ending saga drags on and on. Crowd was 66,000 with 2905 Blues high up in ye gods.
So far this season they’re still in top but only 1 point clear of Dortmund. Indeed they’ve had a couple of set backs losing to Dortmund and Muntz but bounced back 4-1 against Werder Bremen at weekend. Danger men are Gomez, Ribery and Robben plus they might have ex Blues Boateng and Van Basten in their line up. Let’s make it a great occasion and a vital 3 points or at the very least a prestigious win.
PS – KK 192 has virtually sold out.