Thursday, 28 July 2011

Thursday night

I was hoping to get to see Iron Maiden tonight, but not to be so here’s tonight’s missive instead.
(Incidentally, if Pete Beard’s reading this, and I know he does, Daltry was great the other week but didn’t sing ‘Giving It All Away' – I’ve seen Bryan Adams who didn’t sing ‘Heaven’, Bon Jovi who didn’t sing ‘Bed Of Roses’ and Page and Plant who, of course didn’t sing ‘ Stairway to Heaven’ Bastards the lot of them. At least The Mooodies ALWAYS sing Nights in White Satin, but never ‘Go Now’ – understandable as it was pre Hayward and Lodge)

David Beckham caused a bit of a stir about there only being one team in Manchester. He didn’t say who that was but we guessed he meant the rags. Sure they’re a big club in all respects…except that which would identify them as a great club. They’re undignified, ungracious and Burfield sums em up nicely in the latest KK. No, we don’t want to be like them we’re quite happy being City.

Well it’s stalemate with Carlos, and it looks like he’ll be with us until January at least. New signing Aguero looks exciting and he’s saying all the right things about joining the mighty Blues, as you’d expect.

I’ve just read my complimentary copy of Lakey’s autobiography, which is a great read (I think though that the scout was LEN Davies and George Harrison sang Here Come The Sun!) and confirms my original thoughts in KK 189 :
LAKEY’S BOOK ‘I’m Not Really Here’ has just landed through the KK letterbox. A quick scan indicates that it’s a cracking read, well written, humorous where possible, self deprecating in parts and serious in others. It’s also informative with behind the scenes revelations. (wonder if he mentions the KK karaoke ‘do’ we held for him? No - Ed)
It should be out in all the shops soon and looks like a best seller to me. Full review in the next issue.
Published by Century of London it’s priced at £14.99

So the boys are back from the USA, and now it’s off to Dublin (expensive cos everything there’s Dublin! Old joke!) H ere’s a little bit off the KK 189 It’s A Fix :
After the tour of USA and Canada we kick off at the Dublin Super Cup in the Aviva Stadium against the Airtricity League X1 on Saturday July 30th kick off 2pm. The Airtricity team is managed by Damien Richardson, and contains players from both sides of the border.
Then, if we want to, we sit through the Inter v Celtic game which starts at 4.30PM.
Celtic’s manager is, of course, Neil Lennon. Who can forget his City debut as a 16 year old at Birmingham in April 1988 when the home crowd unsportingly booed the young lad? Neil’s been the subject of disgraceful sectarian nonsense during his career but I’m sure the City fans who stay will give Neil, Georgious and company a great reception. City beat Celtic 2-1 at COMS a couple of seasons ago when there was some trouble, and drew 1-1 at trouble free Celtic Park in 2008. Celtic are the Scottish Cup holders, and their fans have nicked the Poznan.
We lost 3-0 to Inter, the then European Champions last season in the USA, our only meeting, and it is of course Roberto and Patrick Vieira’s old club plus Robinho’s new club. They are the Italian Cup holders and also have Samuel Eto’o and (hopefully) Wes Sneijder in their squad.
On Sunday July 31st it’s Celtic v Aitricity at 2pm, then we face Internazionale kick off 4.30pm.

Aviva Stadium : Capacity : 51,700

See you there,

Tuesday, 26 July 2011


We've just drawn with LA Galaxy 1-1 but winning through on penalties 7-6. Much has been made of Mario's antics. We have a theory that he might be autistic. Any experts out there?
So whilst the press have had a field day not a peep about last week's TV programme on the skulduggery at the united shop in Thailand. Liverpool fan Brian Reade in the manumirror even trying to engraciate himself to the rags by protesting that Bryan Robson had done nothing wrong. Obviously the rag media mafia has been at it again. What a club no fu*king it?

Anyway the Dublin Super Cup is nearing as is Aguera's signing. Here's a bit of info on the tournament. What's going 0n here I don't know as when we tried to book tickets a while ago there were hardly any left?

News Release

26 July 2011

Countdown to the Inaugural Dublin Super Cup

With four days remaining until the start of the inaugural Dublin Super Cup on the 30th and 31st July in the Aviva Stadium, Celtic, Inter Milan, Man City and an Airtricity XI are busy putting their final preparation for the tournament in place.
Airtricity XI begin their training this evening (Wednesday) at Richmond park while the other competing teams will arrive over the course of Friday to the capital city.
Not only will all three clubs have their full first teams in attendance but they have confirmed that they will be bringing along their silverware to the Aviva Stadium this weekend for the fans to see. Celtic will bring the Scottish Cup, Manchester City will have the FA Cup in attendance whilst Inter Milan will also be taking the World Club Cup in addition to the Italian Cup.
The Dublin Super Cup promises to offer Irish football fans the chance to see world class footballers competing on home soil and tickets will give fans the chance to see all four teams play on either day with two fixtures taking place on each.
Tickets offer excellent value for money, with prices starting at just €30 for adults and €10 for children. Fans should be aware that only one offer can be used at a time and a booking fee is applicable to all tickets purchased.

To purchase tickets, please visit
Find the Dublin Super Cup on Facebook/Twitter by searching: dublinsupercup

· Tickets can be purchased through and via Ticketmaster retail outlets – for store details please visit
· Fans can also buy tickets at the Celtic stores in Dublin, Derry and Belfast – for store details please go to
· Hospitality Packages can be purchased via CSL Hospitality - please visit
· *Booking fees apply to all online and telephone ticket sales

For media enquiries please contact:
Maeve Buckley or David McHugh – Line Up Sports Media Entertainment
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T: + 353 86 1582725 or +353 86 2713321

UK and international:
Gareth Field or Paul Stringer - Pitch PR
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Paul Stringer Senior Account ManagerPitch 39-43 Brewer Street London W1F 9UDT 020 7494 1616 M 07584 236 616 E W

Finally we're getting one or two posters back on so do I presume that things are getting back to normal on the blog?

Pleased to say that all the subscriptions have now been posted out so you should receive your pristine KK 189's any day now.


Thursday, 21 July 2011

And there's more

I was invited to the Umbro shirt presentation along with other fine Blues last Tuesday, and I must say that the Blue Moon themed home shirt looks pretty good (despite the surreptitious and caustic comments from Mark E. Smith!) Everyone also enjoyed Liam’s Blue Moon and Beady Eye single, plus the meal, so thanks to Umbro and City for an entertaining evening.
Last season we had the new shirt, the Wembley shirt (which I bought) and the Cup winners shirt, so the depth of Blues’ pockets could reflect in the sales of this new one for 2011/12 season. The away shirts are back to the red ‘n black stripes we so love, but hated when they were first aired in 1968. Love the Sky blue plane by the way!

We’ve just beaten Club America 2-0 and Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1 over the pond, and face L A Galaxy next.
We’re just coming up for air after getting KK 189 to the printers, and as usual a big thanks to all our contributors for putting in the effort.

It is, of course, the F.A. Cup winners special, and it should be in the outlet at Aleef (Corner of Cross Street/Market Street) on Friday afternoon, followed by being on sale at the Dublin Super Cup, the Community Shield, Swansea home and Bolton and Spurs away.
As you’d rightly expect, it’s a bumper 52 page A4 issue with a colour front cover of Roberto (naturally) holding up the Cup with a clever caption (thanks to Sue). The back cover is also in colour and shows George Heslop (RIP) and the class of 1968 holding up the Charity Shield which we won with a record score of 6-1 against West Bromwich Albion. Fantastic, and wouldn't it be nice if................?!
It’s on sale for just £3, including p and p, and can also be purchased for £4 from (cheques to : King Of The Kippax, 25,Holdenbrook Close, Leigh, Lancs, WN 7 2HL.
This issue contains, amongst other things: the fabled KK Kompetition, Class of 2010/11, My City World - diary of summer events, knobhead pundit of the year, Mike Doyle tributes, pre-season preview, Carlos Tevez views, lots of rag home truths, complete 2011 F. A. Cup run review, UEFA Financial Fair play update, match previews and reviews including the Final, cartoons, pics and comment on all things Blue, plus the odd pop at the dirty, filthy, despicable, nasty rags.

Wow that was a revelation the other night, the tv programme on the united bar in Thailand which is just used as cover for Bryan Robson, the united ambassador, and company being party to scurrilous goings on over there regarding buying up Championship clubs, building them up with loan deals, assisted by current and ex united managers (allegedly) and then selling them on for vast profits when they’re promoted to the Premiership “That’s good business…!?” Fergie is distancing himself from the goings on but he can’t fool us. What a club this is, and no wonder everyone hates them……Tell you what, I’m now glad I didn’t sell my shares to Thaksin! Nothing much condemning them in the papers though. Now if that had been City…..

Plans announced yesterday in the muen of City’s proposals for Etihad City, and they look mighty impressive.

Apparently Rooney has tweeted that the lad who turned up in Malaysia with a rag shirt on at the Liverpool game (and rightly had it ripped off him) is a legend. They just don’t get it do they? No wonder…..

Reserves with Bellamy (oh what might have been?) Bridge, Nedum and Michael Johnson have won at Alty 2-1 and Stalybridge Celtic 4-2. Mancini’s boy, and others, were taken to the States instead of the above and you have to question Roberto’s man management techniques? Jo’s gone back to Brazil, phew!

Corinthians have had since Christmas to sort out a deal for Carlos and now they’ve run out of time! What next? His agent reckons he’s not bothered? So he can’t be that desperate to get back to South America?

Regarding the blog, we do miss your postings and I’m desperately trying to get Chris to sort it. Please bear with us.

KK 189

We are pleased to annonunce that, after 23 years. KOTK fanzine number 189 is the proudest issue we've ever done

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Having not gone Platinum I picked up the latest City mag today – even though the lad gets it on line – hows that for loyalty – but no points!
First article – Mike Doyle tribute – 1944 to 2011. Criminal error.
Page 18 has the same fabulous team pic from 1957 but sadly with the same mistakes repeated that were in 442 mag recently. Here’s the letter I wrote to them which wasn’t printed : Congratulations on the excellent Bert Trautmann One to One feature in the May issue of 442. With regard to the 1957/58 team photograph it is in actual fact that of the players in the first public trial match (Blues v Maroons) who faced the reserves on Saturday August 17th, and may even have been printed the wrong way round. The black armbands were, however, not in honour of the Munich victims but for ex Chairnman Bob Smith who had died earlier in the week. A second trial match was played the week afterwards as the Sheffield Wednesday team withdrew from the scheduled fixture owing to the flu epidemic that month. This proved to be unfortunate for Jack Dyson (bottom row far left) who broke his leg in a collision with Bill Leivers (back row far right) as they were both on opposite sides that day. City players did wear black armbands, as did Spurs players, (and most other teams) and there is an iconic photograph of the teams lining up at White Hart Lane on February 8th 1958, just after the Munich disaster, and continued to do so on future anniversaries.
Incidentally the question from Mark Burgess of Oldham is more than likely that of City fan and lead singer of the rock group The Chameleons!
Dave Wallace (Editor of City zine King Of the Kippax, and author of Century City, the story of City's 1957/58 season, now sold out!).

I’ll be offering my services to the City mag as proof reader!
PS : I’m chasing Chris to get the blog sorted it’s getting serious now. Sorry for the inconvenience.