Saturday, 25 February 2012

Here's the it's A Fix extract for todays game:
Promoted last in 2001 so currently in their 11th Prem season, winning their last pot, the League Cup in 2002. Recent connections are Santa Cruz and Benjani, and this is the 112th league meeting.

At Ewod in October it took until the 56th minute before Johno put us ahead, then Balotelli (59) Nasri (73) and Savic (87) made it a 4-0 win in front of 24,760 with 7, 531 Blues.

This season so far, they’re currently in 17th place with 21 points from 25 games and 1 away win (O/T 3-2) with 6 draws and 5 losses.
In the Carling Cup they beat Sheff Wed 3-1 at home in the 2nd rd ; Leyton Orient 3-2 at home in the 3rd rd., Newcastle 4-3 aet at home in the 4th but lost 2-0 at Cardiff in the 5th round.
In the FA Cup they lost to 2 late goals at Newcastle 2-1 in the 3rd round.

At home to Blackburn : At Coms in September 2010 it was a 1-1 draw, Kalinic for Blackburn (25) with Vieira (55) equalising for City in a disappointing display. Crowd was 44,246 with 1081 Rovers. At home to Rovers, in the last 15 meetings we’ve won 5, drawn 7 lost 3.

Comment : Despite putting a few good results together, particularly the 3-2 win at the Swamp, it’s been a real struggle, not helped by the Venky/Kean/ Samba situation, and City must take full advantage..

WWTWTWShite? Their crowds were down to an average of 5,826 in 1985/86 before Jack Walker moved in and this season’s average is 22,332.

Don't forget to look out for the new KOTK, number 195 which should be put and about


  1. About as easy a win as I can recall for us, the only negative was that we didn't get 6/7 goals against a desperately poor Blackburn. They weren't good enough to hold out for 90 minutes as a defensive unit a la WBA and Sunderland, yet had no attacking option as a plan B. Kolarov looked good as he never needed to defend, with both him and Zab ending up as attacking midfielders. Nige looks to have got his mojo back and has looked steadily better as each game goes on.
    All 3 strikers scoring with the Tevez angle is just the response that you'd want, with Mario looking very good. With Bolton surely a guaranteed 3 points next week, if Norwich today (can't see it sadly) and spuds next week ( quite likely) can get points off united, things could look very good by next Monday.

  2. Spot on, Dave. How frustrating was that United result - and Parker's dismissal. However, if we can remain injury free and playing with this confidence I can see us really trouncing United at the Etihad.

    Thought Toure was simply awsome and could be a serious rival to Silva for footballer of the year. Isn't it about time Mancini received an apology from all those critics who questioned his sanity paying so much for a "holding midfielder"? It seems Mancini was the only one who saw the potential here. I feel this was a stroke of genius.

  3. "I've seen them given" cried the naive commentator, totally oblivious to the fact the the guilty looking culprit was called Scholes rather than Richards or Lescott.

  4. Anyone else bother with the Carling Cup final? Actually quite a good game other than Cardiff missed (as in shot wide) 3 out of 5 penalties. However, in the normal time, pool had a shot which hit a defender's knee or foot deflecting onto his arm. Sound familiar? Penalty given this time? Not a bloody chance!

  5. The one I remember is Carragher giving a foul away and then holding onto the ball for about ten seconds to stop Cardiff taking a quick free kick. The commentators laughed, but a City defender would have been yellow carder for such a blatant piece of gamesmanship.

  6. I think my spell checker needs servicing.