Thursday it was a Mike Riley POB meeting at the club. Couldn’t get there meself so await an update from the Blue Vic.
Then it was rags coach Rene Meulensteen’s turn to have a pop at City –we’re just a bunch of individuals apparently whilst they are a team. Yeah we sopotted that in the 6-1 didn’t we and at Wigan.
Off we went to Norwich on Friday, and it was a pleasant run down there apart from a delay on the A11.
In the evening we drove out to The Artful Dodger where some years ago I witnessed one of the locals do an awesome version of Bon Jovi’s Bed Of Roses. It was shut, and had been turned into a residential place.
So we motored on to The White Horse Inn in Trowse where the locals were very welcoming to a pair of over 60’s out of towners. (the Blue Vic and I) We settled down at the back on a settee and watched proceedings on the karaoke. Limited list so I did The Calling song and everyone was very kind “awesome” one bloke said! He did Dedicated Follower Of Fashion!” The Blue Vic bottled out!
So Saturday dawned and it was off to the match. We had a chat with a couple of Norwich fans, flogged the remaining zines outside (but don’t worry as it is also now an e-zine on Amazon as a trial) and met up with loyal Blues.
2-0 up and at half time we didn’t think we’d do ‘a Fulham’, but weren’t happy at 2-1 until blitzkrieg arrived. “When did we last beat a team 5-1 home and away ?”.(Derby in 37/38 was 6-1 and 7-1 and we went down that season! – Liverpool in 36/37 was 5-0 and 5-1 and we won the title) That changed to “when did we last win 6-1 away?” Let me see….Norwich fans stayed til the end and were quite gracious in defeat as they don’t want the rags to win the title.
So a decent drive home making a comeback at The Little Chef with fish and chips at £5.
Sunday it was the rags v Villa and they even cheat when they don’t need to. Difference between City and united? Tevez gets booked for being fouled in the box whereas Young gets a penalty for diving. What was Given doing for that second goal? No wonder everyone hates them.
Then it was Spurs v Chelsea and an outrageous decision for their second goal which didn’t look like it crossed the line. So lucky Chelsea again after their stuffy win v Wigan and non pen against us. When weren’t they lucky? Why against the rags of course who managed two penalties against them. So 5 points between us and the rags again.
Stuff is coming in thick and fast for KK197, so thanks all for that though too many season review articles which will need editing.
Tomorrow Andy Morrison is at the Swinton branch so looking forward to that.
Some talk of Sturridge coming back. Not sure about that. Final thought on Tevez – I didn’t see any Blues not going mad with delight when he scored those goals. carroll got 'pool to the Cup final interesting to note he's been missing for as long as Tevez this season - so has Torres as a matter of fact!