And a good run up to Sunderland in the Tom-mobile, stopping at Durham services.
Surprisingly we were in the top tier at the opposite end to normal, where the away fans queue back to back with home fans. Very odd. Well it just wouldn’t go in again today. Are City the daftest club in the world? Not only were our summer signings shite, but we managed to sell one of our players to a club where he scored against us to put a huge dent in our top three ambitions this season.
The rags won, without any help from the best ref in the business, Mike Dean, and Fergie disgraced himself with touchline antics berating the ref, linesman and 4th official. No wonder everyone hates them.
So we now sit 7 points behind the rags, 4 points ahead of Chelsea who have a game in hand, and with the African Nations Cup, plus difficult away trips coming up it looks like the FA Cup for us and a top 3 finish at best.
The recovery MUST start at Norwich on Saturday, here’s the It’s A Fix extract :
20) SATURDAY DECEMBER 29TH : NORWICH (AWAY) KO 3PM
Second season in the Prem this time. Last pot league Cup in 1985. 53rd League meeting. Recent connection Garrido.
This season so far they’re in 11th place with 25 points from 19 games and 5 wins 2 draws and 2 losses at home.
In the Capital One Cup they lost to Villa at 4-1 at home in the 5th rd after seeing off Spurs 2-1, Doncaster 1-0, and Scunthorpe 2-1 all at home.
In the FA Cup they’ve drawn Peterborough away in the 3rd rd.
Last season at The Etihad in December it was a 5-1 City win. Aguero (32), Nasri (51) YY Toure (68), Balotelli (88) Johnson (90) Crowd was 47,201 with 2786 Canaries.
At Carrow Road on a bright April day it was that unforgettable 6-1 City win. Tevez was refused a blatant penalty, and even booked for diving by rags ref Chris Foy. He notched a hat-trick (18,73,80) prompting his golfing celebration, Aguero bagged a couple (27,75) and Johno made it 6 (90). Crowd was 26,812 with 2,300 Blues. Too much too late? Well the week after it was game on as the rags drew at home to Everton and we went on to win the next 6 games to take the title on goal difference and those 6 at Norwich proved priceless
Form at Norwich : Last season’s win made it 2 wins, 5 draws and 3 defeats.
For City : WWLLDDDDL
Comment : Recovered well after a dodgy start and even did us a favour by beating the rags. They’ve slipped a bit recently though, having just lost at home to Chelsea. We always do well against Norwich and so long as complacency doesn’t seep in today should be no different.
Check out The White Horse Inn at Trowse if you’re up for karaoke on the Friday night..
Groundwise: We’re in the same place as usual, at one end of the stand opposite the main stand.
Carrow Road :Capacity : 27,000 (2,300 for City)
WWTWTWShite : Averaged 13,750 in 68/69 and this season it’s 26,615.
Pubs/Parking : Local car parks.
Away day zine : Kick it Off
Sat Nav : NR1 1JE