Merry Christmas everybody
Off to the land of the Mackems tomorrow, here’s the It’a Fix extract :
19) WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 26TH : SUNDERLAND (AWAY) KO 3PM
Promoted in 2007 so now in their 6th season back in the Prem. Last pot FA Cup 1973. 123rd League meeting. Latest connection Adam Johnson.
This season so far they’re in 15th place with 19 points from18 games and 2 wins 3 draws and 3 defeats at home.
In the Capital One Cup they beat Morecambe 2-0 home in the 2nd, MK Dons 2-0 away in the 3rd, but lost 1-0 at home to ‘Boro in the 4th rd.
In The FA Cup they’ve drawn Bolton away in the 3rd rd
It’s the first return game half way through the season. At The Etihad in October it was a 3-0 City win. Kolarov (5) Aguero (60) and Milner (89) scoring for the Blues in a comfortable win. Crowd was 47,036 with 1722 Mackems.
Our form at Sunderland Last season it was that agonising 1-0 loss, Dong – Won scoring that marginally offside goal in the 90th minute after City dominated. Crowd was 40,625 with 2101 Blues.
For City : LLDWWWWLL
Groundwise They put Newcastle fans in the top tier of the stand opposite the one we’re usually in but presumably we’ll be behind the goal in our usual seats. Reduced allocation as we’ve stood up at games there, even though their fans stand up throughout!
Tickets are £39/£26
Comment : Always nice to go North for a change but twice in two away trips is taking the piss.
The magic seems to have worn off Martin O’Neill at present, though they’ve just had a good win at Saints but the Black Cats are struggling. Maybe Adam J would’ve been better off staying with us, and sorting his off field antics out, to play 30 or so games per season and winning silverware but he’ll be determined to do his stuff against us. Time to get back to winning ways up here.
Stadium of Light : Capacity :48,300 (3,000 for City)
WWTWTWShite: Averaged 13,601 in 86/87, and this season it’s 40,268.
He could;ve been killed
He could've been killed
Robin Van Persie
He could've been killerd
Pubs/parking: Plenty of pubs near the ground, street parking but not easy to getaway
Away day zine : A Love Supreme
Sat Nav : SR 5 1SU