News is that City are now interested in trialling safe standing, about time. Issue raised on numerous occasions on Points of Blue with little response.
The week has been overshadowed by the proposed Mario fine which has now been settled without a tribunal, thankfully. Is it time to get off his back and wait for the performances to roll?
Anyway, tomorrow it’s Reading, here’s the It’s A Fix extract :
18) SATURDAY DECEMBER 22ND : READING (HOME) KO 3PM
First , season back in the Prem for the Royals after promotion in top spot last season. Recent connection Matt Mills. 17th league meeting
Last meetings : We last met in the FA Cup 6th round in 2011 after they’d (thankfully) knocked out Everton at Goodison in the 5th. Before that game we’d heard we’d drawn the rags in the semi-final so it was a big incentive to win. Micah clinched it (74) Crowd was 39,133 (2929 Royals)
Prior to that there were meetings in The Prem in 06/07 0-2 , 0-1A; 07/08 2-1H, 0-2A.
This season so far, they’re in 20th place with 9 points from 17 games with 0 wins 2 draws and 5 losses away from home.
In the Capital One Cup they went out to Arsenal 5-4 aet in the 4th round, after going 4-0 up and failing to heed the warning that you fight like f*ck to prevent the FIRST goal going in. In the 3rd rd they won 3-2 at QPR
In the FA Cup they’ve drawn Crawley Town away in the 3rd rd.
Form at home to Reading : This will be our 9th home meeting, 5 in the old second, one in the old third, and 2 in the Prem 06/07 lost 0-2, 07/08 won 1-0.
For City it’s : WLLDWWWW
Comment: They’re finding it a real struggle in the Prem and Brian McDermott’s job looks on the line. Defensively they’re fragile but they do pack a punch up front. Only a win will do.
WWTWTWShite : Averaged 3,459 in 82/83 and this season it’s 24,097.