Firstly commiserations to Ricky Hatton, who lost his recent fight with the supposedly rag supporting Senchenko. It was something Ricky had to do to prove to himself either way his future in the ring.
Gigs announced at the Etihad in the summer include Bon Jovi, Muse, Robbie Williams with Ollie Murs. Robbie is a Port Vale fan of course, once turning out against the Blues in a testimonial match but his “fantasy team” is naturally manu. Murs is an Essex boy so is unsurprisingly a “massive manu fan”. So we won’t be watching HIM.
Wigan, very cold. Couldn’t move in Pizza Hut for Blues, which was nice. Can’t understand what Roberto’s trying to prove re Carlos, and I remain unimpressed with Mario’s antics. Always good to hear some Northern Soul. Suppose a win’s a win, laboured though it was, and we’re just a point behind the rags who thought they were going to get a hatful v the Hammers. Ha. So on we go…..
Tonight it’s Freddie Flintoff’s turn in the ring which should be interesting, and then Saturday we’ve got Everton.
15) SATURDAY DECEMBER 1ST EVERTON (HOME) KO 3PM
Promoted in 1954, last pot FA Cup in 1995, 159th League meeting, recent connections Jack Rodwell and Joleon (top of the league) Lescott.
Last season at The Etihad it was a rare but welcome 2-0 City win in September. The goals came from Mario (68) and Milner (89). Crowd was 47,293 with 2,826 blue scouse.
Over at Goodison in January it was the customary 1-0 defeat with the usual decisions going against us. Their goal came from ex rag Gibson in the 60th minute (all part of the plan said a good humoured Fergie) Crowd was only 28,856 bolstered by 2485 Sky Blues. Incident of the game was the scouser who handcuffed himself to Joe’s goalposts cos his daughter couldn’t get a job! What’s happened to him?
This season so far : Currently they’re in 6th place with 22 points from 14 games and 2 wins 3 draws and 2 losses away from home.
In the Capital One Cup they beat Leyton Orient 5-0 in the 2nd rd, then made a surprisingly early exit losing 2-0 at Leeds in the 3rd rd.
Form at home to Everton : In the Prem we’ve won 8 and lost 7 so not as bad as you might think.
For City it’s : WLLLLWWLWWWLWWL
Comment: They’ve hung on to Fergie clone Moyes (10 years and he’s won f*ck all, as Liverpool fans chant!) again and made astute signings in Naismith and Pienaar….Remarkably and unusually they’ve had a good start to the season and, as always they’ll make stern opposition but at least Cahill’s finally gone along with Yobo, Hahneman, McFadden, and Rodwell. Fellaini’s the danger man, along with Jelavic, Baines is good going forward so plenty of quality in their squad for us to contemplate, but Neville’s out so no one to boo. Bogey team, maybe, but surely a decent result and performance is on the cards?
WWTWTWShite : Averaged 19,343 in 1983/84 which is pretty good and this season it’s 36,282