Well things started to pick up with the 1-0 win over South China, but with an injury to Nastasic. Minutes applause for Bert, nice touch. Then we lifted the trophy with a 1-0 win against Sunderland.
Friday night I did a talk to the A and T supporters club branch at the Subbi club in Tyldesley on the fanzine, being fan on the board, City in general and on my latest book Us and Them. We had a great night it was thoroughly enjoyable.
Yesterday we beat Milan 5-3, 5 goals up then let 3 in before half time, and that’s how it stayed. Didn’t watch it – was doing an interview for KK 208. Tonight it’s Bayern Munich, 2 games in 2 days so we’ll see.
I’ve had a few quotes in the MEN re Bert Trautmann. In my opinion the club missed the boat a few years ago by not naming a stand after him whilst he was still alive and it was raised at POB meetings, without being taken up. Just like the ground being built without the facility to expand in the future.
Anyway, I’ve just been down to the local printers where I’ve got them doing ‘Bert’ flyers for us, with a dedication from myself done a few years ago for the programme of the ex City players v St Helens Town match.
Obviously Bert died just as KK 207 came out so these flyers will go into the remaining fanzines (at great expense!) to advertise the tributes we’re planning for KK208.
So a big job for the Ed to slip em all in the zines ready for future sales. I’ve done enough for those already sent out so they are available – also may put something on the blog.
Thanks to all those who’ve re-subscribed, much appreciated.
Chappy’s testimonial at Stockport on Sunday. See you there.