Sorry about my Dzeko assessment. Apparently he scored 4 of the 7 sitters but it's me who needs to go to specsavers
Chelsea beat Villa 2-1 with outrageous decisions in their favour.
Rags have no class according to Everton.
You can't buy class according to the Arse who're desperately trying to but....class
Suarez has gone to Barca and Sinclair to West Brom on loan though we’ll pay half his £50K wages. Vinny, Micah and Nasty are all out so we’re vulnerable at the back as I predicted some time ago. Ko Lo went to Liverpool on a free.,
So we’re off to South Wales, here’s the It’s A Fix extract from KK 207…..
2) SUNDAY AUGUST 25TH CARDIFF CITY (AWAY) KO 4 PM
‘Bluebird flying high, tell me what you sing…….
They’re back in the top flight for the first time since 1962, but lost 2-0 at West Ham in their first game..
Since relegation they’ve hovered between the 2nd, 3rd and 4th divisions. Sam Hamman took over as Chairman in 2000 and wanted to rename the club Cardiff Celts playing in green, red and white to attract support from the whole of Wales but this was thwarted. They made the second tier in 03/04, Peter Ridsdale took over in 2006, and they lost 1-0 to Portsmouth (now in the 4th tier) in the FA Cup final in 2008. They moved to the Cardiff City stadium in 2009, over the road from now demolished Ninian Park.
Malaysian Datuk Chan Tien Ghee took over in May 2010, they lost the league cup final on penalties to Liverpool in 2011. Colours were changed from blue to red in 2012 (in the late 20’s they played in sky blue/turqoise) and the badge altered. In March 2013 Ghee resigned and Vincent Tan took over, as they achieved promotion at last to the Prem under manager Marky MacKay with the help of Craig Bellamy.
They finished up with 87 points, 8 points clear of second place Hull with 15 wins 6 draws and 2 losses at home.
Last Pot : FA Cup in 1927.
Some celeb fans : Neil Kinnock, Colin Farrell, Shakin Stevens, Super Furry Animals and rag Ian Brown once donned a Cardiff shirt at a Stone Roses gig in Newport.
Some connections : Andy Dibble, David Bennett, Ron Healey, Tony Book, Robbie Fowler, Trevor Sinclair, Craig Bellamy,
Last league meetings : were in the second division in 1984/85, a 2-2 draw at City and a rare 3-0 win in Cardiff, in front of a crowd of 6,089
Form at Cardiff: Prior to that 3-0 win, 3 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss in the 1920’s, then 1 win (3-0 in 1953/54) 6 draws and 5 losses (including a 0-6 in 52/53)
For City : WLLDDDDDLLWLD
We did meet in the 4th round of the Cup in 1994, losing 1-0 in front of 20,486, and there was a 0-0 draw in a friendly at City in 1998/99.
Comment: They’ll be on a high on their first home game and return to the top flight, and those Welsh f*ckers can’t half sing.
Moore and Cornelius have come in and Helguson, McPhail, Parish, Jarvis and Darko have gone.
Obviously apart from the Craigster they’re an unknown quantity, no sentiment here City please and 3 points.
Groundwise: It’s a new stadium and looks a bit bland, to be honest. City fans will be located in the top right hand corner. There are plans in place to increase the capacity by adding 5,000 seats to the Ninian Stand
Cardiff City Stadium : Capacity : 26,828 (2,500 presumably for City)
WWTWTWShite: Averaged 2,826 in 1986/87 and last season it was 22,988.
Away Day zines: The Thin Blue Line; Ramzine both £1
Parking/Pubs: Well it’s Bank Holiday weekend so why not make a weekend of it? Plenty to do round about, and the ground is on a retail estate, surprise, surprise. Parking next to the away end is £5 I’m told. Tickets are £40 or £25 concessions
Sat Nav: CF11 8AZ or follow signs when you get on the M4