Great results in the Capital One Cup with Bradford and Swansea going to Wembley, meaning our game with Chelsea goes ahead on the due date.
Good result for the Toure boys in the ANCup.
Anyway Stoke tomorrow and here’s the it’s A Fix update:
We were 10th out of the hat and it could’ve been a better draw, like Blackpool or Fulham at home.
Palace and Stoke played out a 0-0 draw at Selhurst Park in the 3rd rd in front of 13,693, bored to tears fans no doubt. Stoke won the replay 4-1 at the Britt after 1-1 at full time.
Previous FA Cup meetings :
1911 1st rd 2-1 home
1921 5th rd 0-1 home
1934 6th rd 1-0 home (84,569 R/A)
1973 3rd rd 3-2 home
1976 4th rd 0-1 away
2010 5th rd 1-1 home 1-3 aet away
2011 Final 1-0
So we’ve won 4 and lost 3, and they’ll be itching for revenge for the FA Cup final defeat.
This season it was an easy 3-0 win for City at the Etihad, and a tough1-1 draw at Stoke
League form at Stoke : DDDDLWW
Comment : At home in the league Stoke have won 5 drawn 5 and lost one – getting a recent drubbing off Chelsea. We’ve drawn our last 4 there and also lost in the Cup. As always they’ll be up for it, player and crowdwise but we’re due a win or more likely a draw. Strengths are well known but our £220M superiorior squad will hopefully shine through. Tickets sold out quickly so we’ll get a big and loud support, so the lads surely won’t let us down. Will they?
Sat Nav : ST4 4EG
Then we’re off to QPR :
24) TUESDAY JANUARY 29TH :QPR (AWAY) KO 7.45PM
Second season back in the Prem. Last, and only trophy, the League Cup in 1967. Most recent connection SWP. Nedum Onuoha. 44th league meeting
This season so far: They’re in 20th place with 15 points from 23 games and 1 win 5 draws 5 losses at home
At The Etihad in September it was a 3-1 City win. Ya Ya opened (16) Zamora (59) equalised, then Dzeko (61) and Tevez (90+). clinched it. Crowd was 45,579 with 1,409 R’s
In the Capital One Cup they beat Walsall 3-0 at home in the 2nd rd but lost 2-3 at home to Reading in the 3rd rd.
In the FA Cup they drew 1-1 with West Brom at home in the 3rd rd but won the replay 1-0 and have just played MK Dons at home in the 4h rd.
Our form at QPR: Last season it was the 3-2 win on Bonfire night. Bothroyd gave them the lead (28), Dzeko equalised (43), Silva put us ahead (52), Helguson equalised again (69) but YaYa’s thunderous header (74) clinched it for the Blues, though they hit the bar late on. Crowd was a hostile 18,076 with 3026 Blues.
Prior to that it was 3 wins and one loss.
For City it’s : WLWWDDLDLL
Groundwise: Looking a bit tatty, and they’re thinking about a move. We should have the upper and lowe r tier behind the goal with tickets priced again at £55 and outrageously £50 for concessions which is a disgrace.
Loftus Road : Capacity: 18,000 (* for City)
Comment: Despite the summer spending spree and ambition they found themselves rooted to the bottom and Hughes paid the price with the sack. ‘Appy ‘arry took over but it still looks like a tall order to stay up as he found with the Saints that time. SWP and Nedum haven’t really done the biz though Shauny scored his first and winning goal for them at Chelsea, but City must take advantage tonight.
WWTWTWShite: Averaged 5,670 in 1964/65, just a couple of seasons before their League Cup appearance, currently it’s 17,782.
Parking: Street parking was OK last year
Pubs : Moon on Green, Walkabout bar in Shepherds Bush, Springbok
Away day zine: A Kick up the R’s
Sat Nav: W12 7PA