Whilst I had Russell Brand down as being rude and crude(in KK209) I did think he was brilliant in the Jonathan Paxman interview.
Sad to hear of the passing of Lou Reed. I had the pleasure of seeing him at the Apollo a few years ago when he performed the album Berlin, which was fantastic. He also did, of course, Walk on the Wild side, and yes, he did change the ‘colored girls line’ to “and the girls went do, do, do, do, do, do etc! RIP.
Big debate on Joe Hart, particularly on Blue Tuesday where Joe Corrigan was guest. I did suggest in KK 209 that Joe should speak to Joe C who suffered similarly in his career but Corrigan’s probs were at the start of his career not when he became more experienced.
Cheesy let it slip out that it was player power that caused Joe to replace Costel at Wembley so you could just reckon that Mancin must’ve thought “well if you’re so fuckin clever boys go out and win it on your own” and we all know what a mess they made of that one. No doubt the truth will come out one day.
As for Joe he needs to sit down with his latest goalie coach, the defenders and analyse all the recent mistakes and work on them to get back to his best.
Tomorrow it’s Newcastle, here’s the it’s A Fix extract from KK209 :
9A WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 30TH : CAPITAL ONE CUP RD 4 : NEWCASTLE (AWAY) KO 7.45PM
This season so far : Not long since we’ve played them, and it was a great 4-0 win at the start of the season on a Monday night. Goals came from Silva (6), Aguero (22), Toure (50) Nasri (75) Crowd was 46,842 with 1,574 Geordies.
They’re currently in 11 th place with 11 points from 9 games and 1 win 2 draws and 1 loss at home, but they’ve just lost 2-1 at Sunderland.
In the Capital One Cup : 2nd rd they beat Morecambe 2-1 away, 3rd rd they beat Leeds at home 2-0 with a crowd of 36,220
Previous form in the League Cup: Well we first met in the final way back in 1976, with that memorable 2-1 win. Barnsey scored the first, Newcastle equalised and Dennis, of course, scored the winner with that breathtaking overhead kick, since voted the best goal of the competition. Why he’s not in the City Hall of Fame, for that alone, ahead of Uwe and Bernard Halford, is an absolute disgrace. C’mon City, sort it out.
The other meeting was in season 1994/95 in the 4th round when Newcastle were riding high and City, erm, weren’t. It was a 1-1 draw at Maine Road and a magnificent 2-0 victory (not 2-1 as per City’s Bayern Munich programme) at St James’s, though they got revenge later in the season by knocking us out of the FA Cup in the 5th round 3-1
Our form at Newcastle : In the FA Cup we’ve won once (1977 4th rd 3-1), lost 2 (1995 5th rd 1-3, 2002 5th rd 0-1) Drawn 2 (1957 3rd rd. 1-1, 1969 4th rd 1-1)
In the League : Phenomenal, in the last 6 games it’s 5 wins one draw : WWWDWW
Comment: They’ve picked up a little bit since the 4-0 drubbing, and that’s still smarting with them, but the derby defeat must have demoralised them a bit. The Capital One Cup is their best chance (and ours?) of a trophy, but realistically with our recent record against them though previous results go out the window in Cup games, we should be good enough to progress, even with a much changed team. Cisse isn’t scoring, but Remy is, so we must beware!
St James Park : Capacity : 52,387 (2,500 initially for City)
Tickets : £20/£5 so no excuse for not going
Groundwise : We’ll get a bigger allocation if we want and tickets are reasonably priced but we’ll still be in the top tier of level 7 of the Sir John Hall stand high up behind the goal.
WWTWTWShite : Averaged 16,001 in 1980/81 and this season it’s 49,182
Pubs/parking: Plenty of pubs, on street parking and local car parks
Away day zines : The Mag, True Faith, Talk of the Tyne
Sat Nav : NE1 4ST