1-0 was the prediction. Another cold day as you’d expect in December. Team selection and game went pretty well as expected. Dzeko got us and himself out of jail and a welcome 3 points to take us to the top of the table. Two games in two days is daft. Winter break comes up every year and instead we cram as many games in as possible – even more for us with the Capital One Cup, which in some ways is very nice.
New Years Day takes us to Swansea of course, here’s the It’s A Fix extract from KK211:
20) WEDNESDAY JANUARY 1ST : SWANSEA (AWAY) KO 12.45PM
Mad dogs and Englishmen/City fans go out in the midday sun/kick off on New Years Day. What the F*ck is this one all about? Only the seriously demented, deranged and idiotic City fans will make this trip. See you there.
Third season for the Swans in the Prem. most famous connection is Roy Paul, apart from Scott Sinclair. Last Pot : Capital One Cup last season. 25th League meeting.
Some celeb fans : Catherine Zeta Jones, Dylan Thomas, Spencer Davis.
This season so far : They’re in 11th place with 21 points from 19 games and 2 wins 4 draws and 3 losses at home.
In the Capital One Cup they lost 3-1 at Birmingham in the 3rd rd.
In the Europa league they’ve beaten Malmo 4-0 home and drawn 0-0 away, Petrolul Ploiesti 5-1 home and 2-1 away; Valencia 3-0 away, 0-1 home; St Gallen 1-0 home, Kuban Krasnodar 1-1 home and away. Despite a 1-0 loss at St Gallen they’re through to face * in the knock out stage.
In the FA Cup they play the rags away in the 3rd rd.
At the Etihad in December it was a 3-0 City win. Negredo opened with a stunning free kick (8), then Nasri, having a great game made it 2 (58) then 3 (77).
Crowd was 46,559 with * Jacks. Swansea were impressive with slick passing, good possession, good control, quick feet etc but with little punch up front. Praps if Michu plays that could change.
Our form at Swansea Last season at the Liberty in May it was that dull and boring 0-0 draw. Crowd was 20,242 with 1708 Blues.
Prior to that it was a 1-0 loss and a 2-0 win at the Vetch.
For City : DLWLLLDWWLLW
No history? : Last season’s programme contained this little gem : They have won the top flight title on three occasions, in 1937, 1968 and 2012 – with arch rivals Manchester United finishing second on each occasion. Not true of course. United did finish second in 1937 but it was second from bottom and they were relegated!!
(I have written to the club!) Oh, and it was Pink Bank Lane.
Groundwise : It’s located on a big retail Park so plenty to do but limited parking. We get a good sized section behind the goals, if we need it!
Tickets are :£45/£22.50
The Liberty Stadium : Capacity : 20,500 (2,000 for City)
Comment : Topsy turvey season for Laudrop’s lads, but they’ve gone through in the Europa, and have turned in a few decent performances in the Prem. but 3 points are an absolute must again, and that’ll be a recent first in Wales.
WWTWTWShite : Averaged 3,367 in 1991/92 and this season it’s 20,366.
Them Welsh f*ckers can’t half sing but are they just a shit Cardiff City?! There’s only one City. Us.
Sat Nav : SA1 2FA
Have a happy New Year