Picked up the zines and set off to the outlets today with KK213.
Switched over from Real XS to Radio Manc as Sweeney plays some decent stuff these days, but had to suffer 5 minutes on Wayne Rooney, then he’s got his daughter on so it was back to Real XS. What is it with rag presenters? Great until they get on about football. Bumped into ex City chairman and club saviour John Wardle in the Next café.
Manumirror yesterday had red scouse bitter Brian Reade having a pop at Pellers (Malaga v Dortmund last season EVERYONE said they were robbed, not Ready today) then we’re described as the wealthiest club in the world-erm not since FFP Brian. Today it’s ex rag Fowler’s turn. Surely journos with allegiances to certain club should NOT be allowed to comment without being factual and objective and why no response from the club ?
Anyway tomorrow it’s Sjoke, here’s the It’s A Fix extract from KK213 (out tomorrow don’t forget!):
26) SATURDAY FEBRUARY 22ND : STOKE (HOME) KO 3PM
Now in their 6th Prem season. Last and only trophy the League Cup in 1972, 90th league meeting. Recent connection : Glen Whelan, Mark Hughes, John Guidetti, Stevie ireland
Some celeb fans : Nick Hancock, Aha, Dominic Cork, Julian Clary, Frank Bough, Slash, Jeremy Paul
This season so far they’re in 14th place with 27 points from 26 games and 1 win 3 draws and 9 losses away from home
At The Britannia in September it was that 0-0 draw Crowd was 25,052 with 2,869 Blues.
In the Capital One Cup they beat Walsall 3-1 at home, Tranmere away 2-0, Birmingham away 4-2 on pens after 4-4 aet, then lost 2-0 at home to the rags in the 5th rd.
In the FA Cup they beat Leicester at home 2-1 in the 3rd, but lost 1-0 at Chelsea in the 4th rd
Form at home to Stoke : Last season In the Prem at The Etihad it was that 3-0 win in January, Zabaleta (43) Dzeko (56) Aguero (P) the scorers. Crowd was 47,192 with 1141 Stokies.
They’ve had only one win in the last 10 league visits, 1-0 in 97/98, whilst City have won the other 9.
For City it’s : WWWWWWWWWL
Comment : In the January window they added
John Guidetti, Stevie Ireland, Juan Agudelo (now out on loan) and out went Shea and Ness.
Average season for Stoke this term but they’ve picked up recently, and even beat the rags. We enjoy good form against them at The Etihad, and their away form is poor so a win today is expected and should be no different.
WWTWTWShite: Averaged 8, 288 in 85/86 and currently it’s 25,784.