Friday, 21 February 2014

friday

Friday
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 cafĂ©.

 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 ?
Grrrrrrr
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.


Dave

4 comments:

  1. Shit, Chelsea have just won in 93rd minute and MDM picked yet again, ffs. Vital that there are no slip ups against Stoke with no prem game next weekend will probably see us with a fair gap to make up.
    The MDM situation is just plain baffling and what Lescott makes of it God only knows. No doubt Nastasic straight back in when fit, just to rub salt in the wounds. One has to say that Lescott has been very dignified through the season, watching the players ahead of him (Kompamy excepted) drop bollock after bollock. Be nice if Pellers could just explain it, so we could all understand.

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  2. I am with you 100%, Dave. I think it’s sadistic the way Pellegrini has treated Lescott. It doesn’t seem to matter how well he plays when called upon (as he certainly did against Chelsea), either one of these inferior defenders automatically return at the first next opportunity. I honestly haven’t come across anyone who agrees with Pellegrini on this one. Totally baffling. A blue friend up here in Scotland is convinced the Manager has a problem with English players. I’ve previously dismissed this but when I saw Boyata return to the bench after his suspension ahead of Richards (who has admittedly been poor but is still streets ahead of the Belgian) and the continued ill treatment of Lescott, I’m beginning to wonder.

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  3. First half performance as poor as anything we've seen this season and reminiscent of some of the stuff we saw last year under Mancini. After 20 minutes I said that it had 0-0 written all over it and whilst that was not 100% accurate, other than the three points I'm struggling to find much to be cheery about this evening, in fact I'm starting to question whether Pellegrini is the right man to be in charge. As some of you have stated, his continued selection of MDM is baffling but his statement that he had played "very well" against Barcelona is downright worrying - he gave the ball away nearly every time he had it! I'm also at a loss at him continually picking Dzeko - he was awful yet again today - surely Jovetic would be a better bet (if fit!)

    Despite the defeat against Barca there were a number of positives to be encouraged about, not least our fighting spirit which I have questioned in the past. Not so today. If this afternoon's performance was a one-off, then fair enough but it's only a couple of weeks since Norwich. Maybe we're just desperate for break and will come out all guns blazing at Wembley next Sunday - if not, I'm sure I won't be the only one who's more than a little pee'd off about it.

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  4. I've thought the same about Pellegrini as Glyn's mate; a bias against the English players in his squad. Also the remarks about the Swedish referee (who was poor) post Barcelona were approaching racism.

    Alex

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