Friday, 2 May 2014


City under 21’s lost 2-0 at Reading so lost the final 4-3 on agg, and last night they lost on pens to Chelsea after 1-1 and extra time.

OK I’ll put you all out of your misery, apart from David Threlfall, Jason Manford was the other City fan in the Tommy Cooper programme. Tilly Vosburgh, the lady who spilled the beans about the bra in the hotel room was the third Blue, bet the backstage banter was brilliant. It baffled everyone, but Phil Lines got who the actress was, but didn’t know her name! We often see Tilly at City games and she always buys KK.

Now it’s the big one tomorrow, here’s the It’s A Fix extract/update from KK215 :

Last promotion was in 1954, millionaires of the 60’s, last pot FA Cup in 1995, 162nd  league meeting, recent connections Jack Rodwell, Gareth Barry

Some celeb fans : Andy Burnham (Leigh MP and future PM), Freddie Starr, Amanda Holden, John Conteh, John Parrott, Ian Astbury, Austin Healey, Matt Dawson, Jimmy from Stolen Haven, Degsy Hatton

This season so far: They’re in 5th place with 69 points from 36 games and13 wins 3 draws and 2 losses at home.
At the Etihad in October it was a fairly comfy 3-1 win though we did have a couple of decisions, unusually, go for us.  Lukaku (16) opened for them but Negredo (17)  Aguero (45) and Howard (OG 69) sent them packing in front of 47,267 with 2,826 Blue scouse.
In the Capital One Cup they beat Stevenage 2-1 at home aet, but went out at Fulham 2-1 in the 3rd round
In the FA Cup they beat  QPR at home 4-0, Stevenage away 4-0, Swansea home 3-1 but went out at Arsenal 4-1 in the 6th rd

Form at Everton : Last season  at Goodison in March it was a desperately disappointing 2-0 loss. Osman (32) Jelavic (90) Pienaar sent off.
Crowd was 36,519 with 2,957 Blues.
Prior to that 3 losses since our 2-1 win in 2009.
For City it’s : LLLLWLDLLDD

Comment: January transfer ins included Traore, McGeady, Stanek, and outs were Kennedy, Jelavic, Tyias, Browning, Duffy, Hope, Long, Pennington, Heitinga, so plenty of to-ing and fro-ing there.
Well they’re not missing Moyes and Martinez has taken them to new heights.  No signs of the Kenwright out campaign now as they aim for The Europa League.
Recent defeats, home to Palace and away at Saints have virtually blown their Champions league aspirations but they’re still on course for 5th or 6th place. Martinez reckons they won’t lie down for us and they won’t but do they really want to be responsible for Liverpool winning the title? Well, son Alex’s Everton supporting mates don’t want them to win but the players will have different ideas.
Whilst it’s been a bogey ground in recent seasons, in my day we always used to win there, and if we want to be worthy Champs that’s what we must do. We’ve been thrown an unexpected lifeline, and I  expect a win for City, if we don’t do owt daft..

Groundwise: Upper and lower in the antiquated Bullens stand as usual.

Goodison Park : Capacity : 40,260
Tickets : £39 and the half price deal has kicked in so £19.50.
WWTWShite: Averaged 19,343 in 1983/84 and this season it’s 37,278
Puns/parking : Street parking and local car parks
Away day zines: Used to be : Speke From the Harbour and When Skies are Grey. Not sure now.
Sat Nav: L4 4EL



  1. For once, Lady Luck has smiled on us, let's not show our gratitude by kicking her in the teeth . . . .

  2. Poor record in recent years, but prior to 2000, I always remember G/Park being a reasonably happy hunting ground for us a bit like White Hart Lane. As oppossed to Anfield or Highbury where we may as well have not bothered turning up As RB says, we must win today as a draw or loss will give Liverpool all the encouragement they need to beat Palace. A win will then send us to the Villa game wondering if that was going to be the one we cock things up in. However if we do get to the West Ham game needing to win to win the league, I don't expect a re-run of the QPR finale, we'll do it in style this time.

  3. The two sides of Edin Dzeko,goal scoring super hero and sulky baby. What on earth was he doing lying face down on the grass for 4 minutes when all he had to do was indicate to the ref or the bench that he had an imaginary shoulder problem. I thought for a moment he might get a second yellow for sulking/sleeping/time wasting/or eating the grass. Phew! Two home games against teams who have little to play for,no probs?