Five of us set off for London on Saturday morning in good spirits.
LP/Manu mirror back page story of Rodwell telling young English players not to come to City.
Reasonable journey down arriving at Greenford at about half three.
Sue and I caught the tube to Marble Arch, and after ploughing our way through the Gaza protesters met up with friends Raymond and Chrissie at Churchills for afternoon tea, but we just missed Sunday Supplement presenter Neil Ashton!
Back at the Premier Inn we chatted to fellow Blues, including ,Steve and disabled son Luke who were making their first visit to Wembley.
I also made one of my classic faux paux – lad in a Foreigner T shirt “I went to the same concert mate and met the band backstage at The Apollo” – “I didn’t” he said it’s just a T shirt my dad gave me”!
Oops, this ranked with congratulating a lad once on holiday in a City shirt who replied “Oh I don’t support them, I just like the shirt”
Plus confronting two Goths in Argos wearing Iron Maiden T shirts and quoting the lines from 666 The Number of the Beast! They hadn’t a clue and I didn’t half feel daft. So I should know better!
Still, I did beat the grandson at Pool. Twice!!
Sunday papers featured Nasri stories which were guaranteed to get him booed by Arse fans. Wembley then and we parked up in the green car park. Weather stayed fine and we did our meeting and greeting on Wembley way whilst selling a few KK216’s, So hello again to everybody. Team selection filled me with dread. Poor turnout from City fans and an absolutely awful performance. Sort we were used to years ago but totally unacceptable these days. And we brought Scott Sinclair on near the end to confound us even more.
Getting away from Wembley was the predictable nightmare which surely Brent council should sort out.
Otherwise it was a good trip.
Some consolation MIGHT BE that they beat us 3-1 in a pre season friendly last year too, so Vinny will have to repeat that speech at City Live on Thursday. We need to get our players back and fit for Newcastle on Sunday otherwise we’re going to have as bad a start away from home as last season and that just won’t do.
Sort it Manuel
PS Don’t forget to tune in to RealXS Radio, 106.1FM for my song selection at 2pm today!