You may have missed it but I did an interview for Sky last week. After we notched our 100th goal of the season they decided it would be appropriate to cover the Century City book I did a couple of years ago, which is now out of print. It wasn’t really explained so we’ll leave it at that. Any excuse to pop over to the Etihad. On Saturday a Blue asked me if I got paid for such interviews! Are you kidding, they’re all done for the love of the club, and as it happened we finished the zine unusually early on Sunday so I was available.
I’ve noticed that there’s been a few negative City letters in the MUEN recently – on taking photos, withdrawing money from accounts well in advance of Cup games, and having to move seats for Euro games. Previously we could have written in and pointed to POB meetings to air these grievances but as these no longer seem to be happening, at the very least the club should respond to these letters, crikey, even Pat Carney responds to council criticisms. I don’t like the club being unfairly criticised and hope to talk to club officials shortly in this regard.
Tomorrow it’s Spurs away, here’s the It’s A Fix extract from KK212 :
23) WEDNESDAY JANUARY 29TH : SPURS AWAY KO 7.45PM
Last promotion was in 1976 since when they’ve been successful in most cups, last pot League Cup in 2008. Recent connection is (what’s the score?) Adebayor. 130th league meeting.
Some Celebrity fans: Kenneth Branagh, Charles Bronson (the criminal), Pierce Brosnan, Warren Mitchell, Jude Law, Linda Lusardi
This season so far: They’re in 6th place with 40 points from 21 games and 5 wins 3 draws and 3 losses at home.
At the Etihad in November it was a 6-0 City win, the goals coming from Navas (1, 90), Sandro (OG 34), Aguero (41,50), Negredo (55)
Crowd was 47, 227 with 2,828 Spuds
In the Capital One Cup they beat Villa away 4-0 in the 3rd rd, Hull at home on pens after 2-2 in the 4th rd, but lost 2-1 at home to West Ham in the 5th rd.
In the FA Cup they lost 2-0 at Arsenal in the 3rd rd.
In the Europa Cup they’ve beaten Dinamo Tblisi 5-0 A, 3-0 H; Anzi 2-0 A, 4-1 H; Sherriff 2-0 A, 2-1 H;Tromso 3-0 H, 2-0 A. They face Dnipro in the knock out stage
Our form at Spurs : Last season it was the disappointing 3-1 loss. City opened the scoring Nasri (5), but Spurs banged in 3 late ones Dempsey (75), Defoe (79), Bale (82). Crowd was 36,121 (*City) Prior to that it was the 5-1 win in 2011 but no wins in between the 2002/03 (2-0) our only other win in the Prem.
For City it’s : LWDLLLLLLDWDLLLL
Comment: AVB was finally relieved of duties and Tim Sherwood has now taken over, so hard to determine how we’ll do, but we need to win again here, and it’s tough one.
Groundwise: We’ll be in the usual upper and lower tier. Their fans are sometimes pretty aggressive before and after the game so watch your backs. Will they be chanting ‘Yid Army’?
White Hart Lane : Capacity : 40, 260 (2,400 for City)
Tickets : £48
WWTWTWShite: Averaged 20,858 in 1985/86 and this season it’s 35,948
Parking : Street parking and local expensive car parks
Sat Nav : N17 OAP