Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Wednesday

Wednesday
I attended the programme fair at Bowden on Sunday, and chatted to a few fellow Blues. Picked up the February 1937 Charlton v City programme, where City were in 8th place with 31 points, 6 behind leaders Charlton, but finished up winning the title for the first time. Rags were relegated.

I watched Sunday Supplement on catch up. Always good when Martin Samuel’s on. Ally Rudd is now in love with Charlie Adam, must’ve gone off Clattenburg?
Hardly a mention of  City, all rags, Chelsea and Arsenal, whose performance of the season at Olympiakos was drooled over, but not a peep on ours at Sevilla.

M6 a bit busy to start with but eased up later, then over the A50 and M1 down to Leicester.
Bought a programme, though getting more and more disillusioned with modern programmes. However this one is a cracker with pages 25 to 47 dedicated to City. Well done Leicester. Spotted a Chinese couple wearing masks going into the away seats.
Kasper Schmeichel got a good reception from City fans, though he’s not always been too complimentary about our club.
0-0  then, should’ve murdered em, could’ve had a pen, but we couldn’t score again. First clean sheet without Vinny for ages.
So, that makes Watford a real pressure game, but if we play like we did at Leicester in the first half you never know.

Dave  
Ps re 1878, Cityblue, Gary James reckons there were games played  pre 1880, but the whole thing is a grey area, though most other clubs use a bit of licence - Everton, Stoke etc. Oh, and the badge was changed because City didn't have the patent - Eddie Phillips owned it!.
No place for points scoring on the KK blog.
If we'd had a vote on staying at Maine Road, i wonder how that one would've gone!?

Monday, 28 December 2015

Leicester away


19) TUESDAY DECEMBER 29TH LEICESTER (AWAY) KO 7.45PM

No History ? Formed 1884 Promoted last season in top spot. 89th league meeting. 3 times League Cup winners, 1964, 1997, 2000.Recent connection Kasper Schmeichel

Some celeb fans - Roy Cropper, Rustie Lee, Willie Thorne, Eng. Humperdinck, Sam Bailey
Showaddywaddy,
This season so far : They’re in 2nd place with 38 points from 19 games and 5 wins 2 draws and 1 loss at home.
In the Capital One Cup: They won 4-1 at Bury in the 3nd rd, beat West Ham 2-1 at home in the 3rd rd, but lost 5-4 on pens after 1-1 at Hull in the 4th rd.
In the FA Cup they’ve drawn Spurs away in the 3rd rd.

Last season
At The Etihad on a March Wednesday night it was a 2-0 City (us) win. Silva (45) opened and Milner (88) finished em off. Crowd was 45,608 with 1,672 Foxes.
At Leicester in December it was a 1-0 City (us) win, our goal coming from Lampard (40). Crowd was 31,643 with 3,216 Blues.

Form at Leicester for City: WDWW in the last 4 games.

Mai transfers in – Huth, Dyer. Outs – Gallagher, Upson, Konchesky.

Comment: When we knocked em out of the League Cup a couple of years age their fans were worried that if they got promotion they’d struggle. Well they did for a while but had a tremendous end to the season though Pearson was fired and replaced by Ranieri which was a bit of a surprise. What’s happened this season has been astounding, Vardy’s beaten Van Horse’s record with 11 consecutive  goals and they’ve taken the division by storm with their pace and attitude. Who knows what we’ll do!

Groundwise: The Kingspower stadium, capacity 32,262 with 3,200 for City.
Tickets £40/35 –expensive/28/10/8
WWTWTWShite: Averaged 10,157 in 87/88 and this season it’s 31,569.

Pubs/parking: Local car parks
Away day zines : The Fox, swap with KK and is a tidy mag with a good attitude.

Sat Nav: LE2 7FL

Monday

Sunderland
Early start and a cautious journey into Manc., with a couple of diversions for flooding to meet up with friends at the Lowry Hotel.
We were greeted with the nice sight of a dad with his 18 month old son David dressed in his City shirt, walking him round. “We’ve just had a bad experience “ he told us. “Lift doors opened and we were confronted by Rooney and company, they had nothing to say apart from Blind who said that David was wearing the right shirt!”
Off to the ground and luckily the rain kept off. News came through that the rags had lost 2-0 at Stoke.
Said hello to most of our regulars including Peter who gave us the generous donation pre Christmas.
Fine performance from the boys, but the game was marred by Vinny’s injury. Come back soon and stay fit Vinny.
“He’ll kick this over the bar” I said when Wilf shaped up for the penalty, and he did.
The so called ‘new badge’ was unveiled – “seen the new badge?” “Same as the old badge” – we won’t get fooled again…..(The Who)
So it wasn’t a wind up, but it should’ve been. It’s crap, my opinion.
Leicester lost at Liverpool, Arse lost at Saints, rags drew with Chelsea, and the placards are out again, but no plane yet. Rowetta believes in LVG, wonder if she still does. Not sure if he believes in himself anymore.
Arse have just gone top with 39 points, so if we beat Leicester tomorrow, we’ll be within a point off the top.
It’s A Fix extract to follow –

Dave   

Badge and windows

Firstly on the badge i love the retro badge design, have done a number of marquetry plaques using it so should really be pleased we've gone back to the seventies. But that's what the new badge is - a retro badge and we've missed a golden opportunity to have a modern design.
It MUST be retracted asap.
I have spoken to Blues who like it, some only because they didn't like the existing one.
My 29 year old son agrees with my comment above.

Windows Ten - my biggest problem with it at the mo is it saves articles wherever it wants instead of where I (think) I've put them!.

hope you're all recovering from Christmas!

Dave

Thursday, 24 December 2015

wiindows ten

Any one else finding that windows 10 is a nightmare?
Dave

what the f*ckinell is that?



If that really is the new badge (MEN tonight) then I think we've gone backwards. We take the piss out of the rags old fashioned badge and now we've gone one worse.
I'm looking forward to the seeing the voting figures.
1894? I thought we were formed in 1878???
Dave

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Kernaghan

Dead right Tony. The Kernaghan incident i remember in particular, that Mangala modelled himself on (is it on Youtube!!??) was at Blackpool in the league cup, i think Blackpool won and beat us on pens at Maine road in a two legged tie.
Dave

Tuesday

Arsenal
Met Ged at Tescos and handed over a few KK 229’s for him to take down and sell at Arsenal as we were giving it a miss.
We watched it from behind the couch at ours with Joe, Dolly, Steve P., and bro Frank. Actually it wasn’t as bad as we thought it might be and we really should have got something from the game.
So, back to the old days where we can’t beat united, Liverpool and Arsenal any more.
Depressing

Dave 

kernaghan

Mangala did the 'Kernaghan' last night, That is he went to meet the ball which bounced over his head
Dave

arsenal.

Cheats you mean Tony?

Navas brill on the tricky bits but shots and crosses awful, and the odd cross to Bony's head from anyone would help.
Dave

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Sunday

Sunday
What a week! Jose’s gone, not a big surprise, he became a caricature of himself, where will he go to next?
Sad to hear Carl Tilson’s passed away.
Results wise rags lost to Norwich. Anyone remember the rag on Radio Manc before the derby saying after City beat Newcy 6-1 and Bournemouth 5-1   “we’re not mighty Newcastle or mighty Bournemouth “ no – they drew with mighty Newcastle 0-0, and lost at Bournemouth 2-1. Van Galling’s days are surly numbered. Who will they get next? Ryan Giggs?
Pep’s leaving Bayern and coming to us rumour has it.
Watford beat Liverpool. Leicester beat Everton. Funny how nobody’s been saying in the media that Leicester have “no history”.
Today’s manumirror advises our poor record v Arsenal over the years, but if you check out recent results at Arsenal we’ve not done too badly. (Ok a bit of straw clutching!)

Here’s the IAF extract/update from KK229, which will not be on sale as none of the KK team will be there unfortunately.

17) MONDAY DECEMBER 21ST  ARSENAL (AWAY) KO 8.00PM

No History? – Ever present in the top division since 1919 when they cheated their way up from division 2 finishing 5th, won f*ck all until they poached Herbie Chapman from Huddersfield, then 13 titles (1931 – 2004), though the swinging sixties passed them by as they won nothing in that decade, 12 FA Cups (1930 – 2015, last pot, 3-0 up v Villa who were denied 2 stonewall penalties) , 2 League Cups (1987 and 1993), UEFA Cup 1993/94, Inter City Cup 1969/70. Massive investment in the 1980’s, moved from Highbury to The Emirates in 2006.

Recent connections Gael Clichy,   Samir Nasri, Bacary Sagna.
175th league meeting.

Some celeb fans: Bradley Walsh,  Piers twat Morgan, Johnny Rotten, Ray Davies, Roger Daltry, Colin Firth, Tony Hadley, Alan Davies, Joe Swift, Alistair McGowan, Jack Whitehall, KK subscribers Rog and Mo Hewlett

This season so far : In the Community Shield they won 1-0 against Chelsea.
They’re in 2nd place with 33 points from 16 games and 4 wins 2 draws and one loss at home.
In the Capital One Cup they won 2-1 at Spurs in the 3rd rd, but went out 3-0 at Sheff Wed in the 4th rd.
In the Chimps League they’ve played Dinamo Zagreb 3-0 H, 1-2 A; Bayern Munich 1-5 A, 2-0 H, Olympiakos 2-3 H, 3-0 A, and they’ve drawn Barca next!
In the FA Cup they’ve drawn Sunderland at home in the 3rd rd.

Last season : In the Community Shield it was that woeful 3-0 defeat. Their goals came from Cazoria (21), Ramsey (42), and a pearler from Giroud (60) as we held our heads in our hands and waited for the avalanche which fortunately never came!
Crowd was 71, 523.
At The Emirates in September it was a 2-2 ‘Desmond’. City went ahead through Aguero (28), Arsenal went 2-1 in front dubiously through Wilshire (63) and Sanchez (74) but Demichelis equalised (83) we then had a goal disallowed and very nearly won it.
Crowd was 60, 003 with 2,928 Blues
At The Etihad in January it was a 2-0 loss. They went ahead through Cazorla (24 dubious pen), and Giroud (67) finished us off . Crowd was 45, 596 with 2,617 Gooners.

Our form at Arsenal: Last season’s draw made it
for City : DDWLDD plus we had a 1-0 win in the League Cup a couple of seasons ago.

Groundwise: We’ll be in the usual corner, but a decent allocation at least. Tickets are half price, thanks to our club £32/13.62

Capacity : 60,355 with 3,000 for City

Main transfers in: Petr Cech, Out – Diaby, Podolski £1.8M, Szczesny.

Comment:  They always look like the real deal, but like us injuries take their toll and they‘ve had a few slip ups. They usually fade away but you always get the feeling that they might crack it one year. Any result here would be a bonus for us.

WWTWTWShite: Averaged 23,824 in 1985, and this season it’s 60,011
Pubs/parking : Usual pub is The Drayton Arms. Parking is crap as they ridiculously rebuilt the ground in London.

Sat Nav : N5 1BU

Friday, 18 December 2015

Friday

Friday
Apart from a few query ones, we managed to get all the subscribers copies of KK229 int post last night, delivered to outlets in Manc (Aleef, High street, Cross street, and Nat Footy museum), plus Bhaji in Stockport’s Merseyway, then a flirt over to Walkden PO to send off all the foreign ones (at great cost!).
So they should all be received in time for Chrissy.
Good debate on the blog guys, but no-one in this issue is confident that Pellers will sort things out this season.
As for Mourinho, I wonder if our pic of Pellers suggesting to him in the last issue that “he can always go and manage Malaga!” Will be prophetic!!

Dave

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

chase rag question

Todays rag question on the chase was - which club did Danny Welbecck leave manchster united for ?

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

rag bias

Today's rag question on the chase - which Manchester United manager came in between Ron Atkinson and David Moyes.
Dave
Answer...................................................................

King of the Kippax 229

KOTK 229 is at the printers and should be in the Manc outlets by Friday afternoon.
This issue is A4, 52 pages, with colour front and back cover. Front cover has Sergio and Vinny as Jedi warriors with the caption “ May the force be with us in 2016”. It’s £3, and includes Jurgen Klopp, Forever Boys book review, Festive favourites, Paulo Wanchope, Chinese takeaways, Borussia M., Maine Road FC 60th, and all the regulars.
It can, of course also be purchased direct from King of the Kippax, 25, Holdenbrook Close, Leigh, Lancs, WN 7 2HL, for £4.50 inc P and P.

As always big thanks to all our contributors
Dave 

Monday, 14 December 2015

Monday

It was the Euro draw just after we’d gone to the printers with KK229, and of all the teams we could play, we got Dynamo Kiev.

No history? – rags got FC Midtjylland  in the Europa and the female Sky presenter went on about them being new to Europe. No mention of Manchester City playing them in the qualifying round of the UEFA Cup in August 2008, losing 1-0 at COMS, winning 1-0 in Denmark, and going through on penalties. Evans, Petrov, scored  Johnson missed,  Hart saved, Hamann scored, Hart saved, with Corluka sealing it.

As for Dynamo Kiev, I spoke to someone from BBC Sport, and I’ve just read the bit on line. As you may have guessed he’s missed the word JUST out. I did say it’s not JUST because of FFP that we boo the anthem. (It’s also the co-efficients, the draws, and the fact we think UEFA is bent).
So there you go. Is it worth talking to the media when interviews are heavily edited, or they just misquote things?

Anyway, after a traumatic last day finalising the zine it is at the printers, and should be available in the outlets by weekend.
More on that later, but it is a cracker, as you'd expect at Christmas!!!!


Dave

Sunday, 13 December 2015

Sunday

Ta Steve- I often even turn blue, as does my language in games like yesterday!
Dave
PS - Arsenal weren't tired today!

Friday, 11 December 2015

Friday

Friday
Good win on Tuesday, back to winning ways, let’s hope it can continue tomorrow v the Swans. Here’s the It’s a Fix extract/update from KK228 -

16) SATURDAY DECEMBER 12TH – SWANSEA (HOME) KO 3.00PM

Happy 40th birthday to son-in-law Brian Price!

No history - The Swans were formed in 1912 and have had a turbulent history, but are now established  in the Prem. Just the one trophy, League Cup in 2013.
Most famous connection is Roy Paul, apart from Scott Sinclair. 29th League meeting.

Some celeb fans : Catherine Zeta Jones, Dylan Thomas, Spencer Davis.

This season so far : They’re in 15th place with 14 points from 15 games and 1 win 2 draws and 4 losses away from home.

In the Capital One Cup they beat York 3-0 at home in the 2nd rd but went out 1-0 at Hull in the 3rd rd.

Last season at the Etihad in December it was a 2-1 City win. Future Blue Wilf Bony (9) opened, but Jovetic (19) equalised before Toure (62) won it for us in a hard fought win. Crowd was 45,488 with 1,436 Jacks.

At the Liberty on our last away game of the season in May it was a 4-2 City win. We went 2-0 up through Toure (21) and Milner (36), but Sigurdsson (45) and Gomez (65) levelled it before Toure (74) and Bony (90 +2) secured all 3 points although Joe’s miraculous save at 3-2 helped somewhat. Crowd was 20, 669 with 1,870 Blues.

Our form at home to Swansea : Last season’s win made it for City : WWWWWWWWW- 9 out of 9!

Main transfers in – Ayew has been hitting the highs, and no big name departures

Comment : Started well but after beating the rags have struggled and Monk has joined Sherwood and Rodgers to be sacked before playing us, usually managers are sacked AFTER playing us!!
So hopefully they won’t be buoyed by new manager syndrome and we can lift the points which we desperately need. Gomez could cause problems along with Ayew and Williams is always tough at the back.

WWTWTWShite : Averaged 3,367 in 1991/92 and this season it’s 20,640

There’s only one City. Us.



Thursday, 10 December 2015

Thursday

Just a brief word. City question on Pointless today, which team did Yaya and Kolo play for? And the lady, bless her, got it right.
Update on the next zine - KK 229 - it's all in the can, just waiting for the Swansea game to finish off the last few gaps, and Sue to do the tunes. Then it's all checking and correcting. Looks like a 52 pager, so thanks to all our contributors, for a magnificent performance. All looking good for the printers, and out for the Arsenal game.
Dave. .

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

pointless

No Glyn, Pointless at 4 (I was advised by text from someone re the rag question) and The Chase, which I watch if I'm in is on at 5. Rag question was " which team has the record win in the premier league" - rags 9-0 v Ipswich  - I think we won at Norwich that day but they didn't ask that one.
Great results tonight
Dave

Monday, 7 December 2015

cup draw

We finally drew Norwich away, so over the Christmas period we go to Arsenal, Leicester, Watford, Norwich and Everton. so Sean will have a bit of writing to do1
Dave

rag editors

ITV surpassed itself today with rag questions on Pointless AND the fucking Chase

Monday

MONDAY
Still smarting after the Stoke debacle and looking forward to reading Pellersprogramme notes to see how he interpreted the Britannia result, and I don’t mean “we were poor at Stoke but have a chance to put it right tonight bollocks”.
Here we go with the IAF update/extract from KK 228 -

15A) TUESDAY DECEMBER 8TH -  CHIMPS LEAGUE MATCHDAY SIX- BORUSSIA M. (HOME) KO 7.45 PM

We secured a 2-1 win over in Germany. They went ahead, after Joe saved a penalty, through Sindl in the 54th minute, but Demichelis in the 65th put us level, or should have done, but it wasn’t given though Otamendi followed up to make it 1-1. Then it WAS given after the match in yet another UEFA farce. In the last minute Sergio coolly slotted home a penalty to give us the 2-1 win. Crowd was 46,217 with 2,397 Blues.
So we had lift off.

In the Chimps league they lost their first 2 games 3-0 at Seville, then 2-1 at home to us but picked up with 2 draws against Juventus 0-0 away and 1-1 at home to collect a couple of points and thwart the Italians a bit, then they beat Sevilla 4-2 at home.

In the Bundesliga they’re up to 3rd with 26 points from 15 games (B Munich top with 40) and 8 wins 2 draws 5 losses. They’ve just become the first team to beat Bayern Munich, 3-1 at home, so be afraid!?

The group D table stands as follows
Juventus 11 points
City 9 points
BMG 5 points
Sevilla 3 points
So we need to beat BMG, and hope Sevilla are desperate to get into their much loved Europa league and beat Juventus. Possible yes, probable no, but you never know!

One previous visit here by BMG, a 1-1 draw in March 1979 in the UEFA Cup, Mike Channon, 39,005.

Comment – Needless to say they’ve picked up and will be formidable opposition.
At the moment you wouldn’t bet on us winning anything but we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves down and give us back a bit of pride.

Dave



Pellers

Anyone read his programme notes? Don't bother - nothing on team selection, how we've assessed the opposition, substitutions, etc
Dave,

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Another Blip?

STOKE
Early start on a windy day for the 12.45 kick off, yawn.
Arrived in good time and opted to go in as Steve P decided to flog a few KK’s.
Spoke to big Blue Dave (don’t know his last name) but you’ll know who I mean. Turns out he had a fall at Barca last year, banged his head and woke up in hospital. He discharged himself and went to the game, and then was diagnosed as having a slow heartbeat, and is having further tests. It didn’t stop him from going to watch City in Australia!
Take it easy Dave!”

Stoke like their AC/DC and I enjoyed ‘Highway to Hell’ played before kick off.
I won’t dwell on the total capitulation, but to state the obvious Pellers needs to sort this total mess out soon, and I’m not sure he will. Ancellotti anyone? Sjoke fans chanted “You’re so shit it’s unbelievable”, and City fans joined in. For Pellers to use the excuse that we’re the only top team to be in all 4 competitions is pathetic, he needs to take a sideways glance at Liverpool.
Anyway, more bad news is that Borussia M are on a roll and are the first team to beat Bayern Munich, 3-1 at home this season. So no eye on Tuesday’s game for them!
Swansea lost again and it’s possible that they will be another club to sack their manager before they play us!
Good posts fellas, couldn’t agree more.
Just waiting to see Liverpool get within 3 points of us with a win at Newcastle!! 
Dave


Friday, 4 December 2015

Shawcross redemption

Title should've been as above!!!!
Dave

shawcross

OOPS - Apparently Ryan  Shawcross served his ban in the Capital One Cup game v Sheff Wed so will be available to give us a penalty and score an own goal or two tomorrow!
Dave

Friday

FRIDAY
Went to the bank yesterday, Nat West in Leigh, they’ve done it up, some fancy new machines installed so you can’t do the simple drop off of cheques  anymore.
No, you have to feed the cheques through a machine. The lady assistant helped me, she fed the cheques through twice which were rejected twice and so she said “leave them with me, and I’ll see they get processed manually”.
Today we went to pay some cash in. Poured it all into the machine, it rejected some then fed out a chit which you might think concluded the transaction, but no, we had to join the mile long queue to get the money on the chit clocked into our account with the teller. Surely it should have been possible to do it at the machine?
So, business concluded after three quarters of an hour instead of the usual five to ten minutes and still the same numbers of tellers to deal with, before the machines were installed!
I’m sure there must be some KK’ers out there who can advise what I’m doing wrong and how to speed it up.

Anyway, tomorrow it’s Sjoke away. They’ve just got through to the semis of the League Cup. Shawcross is suspended, and Yaya (just done for speeding, but not on the pitch) joins the rest of em on the injury list. Bony starts ahead of Kelechi surprisingly, and a win is a must as Liverpool look to pick up 3 points at Newcastle.
Here’s the extract/update from KK228 IAF -

15) SATURDAY DECEMBER 5TH – STOKE (AWAY) KO 12.45PM

No history – Formed in the 1860’s, founder members of the Football League in 1888. Won the League Cup in 1972, sank down the divisions, but bounced back and were even Cup finalists in 2011 losing to us 1-0.

93rd  league meeting. Recent connection : Glen Whelan, Mark Hughes, Stevie Ireland

Some celeb fans - Nick Hancock, Aha, Dominic Cork, Julian Clary, Slash, Jeremy Paul

This season so far - They’re in 14th place with 19 points from 14 games and 2 wins 1 draw and 3 losses at home.
In the Capital One Cup – they beat Luton away 8-7 on pens after 1-1 in the 2nd rd, Fulham away 1-0 in the 3rd rd, Chelsea home 5-4 on pens in the 4th rd and Sheff Wed 2-0 home in the Q/F. They face Liverpool in the semi-final.

Last season - At The Etihad in August  it was a ridiculous 1-0 loss, Diouf scoring the only goal in a breakaway in the 58th  minute.
Crowd was 45, 622 with 1,182 astounded Stokies and Blue Mooners.
At The Britannia on a Wednesday February night, it was a rare win to the tune of 4-1, no less. Sergio (33) opened, but Crouch (38) equalised. Sergio had one disallowed but Milner (55) headed in then Sergio (70 pen) made it 3-1 before Nasri (77) wrapped it up. Crowd was 27,011 with 2,821 Blues.  

Our form at Stoke - Last season’s win, was our first after 5 draws !
For City it’s - WDDDDDLWWLLW

Main transfers In – Joselu £5.75M, Given, Johnson, Shaquiri £12M,
Out – Begovic £8M, Sorensen, Palacios, N’Zonzi,

Comment - We know what to expect here, hostile crowd and full blooded encounter but nothing we can’t deal with these days.

Groundwise : We get half of the stand behind the goal again. There’s an enclosed area for us outside the turnstiles with a burger van for our delectation.

Britannia Stadium : Capacity : 28,218 (2,800 for City)

WWTWTWShite: Averaged 8,288 in 85/86 and this season it’s 27,474.

Pubs/parking : Plenty round and about, but eating and drinking places are away from the ground.

Away day zine : The Oatcake, is a long standing zine which comes out for every home game. If you can get your hands on a real Oatcake you should enjoy!

FA Cup weekend. Who will we get in the third round. Everton? Bound to be!

Dave


Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Wednesday

Wednesday
I believe I was on TV re the Chinese investment but they only showed the bit I spoke about moving us fans out of our seats. Annoying.
Well it didn’t rain. Big contingent of Hull fans, and I had a chat on Radio Humberside whilst I heard Rockin Robin being played over the sound system. Erm, that’s Hull KR’s song along with the Red Red Robin so any Hull FC (The Airlie Birds) fans must’ve been a bit pissed off. Dave Ashworth got a mention at half time so maybe he was responsible?
Early goal by Wilf then a long spell of nothing much before Raheem and Kelechi came on to spark things up and we went on to win 4-1 with Kevin shining again.
Everton won at Middlesbrough, Stoke beat Sheff Wed and tonight Liverpool blitzed Saints away. So we DID kick start their season and quite frankly they look unstoppable. I’ve asked David Concannon  who knows a bit about German football to advise on why we should’ve got Klopp in the summer for the next issue, so we look forward to that.
The draw pitched us against Everton, so we’ll play them three times in January.
Dave


Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Tuesday

TUESDAY
News this morning of a £265M investment by the Chinese in the club, thanks to Geoff for an early insight, good story for the next zine and deadline is next Monday December 7th.
Tonight it’s Steve (any more incentive needed?) Bruce’s Hull City who were beaten at weekend at home to Sky blue shirt wearing Derby County. Can we make it a double or will we be glowing in the dark?
Here’s the It’s A fix extract/update from KK228 -

14A) TUESDAY DECEMBER 1ST – HULL CITY (HOME) KO 7.45PM

No History – Formed in 1904 when City won the Cup and were a lower league side until making it to the Prem and even the Cup Final when they lost 3-2 unluckily to Arsenal in 2014.
14 League meetings.

Some Celeb fans : Sinitta, Roy North (Basil Brush’s mate), Tom Courtney, John Alderton, John Prescott (possibly) and KK subscriber Stephen Hodgson.

This season so far - They’re in 4th place in The Championship with 35 points from 18 games and 4 wins 3 draws and 2 losses away from home.
In the Capital One Cup they won 4-3 on pens after 2-2 at Accrington in the 1st rd, won 1-0 at home to Rochdale in the 2nd rd, and beat Swansea 1-0 at home in the 3rd rd, then Leicester 5-4 on pens after 1-1 at home in the 4th rd.

Previous meetings – Just the one League Cup meeting in 1963/64, 3-0 City win at Boothferry Park, in front of 13,880.
3 FA Cup meetings, 1930 5th rd H 1-2 , 1934 4th rd A 2-2, H 4-1, 1970 3rd rd A 1-0.
In the Full Members Cup Northern semi-final in 1986 it was 1-2 away, and 2-0 home

Last season - At Hull in September it was a 4-2 City win. We went 2 up through Aguero (7) and Dzeko (11) then gifted them a couple with a Mangala (21) own goal and Hernandez (32P) before Dezko (68) and Lampard (87) saved our blushes.
Crowd was 22,859 with 2,458 Blues.
At The Etihad in February it was a 1-1 draw, Myler put them ahead (34) and it took us until a 90th minute James Milner goal for the equaliser to be snatched. Crowd was 45,608 with 1,405 Tigers!

Form at home v Hull for City: So far there’s been just 7 meetings with 4 City wins and 3 draws. For City : DWDWWWD

Comment : They’re having a great season, but have slipped a bit in the Championship. They’ve given us some tough games recently here, so as usual it’s a game we shouldn’t take for granted especially after the teams we’ve gone out to recently in Cup competitions, Newcastle, Boro, Wigan.
But surely the semi-final beckons.


WWTWTWShite: Averaged 3,993 in 1981/82 and last season it’s 23,201.

Dave


£265millon Investment by the Chinese

http://www.mcfc.co.uk/News/Club-news/20 ... 1448953247

This is obviously good news, but can anyone explain HOW good?