Monday, 27 June 2016

Joke week

Got a bit of catching up to do. England beat Wales. Early chance for Raheem, too early would’ve been the verdict on any other player. Dreadful foul by Rooney for the free kick, not mentioned. Joe beaten yet again down to his left. How many times have we seen that?
Went to see Graham Nash’s exhibition at the Salford museum. It was also the Salford photo exhibition, but none of my old school – Salford Tech High.
So we had a pleasant morning until we arrived back at the car to find a bloody parking ticket. We’d missed the signs due to coaches being parked in front of them (we’ve never had to pay there before) and there were no reminders of ‘have you paid and dIsplayed’? So that completes the Salford Crescent fuck up.
England went out to Iceland tonight, Raheem getting the pen, Joe not getting down to his left again. I hate to say it but Rashford when he came on did at least go past players.
We’re a joke. Not to mention Boris and Farage.
Unbelievable and depressing week.


Tuesday, 14 June 2016


What’s been going on? Attended the Former Players ‘do,’ organised to recognise Denis Law and Franny Lee being honoured with CBE ‘s and Steph Haughton's MBE which followed Alex Williams MBE. Fred said that  Steph couldn't attend as she had to stay at home to do the ironing. C'mon guys, it was virtually an all male do, see the funny side.
Buzzer said that Franny rang him up and said “I’ve got the CBE” Mike replied saying “I’m the Ambassador to Sheikh Mansour of Abu Dhabi. Fuck Off!!”
Fred Eyre announced that next year’s ‘do’ had already been organised and it would not be on a Thursday so that United ex players could attend. Comedian Mick Miller told us that his wife fancied being on the Jeremy Kyle show, so he told her he’d just shagged her sister so they could go on the show!
I got Franny to autograph my Bolton v City programme from 1960 when he made his debut for Bolton, at 16, and Denis autographed my Luton v City programme from 1961 when he scored 6 goals that didn’t count in the end. He also signed the Charlton v Huddersfield programme from 1956, a game in which he is named in the programme but missed the game through injury. Charlton, 5-1 down with ten men and twenty minutes to go won that game 7-6. Incredible.
It was a lucky night for brother Frank who won a pair of cuff links, and I won 4 tickets for a Lancashire cricket match of my choice, in the raffle.

Had a letter printed in the MEN re Maureen joining in with United’s legendary selective memory syndrome, which was responded to by some pillock called Jim Dunn who confirmed ULSMS by failing to mention that City were in the Chimps League and not United. In fairness they did print my response, but edited bits out.
Sue and I met up with Vicky Kloss at the media centre to discuss the anti-City bias, more of that later.

Then it was AC/DC at the Etihad with Ellie, my 15 year old granddaughter. Parked up in Funboy’s parking spot opposite the East stand car park and strolled across to entrance C and up to our level 2 seats. Brilliant gig, I wrote to the MEN postbag and they printed it in today’s edition. No quick getaway after the gig though as some prick decided to close the road onto Alan Turing Way and we had to drive all round the houses to get back to Ashton New Road.
On the same night Sue and Marnie went to see Gary James’ film at the Dancehouse. Maybe they’ll do a write up on it!

As for the Euros. Marseille has a reputation and any England and City fans who’ve been to Russia know what they’re like. I’ve always said that Football hooliganism should be treated like nuclear disarmament ie we’ll sort ours  out if you sort yours. We’ve pretty well done our bit but the Ruskies haven’t. So you get an imbalance. Russian Ultras v our nice supporters. Not quite as simple as that but you get my drift. As for the segregation in the ground, no further comment required. World Cup in Russia? Farcical. England were unlucky to draw the game and Raheem didn’t do himself any favours. I thought David Silva was back to his best for Spain.
So England v Wales up next. Welsh fans usually scrap between themselves, Swansea and Cardiff plus the Russians will be hovering so let’s see if lessons have been learnt. Any bets?

Thursday, 9 June 2016


I'm getting excited now, as it's nearly time for AC/DC at The Etihad. I'll be parking up at Funboy's flat opposite the East stand, I knew he'd come in handy one day.
Like I've said I hope Axl Rose is on time and I don't mind if he does a couple of G and R numbers - I've just come down to Manchester City, where the grass is green and the girls are pretty...also it would be nice if the boys do 'Friday on my Mind' as a tribute to Malcolm.
So, we've got tickets near to our usual spot in the East stand level 2, and I'm taking my 15 year old grandaughter, Ellie, so looking forward to it immensely.

Thursday, 2 June 2016


England beat Australia at The SOL. Raheem laid on two then was booed off.
It’s all been, Mourinho this week, apart from Rooney and Rashford, plus even the ads have got Cantona doing em, though I have to admit that I quite like em.
Got my letter printed in the MEN re Mourinho falling into the legendary manu selective memory syndrome so was quite pleased about that.
Sadly Real beat Atletico on pens Ronaldo notching the final one then going into preen mode. In the play offs Hull beat Wednesday, so 3 Northern clubs up this year, and well done to Barnsley and AFC Wimbledon with their promotions.
England v Portugal tonight but I’m off to the pub to have another go on the karaoke at Disturbed’s Sound of Silence, powerful stuff.
Looks like mid July deadline for KK234, but I will confirm after the fixtures come out on June 15th. So far we’ve got HWIFY, Class of 15/16, and City world part one in the can, so a promising start.
Vicky Kloss is supposed to be meeting up with me by the end of the week to have an informal chat about the anti City bias in the media and how the club view it and what KOTK can continue to due to combat.
Date, time, and place still awaited. I'm free. Any questions let me know please.