Friday, 18 April 2014

Friday

Monday morning I was invited onto on the radio along with a Chelsea fan who was Ok and a Liverpool fan who was a bit misguided!
I made some points to the Liverpool fan re how I was asked to speak to Liverpool fans a few years ago re fan involvement when they were over the moon as Dubai looked like they were coming in. Also I recalled Pool fans’ euphoria in the pub (in Warrington) when Gillette and Hicks came in and the money they were going to spend.
Now, apparently they don’t need a Sheikh. Well they certainly did ten years ago, and how are they going to pay for redeveloping Anfield?
His final point was that because of their worldwide support (City’s record att: 84,000. Chelsea’s 82,000, Liverpool’s about 66,000!) they deserved to win the title over us! I happen to think that the football they’ve played this season is the reason they deserve to win the title. But c’mon Chelsea!!!
(Does that make me a clown)

Amazingly it was a nice fine dry night on Wednesday. Macca’s first for a pre match snack, then had a change of pitch, taking up missing Frank’s spot at the top of Joe Mercer way, as it was the third home game for selling KK214.
So a chance to meet fellow Blues I hadn’t seen for years. And you get the bonus of being serenaded by the rock group in City square. Great voice BTW of the lady vocalist

Big queues to get in so naturally we missed the goal. No Silva, assume he was injured, if not big mistake by Pellers.
And that was the good bit. It was then sideways, backwards, tedious football and inevitably, though we should have had a pen, 2-1 down before the end, then we scraped an equaliser, but couldn’t clinch the win.
On a day when it was announced that our players were the highest paid in world sport it was devastating to see that we won’t be ‘fighting to the end’.

There was a couple of good callers on Radio Manc who questioned the mentality of the team. Pellers reckoned the poor dears were mentally shot after Sunday’s game. I didn’t want to hear that.

Anyway got KK215 off to all the outlets yesterday so all geared up for subs/contributors postage and should hit the ground running on Monday night when we’d better be up for it on the pitch.

Dave

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Lobby

Lobby - Not sure what the fuck he's on about Tony. Agree with your posts don't let him put you off. Thought we'd give Dzeko a bit of credit and he's on the front cover of KK215 but I suspect he'll be off in the summer
Dave

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Tuesday

Tuesday
Good letter in the MUEN re the disgrace of Liverpool fans booing City after the respect we showed to the Hillsborough situation.
. In 2012 united had 6 games to cock it up, Liverpool haver only four.
Sunderland tomorrow a must win of course, here’s the It’s a fix extract from KK214 (on sale again tomorrow)

33) WEDNESDAY APRIL 16Th : SUNDERLAND (HOME) KO 7.45PM

Promoted in 2007, so this is their 6th season in the Prem. (this time!) Last Pot F A Cup 1973. Most recent connection : Adam Johnson. 126th  league meeting.

Some celeb fans: Steve Cram, Kate Adie, Bryan Ferry, Brian Marwood, Peter O’Toole, Sugar Ray Leonard, James Bolam, Heather Mills, Tasmin Archer, Paul Collingwood

This season so far : They’re in 20th place with  25 points from 32 games and 3 wins 4 draws and 9 losses away from home.
In the Capital One Cup they beat MK Dons 4-2 in the 2nd rd, Peterborugh 2-0 in the 3rd rd, Saints 2-1 in the 4th rd , and Chelsea 2-1 in the 5th rd, plus united 3-3 on aggregate winning on pens to face us in the Final, described elsewhere in this issue..
In the FA Cup they beat Carlisle 3-1 at home in the 3rd rd beat Kidderminster 1-0 at home in the 4th rd. Saints 1-0rd at home in the 5th but went out 3-0 at Hull in the 6th round.
At the SOL in November we contrived to lose 1-0 for the 4th time in a row!
Bad boy and ex rag shithouse Bardsley got the goal after Milner was fouled in the 21st minute. Crowd was 40,137 with 2,501 Blues tucked away in the top tier behind the goal

Form at home to Sunderland Last season it was a 3-0 City win, goals coming from Kolarov (5), Aguero (60) and Milner (89).
Crowd was 47,036 with 1722 Mackems, which made it 8 wins and a draw out of the last nine.
For City : WDWWWWWWL

Comment : Disastrous recent results for Sunderland who are rock bottom and 7 points from safety but with 2 games in hand. Gus Poyet got them going, and you would have thought that they’d be safe by now but they’ve just not stepped up since the Capital One Cup final.
Bit of a bogy team away, but not at home so a win is expected, as our first recovery from Saturday when 4 points behind Liverpool would look much healthier. A repeat of the Cup final score would do nicely.

WTWTWShite : Avd 13,601 in 86/87, and this season their average home att. is 40,620.
Worrying news of the FFP situation, to be closely monitored.

Dave

Monday, 14 April 2014

liverpool

Liverpool, and we survived the emotion and onslaught to take it to two all, then we almost went on to win it. The worry is what effect the booing will have on future matches between the clubs. Rodgers went on about how the crowd were going to be the 12th man. Well if he wants to condone that as their 12th man then Liverpool FC have gone down massively in our estimation.
The worry when we lost those away games at Cardiff, Villa and Sunderland was that we’d be likely to need to win at Arsenal, united, Chelsea, Liverpool and Everton, a big ask.
All is not lost but with everything going for Liverpool, though I haven’t read ANY condemnation of their players, the referee, and the crowds antics on Sunday, you’d expect them to win their last 4 games by hook or by crook, yes, even Chelsea, but I hope not.

Not sure who Lobby’s comments were aimed at but can you get away from personal criticism of anyone on the KK blog who expresses an opinion, and the comments implying you must therefore be a rag to do so is just pathetic.
Ta to Neil for lightening the mood.

Anyway, we’ve managed to get KK215 off to the printers, so thanks to all subscribers and it should be in the outlets by the end of the week and out for the WBA game so look out for it please.
It’s a varied issue including, Billy Meredith part two, ex players, 1894 group, Harry Potter at O/T, History boys, Collecting, rag piss takes, and much much more. It’s the ‘we’ll fight to the end of season’ issue, and has Dzeko’s celebration at the swamp with a suitable caption on the front cover. (yesterdays defeat bolloxed up our proposed front cover!)
A4, 44 pages, £3, a bargain, you lucky people.
Dave



Saturday, 12 April 2014

Saturday

Saturday
What a week. Rags exited Europe at Bayern and won’t be in the Chimps league next year, which was quite funny, no, it was hilarious.
Then it was the young lads at the Etihad against Reading in the Cup Final first leg. We’d been to two previous games at the Leigh Sports Village so had our appetites whetted and we weren’t disappointed as the lads came back from 2-0 down to win 3-2.
Then it’s all been on the build up to Sunday’s game. Clattenburg’s the ref but we’ve only lost two with him in charge, and whilst he’s bound to send a City player off and give em a couple of pens, we should be good enough if Vinny’s fit.
It’s the 25th anniversary of Hillsborough, of course, so it will be an emotional day. One of my few successes as Fan On The Board was to persuade our club to bring forward the game from Saturday to Friday in 1995 so that players could attend the 6th anniversary at Anfield, so it’s pleasing that the new inquiry on Hillsborough is now taking place. There can only be one outcome, and let’s hope that those responsible will be punished accordingly.
For me, on the pitch I’d like to see us avenge those games in 1972 (0-3), and 1977 (1-2) which dented our title hopes those seasons.
Here’s the It’s A Fix extract from KK214 :

32) SUNDAY APRIL 12TH LIVERPOOL
(AWAY) KO 1.37 PM
Last promotion was in 1962, since when they’ve won the lot but no title since 1990 (who’d’ve thought we’d win it before them?) Recent connections : Kolo Toure, Daniel Sturridge. 156th league meeting.

Some celeb fans: John Bishop, Ricky Tomlinson, Billy Bob Thornton, Angelina Jolie, Cilla Black, Samuel L Jackson, Ian Beale (Eastenders), Daniel Craig, Mike Myers,

This season so far : They’re currently in 1st  place with 74 points from 33 games with 15 wins 1 draw and 1 loss at home
At the Etihad in December it was a 2-1 City win. Coutinho (24) opened for the moaning scousers but Kompany (31) and the Beast (45) won it for us, as unusually we didn’t score at the South stand in the second half. Crowd was 47,351 with 2,726 red scouse.

In the Capital One Cup they beat Notts County 4-2 at home, but lost 1-0 at the Swamp to the rags.

In the FA Cup they beat Oldham 2-0 at home in the 3rd rd, Bournemouth away 2-0 in the 4th but lost unluckily 2-1 at Arsenal in the 5th rd.

Form at Anfield in August 2012  it was a ‘Desmond’. Skrtel put them one up (34) Ya Ya equalised (63), Suarez then scored that free kick (66) but Carlos, scored the equaliser (80). Crowd was 44,942 with 3,027 Blues.

Form at Anfield : Prior to the last two seasons draws, we lost 3-0 in 2011, drew 2-2 in 2009/10 and 1-1 in 2008/09, but after our rare 2-1 win in 2002/03 it was 5 straight losses. 
For City : DDLDD

Comment : In January there were no ins or outs of note. Brendan Rodgers has put together a tidy team with decent looking buys and sales. They’ve hung on to disgraced Suarez who’s given up the diving, racism and biting so far and is on top form, along with Sturridge (daft goal celebrations) Sterling and Co. THE big one of the season against our fiercest rivals and any result, win or draw, will good. Hopefully they’ll have Kolo Toure in defence!

Justice for the 96.

Groundwise it’s just the same and we’re in our usual stand and ticket prices £48.

Anfield : Capacity : 45,362 (3,000 for City)

Wwtwtwshite : Av’d 22,742 in 31/32, and this season it’s 44,679.
Parking is usually a problem, but the Arkles pub is always welcoming provided we behave ourselves
Sat Nav L4 0TH

Incidentally KK215 is coming on a treat and we should be at the printers this week to be out for the West Brom home game.
Dave




Sunday, 6 April 2014

Saints

Saints
Bloody rain again but cleared up during the match. Took up our seats and were pleased to note that the young lass sat next to us regularly for the past few years was holding her 3 week old baby girl, dressed in City pink. She never batted an eyelid when we scored after two minutes!
Wow, we were outplayed until Rodrigues went off, then we got two on the stroke of half time which baffled everyone.
Second half dad took over the baby, and we added a 4th. Negredo couldn’t manage it again despite the crowd willing him a goal.
MOTD saved Alvaro’s blushes by not showing the two misses, and Vinny gave a good, if monotonous, account of himself.
Frankly though, we’ll have to do better than this if we want to lift the title and Yaya’s petulance is becoming tiresome.
Going to try and bring the deadline forward of KK 215 to this Thursday if possible, so fingers crossed that all contributors can respond.
Cheers

Dave

Friday, 4 April 2014

Friday

Friday
Picked up May’s (even though it’s only just April) 4-4-2 (£4.60) which features Sergio Aguero, Robbie Fowler who this time says nice things about City, and there’s a nice little feature on the 1933 Cup Final, when, apparently, we played in purple shirts. (According to the programme it was scarlet jerseys with white knickers) The team players were numbered from 1 to 22.

Tomorrow we’ve got the first of our final 8 games, and we need to win them all, probably. It’s Saints of course who will give us one helluva game. Here’s the It’s A Fix extract from KK214

31) SATURDAY APRIL 5TH : SAINTS (HOME)
KO 12.45 PM
Second season back in the top flight. Last trophy was the FA Cup in 1976 when, as a second division club, they beat red hot favourites, the rags by 1-0. Recent connection is Matt Mills.

Some celeb fans : Craig David, David Gower, David Frost, Fiona Phillips, Holly Valance

This season so far : They’re in 8th place with 48 points from 32 games with 6 wins 4 draws and 6 losses away from home. They’ve just had a big 4-0 home win v Newcastle.
At St Mary’s in December it was a 1-1 draw. Aguero opened (10)  but Osvaldo equalised (42) and that’s the way it stayed. Crowd was 31,229 with 2,541 Blues.

In the Carling Cup : They  won at Barnsley 5-1 in the 2nd rd; beat Bristol City 2-0 at home in the 3rd rd; but lost 2-1 at Sunderland in the 4th rd.

In the FA Cup : They beat Burnley 4-3 at home in the 3rd rd; Yeovil at home 2-0 in the 4th rd; but lost 1-0 at Sunderland in the 5th rd.

Form at home to Saints : Last season  it was a 3-2 City win in August , the opening game of our season, and Saints first one back in the Prem. Silva missed an early pen then Tevez put us ahead (40), but Lambert (59) and S. Davis (68) put them 2-1 ahead, shades of the last game of the previous season against QPR. Just like in that game City came back, this time through Dzeko (72) then Nasri (80) sealing it. Not quite as dramatic as the QPR game!
Crowd was  46,190 with 1924 Saints
Otherwise in the Prem alone they’ve had 3 wins including the miserable 1-0 last game at Maine Road in 2003, 2 draws and 3 losses.
For City : WWLLLWDD

Comment : Chairman Nicola Cortese resigned in January  and they’ve now got a Canadian bloke as new CEO. No new signings in the window but Sharp, Puncheon and Osvaldo all went. Things looked a bit dodgy then but they’ve picked up nicely and Lallana, Lambert, Rodrigues and co will give us a tough game.

WWTWTWshite : Averaged 11,612 in 1955/56
and this season it’s 29,843.

Dave
PS – no ducklings hatched yet!


Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Tuesday

Tuesday
Fellaini got away with it surprise surprise. KK's Neil Shaw was on Blue Tuesday.
Went to watch the under 21’s at Leigh, and they deservedly won a competitive game 3-2 against Burnley.
Got back just in time to see Bayern score. Valencia should have been sent off, Bayern had a penalty turned down and Rooney got Schweinstiger sent off, so back to normal at the Swamp.
Just watched Inside Manchester City which was OK. 
Anyone know owt about ducks? We’ve got one in the back garden with a nest containing about ten eggs about to hatch any minute!

Dave

Monday, 31 March 2014

Monday

Monday
What a boost we were given with Chelsea’s loss at Palace (though we have to go there!) and Arsenal being without Ozil, Walcott, Wilshire and Ramsay. First half domination but at walking pace and second half we finished up glad of a point. Beginning of the week we’d’ve taken 4 points from the two away games, but the way things went it felt like 2 dropped.
 Thought the Red Issue plane/flag flying over O/T was pretty despicable but not untypical of rags fans.
Spurs were pitiful at Anfield and Liverpool are now certainly in the driving seat. Brendan Rodgers – what’s he ever won? What’s his experience in Europe?
Anyway Saints on Saturday now looks a tough one, let’s hope Sergio’s back.

Dave

Friday, 28 March 2014

Friday

Friday
Enjoyable week wot! Fun and games at the Swamp. Fergie/Moyes in/out – plane to be flown over O/T with the Chosen Wrong banner. Luvly people them rags aren’t they?
Anyway, another major test tomorrow as we go to what used to be a graveyard for the Blues. I’m not there unfortunately as it’s a bit of a family weekend, so I’ll be watching on TV.
Here’s the It’s a fix extract/update from KK214 -

 30) SATURDAY MARCH 29TH : ARSENAL (AWAY) KO 5.30PM
Ever present in the top division since 1919 when they cheated their way up from division 2 finishing 5th.
Last pot FA Cup 2005, 9 seasons ago, Recent connection Samir Nasri, 172nd league meeting

Some celeb fans: Bradley Walsh,  Piers Morgan, Johnny Rotten, Ray Davies, Roger Daltry, Colin Firth, Tony Hadley, Barbara Windsor, Jack Whitehall

This season so far they’re currently in 4th place with 63 points from 31 games with 10 wins 4 draws and 1 loss at home.
They’ve just lost 6-0 at Chelsea and drawn 2-2 at home to Swansea, so are slipping up, and our confidence must be high.

At The Etihad in December it was that fantastic 6-3 City win. Aguero opened (14), Walcott equalised (31), then Negredo (39) and Fernandinho (50) made it 3-1. Walcott made it ) 3-2 (63) but Silva (66) then Fernandinho (88) made it 5-2. Mertesacker (90+3) made it 5-3 but Toure (90 +5) finished em off with a penalty and Wenger thought we were lucky!
Crowd was 47,229 with 2820 Arses

In the Capital One Cup, they drew 1-1 at West Brom winning on pens but lost 2-0 at home to Chelsea.

In the FA Cup they beat Spurs 2-0,in the 3rd rd, Coventry 4-0 in the 4th, Liverpool 2-1, luckily, in the 5th and beat Everton 4-1 in the 6th, all at home. In the semi they face Wigan, so are surely favourites to win the Cup.

In the Chimps League they played :
Fenerbahce  3-0 away, 2-0 home; Marseille 2-1away, 2-0 home; Napoli 0-2 away,2-0 home; Dortmund 1-2 home, 1-0 away.
In the Group stage they lost 0-2 at home to Bayern Munich and drew 1-1 away going out limply.

Our form at Arsenal :  Last season it was a 2-0 win in January. Jimmy M put us 1-0 up (21) and then Dzeko made amends for his missed penalty (32) when they went down to ten men.  Vinny was also sent off but that was later rescinded.
Crowd was 60,107 with 2,107 Blues who’d paid £62 for the privilege, and the team were reminded by the assistant referee.
Prior to that it was a 1-0 loss and two 0-0 draws.
For City it’s : WLDDLLLLDLLLLLDL

Groundwise: Football grounds in London are ridiculous and they’re often affected by  tube strikes. Same place in the corner for us with tickets priced at £62 again They have a banner stating : “You can’t buy class” but berate Arsene  for not buying….class, though what signings Walcott, Oxley-Chamberlain, Ozil etc  make of it we don’t know! Disappointing that they’ve come down to the level of the rags.

The Emirates Capacity: 60,355 (2,900 for City)

Comment:  They’ve slipped up recently and we’ve got the bit between our teeth, so an FA Cup looks to be their best bet.
Walcott’s injury was a blow and Wilshire’s now out. We got our first league win there last season  since 1975 so a repeat would do very nicely thank you!

WTWTWShite: averaged 23,824 in 1985 and this season it’s 60,095
Pubs/parking: Usual pub is the Drayton Arms. Parking is crap as they shouldn’t have built the new ground in London
Away day zine: The Gooner, A5, colour, very professional and swap with KK.
Sat Nav: N5 1BU

Dave

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Derby day refelections

DERBY REFLECTIONS
Busy traffic on Ordsall Lane but clear on Talbot Road, where we parked up in our usual spot around 7PM. Very quiet going to the ground in the drizzle, none of the usual rag shite of how they were gonna win 6-0.

Picked up a programme, daft size, very red and glossy. Interesting map of Greater Manchester with locations relevant to players etc eg Tony Booth from Middleton, and Johnny Ashton senior from Prestwich compounded by Johnny Ashton junior being from Clayton. You’d expect them to get City players name wrong, but it’s a poor do when they get their own wrong – twice. Still it was probably done by one of their out of town fans who think they do but don’t know the club.
Good piece on O/T's floodlights opening in March 1957, about 4 years after City's!

Paddy ‘spitter’ Crerand thought there was always a fear of City around united, but I didn’t detect any such thing tonight.
How many times did they feature Rooney’s “I wish I’d had my transplant before I scored that goal” overhead shinner – once on page 25, again on page 53, and if you think that would be enough you’d be wrong as it’s featured for a THIRD time on page 79, just so you’d know!
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Ex Blue announcer Alan Keegan let us down again by not introducing City as the Capital One Cup holders – remember all the gloating at the semi a few years ago? We’d expect better Alan.

Inside the ground a rag kindly dropped his flag down into the City fans to be tossed about and ripped to shreds.
Wow, a goal up before we’d drawn breath, should’ve been more, Fellaini and Welbeck should’ve walked, Rooney in the refs ear all half, and what an airshot that was!

Second half I said to Steve “we seem to have a plan at corners” as Edin smashed in the second, and what a display from him tonight. Some great songs by Blues. Players were falling off the edge of O/T’s ridiculous pitch, Manuel made the right changes and Yaya inevitably finished em off for 3-0, which should’ve been ten!

Exiting the ground there was a few brief flurry’s of –
“20 times, 20 times we are Champions,
20 times, twenty times I pray,
20 times, 20 times, we are Champions - and I couldn’t resist adding “but you really fucked it up today” even though we were supposed to be taking a low profile!
The vitriol against Fergie, Moyes, the team, by those rags was wonderful, and hands up you Blues who tuned into Red Wednesday which was a delight!
Liverpool beat Sunderland last night 2-1 so we go back to 2nd place but with it all to play for.
Enjoy this week.
BTW kindle version of KK214 is up and running!

Dave

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

derby day

Derby day dawns, as the rags face their unreal rivals. Well they’ve let Liverpool get the double over them so they won’t be too bothered if we do the same, or will they? Who’re they trying to kid? A win would put us 3 behind Chelsea with 2 games in hand, and at least 10 goals better in GD, so no pressure then!

Here’s the It’s A Fix extract/update from KK214 -
29)   TUESDAY MARCH 25TH : UNITED (AWAY) KO 7.45PM
Last promotion was in 1975. Since then they’ve cheated, lied, bullied and bought success, though they won’t admit it
They’re ever present since promotion in 1975. Last pot, title last year, recent connection Carlos Tevez, 150th league meeting.

Some celeb fans : You know them all, Coco the Clown, Biffo the Bear, Justin Timberlake, Ollie Murrs, Insane Bolt, James Nesbitt looking like a complete prick at Arsenal last year, and Bates off Downton

This season so far they’re  in 7th place with 51 points from 30 games and  6 wins 3 draws and 5 losses at home. They’re 11 points off a Chimps League place in this, their transition season, the only club to be in such a state, unlike Chelsea, City, Everton, Spurs etc who’ve all changed their managers,  despite them being  being Champs!
They won the Community Shield, beating Wigan 2-0 with 2 from RVP (ragspeak for one plus an own goal!)
At the Etihad in September it was that comfy 4-1 City win. Goals came from Aguero (16,47), Toure (45), Nasri (50) whilst united’s consolation came from Rooney  (87). Crowd was 47,156 with 2,678 rags

In The Capital One Cup they beat Liverpool at home 1-0, Norwich 4-0 at home, Stoke 2-0 away. In the semis they lost 2-1 at Sunderland, won 2-1 in the 2nd leg, but went out on pens hilariouisly.

In the FA Cup they went out 2-1 at home to Swansea in only the 3rd rd.

In the Chimps league they’ve played :
Bayer Leverkusen 4-2 home, 5-0 away; Shakhta Donetsk 1-1 away, 1-0 home; Real Sociedad 1-0 home, 0-0 away.
In the Group stage they lost 2-0 at Olympiacos, but as expected  they pulled it round at the Swamp 3-0 and face Bayern in the Q/F though Moyes has spotted their weaknesses (but not united’s!)

Form at the Swamp : Last season  we won 2-1 in April, giving them a footballing lesson. Jimmy Milner scored the first (51) then it was an own goal equaliser (59) claimed by Jones in true rag style before Aguerroooooooooooo scored the winner (78) leaving half a dozen rags in his wake and De Gea bemused. Crowd was 75,498 with 3,074 human beings. Before that it was the 6-1 and 3 close losses after the 2-1 Munich game.
For City :WWLLLWLDD

Comment:
In the January window they brought in Mata for £37M to boost their debt. Main outs were Anderson and Zaha.  Rooney’s got another new deal and RVP wants one now. Vidic wants out, baines didn’t want in,  and there’s been much mutterings from rags over the Moyes situation. “Why was he appointed/” “What’s he ever won?” “We need a complete clear  out” “he shouldn’t have removed the backroom staff” Blahdy, blahdy, bollocky blah.
They’ve still got a fairly strong squad though maybe not the right manager but we shouldn’t underestimate them cos it is their Cup Final after all.

Groundwise : They’re  experimenting with a singing section (where did they get that idea from?) in certain games, but  we’re again tucked away in the corner between the decrepit main stand and K stand away from the TV cameras and behind the goading, snarling, disabled rags and their nauseous  helpers with their banners, who feign shock horror when they get some back.
It’s the corner where their players run over  for a gloat if they’ve fluked a goal or a win.

They’ve got the walk of hate, the coin throwing tunnel and the missile corners.
The dug out is, of course in front of a not so classy, brick wall
Entering and exiting the ground can also be a problem especially on a night game, so best to get there early if you can as they like to pick off the stragglers, bottling, bricking and spitting not being uncommon. Of course last year no probs exiting as they’d all gone home before the final whistle!

Old Trafford/Swamp/Cesspit/Sty/Leper colony

Capacity : 76,000 (3,000 for City)

WWTWTWShite: Crowds were down to 11,685 in 1930/31, and the current average is 75,172
Parking : plenty of car parks, some which the club have relieved from the local scallies.
Away day zine : UWS (swap with KOTK)
Red Issue, Red News, Red Shite, Red Bollocks, Red Lies, Red Turds, Red Hypocrisy, Red Twats, Red C*nts, Red wan*ers……..
Sat Nav : M16 0RA -  this will get rags fans in the vicinity so be prepared for dozens of em decked out in their colours and asking you “which way to the ground” I kid you not. When they spot the Liverpool warehouse they’ll be perplexed as to whether they’re in Liverpool, Salford or Stretford. Keep the dosy sods guessing.
You may have to walk down the old Warwick Road past all the cheap tack befitting of rag and bone men. Then you can gaze at the statues two of  whom are ex City players - Busby  and Denis (back heel) Law.

C’mon City


Dave

Monday, 24 March 2014

weekend

Weekend
Torrential rain on the way to the ground, just about cleared when we parked up, then showers all afternoon.   We were informed that Chelsea were winning 6-0 and their goal difference was now better than ours – which of course it wasn’t! 

Terry Phelan was hovering about outside G entrance doing that footballers thing where he’s on the phone so that no one will talk to him. Or maybe he really was on the phone! 

Anyway a bit of a struggle before the first goal but a coast after that and a boost to our GD which may be vital later, but what’s happened to the Beast?

Liverpool looked good again at Cardiff and the rags won at West Ham with a wonder foul from Rooney. Russell Brand and even Teddy Sheringham thought so but no-one else. What is going on?

Dropped the zines off in the Stockport outlets on Merseyway and bumped into legendary Blue John Leigh. Went for a coffee and it turned out his daughter worked there on a Saturday! Last time we did that was in Copenhagen. Happy days.  So that’s all the subscriber and contributor copies of KK214 sent out.

We popped along to the Leigh Sports Village tonight and saw a very impressive display from the under 21’s in a 6-0 win over Blackburn Rovers. We should play there more often.

Tomorrow it’s the derby of course. Tension building up, we’ll be OK won’t we?.

Dave

Friday, 21 March 2014

Friday

Friday
KK214 picked up from the printers and delivered to outlets in Manc. Today. Quick flick through and a couple of annoying mistakes (before Ged points them out!) in the editorial – I’ve put Fowler instead of Savage and next deadline is Monday April 14th just after Liverpool away not Saints home. Though this is under review depending on results – I’ll keep everyone informed !
rags have drawn Bayern Munich in the Chimps League and RVP is out for about 4 weeks. Tomorrow it’s bottom club Fulham (shudder!), here’s the It’s a Fix extract  from KK214 :

Fulham home
28) SATURDAY MARCH 22ND : FULHAM  (HOME) KO 3PM
12th season in the Prem. No silverware. Recent connection Mark Hughes. 58th league meeting.

Some celeb fans : Ray Brooks, David Hamilton, Hugh Grant, Pierce Brosnan, Lily Allen, Nigel Havers, Sharon Duce, Daniel Radcliffe, Nick Frost, Keith Allen, Patrick Mower, Ralph McTell

This season so far : They’re in 20th place with 24 points from 30 games  with 3 wins 2 draws and 10  losses away from home.
At the Cottage in December it was a 4-2 City win. Toure (23) and Kompany (43) put us 2-0 up by half time but Fulham hit back through Richardson (50) and Kompany OG (69) to level but Navas (78) and Milner (83) clinched it for the Blues. Crowd was 25,509 with 2,973 Blues, officially.

In the Capital One Cup : They beat Burton Albion away 5-4 on pens after 2-2, Everton 2-1 at home, but went out at Leicester 4-3 away.

In the FA Cup : They drew 1-1 at Norwich and won the replay 3-0, drew 1-1 at Sheff. Utd but lost the repay 0-1.

Form at home v Fulham: Last season it was the 2-0 win in January with a brace from David Silva (2,69). Crowd was 47,286 with 558 Cottagers
For City it’s : WWDDLLWLDDW

Comment :
In the January window in came Clint Dempsey, Kvist, Holtby, Mitrogleu (£11M), Heitinga, Cole and Tunnicliffe (now at Wigan) .
Out went  Ruiz, Arthurworry, Grimmer, Hughes, Senderos and Berbatov. The latter’s fee was bumped up by our interest and he signed for the rags, turning our fortunes, with his Wembley misses in the semi-final of 2011. Thank you, thank you, Dimi, Alex Ferguson, and the rags, as we went on to unprecedented success.
Sadly they’ve nose dived under new Chairman Shahid Khan.  Martin Jol went, ex rag Rene Meulensteen, along with Ray Wilkins, and Alan Curbishley came but were given the boot and replaced by Felix Magath.
They actually won a game at home to Newcastle last week but still look doomed and it should be our 3 points.

WWTWTWShite: Averaged 4,057 in 90/91and this season it’s 24,899


Dave