I don’t usually read much of the programme these
days, perfect bound drives me daft. Who the f*ck thought that developing a mag
which flirts all over the place when you try to read it would be an improvement
on previous styles? You’ve got to bend the f*cker in two to read some of the
pages. I usually read Gary James’
interviews, Marc Riley’s article, but not Buzzer’s page any more. However I thought
I’d have a read of Pellers’ piece to find out about the story behind the
Liverpool and Juve games. We were shit against Liverpool. Yes I’d worked that
out for myself Manuel. Oh and we did better against Juve, yeah OK. Then we have
to play Hull, Stoke and BMG. Well that’s enlightening. Sorry but I want to know
about training, team selections, tactics, what went wrong, what we got right,
why are we getting so many injuries etc. I do not want to read about the
bleedin’ obvious. Step it up programme editor.
Ironically, I found Fury’s interview at lunchtime
yesterday quite endearing and good luck to him and his missus Paris (what sort
of name is that?) with their future
arrival. He won the fight too so fair do’s and actually stepped up with a
rendition of Aerosmith’s ‘I don’t wanna miss a thing’, a tricky one to do
particularly in Tyler’s key, but a bit off!
3PM kick off yesterday and the weather was wicked
pre kick off, affecting sales of KK. Just when you want a 5.30 kick off……
Better from the boys. Great first half, Sterling and
de Bruyne on form, first goal for Delph, sleepy time after half time then good
work from Bony, Kev and Alexs who smashed in the 3rd.
Some strange refereeing decisions.
First game for granddaughter Becky, second for
Ellie, who now has two wins under her belt. Not quite the 6-1 v Newcastle but
3-1 wasn’t bad.
Funboy took his lady and son Olly, so all round a
good family day, Joe sat with me as there was no Sue, Marnie (down at 2nd
daughter Kaye’s) or Heather (working weekends at Primark).
Round and about Derby won at Hull playing in sky
blue, Vardy got his 11th in a row as the rags drew at Leicester and
Spurs drew with Chelsea. So we’re top again, not totally convincing, but back
to winning ways.
Liverpool are at home to Swansea and it’s a worry
that we may have kickstarted their season last week, and Arsenal at Norwich..
Juventus, nothing much more to add to the posts
already posted. Very disappointing again, we may as well have played our proper
team on Saturday so we’ve now f*cked up twice. We had our chances, so did they
but their goal was disappointing. Yaya failed to control on the edge of their
box, our players got the wrong side of their attacker twice and Otamendi could
have been fouled for their goal, but just like Sagna on Saturday you cannot
rely on referees to give those decisions and we have to be tougher.
On top of all that Joe is now out for a couple of
weeks so we’ll see how good a buy (questioned at the time) Willy is?
Funny to see the shot of Cath Knott yawning in the
crowd! She’s mortified!
So a struggle to finish top of the group now. Does
it really matter? We’ll have to face Bayern, Barca and Real at some point so is
sooner rather than later such a big problem? And the Chimps league buggers up
our Prem form so is it such a big deal?
However I’m looking forward to the BMG game, and seeing who we get in the New
Year cos I do enjoy the craic!!!
Fans weren’t happy at the swamp, just for a change. PSV played in the gorgeous sky blue, we didn't!! Apparently they all lit up their phones in the 7th minute to commemorate
the 10th anniversary of George Best’s (famous only for ending the
career of Glyn Pardoe, nicking a kidney someone else could’ve put to better
use, and being outshone by John Aston in the 68 Euro Cup final) death. How naff is that? I hope we don’t start doing it at The Etihad.
Saturday it’s Saints. They’ve just lost at home to
Stoke but will be formidable opponents against us in our current state. Maybe
Silva and Aguero will pair up again so it could be promising. Here’s the IAF
extract from KK228 -
14) SATURDAY NOVEMBER 28TH
– SOUTHAMPTON (HOME) KO 3.00 PM
History - Formed in the 1880’s and were a second and third division club but
made it to the first division and won the Cup in 1976 beating the rags 1-0.
and downs since then but eventually bouncing back and establishing themselves
in the Prem, despite the continual raping by Liverpool and the rags of their
so recent connection is Matt Mills. 75th League meeting.
Some celeb fans : Craig David, David
Gower, Fiona Phillips, Holly Valance
This season so far : They’re in 8th
place with 20 points from 13 games with 2 wins 4 draws and 0 losses away from
In the Capital One Cup they beat MK Dons
away 6-0 in the 3rd rd, then Villa 2-1 at home in the 4th
rd and face Liverpool at home in the Q/F.
In the Europa Cup preliminary rd they
went out to our old pals FC Midtjylland 1-1 home and 0-1 away, probably a
blessing in disguise!
season - At St Mary’s in November it was a 3-0 City win. Goals came from Toure
(51) Lampard (80) and Clichy (90). Sergio was booked by the referee for being
fouled in the box, Mangala was sent off and Vinny got himself injured
celebrating Gael’s goal. Crowd was 30,919 with 2,489 Blues.
The Etihad on the last day of the season, May 24th, it was a 2-0
City win. Frank Lampard opened for City
on 31 mins and Sergio wrapped it up on 88 mins. Crowd was 45,041.
Our form at home to
: Last season’s win made it 5 wins on the trot for us, while
Saints won the previous 3 including
the miserable 1-0 last game at Maine Road in 2003.
For City : WWWWWLLLWDD
transfers In – Juanmi £5M, Soares £4.7M, Caulker, Romeu £5M, Van
Out – Clyne £12.5M, Scheiderlin £24M
: Making another good fist of it. Some good results
particularly at Chelsea and could be in the semis of the Capital One Cup.
Plenty of danger up front with Pelle and Mane mean
we will have to be on our toes. At least they won’t park the bus, probably, so
an exciting open game is anticipated.
WWTWTWshite : Averaged 11,612 in
and this season it’s 30,759.
Later tonight it’s the Fury fight. He’s been giving
it lots but doesn’t come over as the new Ali. And he sings in the ring. You’d
expect a bit of AC/DC or Iron Maiden, but no, we got some wimpy girlie song.
He’s a rag of course, and their usual way is to give it loads then when it all
goes wrong, you daren’t mention it again!
Anyone see the TV programme on Wilko Johnson?
Brilliant, what a man, if you missed it watch it on catch up or i tunes if you
Whose turn was it tonight? Busby? Cantona?
Charlton? Edwards? Beckham? Murphy? Giggs? Rooney? Ferguson? Ralph Milne? Salford City? FC
United? Class of 92? No, George Best, and he’s been dead for ten years FFS.
Bro Frank was in the third tier of the East stand on
Saturday where there was a bit of a fracas. Can anyone shed any light?
Popped over to Stockport to drop the zines off in
Bhaji, Merseyway. Apologies to the Blue we missed by half an hour, hope he
picks up a copy now they’re in there!
Tomorrow it’s Juventus of course, which we
sacrificed the Liverpool result for, as we’ve done on quite a few previous
occasions, Spurs, Burnley etc.
Team news is that Vinny(1 game on, 4 off) and Silva are out. For them Evra, Khedira,
Hernanes, and Caceres are all doubtful.
Here’s the It’s A Fix extract from KK228 -
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 25TH - CHIMPS LEAGUE MATCHDAY FIVE – JUVENTUS (AWAY)
At The Etihad in the first Chimps league game it was
a 2-1 City loss, when we were supposed to have been given another European
Vinny (53) leaned on Chiellini for our opener from a
corner, but Mandzukic (65), then Morata (81) stole the points, in front of
50,363 with 850 Juve.
All looked lost, knives were out, but look where we
stand before the return leg. Proudly topping the group table with 9 points,
ahead of Juve with 8, Sevilla with 3 and BMG with 2.
In the Chimps league they beat us 2-1 away, beat
Sevilla 2-0 at home, drew at home 0-0, and 1-1 away with BMG, and play Sevilla
away in their last game of the group.
In Serie A they’re down in 6th place with
21 points, (9 behind Mancini’s leaders Inter), from 13 games and 6 wins 3 draws
and 4 losses.
Our two previous visits have resulted in a 2-0 loss,
in 1976, and a 1-1 draw in 2010.
Juve moved into their new ground, the imaginatively
named Juventus Stadium, capacity only 41,475, in 2011.
Comment - Buffon slagged us off for being big spenders, but ironically was
transferred for 52M Euros in 2001 from Parma to Juventus. A lot of money. A win
would be good but a draw wouldn’t be too bad, so bring it on, and another
chance to check out Pogba.
If we lose, the Liverpool result will be even more
annoying, why can’t we go for the Prem AND the Chimps league???
International break out of the way, Raheem
laying on Rooney’s 51st goal, Jack Butland will be pushing Joe, and I
don’t want to sound boring but is the new Thunderbirds theme song AC/DC’s Thunderstruck???????
Weatherwise we’ve been pretty fortunate for
our first three issues of KK, as it’s been fairly mild and rain free. Saturday
was a cold one, so had to wrap up warmly.
Steve Bates of The People walked past before
I had chance to recognise him, and confirmed he was at the game on Sunday
Supplement the day after, but he’s not been as much of a wanker these days as
he once was. He’s a rag by the way.
Said hello to a few Blues – Trev Makings gave
me his subs and advised us of the team. Unbelievable. Alan Pickering was made
up with his badge piece and we were given an amazingly generous ‘Christmas
bonus’ from a KK regular whose name I must get next time I see him.
Walking over to the East stand I was asked by
a regular Blue if I knew what the team was. When I told him he said “are you
taking the piss”. I wish I had been.
Joe was erratic early on, Sagna, who could
have been fouled, showed us how soft we were going to be, Mangala is the poor
man’s Richard Dunne, Demichelis past it, (turned his back on Skrtel’s goal),
Yaya? Sterling? Kolarov?Tackling and passing was awry, we didn’t win one
midfield header, and were lucky it wasn’t 7 or 8. Just like the old days and
our worst first half performance at home since the rags in the Cup in 2012.
Away at Spurs, Pellers picked a team with one
eye on Borussia M, and it looks like he did it again v Liverpool, with Juve
looming. Serious reservations now on the manager.
Elsewhere it was a bad start with the rags winning
in the last minute with an own goal at Watford. Then West Brom beat the Arse.
Everton put 4 past Villa who we couldn’t manage one against.
On Sunday Spurs got closer to us with a 4-1
win over Wham, who we lost 2-1 to at home.
After the rags game there was an in depth
interview with Giggs, which I turned off.
We’ve managed to give Liverpool all the
ammunition they need to throw the Gerrard and Sterling taunts back at us.
Someone needs to get hold of the squad before these games and give them a good
talking to. Maybe a bit of motivation wouldn’t go amiss either.
Went into town today to drop off KK228 at the
outlets, and was entertained on Market Street by a bloke playing The Shads
Apache and an Elvis impersonator. Very Christmassy, even though it’s not yet
Liverpool tomorrow, here's the IAF extract from KK228 -
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 21ST - LIVERPOOL
(HOME) KO 5.30PM
History – 5 Chimps league/ Euro cups (last 2005), 3 UEFA
Cups, 3 UEFA Super Cups, 18 titles (1901 to 1990) 26 years ago, 7 FA Cups (1965
to 2006), 8 League Cups (1981 to 2012) Heysel
- 39 dead, 600 injured, 14 Liverpool fans convicted, English clubs banned from European
competition for 5/6 years , Hillsborough, Justice for the 96, Booed our players
after we’d respected their 25th Hillsborough anniversary at Anfield,
celebrated winning the title in 2014, Steve Gerrard, Gerrard…….Nivea
creamers…..ex players and pundits out in force
to criticise Raheem Sterling’s move to City
connections : James Milner, Kolo Toure, Daniel Sturridge. 157th
celeb fans: John Bishop, Ricky Tomlinson, Billy Bob Thornton,
Angelina Jolie, Samuel L Jackson, Ian Beale (Eastenders), Daniel Craig, Mike
season so far – They’re currently in 10th place with
17 points from 12 games and 2 wins 3 draws and 1 loss away from home.
the Capital One Cup 3rd rd they beat Carlisle 3-1
on pens after 1-1, then Bournemouth 1-0 in the 4th rd, both at home
and face Saints away in the quarter final.
the Europa League they’ve played Rubin Kazan 1-1 home, 1-0 away;
Bordeaux 1-1 away; FC Sion 1-1 home.
season - At the Etihad in our first home game of the season it was a 3-1
City win. Jovetic (41,55) and Sergio (69 ) put us 3-0 up before a Zab own goal
in the 83rd minute gave them some consolation. Crowd was 45,471 with
2,503 red scouse.
Anfield in March it was our customary loss, 2-1 this time.
Henderson (11) put them ahead before Dzeko (25) equalised but Coutinho (76) won
it for them. Crowd was 44,590 with 2,824 Blues.
at home to Liverpool – Last season’s win made it for City - WWDWWD
summer transfers – In – Bogdan, Ings, Milner, Gomez
£3.5M, Firmino £28M, Clyne £12.5M, Benteke £32.5M.L
Out – Gerrard, Johnson, Sterling £44M, Lambert, Brad Jones, Borini £8M,
: They surprisingly sacked the Bodge, though surely
it should’ve been in the summer, without the hysterical, mock media outrage
that greeted City when Hughes and Mancini bit the dust. David James’ slagging
off of City and suggestion that the Poo’s changes to their backroom staff would
make all the difference looks even more stupid now. Will John Cross print a
retraction in the manumirror? So Klippity’s come in and you can’t help thinking
that he’ll get it right eventually, possibly, maybe.
Mixed form this season but we’ve done a bit better
against them at home recently and there must be no slip ups to give them any
room for gloating.
Milner will get cheered for ripping us off, Sterling
will get booed for getting them a good deal. Who’s got the class?
Wwtwtwshite : Av’d 22,742 in 31/32, and this season it is 44,050.
Yes but i'm 71 years of age and when i played in the Eccles and District no one had a hamstring (or calf) - we'd even play on with a broken leg, or two. Apparently the printworks is cold and it affects the paper so next issue they'll be using a different paper, so we shoild get the zines back earlier.
Due to a delay at the printers, and a hospital appointment it is unlikely that KK228 will be in the Manc outlets tomorrow. It should, however, be on sale at the Liverpool game.
Apologies from all at KK for this unusual situation
KK228 is at the printers. This issue is A4, 48
pages, colour front and back cover, with Ferdinand stupidly querying where Noel
Gallagher and Ricky Hatton where when we were shite. Caption is – We Were Here –
City then, City now, City forever.
This issue includes – The Derby, Seville,
England v Germany, Phil’s Refwatch, Pathos Blues, Badges of Honour, Lest we
Forget, Accounts, FIFA, UEFA, Brian Lomax RIP, plus all the usual contributors.
It’s priced at £3 and can also be obtained
direct from (cheques to ) King Of The Kippax, 25, Holdenbrook Close, Leigh, Lancs,
WN 7 2 HL for £4.50 inc P and P.
It should be out at the Liverpool and
subsequent games and also be in the Manc outlets by Friday afternoon.