Sunday, 29 November 2015

Saints programme

Saints Programme
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..


Friday, 27 November 2015

Black Friday

Black Friday
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 -


No 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.
Ups 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 best players.
Not 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 home.
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!

Last 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.
At 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 Saints : 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.

Main transfers In – Juanmi £5M, Soares £4.7M, Caulker, Romeu £5M, Van Dijk.
Out – Clyne £12.5M, Scheiderlin £24M

Comment : 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 1955/56
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 can.


Thursday, 26 November 2015


Juventus's goal came from Yaya missing the ball on the edge of their box!

Wednesday, 25 November 2015


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.
City are in Turin, c’mon you Blues.


Tuesday, 24 November 2015


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 -


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 lesson.
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???

BMG v Sevilla also tonight.


Monday, 23 November 2015

"You're taking the piss"

Villa – “You’re taking the piss”
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 December.


Sunday, 22 November 2015

Saturday, 21 November 2015


You are quite right about Milner Steve but SWP did NOT want to leave, and the money we received saved us from going into administration!

Liverpool tomorrow, here's the IAF extract from KK228 -


No 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

Recent connections : James Milner, Kolo Toure, Daniel Sturridge. 157th league meeting.

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

This 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.
In 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.
In the Europa League they’ve played Rubin Kazan 1-1 home, 1-0 away; Bordeaux 1-1 away; FC Sion 1-1 home.

Last 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.
At 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.

Form at home to Liverpool – Last season’s win made it for City - WWDWWD

Main 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, Mario Balotelli

Comment : 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.

Friday, 20 November 2015


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.

Thursday, 19 November 2015


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.