Kindle version of KK218 now out
West ham then and a pretty damning review in the MEN by Stuart Brennan, and some of our players need a wake up call.
Three crucial games coming up and if we want to do anything this season they’re all must win starting with Newcastle tomorrow night. Needless to say they’ve picked up with a great win at Spurs and the Pardew out brigade, just like the Allardyce outers at West Ham have gone a bit quiet. Will we be chanting “you’re getting sacked in the morning” or will the Manchester City Benevolent Society turn up again? Better not, here we go with the It’s A Fix extract from KK218:
9A) WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 29TH CAPITAL ONE CUP 4TH RD : NEWCASTLE (HOME)
The Magpies are four times division one champions (1905, 1907, 1909,1927), 6 times F A Cup winners (1910, 1924, 1932, 1951, 1952, 1955), Fairs Cup winners 1969.
Some celeb fans : Robson (Geordie) Jerome, Tony Blair, Ant and Dec, Sting, Jimmy Nail, Brian Johnson, Mark Knopfler, Paul Collingwood, Steve Harmison, and, of course our very own KOTK guru Graeme Alderson and subscriber Jackie Marr’s hubby!
This season so far : Currently they’re in 14th place with 10 points from 9 games and 1 win 2 draw and 2 losses away from home. They’ve just won 2-1 at Spurs.
In the Capital One Cup : In the 2nd rd they won 1-0 at Gillingham, in the 3rd round they won 3-2 aet at Crystal Palace, though Pardew was upset when they announced the City tie in extra time!.
Previous meetings in the League Cup : First meeting was in the final in 1976, a 2-1 City win. Then it was 1994/95 4th round, 1-1 at Maine Road and 2-0 at St James’ in the replay when The Magpies were riding high.
Last season in the 4th round they lost to us 2-0 aet. It was an incredibly boring game and the goals didn’t arrive until the 99th and 105th minute through Negredo and Dzeko. Crowd was 33, 846 with 2,507 Blues
Comment : Manager Alan Pardew ‘s been under incredible pressure with fans holding ‘Pardew out’ placards up and there’s even talk of him being replaced by Moyes or Bruce. Still he has been known to head butt an opposition player and called Pellers a f*cking, twa”ting, b*llocking old ars*hole of a c*nt – or words to that effect.
We have an incredible home record against Newcastle, (only one loss in the last 16, 0-1 in 00/01) but cup games are often a one off though we really should be too strong for them yet again, and they seem to pin their hopes on Cisse.