Rags out of Europe so arranged the first of their prestigious friendlies. Argentina v Portugal at the Swamp. Only 41,000 turned up despite their ex golden boy playing and the crowd being swelled by Blues.
No tweet from Camel gob re empty seats. No word yet either from Rochdale rag manager Keith Hill on united’s spending. Wonder why?
England won the second of their two games, 3-1 v Scotland. James Milner instrumental in the build up of the 2nd and 3rd goal. Is it me or was there not a mention?
Got an email from the club telling me that our normal seat could be available for the Bayern game. Rang up, got no sense, so as we were going to town anyway popped in and had it confirmed that our seats had gone. I’ll be checking if Germans or UEFA officials are sitting there on Tuesday.
Whilst there had a look in the store and bought some stuff. Delivered almost the last few Us and Them books a while ago and guess what? Not one on the shelves, and the manager is supposed to be a mate!
Leicester away tickets now on sale. We get all kinds of emails re clothes and stuff we’re not interested in but important stuff like tickets we have to trawl the net.
Lots of fans' stuff building up from the last few fanzines – CSKA Bogoff scheme, compensation for Moscow away, Alan Henning, what’s the deal for season ticket holders being moved from East and West stand level 2, to name but a few. Is there to be a grand opening for the new Academy?
Beginning to feel a bit like Yaya in the summer. Time for Points of Blue to be reinstated.
Hope to get to town today to put KK219 in the outlets.
Alan Turing film superb, glad Roytonboy enjoyed it too. Will the rags be doing a film about Lou MaCari’s Chippy? Watch this space!
Tomorrow it’s Swansea, and here’s the It’s A Fix extract from KK219 : (Note the corrected kick off time!)
12) SATURDAY NOVEMBER 22Nd SWANSEA
(HOME) KO 3PM
The Swans are now established in the Prem. Most famous connection is Roy Paul, apart from Scott Sinclair. Last and only Pot : Capital One Cup 2013. 27th League meeting.
Some celeb fans : Catherine Zeta Jones, Dylan Thomas, Spencer Davis.
This season so far : They’re in 5th place with 18 points from 11 games and 1 wins 2 draws and 2 losses away
In the Capital One Cup in the 2nd rd they beat Rotherham 1-0, 3rd rd Everton 3-0 both at home, but lost unluckily at Liverpool 2-1 in the 4th round.
Last season at the Etihad in December it was a 3-0 City win. Negredo opened with a stunning free kick (8), then Nasri, having a great game made it 2 (58) then 3 (77).
Crowd was 46,559 with 871 Jacks.
At the Liberty on New Year’s Day it was a 3-2 City win. Goals came from Fernandinho (14) Toure (58) and Kolarov (66). Pantilimon (85og) and Antichobe (90) made us sweat at the end
Crowd was 20,498 with 1000 Blues. Having hit top spot for the first time in the season we dropped to 2nd after this game!
Our form at home to Swansea : Last season’s win made it for City : WWWWWWWW- 8 out of 8!
Comment : Main summer ins included Fernandez (£8m), Montero (£4M), Emers (£1.5M) and Sigurdsson whilst main departures were Vorm (£5M), Flores and Michu.
Martinez, Rodgers, Laudrup and now Monk are all carrying on with the tradition of the Swansea passing game, and City will need to be at our best to collect all three points.
WWTWTWShite : Averaged 3,367 in 1991/92 and this season it’s 20,366.
There’s only one City. Us.