Toni Duggan of the City ladies team’s in trouble for having her pic taken with Van galling on the night of the Derby defeat. Unbelievable.
Liverpool’s win over Newcastle, who gave them a decent game to be honest put them within 4 points of us.
Their remaining games after the Villa semi- final are : WBA away, Hull away, QPR home, Chelsea away, Palace home and Stoke away. No game for Liverpool and Arsenal today in the prem, rags lost and the diving was back, so a chance for us to pull back some points. No Bony, Yaya or Vinny, Sam will have a plan, last meeting they targeted Mangala, and if we lose surely Pellers won’t survive….here’s the It’s A fix extract from KK223…..
33) SUNDAY APRIL 19TH WEST HAM (HOME) KO 1.30PM (FA CUP SEMI-FINALS)
Second season back in the Prem., last pot FA Cup in 1980, 90th league meeting, recent connections Wayne Bridge, Carlos Tevez
Some celeb fans : The rude and crude Russell Brand, Ray Winstone, Billy Bragg, Matt Damon, Barrack Obama, Danny Dyer, Phil Jupitas, Kriss Akabusi, Alfred Hitchcock
This season so far They’re in 9th place with 43 points from 32 games with 3 wins 6 draws and 6 losses away from home.
At Upton Park in October it was a 2-1 loss. West Ham went 2 up through Amalfitano (21) and Sakho (75) with a bit of help from goaline technology! City finally woke up with a Silva super strike (77). Downside for Sam was that he got a big smacker from Russell Brand after his TV interview.Crowd was 34,977 with 2,929 Blues.
In the Capital One Cup: they drew 1-1 with Sheff United at home in the 2nd rd aet but lost 5-4 on pens.
In the FA Cup they drew 1-1 at Everton and beat them 2-0 at home in the 3rd rd, then won 1-0 at Bristol City in the 4th rd, but went out 4-0 in the 5th rd at West Brom. In the 6th rd
Our form at home to the ‘ammers : At the Etihad in May it was one of our very special days. To pip Liverpool on goal difference we needed only a point having beaten Villa 4-0 on the previous Wednesday so we didn’t quite have the pressure of two years ago v QPR. Samir Nasri scored our first to settle the nerves after 39 minutes as the news came through that ‘Pool, ‘The People’s Champions’, were 1-0 down at home to Newcastle, the pressure getting to them, though they won 2-1 in the end. Vinny, fittingly, scored the second (49) and with a couple of minutes to go we allowed ourselves to sing “we’re gonna win the league”, a scenario which looked unlikely just a few weeks earlier when we lost at ‘Pool but we fought to the end.
Crowd was 47,300 with 1,680 ‘appy ‘ammers who seemed to enjoy our win
That made it for City : WWWWWDWL the only loss being 1-0 in 2002/03
Comment: No big deals in January, Henry came in and Vaz Te amongst others left. After a good run the ‘ammers have slipped up a bit recently, Andy Carroll’s been injured, and with our home record against them the signs look good for a win again.
WWTWTWShite: Averaged 17,679 in 55/56, pretty good, and this season it’s 34,845.