ON/OFF THE PITCH
Manu/Lpoolmirror’s David McDonnell’s article headline on Monday was : Pellegrini: My £1bn squad can’t cope with Xmas fixtures. He never said that, of course, and next week they’ll be campaigning for a winter’s break. I must admit that the fixtures are ridiculous over the festive period – WBA away on the 26th then Burnley home on the 28th, then nothing until Jan 1st – Sunderland home, and 3 days later on Jan 4th Sheff Wed home, seems a bit daft to me and I think Manuel’s got a point.
As for McDonnell, the shite he writes is relentless, and he should be banned from our club, needs a terrace lesson, and made to stay at Old Trafford where he can drool as much as he likes whilst being snide about City like the rest of them. No wonder…..
Stockport Stockport give us a prayer! The new bishop of Stockport is a rag!!!!!! Stick that up you’re a*se you rag hypocrites. Wonder whio the Bishop of London supports!
I am pleased to announce that KK 220 is at the printers,thanks to the usual magnificent efforts from our contributors, here’s an index I’ve knocked up -
KK 220 Index
Front cover – has Samir and Pablo as gladiators with the caption We came, we scored, we conquered.
It’s A4, colour front and back cover, 44 pages, is £3 and should be out for the Palace home game, and subsequent games.
Pages 2/3 – Editorial sets the scene with general issues at games over the last month – has a pop at the manu/Lpoolmirror (as usual) and Sunday Supplement, plus club’s policy on various issues.
Pages 4 -7 – sacrilege maybe, but David Concannon questions City’s all time greatest ever team.
Pages 7- 9 – Jon Cantrill’s City World daily diary – covers transfer targets, criticises City’s phone call questionnaire, and lack of response to his e-mail.
Pages 10 - 12 – The (controversial) Bunbury View – Paul covers Whelan, Rodgers, the media…plus Robservations
Page 12 – Colin Savage is pleased to clarify our financial recovery…
Pages 13 -17 (+ P29) – HWIFY – covers all the recent games from Swansea to Leicester, which makes 100% happy reading.
Pages 18 – Uncle Ryan’s problem page – Mike takes topical issues and turns them into letters and answers.
Page 19 – 21 – Tony Petrie’s monthly round up – and this issue’s ‘tw*t in the hat’ goes to referee Mike Jones.
Page 22 – 23 (plus 28) – It’s A Fix – covers the busy period of festive games from Palace to Everton.
Pages 24 – 26 (plus 32) – Ged Sounds Off reflects on recent games, slates ‘This City pre match video’, half and half shirts, price of tickets, third round draw.
Page 27 – Bryan Duffy ponders on how funny it is (not) on the take on recent issues.
Pages 28 – 29 – KK Kompetition update, It’s A Fix extra, Another Chapter Ends – Neil Mather reflects on the Platt Lane complex era.
Page 30 - 32– Savage Attack – Colin on Mike Jones, Whelan, Evans, FIFA/UEFA plus GSO extra.
Pages 33 – Shell Edmonds ponders life, including football, maybe!
Page 34 -37 – Burfield on media /agenda bias, general issues and form guide.
Page 38 -39 – Tangled up in Blue opens up the debate and takes the piss about the Mario situation (remember this is a fanzine, not the programme or City website or right wing (Mail) or left wing (Guardian) produced vehicle – it’s for City fan’s views and opinions.
Plus HWIFY extra and the Ed sez.
Page 40 – 41 – Howard Hockin runs his beady eye over the squad at half way stage.
Page 42- 43 – Steve’s soapbox on academy nostalgia and the feelgood factor, plus Howard’s review of the recent 1894 group meeting on safe standing, and the Blue Vic’s account of the opening of the academy.
Page 44 – Desert Dispatch – Simon’s zany take on recent events – Micah’s Italian lesson ending abruptly when he thought fridge in Italian was fridgio!