Had a pleasant evening on Thursday watching the Youth team ease past Burnley 2-0. Not a mention anywhere in the manumirror.
Yesterday we picked up KK204 and dropped some off at the outlets, and are now in the throes of getting all the subscriptions done. Should be in the post by Sunday night. Kindle version also.
Just watched QPR draw with Spurs who had Adebayor playing for them before jetting off to the African Nations Cup, which baffles me as our boys had to go last week?
Anyway, Arsenal tomorrow, and much being made about us returning 900 tickets due to the high price. I’m giving it a miss and I’d like to say I’m doing the same but in reality my ticket would’ve been about £25, problem is transport. It’s a shame because we’ve obviously got a new issue out!
united face their biggest rivals Liverpool tomorrow (if you believe that!) their 12th man is Howard Webb!
Anyway here’s the It’s a Fix extract from KK203 :
22) SUNDAY JANUARY 13TH : ARSENAL (AWAY) KO 4PM
Ever present in the top division since 1919 when they cheated their way up from division 2 finishing 5th.
Last pot FA Cup 2005, 8 seasons ago, Recent connection Samir Nasri, 170 th league meeting
This season so far they’re in 5th place with 34 points from 20 games with 5 wins 2 draws and 2 losses at home
At The Etihad in September it was a 1-1 draw with goals from Lescott (40) andKoscielny (82) got the equaliser. Crowd was 47,318 with 2,847 Gooners.
We also beat them 2-0 in a pre season friendly
In the Capital One Cup, after beating Coventry 6-1 at home in the 3rd, Reading away in the 4th 7-5 aet and looking odds on to win it they astoundingly went out at Bradford in the 5th round 1-1 aet and 3-2 on penalties.
In the Chimps League they played Olympiacos 3-1 H, 1-2 A; Schalke 0-2 H, 2-2 A; Montpelier 2-0 H, 1-2 A, and they face Bayern Munich in the knock out stage.
In the FA Cup they’ve drawn 2-2 at Swansea in the 3rd rd and if they win the replay face Brighton away in the 4th rd.
Our form at Arsenal : Last season it was that devastating 1-0 loss, Arteta scoring the 87th minute goal Mario being sent off which put us 8 points behind the rags and seemingly out of the title race. However, we went on to fight to the end to take the title on goal difference.
Crowd was 60,096 with 2948 Blues.
Prior to that it was two 0-0 draws. So we haven’t scored for * games, and, apart from last season’s League Cup win, haven’t won there since 1970 bloody 5.
For City it’s : LDDLLLLDLLLLLDL
Groundwise: Football grounds in London are ridiculous and they recently had a game postponed because of a tube strike, I kid you not. Same place in the corner for us with tickets priced ludicrously at £62 so 900 Blues have turned their nose up. Bit different to when over 5000 of us paid £10 for the League Cup game last year. They have a banner stating : “You can’t buy class” but berate Arsene (who has as much trouble with zips as I do!) for not buying….class, though what signings Walcott and Oxley-Chamberlain etc make of it we don’t know! Disappointing that they’ve come down to the level of the rags.
The Emirates Capacity: 60,355 (2,00 for City)
Comment: Topsy turvy season for the Arse again. They’ve signed up all their young players with ‘on fire’ Walcott to surely follow. Recently they’ve been banging in the goals, but conceding a few and have risen up the table. If we really want to retain our title this is the type of game we need to win.
WTWTWShite: averaged 23,824 in 1985 and this season it’s 60,095
Pubs/parking: Usual pub is the Drayton Arms. Parking is crap as they shouldn’t have built the new ground in London
Away day zine: The Gooner, very professional and swap with KK.
Sat Nav: N5 1BU