Well Mario finally went which leaves us both happy he’s gone but sad that it didn’t work out. Needless to say he opened the scoring for Milan then got an injury time penalty winner. This after Berlusconi’s brother said he was “off to see the family’s little ni*ger”
Mario’s already incurred a parking fine apparently.
England beat Brazil 2-1 at Wembley with Joe saving a penalty. Neymar missed a sitter.
Still it was a good excuse for me to get out my 1956 Big Book Of Football Champions to read of how we beat them at Wembley in 1956 4-2 before they went on to dominate, and also, of course, to reminisce about our FA Cup win that year.
John Cross in Thursday’s manumirror tells us that Fergie’s given new signing Zaha, the biggest deal of the window at £15M, conveniently forgetting about Mario’s £20M to Milan, the hairdryer treatment. Apparently he needs to meet united’s standards on and off the pitch, maintain his form and be an “ambassador” for united. So watch out for some gloating and boasting tweets, boyhood dreams of joining the rags, shagging around, grannies and family members, plus a bit of ticket touting, counterfeiting, bullying refs and linesmen, and swallow dives to earn penalties. That should do the trick nicely!
Anyway safe journey to the Blues making it to Saints. We’re watching it on the box in the comfort of home – daren’t risk losing my rag at the pub. KK204 is coming along nicely. Looks like a big issue, gonna have to start limiting articles in length in future at this rate!
Here’s the Saints it’s A Fix update :
26) SATURDAY FEBRUARY 9TH : SOUTHAMPTON (AWAY) KO 5.30PM
Back in the top flight for the first time since 2005. Last trophy FA Cup in 1976 (beat rags 1-0) Recent connection : Wayne Bridge. 44th league meeting.
This season so far: They’re in 16th place with 24 points from 25 games and 3 wins 5 draws and 4 losses at home.
At The Etihad : First game of the season in August it was a 3-2 City win. Tevez opened (40), Lambert equalised (59), then S Davis put them ahead (68) though Dzeko (72) equalised and Nasri clinched it (80) after Silva had his weak penalty saved. Crowd was 46,190 with 1924 Saints.
In the Capital One Cup: They beat Stevenage away in the 2nd rd, Sheff Wed home 2-0 in the 3rd but lost 3-0 away to Leeds in the 4th
In the FA Cup: They lost 5-1 to Chelsea at home in the 3rd rd
Our form at Southampton: last meeting was in season 2004/05 a 0-0 draw making it : DWLWDDWWW for City
Groundwise: No change to St Mary’s and we’ll be in our usual spot to one side of the goal.
St. Mary’s - Capacity: 32,690
Comment: Relegation battle for the Saints but they’ve managed to put a few results together and are no pushovers at home now they’re getting used to the Prem. Nigel Adkins was fired and the Espanyol bloke, Pochetinno, appointed and they do look lively. Every game is a ‘must win’ for us, and this one is no different.
WWTWTWShite: Averaged 11,612 in 1955/56 in and this season it’s 30,371
Parking is crap but we’ve managed to get a spot near the ground in the past, though the stewards always stopped us from selling.
Sat Nav: S014 5FX