Big day tomorrow. Rooney, an Everton fan, reckons rags games v Liverpool are the biggest games. Yup, that old one, a bit like we bought the league and they don’t – “ah but our money is self generated” Well so’s ours – partly by the Sheikh.
Here’s the it’s A Fix extract from KK 208 on sale tomorrow…..
5) SUNDAY. SEPTEMBER 22ND UNITED (HOME) KO 4PM (Sue’s birthday and one day before the 24th anniversary of the 5-1!)
They’re ever present since promotion in 1975. Last pot, title last season, recent connection Carlos Tevez, 147th league meeting.
Some celeb fans : You know them all, Coco the Clown, Biffo the Bear, Justin Timberlake, Ollie Murrs, Insane Bolt, James Nesbitt looking like a complete prick at Arsenal last year, and Bates off Downton who I thought was OK except on Starlings he took the piss out of Jamie Pollock’s own goal that time thinking no one would know what he was referring to. Well I f*cking did.
Last season : At the swamp we won 2-1 in April, giving them a footballing lesson. Jimmy Milner scored the first (51) then it was an own goal equaliser (59) claimed by Jones in true rag style before Aguerroooooooooooo scored the winner (78) leaving half a dozen rags in his wake and De Gea bemused. Crowd was 75,498 with 3,074 human beings. .
This season so far :
They won the Community Shield, beating Wigan 2-0 with 2 from RVP (ragspeak for one plus an own goal!) Currently, prior to today’s games they’re in 5th place with 7 points from 4 games and 1 win 0 draws and 1 loss away from home’
They won at Swansea 4-1, outplayed but with 4 breakaway goals, drew 0-0 at home to Chelsea, lost 1-0 at Liverpool, and beat Palace 2-0 at home with a dodgy pen and Palace down to 10 men
In The Capital One Cup they’ve got Liverpool at home
In the Chimps league they’ve got their usual bye, and have just beaten Bayern Leverkusen 4-2 at home which will frighten Europe to death according to the manumirror.
Form at home to the rags: We lost last year 2-3, Rooney bagging 2 flukes (16,29), we pulled level through Ya-Ya Toure (60) and Zab (86), then a Nasri own goal in the last minute after a series of dithering by us won it for them when their over aggressive celebrations were met sadly by some coin throwing and a daft City fan running onto the pitch. We came down to their level I’m afraid. Crowd was 47,166 with 2618 rags.That result followed a win, draw and two 1-0 defeats, prior to which it was 4 wins and 2 losses.
For City : LWDLLWLWLWW
So what have those lovable, rascally, cheating, lying, hypocritical rags been up to since our last meeting in April?
Well the old fart having missed out on the treble and the double was obviously losing the plot as seen in his performance at home v Real Madrid when he was outsmarted by Mourinho. He said he was staying, lying toad, but seeing that the season was falling flat and no f*cker would turn up for the parade again he decided to retire to hype things up.
A few years ago he ridiculed City for putting scarves on seats at the Etihad for fans to wave (it was actually flags) guess what? He was happy for the rags to do the same for his farewell wake.
It was no surprise that Moyes was appointed and there was a lovely shot of him in front of that classy brick wall at O/T. He’s dropped straight into the rag arrogance, moaning about the fixture list and claiming that no player should need persuading to stay at the swamp. Ha ha. Just when you thought that they couldn’t get a Phil more gormless than the one they’ve got – back comes “I love Everton” Phil Neville.
Not a great summer for the rags with Fabregas, Ozil and others turning them down and the Rooney saga, but they’ve picked up Fellaini, a rag fan all his life joining “the biggest club in the world”. Rags fans are upset that they missed their targets but why when they’re not the team that ‘buys the title’ are they?
Pretty strong squad now though with wingers coming out of their ears, De Gea having settled, Vidic back but back four injury prone, Rooney staying and RVP always a threat.
One dodgy penalty so far, one team down to ten men, decisions in their favour at Swansea and home to Bayer L. plus Howared Webb is their ref tomorrow.
Vinny’s back, so is Clichy and Silva with a bit of luck plus 5 consecutive clean sheets for Joe. C’mon City, don’t forget to wear your scarves……
WWTWTWShite: Crowds were down to 11,685 in 1930/31, and last season’s was 75,529.
PS Good to see Liverpool lose today!