Sped round all the outlets yesterday – two BHAIJ1 Shops on Merseyway Stockport, Aleef – Cross Street/Market street; High Street, Piccadilly Approach, and the National Footy museum, after a Jacket (with beans and cheese) at Next to stave off the dithery doos.
Today Everton and Liverpool drew and Arsenal and Newcastle won so we dropped another place. Sunderland went bottom to really rub the 1-0 in. And so to tomorrow - Spurs at home, not sure if Joe’s back in or not, I’d put him back in to be honest but we’ll see. Must win tomorrow, here’s the It’s A Fix extract from KK210 out tomorrow :
12) SUNDAY NOVEMBER 24TH : SPURS (HOME) KO 1.30PM
Promoted in 1978, since then they’ve been successful in all the Cups, last winning the League Cup in 2008. Recent connection Adebayor. 127th league meeting.
Some celeb fans : Kenneth Branagh, Charles Bronson (the criminal), Pierce Brosnan, Warren Mitchell, Jude Law, Colin Firth, Linda Lusardi
Last season at the Lane in April we registered that 1-3 loss. Nasri opened the scoring (5) but Dempsey (75) Defoe (79) and Bale (82) sunk us without trace. Crowd was 36,121 with 3,015 Blues
They finished 5th with 72 points.
In the Capital One Cup they beat Carlisle 3-0 away in the 3rd but lost 2-1 at Norwich in the 4th.
In the FA Cup they beat Coventry 3-0 at home in the 3rd rd but lost 2-1 at Leeds in the 4th rd.
In the Europa League they lost Basel in the Q/F, 2-2 home, 2-2 away, 1-4 on pens.
This season so far they’re in 7th place with 20 points from 11 games and 3 wins 1 draw and 1 loss away from home.
In the Capital One Cup they’ve beaten Villa away 4-0, drawn 2-2 with Hull at home winning on pens, and play West Ham at home in the Q/F.
In the Europa League, they’ve beaten Dinamo Tblisi 5-0 away 3-0 home; Sheriff Tiraspol 2-0 away, 2-1 home; Tromso 3-0 away (Nov 28 home) Anzhi Makhachkala 2-0 away (Dec 12 home)
Form at home to Spurs: Out of the 16 Prem league games we’ve now won 5 including the last three, but prior to those it was 2 draws and 9 losses.
For City it’s: WWWLLWLLLDLLDWLL
Comment : Signings included Paulinho £17M, Chadli £7M, Soldado £26M, Capoue £9M, Chiriches £8.5M, Eriksen £11.5M, Lamela £26M – total of £106M, with Bale £85.3M, Caulker £9M, Dempsey £6M, Huddlestone £5M, Parker £3.5M, Luonga £400K – total of £109M! So not bad business really!
They’re doing OK in the Capital One Cup, and in Europe but have had a couple of set backs in the Prem so have dropped to 7th, after a promising start, one place above us. Always an entertaining game at home to Spurs, so hopefully our recent good run will continue, and it’s a great chance to go above them.
WWTWTWShite : Averaged 20,858 in 85/86 and this season it’s 35,974(don’t laugh!)