Friday, 25 April 2014

Friday

Friday
Heard that laugh of Giggs?? He could replace the Laughing Man at Blackpool.
Chelsea at Liverpool. Not much chance with half the team missing, but you never know.
We’re at Palace, here’s the it’s A fix extract from KK 215:

35) SUNDAY APRIL 27Th PALACE  AWAY KO 4.10PM

First season back in the Prem. since their relegation in 2005. They went into administration in 2010 but were taken over by a fans consortium led by Steve Parish.
It’s the 44th league meeting, and latest connections include Steve Coppell and Trevor Francis.

Some celeb fans : Neil Morissey, Bill Nighy, Kid Jensen, Eddie Izzard, Simon Bird, James Buckley, Roy Hudd, Ronnie Corbett, Tim and Rafe Spall, Jenny Agutter, Harry Enfield, Neil Ashton (journalist)

This season so far : They’re in 11th place with 43  points from 35 games and 8 wins 2 draws and 7 losses at home.
At the Etihad in December it was a narrow 1-0 City win, Dzeko (66) getting the all important goal in front of 47,107 with 2,199 Glaziers.
In the Capital. One Cup they went out 2-1 at Bristol City in the 2nd rd
In the FA Cup  they won 2-0 at West Brom in the 3rd rd. But lost 2-1 at Wigan in the 4th.

Our form at Palace: Our last meeting was in the League Cup in the 3rd rd in 09/10 at Selhurst Park, a 2-0 City win, SWP opening (50) and Carlos (70) finishing it.
Last league meeting was in season 2004/05 in the Prem. with City winning 2-1 when Keegan was under pressure.
For City : WLDLLDDWDD

Comment : January transfers in included Hennessey, Puncheon, Dann, Ince, Ledley.
Outs were Kebe, Phillips, Banton, Parsons, Appiah, so plenty of business carried out. It seems to have paid off to as it’s inspired Pulis to drive them up the league to safety after being rooted to the bottom as relegation certs. They gave us a tough game at The Etihad and another tough one is expected here, as they’ve just beaten Chelsea and Villa. Vociferous crowd at Selhurst  these days as the novelty of the Prem. hasn’t yet worn off, and they sing ‘Glad All Over’. But we must win.

Groundwise : We’ll be in half of the Arthur Wait stand as usual down the side of the pitch.
Selhurst  Park : Capacity : 26,255
Tickets : £40/£26
WWTWTWShite? Averaged 6,446 in 84/85 and this season it’s 24,223.
Sat Nav : SE25 6PU. It’s the worst ground in the country  to get to so it’s pot luck for the best route.

It’s KK contributor John Burfield’s 50th birthday!


15 comments:

  1. Totally sick of the media love-in with Liverpool and the complete dismissal of City's season (or chances). As an example, this is an extract from Jamie Carragher's daily mail column... "At this moment he (Suarez) is the best striker on the planet. I earlier found it difficult to split him and Sergio Aguero but Suarez has moved way ahead in that race." Absolutely no recognition of facts Aguero's been injured most of this year but when fit his goals ratio is better than Suarez. I'm not saying Aguero is better than Suarez, just highlighting lazy journalism and bias.

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  2. Nothing new Glyn, just a different bias now toward Liverpool as opposed to united.

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  3. Can I offer my birthday congratulations too JB.

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  4. I have just read a story on the net where Rogers says that Mourinho told him that he does not want Manchester City to win the title and would prefer Liverpool to be champions ;Of course it could be a load of old Sunday "tosh"but as the relationship between the two is as student and mentor and as Chelsea regarded us as their main rival for most of the season the story does seem to have a ring of truth.
    As a fan I would also like to wish JB a happy birthday.

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  5. Also don't forget the MUTUAL dislike between Mourinho and Pellegrini, Steve. That's certainly been making me feel uneasy.

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    1. Looks like Mourinho conned everybody including Rogers. Seven changes and they did what we could not.

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  6. That fat Git scouser on Talksport who used to play for Coventry and was never good enough to play for Liverpool, Micky Quinn also reckoned that every neutral fan wanted Liverpool to win it.

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  7. That result might shut them up a bit though. Well done Chelsea. For some time I have been saying to my son that if we don't win it, I'd rather Liverpool did. But after the amount of crap I've heard from Liverpool supporting pundits and ex players, I've changed my mind.

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    1. I am getting p.off with being the pantomime villain while Liverpool are being cast as the saintly heroes. Well done Chelsea and well done us.Injuries, stupid mistakes have dogged our season but now it comes down to "are we good enough?".

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    2. Delicious irony that St. Stevie drops the bollock that could lose the title for 'pool. Steady performance from us and Souness called it spot on for me, perhaps he should be considered for next boss as he talks a great deal of sense when discussing us, something rather rare for the TV pundits. C/L now confirmed for next year, unless FIFA concoct something new re: FFP or any other excuse they could create.
      Everton is, of course, massive as you can't see Chelsea or 'pool dropping any more points. It's high time we put one over Everton, but no mistake this will be a huge ask of us.

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    3. I saw on the news today that two people had been canonised at the Vatican and was much surprised that neither of them was Brendan Rogers.
      I too was rooting for Pool over Chelsea but with Roger's gob the media love-in and the behaviour of their fans I would now prefer Chelsea if not us.
      For all Mourinho's faults he got the best out of a shadow squad and did a job on the scousers.

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  8. I agree, it won't be easy, but Silva should be back to add some creativity. I would start with Jovetic as he looks more up for it than Aguero. Let's be honest, if we beat Everton, we really have a great chance with home games against Villa and WHU. My only wish is that Liverpool played at CP first because they will be gutted now.

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  9. Thought Demichelis and Garcia were excellent again and even Dzeko put in a shift. Not sure about Kompany though. For me, Nasri has been the big disappointment these last few games. He strikes me as a bit of a wimp and I'd be inclined to leave him out at Goodison - especially if Silva is fit.

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  10. Kompany is a terrific player and we do need him but at times he can look like a disaster waiting to happen. We seem to have too many "if" players Ya Ya and Dzeko if they're in the mood,Nasri if he gets stuck in,Kompany if he keeps his cool. I would like to see Jovetic start but not too sure who he would replace.

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  11. We may be dismissive of Mourinho and his "lucky" accusations aimed our way, but we must concede that on this occasion fortune appears to have smiled on us, as once again we have it in our own hands. How many times? How many times have we had the opportunity to take control of the competition, go to the top of the league, make a statement. On every other occasion this season we have spurned the chance - this is absolutely, positively our last opportunity and if we don't take it we only have ourselves to blame. The irony is that despite all the hype about the closest ever Premiership race, if we beat Everton on Saturday and Liverpool lost at Palace, a home win against Villa and we would realistically have it won with a game to spare. Of course, I'm not predicting that either, let alone both will happen and it just wouldn't be City if they didn't put us through it until the very end, but it is an indication the extent to which it is really is in our hands now. Tough, tough game at our traditional graveyard , Goodison, but I have to say it again - "Do or do not - there is no try"

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