Texts during last night’s Palace/Liverpool game between the Ed and Ged:
“Anything less than a 4-0 Liverpool win is a bonus”
“They’ve let them score from a corner”
“0-1 at half time’s OK”
“0-2 with loads to go”
“0-3 it’s a rout, it could be six”
“Palace are shite”
“They’ve given up”
“3-1 that’s better”
“3-2 even better, that’ll do”
“6 minutes added time, where’s he got that from?
“Full time, look at Suarez”
Nothing in today’s papers from Hansen, Lawro, Brian Reade, Kenny Dalglish and company, time they were all put out to grass.
Record fine of £50M and restriction of 21 players in Europe next season. How do they arrive at that figure, and where does the money go? If we contest it the sanctions could go up, but we must contest it Will talk to Colin this week. I still can’t believe that City and clubs who’ve benefitted or could benefit from financial backing did not get FFP thrown out in the first place.
Tomorrow it’s Villa. Will that be the QPR game repeat or will we save it for Sunday? Surely that one was last Saturday at Goodison and it will be plain sailing v Villa and West Ham?
As I’ve said before when we’re going UP for it we usually do it, I’m thinking about one offs - Newcastle ‘68, Charlton ’85, Bradford ’89, Gillingham ’99, Blackburn 2000, QPR 2012, so relax…….
I liked the Singin the Blues song which echoed round the Etihad at the last home game, let’s hope for similar support tomorrow and Sunday.
Listening to Rochdale’s manager on Blue Tuesday, who sadly is a bitter rag. What’s he doing on a City programme and typically not showing any respect.
Here’s the It’s A Fix extract from KK215:
37) WEDNESDAY MAY 6TH VILLA (HOME) KO 7.45PM
Promoted in 1988, last pot League Cup in 1996, 148th league meeting, Recent connections Dunney, Stevie I., Shay Given, Gareth B, James M
Some celebrity fans: David Cameron, Prince William, Tom Hanks, Nigel Kennedy, Geezer Butler, Ian Lavender, Mervyn King, Lodge/Hayward, Martin Shaw
This season so far they’re in 14th place with 38 points from 36 games and 4 wins 5 draws and 8 losses away from home.
At Villa Park in September it was that 3-2 loss, Toure put us one up (45) El Hamadi (51) equalised, Dzeko made it 2-1 (56) but Ebacuna (73) then Weinmann (75) made it 3-2. Crowd was 34,063 with 3,035 Blues.
In the Capital One Cup, they beat Rotherham 3-0 at home in the 2nd rd but lost 4-0 at home to Spurs in the 3rd
In the FA Cup : they lost 2-1 at home to Sheff. United in the 3rd rd.
Form at home to Villa : Last season In the Capital One Cup they beat us 4-2 aet, in the 3rd rd, Balotelli (27) Barry (OG 59) Kolarov (64) then Agboniahor (71,113) and N’Zogbia (96) clinched it. Crowd was 28,015 with 1,069 Villans.
At the Etihad in November it was a 5-0 City win, the goals coming from Silva (43) Aguero (54 dubious penalty, 67), Tevez (65 pen, 74). Crowd was 47,072 with 1,049 Villans.
Since Villa’s 3-1 win in 00/01Villa have won only 1 (2-0, in 06/07) otherwise City have won ten with no draws.
For City it’s : WWWWWWLWWWWL
Comment : In the January window they brought in Grant and Bertrand, and shipped out Ireland, Graham and Drennan. A real topsy turvy one for Villa, winning almost as many away (ominously) as at home! Revenge is demanded, for more reasons than one after the 2-3 loss at Villa Park. We have a good record v Villa at home but they did win in the League Cup last season so total professionalism is demanded.
WWTWTWShite : Averaged 15, 237 in 85/86 and this season it’s 36, 230.