Wednesday, and you’d have thought that by May we’d be spared the perennial rain we’ve suffered from this season selling KK. Tonight it was torrential, so cheers to all our sellers – Sue, Pete, Tom, Steve, Frank, young Steve and Andy, much appreciated. I was worried that it might be a leveller on the pitch but we got there eventually. What about Yaya’s goal? Shouldn’t there be separate GOTS’s for headers, dribbles, and shots?
So, not long to go now before the big one. Nervous? Here’s the updated It’s A Fix extract from KK15 :
38) SUNDAY MAY 11tH WEST HAM (HOME) KO 3PM
Second season back in the Prem., last pot FA Cup in 1980, 88th league meeting, recent connections Wayne Bridge, Carlos Tevez
Some celeb fans : The rude and crude Russell Brand, Ray Winstone, Billy Bragg, Matt Damon, Barrack Obama, Danny Dyer, Phil Jupitas, Kriss Akabusi, Alfred Hitchcock
This season so far : They’re in 12th place with 40 points from 37 games with 4 wins 4 draws and 8 losses away from home.
At Upton Park in October it was a 3-1 City win. Aguero (16, 51) made it 2-0, Vaz Te (58) pulled one back but David Silva (80) made the points safe much to our relief. Our first away win of the season after 2 losses and a draw. Crowd was 34,507 with 2,251 Blues.
In the Capital One Cup: they beat Cheltenham) 2-1 at home in the 2nd rd , Cardiff 3-2 home in the 3rd, Burnley away 2-0 in the 4th rd, Spurs 2-1 away in the 5th rd but went out 6-0 and 3-0 to us in the semi finals.
In the FA Cup they lost 5-0 at Forest in the 3rd rd (before Forest imploded)
Our form at home to West Ham :
Last season In the Prem at the Etihad in April it was a 2-1 City win. We went 2-0 up, Aguero (28), Yaya Toure (83) before a late Carroll (who else?) goal (90+) squirmed through Joe’s legs, who was suffering from a back spasm. Crowd was 47,189 with 1,699 ’ammers.
Prior to that since their 1-0 win in 2003 it’s been a draw and 5 City wins. For City : WWWWDWL
Comment: January transfers in: Johnson, Nocarino, Borriello, Razak, Armero. Outs : Turgott, McCallum, Maiga, Morrison.
Struggling season for the Hammers and Sam’s come in for some criticism from the fans and it’s reported he’s about to be sacked.
They’re now safe and whilst we’ve hammered them three times so far this season, a repeat of any of those results would be welcome.
Andy Carroll is always the danger man, so we must be careful not to give away too many corners or free kicks. The nightmare scenario would be Carroll winning the title for Liverpool. It mustn’t happen. Serge could be fit and you just think that we can score at least one more than them with our attacking options.
I’ve had a word with Geordie Bryan in the pub and he tells me Newcastle will try and win at Anfield but didn’t sound too confident.
One point will do but three points are likely, please, please. And I hope they don’t put us through the QPR experience again. Hoping to be four up in the first ten minutes to relax us a bit!! We’ll fight to the end, raise the roof, and I don’t care if it pees down all day so long as we clinch it. Surely
WWTWTWShite: Averaged 17,679 in 55/56, pretty good, and this season it’s 33,800.