Friday, 9 May 2014

Friday

Friday
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.

Dave

4 comments:

  1. The thirty yard "screamer" type goal tend to be flukes as they are seldom repeated but Ya Ya's goal was pure pace power and skill "Wow" just maybe it rivals Kinkladze's goal or maybe not. With "Big Sam" and "Saint Brendan" talking up Wham's chances and our lack of arrogance due to past traumas I cannot see complacency being a problem (nor should there be considering what's at stake). I can see them scoring from a corner with Nolan up to his old tricks distracting Joe again but cannot see them stopping us from getting at least two goals. More low hard corners/crosses please to cut out big defenders. Nervous? o yeah. The gut will be ready to rumble- at least.

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  2. I agree Steve. Hopefully Pellegrini noted that we had most joy when playing the ball in low from the flanks.

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  3. I think we will have 70% possession in this game with WHU relying on dead ball situations for any actual attacking play. They wont want to hand us anything but an early goal will surely mean they fold and at best they are looking to put in a reasonable performance but don't really care. I would imagine even Carroll and Downing are already planning their summer vacations and perhaps agitating for another pay-off through a move to a mid table club.

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  4. West Ham will be looking for set pieces so here's a novel idea. Let's not commit any silly fouls to give them the opportunity.

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