V is for value for money: OK, those trips to Watford and Southampton may have tested the most patient of travelling fan, but we’re in there swinging where it matters. W is for Wembley: Cue tear in the eye time.
Archive for December, 2015
You can meet various politicians – of every hue – and be struck by just how shallow and simple they are; that their sole purpose around the Cabinet table was to be the court jester – the one that was always good for a whoppee cushion moment.
Small-time or shrewd? No more hesitation – now is the time for City to act big in the transfer marketDecember 29th, 2015 by Sam Jermy | 14 Comments »
For what it’s worth, Robbie Brady has turned out to be a great buy… but even then we dallied about upping our initial bid in small increments even though Steve Bruce and Hull had named their price.
A twitchy one for the faithful but three priceless points off the Villa was a fitting end to a fine 2015December 29th, 2015 by Gary Gowers | 10 Comments »
City’s only truly cohesive attack of the opening 45 was the cue for the opener and, for all the intricacy of the build up, it took a thumping volley from the ‘wrong’ foot of Jonny Howson to finally test Brad Guzan, who failed at his first attempt.
“I remember the Millwall game in 2010. We had a vote at the House that night and they wouldn’t let me off attending the vote! I still went to the game though, along with Clive Efford (Labour MP for Eltham and a Millwall fan), we HAD to be back in the House by 10pm for the vote.”
Ed is formidably bright and disarmingly charming in person — but didn’t earn his reputation as a political bruiser by ducking a fight. I expect the new chairman to be our pugnacious champion in meetings with the Premier League and others.
City defensive frailties laid bare at the Lane but arrival of Villa offers early chance to get back on trackDecember 27th, 2015 by Gary Gowers | 5 Comments »
Alan Shearer can wax lyrical for as long as he likes about Kane’s ability to “shift it a yard” to create a shooting opportunity but Spurs’ second goal just looked a bit soft. Not the sort you wish to concede when a half-time audience with Alex Neil is just three minutes away.
I think everyone of a Yellow and Green persuasion deserved that one. Having been agonisingly close to a couple of notable wins recently, it’s about time the footballing gods finally gave us a break.
City tapped into the Old Trafford nervousness and as the minutes ticked by without an opening goal so the disquiet gathered momentum.
If it had been a triumph for Paul Lambert, then it was also one for Norwich’s centre-half Michael Nelson. His signing had, at the time, symbolised the depths of Norwich’s despair that previous summer, coming, as he did, on a free transfer from Hartlepool United.