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  2. Season Ticket Sales

    Actually correct as from 11 am yesterday
  3. Panini stickers and Albums

    Doh! How could I forget the only (future) City player in that collection? Step forward Clifton resident, one Joe Jordan! Apparently a mint set of the 1978 cards & book available online for just £18...
  4. A glimpse of your future..?!

    I agree about there not being a City match. Saturdays have an empty feel without a game. Nothing we can do about it unfortunately. The international break has come a good time for us tho with various players carrying niggles and if CoD is available come Friday LJ with have an almost full squad to select from. Only Taylor is still out I think.
  5. AG stadium tours

    Any good?? I see they are doing packages from £50 a head for a table, if you can upgrade from your ST that could be a good deal.
  6. A glimpse of your future..?!

    Our back four would be: Korey Smith, Eros Pisano, Nathan Baker, Joe Bryan Bailey Wright with Australia, so with Flint suspended, Eros moved to CB. No other RB. If Baker isn’t fit, then Hegeler, Baldwin or Plavotic. No back up either with Hörður and Kelly away. Thank god they do not schedule pictures!
  7. Amsterdam, England game.

    Amazing stat from last night. Jamie vardy came on as a sub for 22 minutes and didn't touch the ball once !!
  8. Panini stickers and Albums

    Rather than Panini stickers, somewhere in the basement I still have the All Stars (think star-shaped Wotsits for those to young or old to remember) card collections, which in 1977 had British footballers (my favourite was Alfie Conn of Celtic who's hair looked like it had escaped from a film about Bonnie Prince Charlie) and in 1978 covered the World Cup in Argentina. Can particularly recall the Kenny Dalglish & Mario Kempes cards.
  9. Amsterdam, England game.

    I’m guessing your one word plus punctuation response is not that you don’t understand my comment but that you disagree with it? Yes? I don’t believe Kane is anywhere near as effective for England as he is for Tottenham. Playing for Tottenham he knows that he can stay predominantly up-front, because the players around him are some of the best in the Prem and he will get the service he requires to take most chances that come his way. Now, for England, he isn’t surrounded by some of the best players in International Football, and the service he gets is poor in comparison to Spurs. He gets relatively isolated and doesn’t contribute much to the overall play. I’m not saying Kane isn’t a good player, just that I don’t think he’s a great fit for the way Southgate wants / needs us to play - a build up from the back with fluidity of the attack minded players. Whether Southgate realises that or not I've no idea. I very much suspect Southgate would’ve picked Kane last night had he been fit. For me, picking Kane is picking a player because he is one of our best players, not because he fits the system. Last night, Rashford (20) and the country’s favourite scapegoat Sterling (23) played really well together and for the team. Other players deemed not good enough, e.g. Oxlade and Lingard were really effective floating around another much-criticised Henderson. Southgate picked a team last night, not 11 individuals. When was the the last time you watched an England game and thought Kane contributed much, other than goal(s). I’m not saying it’s his fault, but those insepid wins over Slovenia, Lithuania etc showed that we struggle to move the ball progressively forward when playing a rigid style...partly influenced by Kane’s role up front. The only game I really enjoyed in qualifying was Slovakia, a 2-1 win at home. What’s your view of Kane’s performances at International level - without blinkering your view of what he does at Spurs? Might need more than a one word answer!
  10. A glimpse of your future..?!

    Then they just change a bit. At least there’s still football. Proper football, as in City, playing.
  11. Amsterdam, England game.

    How did Dolly get that photo bomb ? These double posts are pretty annoying but I think I have the solution. If I post once , it appears twice so if I don't post it will only appear one time . I'll try it out and let you know .
  12. A glimpse of your future..?!

    The strangest part... looking on here for the matchday thread, and then remembering that there isn't one. Saturday without City is rubbish. I still feel the Championship shouldn't break for the International window. Clubs have large squads and should use them to the full.
  13. International breaks

    They don't help us at all , these international breaks. One good thing though , is the players that are injured , have time to recover.
  14. £20 Millwall Return Travel

    My lad loves it Transport offered, 1 seat still available....
  15. A glimpse of your future..?!

    Could it also be a glimpse of our future if we get promoted? How many games are actually played at 3pm on a Saturday in the Premier League? Between early and late kick offs, Sunday and even Monday games, no more than 50% at best. Bang go those pre & post match rituals!
  16. Amsterdam, England game.

    How did Dolly get that photo bomb ?
  17. What causes our mid season slump?

    I really believe a hell of a lot comes down to confidence. Just looked at last year, we were not as good as our early season results would have it. But, during the start of the poor run we had some bad luck and the usual things that teams have to put up with, but ours seem to come in spells. I said last year, although Tomlin wasn't great he was the one player in the team who would accept the ball whenever. Others were almost hiding, no one would show for throw ins or be willing to take the ball . Jump on to this year. Injuries, fatigue and a little bad luck and we hit a poor run. I think we all made excuses for Wolves (Frankie head fit),Villa (ran out of steam and players),Watford (reserves) , Man City (well they're Man City) , Norwich ( no excuse for this one) . We then had a little time to rest players etc, and no excuses apart from maybe integrating players back into the team. Our run of form then , from the away game at Derby was and ignoring Man City was .... WLDDDLWLDW. 13 points from 30 and during that run you could see similarities to last year. Our form and style of play is vastly improved but I really believe that there have been signs we could get some sort of form back. It might be the this International break will actually help us for a change. To spotlight one player that seems to sum up what seems to have happened to the team. Pato was brilliant early season and integral to out stunning form leading up to that Man City away game. As his form has dipped so has the teams. Now I think this is coincidence rather than being a one man team, but. As his for dipped even his close control seemed poor, and there were games he would stand near an opposition player rather than look to receive a pass. I don't understand how something that you can't see, measure or train into players can make such a difference, but it does, and although there may be small signs of improvement losing leads as against Sun'land and Leeds shows it's still there and brittle.
  18. Amsterdam, England game.

    That Maguire must be really disappointed knowing that he could have been the playing for the City instead here he is tarting around in an England shirt .
  19. A glimpse of your future..?!

    Football free Saturday’s. Shite aren’t they..?! Sometimes by the Summer it can be ok to have a few weeks to yourself, before the boredom kicks in and anticipation of the new season starts to build. But, in the middle of the season, when the outcome of a long 9 months is still unknown, these 2 week gaps are dire and punctuated more so on a Saturday, when pre match rituals become redundant and the day feels extremely flat. For those thinking about not renewing season tickets, or claiming to be “falling out of love” this is a glimpse of your future, my friends..! Ok, so some may take in a non league fix today. Some may still have gotten their fix from the England game last night. Some may actually enjoy “the break” and go shopping with the Mrs or complete the DIY that’s been on hold. For me, I can’t imagine the torture of “my” City being in action a couple of miles away and not being there, not being part of the roller coaster ride and the general matchday experience. Mod course you can POTD, but that’s FAR more costly and there’s no guarantee of the seat you want. Roll on Friday and seeing how this season is going to play out. CTID
  20. Exactly this. Hegeler is by intuition a sweeper, a role that has been common in Germany but never really used in this country. The closest thing recently that most football fans would recognise in this country has been Michael Carrick. It would usually suit having a 3-5-2 formation, where the player moves between being the defensive midfielder and centre back, but also brings the ball forward or distributes to others. Hegeler was meant to be our cut price Beckenbauer. As it is we really have 3 players who can play that role it's just that 2 of them (GO'N & Hegeler) have been out for most of the season, while Pack has been the man in possession, both figuratively & literally, as although we supposedly play a central midfield pair, both Brownhill & Paterson often drift into the centre rather than staying out wide, so making up the numbers in the middle of the pitch, plus Bobby frequently drops back into midfield.
  21. Amsterdam, England game.

    Agreed. Incredibly tedious first half, a bit more action in the 2nd, but overall very little to get excited about and performance no more than 'OK'.
  22. Panini stickers and Albums

    i used laststicker.com for the last world cup.ended up swapping all over the world and the postage was cheaper than buying loads of packets to get disappointed.think I ended up with 3 or 4 complete sets out of swaps bar a few so I bought those off ebay. still had to buy far too many to get the swaps needed and wont be doing it again.
  23. Actual attendances

  24. Amsterdam, England game.

    Any international side that has to send on Ryan Babel.....are really scraping the bottom of the barrel. Barely a threat, sad after some of the great players and teams over the years. England fairly controlled and in control. Subs disturbed flow of game and England lost a little attacking impetus, Alli spent more time doing flicks n tricks and giving away free kicks than anything constructive, when he needed to come on and demand the ball to see out the game. He's a different player without Kane in front of him. Vardy didn't touch the ball in 20mins when he came on? Still not sure about Sterling. And is just me but i can't see the fuss about Rashford? Too often he runs into a blind alley with the ball and gives away cheap possession. But a win is a win, however woeful the opposition. Italy should be a sterner test.
  25. Actual attendances

    My season ticket (south stand) is £345. Based on the match day price of £28 for the Brentford game, i can miss up to 10 matches on my season ticker before it becomes worse value than buying game by game. I reckon i usually miss around 5 games a season on average for one reason or another.
  26. Actual attendances

    It’s more season card holders who cannot make it for whatever reason. Look at Reading’s latest home attendances, they must not count season ticket holders as standard. Perhaps their worst since moving into the Madjeski.
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