Saturday, January 10, 2009

City News

City's match against Derby today was postponed at 12:30pm due to a frozen pitch. I heard because I subscribe to a text service for latest breaking news, which was pretty handy, because we were just about to leave the house. Later when out and about I still saw some City fans, flags and scarves hanging from their cars apparently on their way in, so they'll be disapointed when they get there.

It has been pretty cold in Cardiff in the last week, but personally, I don't think it's anywhere near as cold as it was last week when we played Reading.

On the up side, Derby are on a bit of a roll having scraped through the 3rd round of the FA Cup 3-4 against Forest Green, then had Nigel Clough appointed as Manager and then beating Man Utd 1-0 in the 1st leg of the Carling Cup semi-final. Perhaps it's as well therefore we didn't play them today!

On the playing front, the Bluebirds have moved swiftly to replace on loan winger Wayne "I'm off, yah boo sucks to you" Routledge who was sold by Aston Villa to QPR a week and a half ago. They've brought in Chris Burke from Rangers (pictured). Heard of him? I hadn't. It seems he's another of the "fringe" players we seem to be able to attract who's been out a lot with injury. All sounds a bit familiar. Whether any of my Scottish blog visitors (Murray, David etc) know of him I'd pleased to hear. Anyway, let's not cast aspertions until we've seen him perform. Even Rangers "fringe" players should be pretty useful. Having said that we bought Steve "The Tommohawk" Thomspon from Rangers, and after a 2 goal debut he struggled to find the net again, fell out of favour (and off banana boats - it's a long story) and we eventually let him go to Burnely earlier this season (whence he promptly scored against us when we played them).

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