Archive for October 2012

West Brom v City (League) – Sat 20 Oct [1v2 win]


Our supporters club are meeting at the Highland Hotel to watch the West Brom v City match.

Hoping for a good turnout today, think we will get about 10 – 15 turning up for this match.

Good to see that the Supporter club networking is starting to bring fans together to watch the matches especially when they are not on SkySports.

It’s the match before the Ajax game and there is much excitement about a trip to Amsterdam midweek. Kim and I fly out on the Tuesday from Edinburgh with a few other blues.

Well onto what will be a difficult match

West Brom have been enjoying the early start of the season leaving most of there fans doing teh boing boing, let’s hope they are not celebrating today.

Injury to Silva and the stunning return of Micah last week may force a few changes to Mancini starting squad.

I’d like to see the following starting line up but these days it’s difficult to leave players out!!

I’m expecting a big match from the blues today and 3 points on the road would be an excellent result and one we must aim for if we are to keep the pace with Chelsea and United.



Post Match

A great turnout out today, I think just under 20 blues.After Milner was sent off in 20 minutes we feared for the worst! And after city dominating our fears were realised when the Baggies went 1 up.

But then Dzeko came on and banged in 2 cracking goals to secure City the 3 points with goals in the 80th and 90th minute.

We jumped around like we won the title, what a fantastic moment and an amazing result



Man City. A brief history!

A Youtube video about the history of Manchester city

Ticket Request : United home

Ticket Request: Madrid Home

Trophy Discussion Meeting – 18th December

Well a great meeting today to discuss Trophy night. Note these details are not complete as we are still in  planning phase.

Committee Members

Richard Mullen, Des Forrest, Dave Ramsay, Barry McGillivray and Deryck Harrison


Looking to get hotel to produce flyers for event

Trophy Night

Tickets must be paid for in advance (£20)

Refreshments and Buffet Lunch provided

-        We will identify how much the buffet would cost


£7 half season membership on the night


  • Trophy is coming up on 18th December
  • 2 security guards travelling with Trophy
  • Picked up at Aberdeen Airport
  • Direct to Meldrum House in Meldrum House minibus
  • Arrive at hotel and assist guards to check in to hotel

Time Event Start: 7:30 – 10:30 (this can be extended)

Raffle Tickets will be sold in advance of the event and on the night of the event.

How do we market the Event

Uncle is STV reporter (research how we can broadcast event)

Scotsman Newspaper

Press and Journal and evening Express

Sunday Post

Ellon Times

Order of Events

6:00 – Buffet and Beers

7:30 – 7:45: Richard Mullen (15 minute introduction to cause and order of events for night)

7:45 – 10:45 Photos with the trophy for kids and others if possible

8:00 – 8:45 Raffle Prizes to be drawn

9:00 – 10:30 Auction (Richard Mullen)

Expenses to date

Cost Supporter Club: £152.18

Barry Funded flights for Security Guards from his FLYBE points

Richard working with Hotel manager to get accommodatio

Space constraints

Up to 220 people


  • Brain Tumour Research
  • CITC Dedicated Charity
  • NES Supporter Club


Ticket Sales (CITC)

Silent Auction (Brain Tumour)

– Items have reserve

  1. 4 Ball at Medrum house including 4 Executive Rooms with Breakfast
  2. 4 Ball at Archerfield Linx
  3. 4 Ball at Gleneagles (Possibly)
  4. 4 Ball at Royal Burgess golfing society
  5. A4 Signed City photo
  6. Porsche driving day

Raffle (NES Supporter Club)

  1. Signed Huntly match ball
  2. Signed Mario why always me T-Shirt
  3. Magnum of champagne
  4. Optic 1.5 Litre of Whisky
  5. Bottle Grey Goose Vodka
  6. Bottle of Champagne
  7. Golfing Equipment
  8. Ladies Bracelet
  9. Build a Bear Teddy (Man City kit)


  • Will be doing photographs for charity (Digital photos)
  • Photos will be downloaded from

Weight loss challenge for Brain Tumour Research (66 days)

I am doing a 2 month weight loss challenge for Brain Tumour Research.

This weight loss will include no crisps, no chips, no chocolate, no alcohol, no sausage butties and no Friday fry ups – going to be very tough!

I am determined to make a difference for this charity, I start on Friday 12/10/2012 and finish on 17/12/2012 (Total 66 days)

I have setup a donations page on the following link:

I will weigh in on the morning of Friday 12/10/2012 and will be looking for people to sponsor me.

I am currently over 100Kg and hope to lose approx. 10Kg in the 2 month period (I figured if people sponsor say 50p or £1 per kilo that works out as about a £5 or £10 donation)

I really appreciate any donation.

City v Sunderland (League) – Sat 06 Oct [3v0 win]

My first City game. City v Sunderland 6/10/2012 by Jim Stuart

A perfect game for me to see the Blues in the flesh for the first time.From the first whistle City dominated the game in a style which was much in evidence for most of last season and what a pleasure it was for me to be there to witness a brilliant team performance. All through the game I kept pinching myself to see if I was dreaming. Me? At the Etihad to see the champions? Never, but there I was watching City in awe at the sheer size of the stadium to getting to see some of the best players in the world it had to be a dream but it wasn’t it was reality and from another Kolarov rocket to Milner’s late third it was all over far too soon. I wanted to stay for more. I have the bug now that I was told I would get and I can’t wait for the Spurs game In November and hopefully many more in the future. A very special day and one which I will never forget

City v Dortmund (UEFA CL) – Wed 3 Oct [1v1 draw]

Unbelievable how good the Dortmund fans were, must have been several thousand in our end! They never stopped the entire match, bouncing clapping, drumming and singing in a sea of yellow. Noisiest fans I have seen at Etihad.

Hat off to them! It’s going to be very difficult if we need to get something in Dortmund to go through

We were outplayed by the team and the fans but a heroic performance from Hart meant we picked up a point with a late Balotelli penalty.

Dortmund fans walking to match

Dortmund fans heading to match

Dortmund Fans rocking at the Etihad

Unbelieveable how good the Dortmund fans were, must have been several thousand in our end! They never stopped the entire match, bouncing clapping, drumming and singing in a sea of yellow. Noisiest fans I have seen at Etihad. Hat off to them! It’s going to be very difficult if we need to get something in Dortmund to go through

Honoured to meet ex-City player Gerry Gow, lovely guy and a hard nut on the pitch

Pleasure to meet ex-City player Gerry Gow last night, to quote my friend

Stuart Williams One tough player in the heart of our midfield. Took no prisoners. A good buy for our club and served us well. Always gave 100%. He wouldn’t last 10 minutes in today’s game before being red carded.
One of my fave players as a nipper.
My Dad’s favourite player at the time. ( mine were Steve Mackenzie & Big Joe) ;-)
Memories are vague but I must have seen him play more than half a dozen times.
You know when a player give’s it his all, when they only spend a relatively short time at a club, but are fondly remembered many years later.
He was definitely a crowd favourite at Maine Road