5 of us met up in Highland Hotel for what was to be a boring 0v0 draw
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It was the first time that Kim and I had been to Lofthus Road and after a late YaYa City winner last year we were hopeful we would get 3 points on the road again,
For those that haven’t been it’s an old school ground, similar to the Cottagein Fulham rom a London club perspective.
One thing I can tell you though is that it is a bugger to get to.
We left Chessington at 6:45 (just 1 hour before kickoff) and got train to Campden town then on to Sheperdb Bush (overround) – may be handy fo folk to know that White Man underground on central line is actually closest station.
Well we had to walk from the station and it took about 20 minutes not helped by the difficulty of finding the Away support on South Africa Road which is surrounded by housing estates,
City dominated the game and it was clear to see that QPR had taken a lesson from the 3v0 defeat against Liverpool in previous week and there main aim was to keep ten behind teh ball at all times.
Chance afetr chance came and we couldn’t put them away, partly down to our mis-firing strikers and largly down to QPR defense including Nelson on his last match and mainly due to the goal keeping pefrormance of Brazilian keeper Julio Cesar – despite taunts that he was just a shit Robert Green!
QPR had a great chance late in the first half but Englands number 1 sprawled well and made a great save.
Both teams had soft penalty decisions and despite Phil Dowd having a terrible game he got this decision right.
We later find out that Mancini has given Mario permisison to sign for Milan, time for Guidetti to step up when ready.
At the end of the day this could be a good point, only time will tell, but that’s 6 matches in 2013 and we aint conceded a goal yet – touches wood!!
Special thanks to Joe Hart and Joleon Lescott for being the only players to come across and clap the fans at the end of the match.
A great day out at Chelsea, Kim and I stayed at Travellodge Clapham Junction, ideal location for Chelsea and Fulham matches. We walked from the hotel to Earls Court to meet a few friends before the match. It is just a 10-15 minute walk down to the match from Earls Court, we arrived at the ground with both fans singing loud and proud, the City fans blasted “We are the Champions, Champions of England” and the Chelsea fans replied “We are the Champions, Champions of Europe” – both fans excited and nervous of a massive match ahead.
We got to our seats, 3 rows from the back and in the middle of the City section. We sang loud “Bluemoon”, “Best Team in the land and all the world”, “Kolo Kolo YaYa YaYa”, “Invisible Man”, “Fat Spanish Waiter”, “Mancini”, “Championeees”, “Stand up for the Champions”.
Great support from City today!!!! The Chelsea fans really showed their disappointment adter the sacking of Roberto Di Matteo and it looks like Benitez is in for a tough ride at the Bridge.
As far as the game goes City dominated possession throughout the match with Chelsea looking to counter when City lost the ball. Some of the top City performers on the day were Zabaleta, Nastasic, Barry, Milner, Silva, Dzeko and Kompany. I have just listed half the team but that was how strong a performance it was!!
City leaving disappointed with a point and Chelsea glad to escape defeat. A powerful display from the Champions