Newcastle v Manchester City 16.08.14 – No prices yet available
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Met 10 or 12 City fans in Aberdeen airport which is great as half of them I don’t know. Spoke to John Booth and his wife from Ellon. They manage four games a season due to work commitments so it was good to catch up with them. Johns one the lucky ones who has never seen City beaten when he’s been to watch them. I do know people who have never seen them win, but that’s changing thankfully.
Met Des & Alan Fergie at the airport and took possession of the semi final tickets when we got to the ground.
Now the tram service is running it makes things a lot easier getting to and from the Etihad which is worth noting – the taxi drivers must be suffering badly.
Now to the football : City played well, the way the goals were executed was brilliant, it was freezing cold and Newcastle must improve if they are to carry on in the Europa Cup.
Strangely Samir Nasri was given man of the match and although he played well and was probably substituted due to injury,I thought Gareth Barry was superb once again.
It was good to see Kompany & Aguerro back in action. sometimes you don’t realise how much Vinny is missed until he starts playing again and he scored a poachers goal as well.
Aguerro just frightens the life out of defences and we need him fit now for the forthcoming cup games.
For once I thought the referee was extremely competent for a change, Neil Swarbrick, he let the game flow and booked those offenders who required calming down. He also had words with the time wasting goal keeper which is unusual.
Normally United fans don’t appear to discuss favourite games & favourite goals but MUFC appear to be resurrecting the Rooney overhead kick goal for some reason or other, bearing in mind that was two seasons ago, they normally put these nothing’s bed quite quickly.
Are they started to run scared? Food for thought.