Friday, 22 December 2017

Signing off before Christmas with a rare…

…Saturday, 3:00pm KO! 


Our recent fixture KO times & days have really peed me off lately.

v AFC Bournemouth

Busy Christmas time so straight to this one with a brief, pre-match Blog-posting…

Etihad Stadium

Predicted line-up, subs and outcome:
(Number correct from starting line-up in the last game, which was the Premier League game against Spurs.: 9/11).

Fluid 4-5-1 / 4-3-3:



___________De Bruyne_____Gundogan____________





Very quick write-up to note a couple of things – Vinny likely to be recovered enough for a place on the bench following another comeback from yet another injury; Pep seems unsure if David will be ready for this one and so I’ve assumed not.

Notable absences: John Stones (close to a return but not quite ready), Benjamin Mendy (continues rehab following injury / surgery) & David Silva (presumed given more time off following personal reasons).

Do I agree with Pep’s (predicted) line-up?

That’ll do for me!

Result? Can’t see anything other than a home win.

Last season’s, corresponding pre-match prediction and result…
Prediction: Win
Result: Win

Have a great Christmas all and, as there’s a chance I might not be doing a pre-Newcastle Blog-posting and possibly neither a Palace one (but more likely); have a great New Year’s Eve too if I’m not back on before then.


  1. Cheers Steve, Happy Christmas!

  2. Fabulous blog year. Looking forward to reading next years.

  3. Happy Christmas to all.
    Another good win today, didn't think City got out of second gear. Here's to a great New Year.

  4. Hi Werneth Blue.

    I know what you mean, it was like a casual training session at times yesterday. Still, we played so very well and in particular in the second half I thought. We just keep pressing teams and wearing them down until they break. Great stuff.

    Have a great Christmas and thanks for both reading & commenting.