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It's The Blades Away

If City progress through their 3rd round replay with West Ham they will then travel to Sheffield United in the 4th Round.

In what is always an attractive fixture for Blues supporters there is the added spice this season of useless Bryan Robson being the Blade's gaffer.

City's replay with West Ham has been confirmed for Wednesday 16th January with an 8.05pm kick off.

The fixture will be shown live on the BBC. Tickets are priced at just 10 for season ticket holders and 15 for anyone else with junior tickets just 5.

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Writer: Andy Leggott Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday January 7 2008

Time: 4:05PM

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Purely because I'm away on 4th round weekend, I'm praying that you beat WHam. I don't want to have to miss the ultimate grudge match!
Good point! That nightmare scenario could be nasty!
Johnny Baguette
On another subject altogether, has anybody else heard the rumour going around that City, in a stunning development, have been alledgedly offered worldwide superstar and Barca fall out victim Ronaldhino by his agents as City's stock continues to rise. Now that was as long as we honoured his 6 million quid net yearly wage. Svennis is understood to have said no way!!
Johnny Baguette
Hours before I read one news on this subject, But I do not believed, But now begun more news come on about this subject !
city 81
6 million pounds, eh? It's unbelievable, city 81!
Johnny Baguette
Could be true JB, Ronaldhino thinks we love him (we would if he came), when we gave him a tremendous reception when Barca played us, we were cheering because he chose Barca over the swamp.
Buzz Lightyear
JB, 6 million his salary in the year it look to me appropriate :), But JB & BL do you remember one member (He was of fans Manchester United) come here and he say seven said to his father that we will buy a big name from Barcelona .. this was before one month !!!
city 81
I agree with Buzz Lightyear, Maybe Ronaldhino wants to change the atmosphere .., But Real do not forget something that taxes in Spain rose significantly this year.
city 81
Lol! The taxes have gone up! Marvellous!
Johnny Baguette
Foreign players in Spain were enjoyed by reduced taxes, the tax rate does not exceed 20%, But with the beginning of this year, the Spanish government cancelled these privileges, Now the taxes become 42% !!.
city 81
City 91, Ronaldhino wont come to City we cannot guarantee Champions league football just yet. We are getting way ahead of ourselves. Lets enjoy the season, People are still waiting fo the bubble to burst, but what we have a mixture of talent,experience and youth. Everytime Svennis is interviewed, you get the feeling that he just cant believe it yet. Special praise to Stuart Pearce for giving youth a chance, Ireland, onhuoha, Richards.
Buzz Lightyear
Just have to metion once again Richard Dunne, who SP picked as Captain and not all players take to it, but RD's game has improved and will go almost certainly get into the City Hall of Fame.
Buzz Lightyear
When Johnson comes back, what do you do with Corluka, is he better than onuoha?
Buzz Lightyear
What is this disappointing news, From Rnadenho to Cisse !!, BL I agree with you for all what you had wrote, Myself I look a Richards is the best one to play right back.
city 81
JB, The news about Podolski had stopped !!
city 81
I know. And now Djibril Cisse has been bid for, according to Marseille's president. Not sure about this move if it's a legitimate story.
Johnny Baguette
JB we know from the start of the season that the press are guessing, with Bojinov coming back to training and El diablo here he must be looking to strengthen midfield or defense or both. City 81 I have noticed that at the start Richards played left of centre, now they have swapped round and it is working better.
Buzz Lightyear
Slightly off the point fellas, what do you want to do with Ched Evans? He's been decent for us, but he needs games and we can give him that to speed his development
Candid NCFC
BL, would be much better if he go another little bit to the right, Candid, I do not know! we have 10 striker & we still playing 451 .
city 81
Buzz- persevere with nedum at rb - the lad always looked a real prospect and needs games. Corluka 'may' migrate to the holding role as a replacement/understudy for Hamann (may even work the other way as nedum can play centrally). On Ronaldhino, don't require his services - we have a young, talented and hungry midfield who are developing together. A seen it and done it all merchant who's past his best years is not the ticket.
Craig Cain
...Cisse would be a big mistake (never saw the fella lift his head and look around yet)
Craig Cain
Hello Candid. Ched's yet another MCFC Academy graduate whose learning the ropes. Like Daniel Strurridge, he's one for the future, but as city 81 says, I don't know where we are going to fit all these lads in!!
Johnny Baguette
Craig, totally with you on this. What can Cisse add that we don't already have? Let alone other so called superstars? He is also injury prone and concentrates more on his hairdo's and beards than crosses. It's like we have arrived at a crossroads. Young signings in a team player mould similar to those already made would be ideal, a proven finisher a prerequisite BUT I don't want to see us ever drift into the buy everything that moves Chelski scenario. I'm taking comfort in the commitment Frank and Sven made towards our Academy when they arrived. With the right management policies, keeping everyone on board the next few years could be very interesting. Potential boat rockers not wanted. Come On Bojinov, get weaving sharpish!!
Johnny Baguette
The Independent : particularly since Nasri is destined for the African Nations Cup. :))))))
city 81
Thank God it's not Cisse! City enquired to Marseille about Niang and Nasri. Nasri we talked about recently city 81. Cracking player who we could have signed under Pearce. The club are looking to offload Dabo and Samaras quickly too by the looks of it. Good stuff. Some dust should be settling soon!
Johnny Baguette
BL,You dont understand what I wanted to say, Please See what the news says carefully: ( Nasri is destined for the African Nations cup ) Will France had become an African State !!! Because Nasri played with the French National team . I think this news is not true.
city 81
Leave it to Sven he will bring in other 'Unknowns' and as for 'where will he fit in all the young players'. Don't forget it is a long season and with Europe beckoning we will have to have virtually TWO teams, the same as the top four...oh just forgot WE are one of the top four....LOL...
City 81, What i am telling you is, do not always belive what you read in the papers, the reporters are guessing just like we do. If Nasri played with the french team then he can only play for France.
Buzz Lightyear
My fear about the rumour regarding crouch is that he cannot command a regular first team place at Liverpool, what makes the papers think he going to get one here. Don't think Anelka is coming here, not with Chelsea making published bids.
Buzz Lightyear
Ah,, I mean (JB) & I wrote (BL) sorrrry :) , But Buzz Lightyear wrote a good words and I agree with him, Look to the names in the ( a poll ), The news before four days talking about Manchester City want to contract with one of them, and now see no mention of them and the news talk now about others,I think the better to us close our eyes from now until the end of January and then we open and see with who we have contracted, This will be better than Follow-up the daily news .
city 81
City 81 you are right
Buzz Lightyear
I see Sturridge is finally back in training which leaves me to believe that Sven won't sign a striker this time as it looks like that by the end of the month he will be able to choose from : Castillo, Bianchi, Bojinov, Vassell and Sturridge. This could mean the end of the road for Samaras, Mpenza, Corrido and Dickov. Leaving Sven to possibly go for a top class midfielder and another defender.
alphieblues, Castillo is mid player not striker, I Expected this in the past, But when I entered to the main site of the club I found in the list of attacking midfielders players .{1CF21E86-174B-420D-916B-04DE6DF5EE70}&siteid=502&teamid=1096
city 81
city 81...A goalscorer nevertheless...

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