Entries by Amber Nectar

Things We Think We Think #328

1. In many ways, Norwich was a lot of fun. A shot to nothing that ended up with City gamely contributing two of the night’s five goals (while never seriously looking like taking anything from the game), in a vibrant stadium that always looks grand under lights. Norwich is a good trip, and a narrow […]

REPORT: City 2 QPR 2

Don’t know how many of you listened to the interview with Adkins on Humberside after the game but, for those who didn’t catch it, it — or in particular Adkins’ general mood and tone of voice — was remarkable, in that for once there was none of the trademark happy-clappy optimism: here was a genuinely […]

Things We Think We Think #327

1. After the pretty wretched affair at Brentford, it was quite a relief to get back on track so quickly against Millwall. It certainly wasn’t a game that’ll live long in the memory. For the most part, it looked very much like a game between a side still recovering from a weekend pasting and one […]

REPORT: City 2-0 Birmingham

O, this was good. Unexpectedly, borderline astonishingly so. But good, really good. Birmingham arrived with a Spring-tinged sniff of the Play Offs in their nostrils, and left chastened. Harried to perdition, outperformed all over the park, beaten and subdued. At the end of November, 19 games into this wildly uneven season, we sat morosely marooned […]

NEWS: Former City midfielder Bobby Doyle dies

Bobby Doyle, who played for City in the mid-1980s briefly but memorably, has died at the age of 65. We extend our sympathies to his family. Here, we look back at his life and, within a very successful career, his time with the Tigers. A craggy Scotsman in his early thirties joins your club after […]

REPORT: City 2 Millwall 1

There were some big decisions to be made at the KCOM tonight. Mainly would the unseasonably warm weather give way to a bitingly cold evening meaning should one or two socks be worn. Adkins also had some decisions to make after been mauled at Brentford. Namely in finding some decent form from an increasingly crocked […]

Things We Think We Think #326

1. That really is that. Let’s not mention the play-offs again this season, and pretend that we never did in the first place. 2. Brentford was chastening. An early lead collapsing into a 5-1 defeat was redolent of the autumn’s dark days, not the bright promise of midwinter. Sad to say, City were awful, and […]

REPORT: Brentford 5 City 1

It’s impossible not to enjoy Brentford. That’s the theory. The actual, proper terracing, the low roof over the terraces, the largely amiable opposition fans, the plethora of pubs within the vicinity, the happy memories of Bob Dewhurst’s thunderbolt, the match of the 90s in which the Great Escape became a reality, the wonderful 2-0 win […]