Entries by Amber Nectar

Things We Think We Think #319

1. Another away game, another addition to our points haul. The 2-2 draw at Millwall wasn’t as impressive as the previous weekend’s 3-2 win at QPR — not even close, really, either in terms of the outcome or the result. But it’s another point, gleaned in trying conditions to deny relegation rivals what would have […]

REPORT: Millwall 2 City 2

Another Saturday, another trip to the capital. It wasn’t to prove to be as euphoric as the weekend prior, but the feeling upon leaving the New Den – which does music after goals – was one of satisfaction. The reasons for this were many. A late(ish) equaliser, a makeshift starting XI (including a full debut […]

PODCAST: QPR, Millwall….and Millwall again

Buoyed by the win at QPR while sneering at a rubbish FA Cup draw. Proper podcast, this. * Tremendous victory at Loftus Road * Markus Henriksen’s special goal * The heady heights of 19th * Live reaction to the FA Cup draw * Beating Middlesbrough ten years ago

REPORT: QPR 2 City 3

Twenty years is a long time.  It’s almost half my life ago. Twenty years ago, City were about to have one of the rare highlights in the extremely depressing first half to a season. As supporters we’d seen the back of Needler and Fish running the club into the ground as the family owning the […]

Things We Think We Think #318

1. The point against Norwich was both surprising and welcome. Just three days after an emphatic home defeat, the chances of anything good happening against the free-scoring lead leaders appeared remote. Yet with a performance of honest endeavour (and a bit of fortune arriving via an off-colour Norwich and the levelling effect of the shocking […]

Things We Think We Think #317

1. After the encouragement offered before the international break, City provided a chastening reminder that we aren’t very good and are in serious relegation trouble on Saturday. There was nothing streaky about the 2-0 defeat to Nottingham Forest — we were comprehensively outplayed for pretty much the entire game. 2. It started badly and never […]

Things We Think We Think #316

1. What on earth to make of Saturday’s frenetic affair at Birmingham? Both sides will be left somewhat ruing the outcome — Birmingham for losing a two-goal lead, City for conceding a late equaliser. On balance, the result was probably about right. But what a remarkable afternoon. 2. It’s impossible to let much of City’s […]

REPORT: Birmingham 3 City 3

“They came from Birmingham, which is not a place to promise much, you know, Mr Weston. One has no great hopes of Birmingham. I always say there is something direful in the sound” So wrote Jane Austen in Emma. And it’s probably a view to which the Tiger Nation, doubtless setting off for St Andrews […]

PODCAST: Boing, boing … to 23rd

Very soon we’ll no longer be the FSF Club Podcast of the Year, but we wish our shortlist of potential successors well. Meanwhile, for the next month we’ll continue to label ourselves grandly while talking about stuff such as… * Beating West Brom * Fraizer Campbell’s goalscoring touch * City’s tightened defence * The FSF’s […]