City Season Shorts –The only way is up?

It’s an optimistic title but as City are sitting rock bottom we have to hope and pray that the only way is up in the coming weeks. Here’s our thoughts on the latest at the club as we return from the International Break.

Pivotal Period

We are now back from the International Break and after watching England pull off a famous win in Spain it’s back to the grind, and it really is a grind, of watching this City side week in week out. Before the International Break we hit rock bottom and we now have to find a way to change that. Our final three games in October are against teams in the bottom half of the division, starting with Preston who are also in the relegation zone, a six pointer of that there is no doubt! A tough home game against the Baggies of West Brom awaits to kick off November, we badly need some more points on the board by then…

Relegation Form

City are bottom of the league for a reason. They picked up just one point from their last five games and have only two wins to their name all season. Granted Middlesbrough, Leeds and Sheffield United was a tough run of fixtures but the form all season has been largely poor and if this continues, League One beckons.

Sheffield United

Our Editor Dan gave his full and frank views after our trip to Sheffield United a couple of weeks ago and I agreed with every word! Having stood in the away end watching that performance I was frankly embarrassed. Yes with their win the Blades went top but the fact is all that shows is how poor the Championship is as a league because they weren’t even that good! A team with a bit of talent and desire would have beaten them but City were pathetic and offered nothing. On that performance we deserve to be bottom of the table and it’s hard to see that changing.


Anyone who reads the Fanzine will know we have tried to give smiley Nige a chance. We have praised his efforts in the community and with the fans but his main job is to keep this club in the Championship and on that score he is failing miserably. Granted he has little to work with and we all know why but other managers have got other teams out of worse situations than this. It sounds harsh but right now Nigel just doesn’t seem up to it, his embarrassingly delusional post match comments after the Leeds defeat epitomised that and at Sheffield United his game plan couldn’t have been more negative. Let’s hope after two weeks to work with the players we will see big improvements against Preston, but let’s not hold our breath.


Tomorrow’s game is huge. Preston sit one point and two places above City going into the game. The visitors have had a poor start to the season by their standards but they will fancy their chances tomorrow so City have to be ready for that. The team selection must be more positive. Start Turbo and start Bowen too, give Preston some pace and trickery to worry about! The team selection flopped last time out and Nigel has to change things tomorrow.

Home games are becoming more and more important so we have to go out and look to win the game and not hide away like City did at Sheffield United.

Dan Batty

This kid is arguably the one and only positive thing at this club right now. At such a young age he is carrying the team and showing that he should be a real midfield talent for years to come, probably not at City as well sell him but right now he is the only Midfielder we have who looks up to standard in the Championship. If only his older, much more experience teammates could take a leaf out of his book!


And it’s all gone quiet over there….. A football song that could be used to describe the potential takeover talk. A couple of weeks ago it felt like it was almost a foregone conclusion, surely the Allams torturous tenure was almost over. Three rival bidders jostling to make their bids for the club. Then suddenly it all seems to have gone a bit quiet again. I appreciate these things take time and due diligence needs to be performed, let’s just hope this wasn’t another false dawn.


Don’t forget the October issue of the Fanzine is still available and will be on sale tomorrow around the KCOM. We know some of you may have missed us due to the closure of Walton Street Car Park for the previous two home games but we will be in our usual spot close to the car park tomorrow.

We also have a new selling spot so look out for one of our lads at the bottom of the Anlaby Road Flyover near the South Stand Car Park.

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