OK let me say straight up that Bolton deserved it. Now let the moaning begin! After dropping the contents of a Carr's world famous pastie down the front of my new number 10 shirt I settled down in the freezing cold to watch the beautiful game, where the superior ability of City would pass Bolton off the pitch. I was sadly misinformed or perhaps Carr's put something in their pasties, what was this...we couldn't string two pasties together, although Fat Lad from Gorton did manage to fit 3 in his gob, sideways! Elbow Davies led their line with aplomb, no abomb, not atomic Mick but just as effective. Nolan as always added his own brand of fire and whinge (well he is from Whinge City after all) and City just couldn't get to grips with the game, in fact I've never seen that many people slip over since Fat Lad chucked up on the steps at the town hall last new years, it was icy that night didn't take long for 3 biryanis to freeze solid like a yellow and orange glazier.
City began, finally to find each other, Ireland put through by Evans and Evans by Bobinho, I thought it's only a matter of time, as Bolton's best efforts at goal resembled satellites being launched into outer Lancashire. Then..oh god...it was like watching your push bike run away down a hill in slow motion, a Bolton move that consisted of more passes than they completed in the rest of the game, a decent cross and what seemed like a brilliant finish by a flying Gardener, although my brother who watched MOTD2 later says was offside and it came off Gardener's shin...so here we were again - chasing a game away from home. If indeed it was offside then it makes me feel even worse, we had Boro for the taking before a dodgy pen. Anyway the usual scenario developed - City pressing for the equaliser and Dunney Monster ending our hopes by smashing in another OG. Someone made a comment about Dunne not having time to adjust his feet, does he have a socket set with him? Just boot the ball back in the direction it came from...its not rocket science!
Hell Boy does have some big questions to address, like who is Elano and do Reeves and Mortimer want him back? (or is that Uvavu?) And the defence! Cheeky Joe Hart isn't inspiring confidence in those around him, he's a great shot stopper but with dodgy Dunne and Tell Ben Ha! Him, in front he's got to command the area. Still I'm not worried, yet, we will sign superstars in the transfer window, as long as the channel 5 programme has finished by then.
Aguero to the rescue?