Newsletter #1605

Alex is back online and has his news summary tonight and a look back at the transfer window with the departure of Robinho and others on loan and arrival of Johnson. There’s also new on the Academy Blues breaking through, reaction to the recent games and a look ahead.

We have opinion on the derby and Pompey games, reaction to Cook’s critics and a hatful of requests.

Next Game: Hull City, away, 3pm Saturday 6 February 2010


General News

The Way Forward: The January transfer window closed only days ago leaving City fans a little deflated by the lack of arrivals but Mancini has asked the Blue faithful to believe. Though the Blues have spent hundreds of millions of pounds in the last couple of seasons, the Italian boss was keen to stress the rôle that City’s Academy has to play in the club’s future. Dedryck Boyata is a name that only a handful of Blues had heard of before Christmas and now the young centre-back has played in two Manchester derbies and has established himself as a genuine contender for a first team place. Mancini has expressed his delight with the way his Academy young guns are progressing and reserved special praise for the club’s nineteen year old Belgian: “Dedryck was lucky because when I arrived here we had a lot of players out with injuries. He joined in our training sessions, and I could see that he was a good player. I thought that he could do well for us at that time but also that he could be a good player for us for the future. He is still young, but he did very well at Old Trafford. I’m pleased with him. Dedryck does not have much experience now but after he has played five, seven or 10 matches he will have learned a lot and will be comfortable around other players. He has good players around him and playing at Old Trafford, against someone like Wayne Rooney or Ryan Giggs is a great way to learn for him. It’s important for the Academy that we have young players like Dedryck in the team, and it is good experience for the young players. They can learn from training with the rest of the team, and if they do well they will have a chance. There are some other good players from the Academy and I hope we can play more of them. But what they need to remember is just because they are playing in or training with the first team that is not the end of the story, just the beginning. Now is when it gets difficult, so they need to work hard and have the right mentality. It’s important that they keep their feet on the ground. This is when you really start to learn how to be a footballer.”

Signal of Intent: It would have been very easy for Mancini to praise the youngsters and then continue playing his multi-million pound stars but this club holds its Academy in the highest regard and the new post of Under-21 elite development manager has been introduced in order to create links between the different branches of the side. Andy Welsh is the man chosen to lead City’s new initiative and he seems to perfect choice. Welsh, who replaced club favourite Jim Cassell as Academy director in the summer, was once a member of the Leeds United academy set-up that developed England internationals James Milner, Scott Carson and Aaron Lennon and thus seems to have the exact credentials needed for this new post: “I’m delighted to accept a challenging rôle that is going to play an important part in the progress that City plan to make in line with our ambitions for the future. The creation of this post also demonstrates our continued commitment to the vibrant youth policy that has seen 30 Academy players graduate to the first team at this club in a dozen years.”

Abdisalam’s Ambition: Dedryck Boyata is not the only new name on the lips of the Citizens as Somali-born Abdisalam Ibrahim made his début against Scunthorpe United in last week’s FA Cup fourth round. The 18-year-old impressed in the tie at Glanford Park and has already drawn comparisons with his hero Patrick Vieira. Ibrahim, whose dream of playing alongside the former Arsenal captain may one day come true following the Frenchman’s move to CoMS earlier last month, paid tribute to his manager for keeping the faith with the club’s youngsters and spoke of his desire to play alongside his idol: “Roberto Mancini has shown us that he believes if you’re good enough, you’re old enough. Now I want to play more games and be a part of what is happening at this club. Patrick Vieira is a fantastic player – he is still a fantastic player. He’s won so many trophies and honours throughout his career, and he’s a legend at Arsenal. I can learn so much from him. I really want to train regularly with him – and it would be a dream come true for me to play alongside him in midfield for City one day. Yes, I would be walking on air that day! Patrick spoke to me after my début in the Scunthorpe game and he told me I had played really well. I was really, really over the moon to hear Patrick Vieira saying that to me.”

Return of ‘The Goat’? Shaun Goater was named the club’s ‘striker of the decade’ by the latest edition of the Official MCFC magazine and the Bermudan striker has admitted that he one day dreams of a return to the club. ‘The Goat’, as he was affectionately known by supporters, has revealed that he hopes to gain his coaching license and take things from there: “I miss the game, so I’ve got to start and get myself back in somewhere at youth level. We’re talking a few years down the line, but I want to get the license and myself involved again. I still keep myself involved in and around the club, my heart’s still City. It’s just great to be involved at the club at whatever level.”

March Movements: Due to television commitments, the following fixtures have been altered. The visit of Tottenham Hotspur to CoMS will now take place at 12.45pm on Saturday March 6th whilst the Blues will take on Steve Bruce’s Sunderland on Sunday March 14th. That fixture at the Stadium of Light will kick off at 4pm. One further change involves Roberto Martinez’s Wigan Athletic who will make the short trip to Manchester on Monday March 29th at 8pm.

Squad News

Do ‘The Tevez’: Carlos Tevez has had everybody smiling with his 18 goals this season but the famous dancing celebration that has accompanied some of these goals has produced even wider grins. The Argentinean’s ‘wiggle’ has had all the Blues talking and even had the official website run a ‘Do The Tevez’ competition. Though various football pundits have been trying to work out the significance of the striker’s fanciest move, the former West Ham United man has described it as ‘just a bit of fun’: “It’s a dance my brother invented but it doesn’t really have any meaning. He came up with it for me and the fans seem to like it. I’ve seen them copying the dance and I love it! I thought they did quite well, it’s great to see them having fun and enjoying themselves.”

Back on the Roque Road:£12 million striker Roque Santa Cruz is facing yet another spell on thesidelines after aggravating his infamous calf injury. The injury, which hashampered Santa Cruz ever since his days at Blackburn Rovers, re-occurred onlyeight minutes into the Blues’ league game with Everton last month and willmost likely see the Paraguayan striker out for a further month: “It lookslike a bad injury for Roque; it is to the same calf that was a problem aroundChristmas. It could be around one month; we don’t know exactly when he’ll beback yet. It does not require surgery, just treatment.”

Manu Thanks You: Emmanuel Adebayor returned to winning ways at the weekend as a part of the Blues’ side that beat Portsmouth 2-0 in the league and the Togo captain has expressed his thanks to both the club and its supporters for their support during ‘the most difficult time of my life’. Manu was involved in the Angolan terrorist attack prior to the African Cup of Nations and feared for his life as three of the squad were shot dead. Though the former Arsenal striker escaped unhurt, Ade admits that he has needed the last two weeks to be with his family and recover from the incident and he wanted to thank City for being so patient with him: “It was good to be home and back on the football pitch. At one point I didn’t think I would ever see City’s stadium and the fans again. It was great to score but more importantly I want to say a huge thank you to all the City fans and to the club for helping me through a terrible time. Through all the difficulties the fans were there with me calling my name and sending me messages of support, I was very moved by the way they did that. The club too did everything they could for me, checking I was ok and giving me time before coming back. At the end of the day the most important thing is the relationship between the players and the club and the players and the fans and I feel I have a good relationship here with both. The people who work at City and watch City have faith in my ability and faith in what I am doing. I have been through a difficult moment in my life and they have proved that. There is a big Manchester City family and there is a lot of love there. I am glad now that these terrible moments are behind me and now life goes on and that means playing football for City and hopefully being successful.”

Transfer News and Gossip

In the Bleak Mid-Winter: January 2010 will be remembered more for its snowfall than any Premier League signing but the Blues did make to influential additions to the squad. A fortnight after Patrick Vieira signed on a free transfer from Jose Mourinho’s Inter Milan; Middlesbrough’s Adam Johnson signed a four-year-deal for a fee worth £10 million. The 22-year-old winger is tipped to be England’s left sided midfielder for many years to come, once he makes the initial breakthrough, and Mancini was clearly chuffed with the purchase: “We are delighted that Adam has chosen to come here. He is a very good player with fantastic potential, and as a club we are always keen to sign British talent.”

It was however, less a case of how many in than of how many out as eight players left on loan until the end of the season. Ryan McGivern, Javan Vidal and Donal McDermott all left the club for the Championship as they joined Leicester City, Derby County and Scunthorpe United respectively and Adam Clayton renewed his loan deal at League One side Carlisle. The bigger transfer stories included Jo, whose deal with Everton was terminated after a breach of club discipline and he swiftly moved to Turkish side Galatasary, and Robinho whose need for first team football in a World Cup season saw him move back to former club Santos. In addition to that, in typical Benjani style, the Zimbabwean striker moved to Sunderland after the transfer window had closed due to ‘technical difficulties’ with the move.

A further deal of interest was that of Vladimir Weiss on loan to BoltonWanderers. The Slovakian international is tipped for great success and ishighly favoured at City but City chief Roberto Mancini believes it willgreatly help the winger’s development to go and gain some Premier Leagueexperience, especially with regards to his own World Cup hopes. Weiss himselfadmitted that it was a difficult decision to leave City, if only temporarily,but is relishing the opportunity to save The Trotters from relegation: “It’shard in a way to leave City, even if it is only for a few months. But Boltonis only half an hour away, so I can still live at home – I’m just trainingand playing with different lads. I can tell I’m going to be happy here, thepeople are nice and everybody has made me welcome. The most important thingfor me is that I get experience and match fitness for the World Cup finals inthe summer. At my age I need to be getting games, and themanager understood that. Bolton need to make sure they stay in the PremierLeague and it’s not going to be easy. But that means it will be a properchallenge for all the players at the Reebok, including me now. I’m not sureof getting a game when I look at the squad here. There’s plenty ofcompetition so making my mark is going to be hard. I can only try my best intraining and take it from there. City have enough good players in the squadalready. When I get back in the summer I’ll be a different player, with moreexperience and hopefully a good World Cup behind me.”

Post-Match Reaction

Derby Day Devastation: A first leg 2-1 win at CoMS had the tie set-up for a spectacular finale come the return leg at Old Trafford, yet despite ample opportunity, the Blues’ new look line-up weren’t able to grab their first taste of Wembley. When Ryan Giggs tapped in to put United 1-0 up away from home, some sections of the City faithful feared the worst, but the sparkling form of former United favourite Carlos Tevez provided the Blues with the initiative as the Argentinian scored from the spot and later nodded in to give the Blues the lead.

This got Mancini and his men cautiously excited: “After 1-0 it was important that we recover and win – the players did very well after 15 minutes, at the start we were nervous. But we know the second leg will be difficult. I am very happy for Carlos, because he is ex-United and scored two. Sometimes you must defend, especially playing against a strong team like United, and Shay Given had a fantastic night. This was my first derby, but I wasn’t nervous. It was most important to win my first derby.”

Shaun Wright Phillips believed the combination of squad determination and magnificent support bolstered the club’s chances but had to praise man-of-the-match Carlos Tevez: “It was a very satisfying win. The players showed great character to come from a goal down. The fans drove us on and on and in the end it all came good. To hold on to the win was terrific but we know there is still a job to do at Old Trafford. Carlos Tevez was fantastic again for us, he has been unbelievable all season. His energy is superb but everyone played their part in what was a memorable win and that’s a few we have had over United in recent seasons.”

Pablo Zabaleta was also keen to hand the plaudits to his fellow Argentinian: “Carlos was fired up because of what was said. United fans know he was a big loss because he was a great player for them. He can repeat this in the second game. Every team wants Carlos Tevez, and we have a great opportunity to enjoy him at this club. I am sure that Carlos will try to take Manchester City right to the top. He’s a very passionate player, and it was a very difficult decision to change to a team in the same city. This game was a dream for him, a special game. He showed he is top class. Our reaction after the goal was great, though the last few minutes were unbelievable. We needed to give our fans a great game. I think everyone is happy.”

Dedryck Boyata, who was making only his second appearance for the club, revealed his anticipation of the fixture: “Another day, another big experience for me! Playing against United wasn’t easy. I wasn’t on top of my game and I’ll try to do better next time. Coming from nothing and playing in front of all those people in a Manchester derby is really hard. I just tried to do my best. I was really nervous. It wasn’t just a semi-final; it was a Manchester derby – that’s like playing in the final of the World Cup! I was thinking about it all night, it was hard to sleep. Rooney is probably the best striker in England. When you know that you’re playing against him you’re a bit nervous, but you just have to get on with it and focus. Vincent is a hero back home, one of the best players in Belgium. I’ve watched him a lot. He was talking to me and helping me all the time out on the pitch.”

The hype did unfortunately come crashing down across the city however when Wayne Rooney’s last minute header won United a place in the Carling Cup final. A goalless first half had the Blues smiling but when Paul Scholes and Michael Carrick put United 3-2 up on aggregate, Mancini knew the pressure was on. Carlos Tevez scored a superb flick to seemingly send the game into extra time until Rooney popped up in stoppage time to break the hearts of 10,000 travelling fans. The boss was obviously devastated with the result and promised to make amends: “I am so disappointed because I thought we played well in the first half and into the second, but we had a spell where we allowed them two chances and we should have paid more attention. If you allow a team like United chances like that, they have the players to hurt you. After we scored I thought we had a great chance to win, we played well and had another chance but then they hit us too late for us to do anything. I feel so sorry for the players, because they could not work any harder, but most of all I feel sorry for our fans. I wanted us to get to the final for them, and unfortunately that won’t happen now. We have to learn from this defeat and improve. It’s easy to improve when you win, but losing like this can teach a team things, so we must pick ourselves up. We have to work hard over the next few months, try to improve and get into the top four by the end of the season. We’re still in the FA Cup and we have a chance to go to Wembley in that competition, which I would love to do for the fans.”

Bubble Burst: Ahead of the double derby tie, a trip to Goodison Park had ended Mancini’s 100% record. Steven Pienaar’s strike coupled with a dubious Louis Saha penalty handed Everton all three points in a game where Robinho was substituted both on and off in the same game, effectively signalling the end of the Brazilian’s season. The Italian coach was gracious in defeat: “I must pay a compliment to Everton, they played better than us. We didn’t play well. The penalty was harsh because if you give a spot kick for shirt pulling there should be 5, 6 or ten per game. It was a pivotal moment because it doubled the lead just before half time. I am not a magician, I am a manager. Hard work will improve us and that is the aim this season to improve game on game and see where we end up in the league and the cups.”

Scunthorpe Done Four: Following the third round exits of both United and Liverpool, this televised cup tie was expected to be the round’s banana skin but a workmanlike performance from City’s second string earned them a fifth round tie with Stoke City. Martin Petrov’s goal in the early stages seemed to signal that a thrashing may be on the cards but all expectations were sent flying out of the window when Scunthorpe equalised through Paul Hayes. Nedum Onuoha ensured his side went into half time at 2-1 up and Sylvinho’s stunning 35 yard strike settled the tie. Though Scunthorpe did pull another back through skipper Cliff Byrne, Robinho scored what may be his last goal for the club as the tie ended 4-2. Solid performances from Dedryck Boyata and Abdisalam Ibrahim impressed the manager further: “We played well, especially at times in the second half, but it was a difficult afternoon for us. Scunthorpe made it hard and deserve some congratulations. We had expected a typical FA Cup tie, which is what we got. I told the players they would need to concentrate for the full game; they did and we got the result but it was not easy. Our young players did very well, they have shown me what they can do in training and I had no problem in picking them today. They have the right mentality and this was a big test for them. I’m pleased with them and pleased for them.”

To the Beat of the Drum: In the season’s most uninspiring fixture, City were able to overcome a struggling Portsmouth without hitting third gear. The returning Emmanuel Adebayor scored from 20 yards having been put through by a brilliant Stevie Ireland high ball and Vincent Kompany added a second only six minutes later with a bullet header to wrap up the points. There aren’t many that will put their hands up and say they enjoyed the second half of football that followed but many will argue that it is the sign of a good team who can play poorly and still come out on top as Mancini will concur: “It was an important win for us. If we want to be in the top four then we know that we need to win these kinds of games. This League is really tough – it doesn’t matter who you play, you have to raise your game and try your hardest to win. That’s what we had to do against Portsmouth. At the start of the season we dropped a few points to the lower teams. But we are strong as a team and we defended well today after the two goals that we scored. We don’t watch how the others are doing; we just focus on what we are doing. As long as we are winning games we keep the pressure on, and at the end we’ll be in top four. We’ve got Hull next week and then Bolton. They are really important games for us. We need to take the points against the teams who are in the lower part of the table.”

Alex Rowen <news(at)>


Just to add to Phil Banerjee’s point about the corner kick taken when Bellamy was struck by the coin. A Bellamy corner would have been a right-footed in-swinger whereas the Barry corner was a left-footed away swinger. the difference is about 10 yards clearing the ball, enough to clear any City players lurking on the edge of the box. What is clear after the three derbies this season is that the gap between the two sides, which was a chasm last season, is now close enough to be decided by small margins. This is the sort of small margin that makes a difference.

We’re not quite there yet in terms of being able to beat them consistently, but once we get the winning habit (which is the hard bit), then watch us go.

Alastair Hayes <hayesa1(at)>


Reading the comments about the state of Pompey, should someone not be looking at any transfer deal involving Harry Redknapp? How often has he bought the same player? Would it not be reasonable to suggest that he might be getting a cut? In fact maybe when it came out last time it was true, just that it could not be proved, even Big Sam maybe? Perhaps they’re all at it?

Why does it appear that only Given, Bellamy and Tevez give 100%?

Sam Duxbury <SAMmy459(at)>


I’m getting a bit fed up with the constant flak aimed at Garry Cook. Maybe he’s made a couple of gaffes but these are hardly hanging offences. His rôle, as Chief Executive, is to run the business side of the club and that’s what he should be judged on. I suspect not many of us (if any) know the full extent of what he does behind the scenes but I do know from the bits that impact me as a fan that we are immeasurably better run than we used to be.

We have a proper executive team in place instead of just one executive. Cook makes a real effort to engage with the fans and understand what they want. We have an indoor ticket office after years of queuing outside. People were even blaming him for the Home Office not giving McDonald Mariga a work permit. Players are coming to Supporters’ Club branch meetings again. He has also personally gone out of his way to help people when they’ve needed it.

Anyone who had to deal with our previous CEO will tell you what an appalling experience that could be. For those of you who remember my articles on City’s finances, instead of an offer to help me or provide advice, there was a series of sarcastic and threatening emails.

So before dishing out the vitriol just step back and look at the bigger picture.

Colin Savage <Colin(at)>


First I would like to say Bernard Paton got my attention with his very good article about loud mouth Cook. Khaldoon Al Mubarak is the Chairman of MCFC, and Garry Cook is the Executive Chairman.

What is Garry Cook’s job? Is it to give advice to the Chairman Khaldoon? A very poor choice for football club advice. Marketing football gear maybe? I cannot see what Garry Cook has done in a positive way for MCFC.

How many readers remember my articles about Robinho? I tried to write the articles without offending some fans who loved Robinho, for I too wanted Robinho to turn things around and play well for City; it was not to be. Did Garry Cook think that a new manager would get Robinho to start playing well for City again?

Some months back I did my research on Robinho to find out that he refused to play for Santos so as to get his transfer to Real Madrid. Then the manager/coach had problems with him at Real Madrid, so they were so happy to unload him to any club that would pay the money.

Real Madrid found that club with Garry Cook who I feel wanted a star player to market Umbro; that player was to be Robinho.

Garry Cook made a strong effort to bring John Terry to City, to show off Umbro with Terry playing for both England and City.

Nike bought into Umbro in 2008. Nike, without changing Umbro’s name, want to make Umbro a better marketing product.

Now Robinho is back in Santos claiming he would like to be there for the next four years; just a month ago Robinho said he would like to stay with City for the next ten years.

I said it before and I say it again, Robinho seems to suffer from a kind of depression with his mood swings (but I hastily add that I am not qualified to make this diagnosis, it is just an observation on my part).

Again to Bernard Paton you are spot on.

Come on you Blues!

Ernie Barrow <britcityblue(at)>


I wanted to vote for player of the month, but was unable to do so as my country of residence (Israel) does not appear on the list of available countries. Palestine, on the other hand, which is not a country that even exists (yet), does appear. I appreciate that the owners of Manchester City are UAE based, but is this some kind of subversive racism? Please note that the club’s Customer Charter includes the following statement:

Manchester City Football Club, its staff, partners and contractors shall ensure that there is universal respect for all employees, customers, community groups and partners irrespective of: Colour, Race, Ethnic or national origin, Nationality, Religion or belief, Age, Gender, Gender reassignment, Sexual orientation, Marital Status, Disability.

In this case, the club seems to have ignored its own charter. I wonder what Sidney Rose, the club’s life president, and Sir Howard Bernstein, one of the honorary presidents, would have to say if they knew? I trust that the list of available countries will be updated to include Israel before the voting deadline.

George Alexander <cymruisrael(at)>


Greetings from Stettler, the Heart of Alberta, Canada!

I’m going to be in the Palm Springs, California area for the month of March and wondered if there’s a “Blue” watering hole nearby where I could watch games that anyone knows of?

Thanks in advance, Clive Spechk <bluemoon(at)>


Does anyone have one of those old scarves where it’s half City and half Glasgow Rangers?

I’m trying to convert the family next door up here where I live in the Highlands, and their 11yr old boy needs a bit of a shove as he hasn’t got a favourite English team yet.

Someone must have one somewhere, right? I will swap for a couple of Tomintoul whisky miniatures!

Richard Ellor <richardellor(at)>


Points of Blue will be meeting at 6.30pm next Wednesday (10 February) but the club want to precede it with a meeting about “Give Eastlands its Kippax” starting at 5.00pm (following up an earlier consultation with supporters’ groups). I don’t think there’s an easy answer to what to do with the away fans, but it seemed sensible to overlap the two meetings. The intention would be to finish Points of Blue by 8.00pm but the agenda is yours, so let me have any items.

Steve Parish <bloovee(at)>


One of my local Dutch mates treated me to the programme of the City vs. Ajax friendly played towards the end of October, 1968 at Maine Road.

This was essentially our Championship team turning out to face the nucleus of the Ajax team that were to dominate Europe in the early 70’s.

I was at the game, City won 3-0. A few months later, or earlier, we’d drawn against Ajax 3-3 in Amsterdam, as if to prove it was no fluke!

The three Amsterdam City goals were scored by Nelly Young, according to his autobiography. However, I can’t find the City scorers for the home game? I would like to know the scorers of the City home goals, and if possible, the sequence of scoring in the Amsterdam game and the Ajax scorers?

Is there anybody out there who can fill in the details?

Dave Lyons <david.lyons(at)>


3 February 2010

Fulham                1 - 0  Portsmouth           21,934

2 February 2010

Hull City             1 - 1  Chelsea              24,957

1 February 2010

Sunderland            0 - 0  Stoke City           35,078

League table to 03 February 2010 inclusive

                            HOME           AWAY         OVERALL
                    P  W  D  L  F  A  W  D  L  F  A  W  D  L   F   A  GD Pts
 1 Chelsea         24 11  1  0 37  8  6  3  3 21 12 17  4  3  58  20  38  55
 2 Manchester Utd  24 10  1  1 31  8  7  1  4 25 12 17  2  5  56  20  36  53
 3 Arsenal         24  9  1  2 35 14  6  3  3 25 14 15  4  5  60  28  32  49
 4 Tottenham H.    24  8  1  3 28  8  4  5  3 17 17 12  6  6  45  25  20  42
 5 Liverpool       24  8  2  2 30 11  4  3  5 12 15 12  5  7  42  26  16  41
 6 Manchester City 22  8  3  0 28 14  3  5  3 16 16 11  8  3  44  30  14  41
 7 Aston Villa     23  6  4  2 17  7  5  3  3 14 11 11  7  5  31  18  13  40
 8 Birmingham City 23  5  5  2 10  7  4  2  5 12 16  9  7  7  22  23  -1  34
 9 Everton         23  5  5  2 18 15  3  3  5 15 19  8  8  7  33  34  -1  32
10 Fulham          24  7  2  3 16  8  1  4  7 11 20  8  6 10  27  28  -1  30
11 Blackburn R.    24  6  4  2 17 12  1  3  8  8 28  7  7 10  25  40 -15  28
12 Stoke City      22  5  3  3 15 13  1  5  5  4 13  6  8  8  19  26  -7  26
13 Sunderland      23  5  4  2 18 13  1  2  9 12 27  6  6 11  30  40 -10  24
14 Wigan Athletic  22  3  3  4 10 14  3  1  8 14 33  6  4 12  24  47 -23  22
15 West Ham United 23  3  4  4 18 20  1  5  6 11 18  4  9 10  29  38  -9  21
16 Bolton Wndrs    22  3  4  5 17 23  2  2  6 12 21  5  6 11  29  44 -15  21
17 Wolves          23  3  3  6  9 17  2  3  6 10 23  5  6 12  19  40 -21  21
18 Hull City       24  4  5  3 16 19  0  4  8  7 30  4  9 11  23  49 -26  21
19 Burnley         23  5  4  2 15 11  0  1 11  8 35  5  5 13  23  46 -23  20
20 Portsmouth      23  3  1  7 14 17  1  2  9  5 19  4  3 16  19  36 -17  15

With thanks to Football 365

[Valid3.2]Heidi Pickup,

Newsletter #1605