Newsletter #1829

After the frenzy of the last few ‘Champions’ editions of MCIVTA, a much quieter edition today. Just one article in fact!

Thanks to Dave Ball for the link in his article; it sure looked like one helluva night in The Bank!

Some troubling news, for a couple of Blue midfielders, in the last 48 hours. First off Gareth Barry had to withdraw from the Euros due to injury. Sad for him as he deserves a good crack at the tournament after what, in my opinion, was probably his best professional season. From a selfish point of view however, a rest will do him no harm ahead of next season.

More troubling, is the arrest of Michael Johnson on drink drive charges after a crash last night in Urmston. Seems those life-style concerns are not going away for the injury-plagued youngster (actually he is now 24!).

Off the pitch has seen the arrival of Tom Glick, former CEO at Derby, to take up a new rôle at the club as Chief Commercial & Operating Officer. In effect, he replaces Garry Cook and will be a key part of the Club’s future. So welcome and good luck Tom!

Next Game: Chelsea, Community Shield, Villa Park, 12 August 2012, 3.00pm


I’m sure everybody has their own memories of that last day.

I met up with my son in-law, his brother, dad and friend after the game in town and we ended up in The Bank.

I’m so pleased that someone had a video camera and put it on YouTube – what a night.

Even if Kolo leaves, this will echo round the ground next season.

Dave Ball – The fifty-odd year old idiot jumping about on a table <david.fx.ball(at)>


2011-12 Final League table

                    P  GD Pts
 1 Manchester City 38  64  89 *CHAMPIONS*
 2 Manchester Utd  38  56  89
 3 Arsenal         38  25  70
 4 Tottenham H     38  25  69
 5 Newcastle Utd   38   5  65
 6 Chelsea         38  19  64
 7 Everton         38  10  56
 8 Liverpool       38   7  52
 9 Fulham          38  -3  52
10 West Brom A     38  -7  47
11 Swansea City    38  -7  47
12 Norwich City    38 -14  47
13 Sunderland      38  -1  45
14 Stoke City      38 -17  45
15 Wigan Athletic  38 -20  43
16 Aston Villa     38 -16  38
17 QPR             38 -23  37
18 Bolton Wndrs    38 -31  36
19 Blackburn R     38 -30  31
20 Wolves          38 -42  25

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