Newsletter #423

I’m afraid we don’t have a match report for the Notts County game, maybe someone can do one and send it off to Nizam for the next issue. City won 2-0 with a goal around the 70th minute from Tskhadadze, who headed a Horlock corner home and then, right at the end from Allsopp who was on for Bradbury. A through ball caught the Notts defence napping (not offside according to David White on GMR) and Allsopp tore down on the ‘keeper, rounded him and slotted the ball home. Despite what the newspapers reported, Paul Howarth assured me that we we outplayed them. City’s youngest player Mason once again put in an excellent performance.

This issue sees Simon’s last posting; along with that, we have plenty of opinion generated by his previous postings, including one which has come from a source close to the club who wishes to remain anonymous.

’til September… Ashley

Next game, Fulham away, Friday 15th August 1998


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According to the M.U.E.N. Sheffield United are interested in buying Michael Brown for £1 million. Perhaps City should introduce a ‘buy one, get one free’ offer – it’s the only way we’ll get rid of Nigel Clough etc.

Colin Paxton – CTID (


Danny Allsopp signed for £10,000 from Port Melbourne Sharks
Scott Hiley loaned to Southampton
Joe McNab & Neil McNab joined Portsmouth
Martyn Margetson joined Southend on free transfer
Rae Ingram joined Macclesfield on free transfer
David Morley and Chris Greenacre transfer listed
Craig Russell on loan to Tranmere

Players Released:      Neil Brisco, Tony Callaghan, Gerry Creaney,
George Doherty, Ben Gallagher, Chris Pridham, Aled
Rowlands, Scott Thomas, David Wills, Richard Acton,
Ben Burrows
Tommy Wright
Nick Weaver
Michael Brown
Gerard Wiekens
Tony Vaughan
Richard Edghill
Anthony Fenton
Nick Fenton
Murtaz Shelia
Richard Jobson
Danny Tiatto
David Morley Transfer Listed
Paul Beesley Transfer Listed
Scott Hiley Loaned to Southampton
Kakhaber Tskhadadze Transfer Listed
Kevin Horlock
Jamie Pollock
Lee Crooks
Gary Mason
Jeff Whitley
Jim Whitley
Michael Brown
Ged Brannan Transfer Listed
Nigel Clough Transfer Listed
Martin Phillips Transfer Listed
Neil Heaney Transfer Listed
Ian Bishop Transfer Listed
Paul Dickov
Lee Bradbury
Barry Conlon
Shaun Goater
Alan Bailey
Danny Allsop
Mikhail Kavalashvili (on loan to Grasshoppers Z