Newsletter #1447

Online viewing, alternative names, requests and crazy travel plans are in tonight’s issue as we approach Thursday’s UEFA qualifier in the Faroes.

Next Game: EB Streymur, away, 7pm Thursday 17 July (UEFA Cup)


Regarding Jason’s comment in MCIVTA 1446 “I’m sorry but I just can’t be doing with this ‘Sp***y’ nonsense… Leslie is the way forward chaps (and chapesses).”

Surely Blughsy is the way forward?

And just to add my view about watching online. I also have tried the free P2P sites and found them to be both useless and dangerous. had every one of City’s matches last season, except (fortunately) the last one at ‘Boro. I encountered technical problems only once, and these were quickly sorted out. Like Dave Kilroy I also much prefer it. Using this site you get (and here I quote) “We do not ourselves stream any channels but give you instant access to secure and private Authenticated Servers. These are *not* P2P links”.

What you actually get is the skysports coverage, the Sentanta output or occasionally they have to use one of the Italian sites (when British Sky or Setanta are not broadcasting the City match). The matches available depend on a (registered) users vote in the days leading up to the match, and as Dave Kilroy stated City fans easily outvote the others.

At the time of writing this (Friday night) they were trying to get Thursday’s Streymor vs. City UEFA Cup match but don’t yet know if anyone is broadcasting it, and are definitely showing the friendly against Hamburg on the 26th. As John Nisbet stated in MCIVTA 1446, a day’s pass is around £3.50 but personally I will be getting the season pass, which costs £29.99.

Meanwhile it’s official, City fans are mad. Just had to share this gem with everyone. City fans have hired a trawler to get to the Faroes for the match on Thursday. Absolutely, ludicrously, joyfully mad or what?

Jack Millington <jack(at)>


As mentioned in last week’s news summary, does anyone know who has been stopped from calling at Carrington?

Sid Blain <sblain(at)>


I seem to remember reading that somebody had set up a website listing names and appearance details of all City players.

Can anybody point me in the right direction?

[It must be Steve Kay’s – Ed]

David Sterrett <blueds(at)>


In reply to online football I’ve recently subscribed to, for £18 for the season. That’s £18, yes you heard right, but that was before a certain date which I can’t remember, and I think it’s only £23 for the season. They had all the Euro 08 on and I am now watching pre-season friendlies, and they say they can show at least three Premiership matches live on a Saturday.

I’m also a member of which as far as I know they don’t do a season ticket, but is still a great football website. As for P2P and all the free sites I’ve tried them all and it’s worth the money believe me for the season ticket, or day pass. It’s literary seconds behind the real-time play, whereas P2P, sopcast etc., can be least 2 minutes behind, that’s when it doesn’t freeze up. Hope this is of some help.

Steve Wagstaff <Steve.wagstaff348(at)>

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