Oh, we don't like to be beside the seaside
SO, INSTEAD of returning from Blackpool with their tails up City have instead conspired to just get everyone's back up.
Gutless, toothless, soulless and if we are not careful "less" points than pretty much every other team if the Management and playing staff do not accept some collective responsibility for what was a drubbing from The Seasiders.
Now I am certainly not giving up on the Manager - we run the Geordies pretty close on dumping Gaffers but if you haven't heard Cookie's post match interview with BBC C&W then get on iPlayer if you can bear the pain.
Coleman sounds pretty done in and whilst he relies on his reports to be accountable on the park it is his lead that they are instructed to follow.
The Sky Blues are not fighting for the ball - they lack any invention to build an attacking midfield and service to the strikers is not forthcoming.
It is also a case of never mind the quality - where's the width?
To top that Leon Best has found Huckerby's offside compass to further dilute our attacking aptitude and after missing a pen last week Clingan gave one away yesterday !
The last two games certainly have suggested that both an attacking midfielder and a striker would be on Cookie's shopping list but don't expect any Bank Holiday signing frenzy.
Like many City fans I fear Westy may have played his last game for us and he did seem to spend a long time applauding the City faithful yesterday - not usual when you have picked the ball out of the net three times.
If he signs for his suitors on Merseyside it will further bolster the Hedge Fund's coffers but the priority will be a deal on the Arena for that is where the profit & subsequent exit strategy lie.
Make no mistake that Ray Ranson will be feeling a bit of heat at the moment - he has pinned his (exemplary) commercial reputation on leveraging a return for our Finnish owners so whether he will let the Cookie crumble remain to be seen
We have a break before our next game at the Home Of English Football due to International fixtures so what better way to celebrate England's march to world Cup qualification than with a win against another bogey side - Bristol City.
Well - what else are you going to do on a Saturday afternoon?
While we sing together