Blues just won't go away now
- Sat 28 Jan 2012, 8:53AM
- Posted by Peter Ferguson
A weekend off is not necessarily a good thing. City's gap in the fixture list might be welcome in some quarters, but it leaves the media cupboard worryingly bare.
Not to worry, we've spotted a red knight riding to the rescue. You can always rely on Sir Alex, right? His previews of the FA Cup tie against Liverpool were certain to mention City.
There may come a time when we won’t be able to separate the two
"But, at the moment, Liverpool is still the one. Even the neutral would look upon this as the biggest so far. Just look at the interest. It’s quite unparallelled."
Well, that's one way to look at it, especially as the match is being played, er ... today, while the Etihad derby that might well decide the title's destiny isn't until April.
But Stuart Mathieson has extra quotes, and as the Manchester Evening News' man at Old Trafford we're guessing he and Sir Alex often enjoy a cheery chat and a chuckle at Carrington.
He tells Stu: "If you look back at the Community Shield game at Wembley in August it was more like a European final with the intensity of the game.
"If we played tiddlywinks it would be a hell of a competition now."
We think Micah and Joleon would be up for that, Wayne. Once they'd Googled it and sorted out which one of them is City's best tiddlywinks player, obviously.