Happy Monday, Blues! Let's start off with some positive news, including the obvious; the win over Chelsea in the FA Cup Semifinal, which hands them a final matchup against Wigan May 11th. Our game, featuring two well-known clubs among the American people, even made headlines in the ole US of A who usually only tunes into "soccer" when the USA is qualifying for the World Cup. (link) Also, Yaya gets some love, and I know Mack71 would love that, so I had to put this in!
I'm sure you were all in the same camp as I was following the ugly tackle/stamp, by a usually mild-mannered, Sergio Aguero on David Luis. Knowing City's past run-in's with FA panel decisions, and I thought we were destined to be without the Argentinean for a few games. But, HUZAH!!!!! the FA ruled that there would be no suspension, oh happy days! Finally, a Cavani update, as the summer transfer window looms closer and closer. I am a huge fan of his style of play, and believe he would fit right into what City tries to do in attack.
Now to a bit of ugly news, and I am sure you are all aware of what it is. Over the weekend, there were two separate fights between fans and the authorities. The first occurred Saturday, following the first of the FA Cup's semifinals. Millwall fans fought in the streets, in a scene similar to one's depicted in "Green Street Hooligans," and same team as well. The second fight occurred Sunday following Newcastle's 3-0 defeat at the hands on Sunderland. A season that has been full of disappointment for Newcastle's organization and fans, this just adds insult to injury. Newcastle has threatened to ban any fans identified in the incident will be banned for life, from future club matches.