Monday, January 28, 2008

Man City unlucky with FA Cup, balloons, and wallets

Manchester City had a tricky tie at Sheffield United in the FA Cup 4th Round this past weekend, losing not only on the pitch but in their bank balances, too.

After a 2-1 loss to the Blades, the lads retreated to their visitor's dressing room, only to find that they'd been robbed.

"A bad afternoon for Manchester City concluded with Sven-Goran Eriksson's players returning to their dressing rooms after yesterday's FA Cup defeat by Sheffield United to discover more than £2,000 had been stolen from wallets and clothes.

Although Eriksson did not refer to the incident in his post-match press conference, a visiting club official confirmed that South Yorkshire police had been called to investigate the break-in. A Sheffield United spokesman said: "We shall assist the police fully and in every way we can."

It ended a dismal day for Man City. They conceded the first goal after some terrible defending by Michael Ball, who was distracted by several blue-and-white balloons in the 6-yard-box, one of which deflected the ball into Lucas Shelton's path for the easy tap-in.

Losing a game is one thing, but losing your hard-earned stirling is quite another. They should look on the bright side: at least they weren't playing at Anfield.

1 comment:

Ian said...

Well I guess they will have to limit themselves to only 20 bottles of champagne at the club this week instead of the customary 40.