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MCFC ‘Teenage Kicks’ from ‘86

They’d grown older, perhaps more weary but they were most definitely remembered, and with great affection and more than a hint of nostalgia.‘They’ were the class of 1986, the young bucks under the tutelage of an old ‘Book’ who had shone through during some of Manchester City’s darker days – they were the FA Youth Cup winning team, who’d delivered silverware to Maine Road in a unique fashion. At a […]

MCFC youth talent burned bright...with no money in sight!

As the modern day multi-millionaires of Manchester City hang their heads in shame after the dim showing at Sunderland, the bright lights of a spendthrift bygone City age will power up the wattage and celebrate a success of 27 years past. Relegation was no stranger to City during the 1980s as the club yo-yoed between the top two tiers of English football. Financial self destruction, an alarming capacity to snatch defeat from […]

GETTING A KICK FROM CUP SUCCESS – YOUNG BLUE & TRUE

It was 1986 – 10 years had elapsed since Manchester City had last landed any significant silverware. Little did the Sky Blue faithful know that their beloved City – having endured a trophy-less decade- still had another quarter-of-a-century of their 35-year sentence to serve, before their heroes were once again to sit down and feast at English football’s top table. When a Roberto Mancini led galaxy of stars, drawn from […]