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Heart of the City: Australia winners

  • 24 February 2010 14:10
  • Posted by Chris Nield

We are the Heart of the City and our fans and our players are at the heart of the club.

To celebrate the fans of MCFC that are based around the world we want to discover those places at the heart of different world cities where supporters congregate to connect with the club.  These are special places where on matchdays, the team are cheered on by fans as they would if they were at the stadium. They act as community outposts, where City supporters abroad or on holiday can still connect with their beloved Blues.

To recognise this we, in partnership with Umbro, will be producing 20 limited edition ‘Heart of the City’ fan plaques which we will send out to different bars/social clubs who we feel are the heart of their city. We’ll be presenting a plaque each month so keep watching to see if we need nominations in your part of the world.

Following last Tuesday’s call out to City fans in Australia, we are delighted to announce that Cheers Bar in Sydney will join the NRG Bar in Abu Dhabi and The Mad Hatter in New York by receiving its own Heart of the City plaque.

Cheers is the regular meeting place for the hardy bunch of City-supporting cobbers known as the Sydney Blues along with their now infamous mascot ‘Blue Roo’. This band of Blues also has in its ranks who we believe is the furthest-flung season ticket holder in Matt Coleman, featured a few months back on these very pages.

There’ll be more reaction and images from the plaque’s arrival and inauguration on next week.

And spare a thought for our friends in Sydney tonight as a 7.45pm kick off in Stoke equals a 4.45am start for these avid Aussies!

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