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Meet the City Bloggers...

  • 14 August 2013 18:22
  • Posted by @NieldyMCFC

After hundreds of entries, and hours of perusing, we are delighted to introduce the eight fans who will be contributing to mcfc.co.uk throughout the entire 2013/14 season. Please welcome the City Bloggers!

Thom Soutter

“From Manchester, 28 years old and had a season ticket since the age of five. Was at Wembley 99, from Maine Road to the Etihad. Now living in Dubai for work and following the Blues from afar.

Have written about City for various football websites and also appeared on Blue Tuesday a couple of times. Season ticket in the South stand and favourite players of all time are Ali Benarbia and Richard Dunne”

Steven Allweis

“I've been going to watch City since I was four, so this will be my seventeenth season of proudly cheering on the Blues. Not exactly the most imposing winger as a kid, I lost my pace aged eleven and decided that instead of playing for the club, I might enjoy writing about it, so three years ago I started a blog, View From A Blue, which has grown ever since and continues to be a labour of love. 

I speak Spanish, Portuguese and French, love travelling and one day hope to be Sergio Aguero's mate.”

Lorraine Berry

“I was born in Bury, Lancashire but emmigrated to the United States as a child. Born into a family riven by the MCFC-MUFC divide; my paternal grandfather was an MUFC fan, but my father and his brothers support City. Thus, I has followed City since the days of Franny Lee.

I reside in the Finger Lakes District of New York State where I teach creative writing at a local university. When not shouting at the telly during football matches, I can be found hiking in the woods. “

Darryl Webster

“I grew up a lover of music, sports, and storytelling in a small Canadian town 45 minutes north of Toronto. Already a Blue for a good few years previous, in 2009 I was fortunate enough to spend nearly a year living just a short walk away from Eastlands. 

More than the big signings and title races, it was the City supporters who truly captured my imagination. Their stories remain the ones I enjoy telling the most and I look forward to a new season of doing just that!”

Victoria Gregory

“I am the Chair of the Chicago Manchester City Supporters Branch.  Originally from Manchester, I relocated to Chicago in 2008 and found my MCFC Family at The Globe Pub, where a growing number of loyal followers meet for every game come rain, shine or 6.45am (local time) kick offs.  

I have also become involved with the City Soccer in the Community program following the opening of the pitch at Haas Park in Chicago.”

Mike (@BlueWolf1894)

“Although I now live in Germany with my wife, I was born and raised in Manchester in the 70's, whilst living under the shadow of Old Trafford, so I was only ever going to support one club: Manchester City.

Trouble is I became a fan/supporter just as City were entering the 'dark days', so for around two decades all I knew was doom and gloom, but like most City fans of that time, one came to accept it and make the most of it: humour was the best medicine, and that often shows itself in my writing.

I founded mcfcforum.com a couple of years ago, and I'm currently writing a tongue-in-cheek satirical history book about the club (pre-1880 to present day) I love.”

David Walker

"As an award winning news journalist and lifelong Manchester City fan it only took me 40 odd years before I decided to marry my writing skills with my passion for City  As a youngster I was always 'Franny Lee' when playing street football in my home town of Grimsby, and therein lies the beginning of my love affair with the Club. Yes, I'm biased but it doesn't always do to view the world through sky blue tinted glasses. I write it as I see it and I'm delighted to have been selected to write a City blog spot. 

I have three season tickets in the family and we undertake a 250-mile round trip to the Etihad from our home in Worcestershire, as well as attending up to a dozen away fixtures each season.”

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Simon Curtis

“Barney Daniels, Neil Heaney, Ken McNaught, Paul Beesley, Duncan Davidson, Dom Sullivan, Gerry Creaney, Jô, Trevor Christie. Plain sailing since 1973, when supporting City involved -amongst other things- wearing a parka, taking the away end and living through an oil crisis that caused the three day week, Edward Heath's government to fall and football to be played on Thursday afternoons. Oil. Who´d have thought it then.... "

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