City greats turn out to salute Chappy
- 02 August 2013 10:10
- Posted by @dclayton_mcfc
It reads like a who's who of City fan favourites as great names from the Blues' past queue up to pay tribute to legendary City Kit Manager Les Chapman.
Record MCFC Player of the Year holder Richard Dunne has now added his name to a list of some of the Club's most popular players to ever wear the sky blue shirt.
Dunne, who spent almost ten years with the Blues from 2000-2009 and remains a firm favourite with the City fans, will be at the game but won’t take part in the match.
Now with QPR, the Republic of Ireland star was only too happy to turn out this Sunday at Stockport County's Edgeley Park in what will be an unforgettable day for the much-loved Chappy.
Add Dunne to a list that already includes Shaun Goater, flying in from Bermuda especially for the game (he will attend but won’t be playing), and Paul Dickov - hero of the 1999 play-off final.
There is also the warrior centre-half who 'dragged City kicking and screaming from Division Two' (to quote Joe Royle), ex-skipper Andy Morrison. True City legends.
German idol Uwe Rosler, now manager of Brentford and ‘Super’ Kevin Horlock are travelling north to take part and add to that illustrious half-dozen the talent of Darren Huckerby plus Ian and David Brightwell, Steve Howey, Richard Edghill, Asa Hartford, Terry Phelan, Jim and Jeff Whitley, Trevor Sinclair, Dave and Gary Bennett, Peter Barnes, Ben Thatcher, Gareth Taylor, Willie Donachie, Tony Vaughan, Eric Nixon and Martyn Margetson, plus managers for the day, Joe Royle and Brian Horton, and you have a day out with the family that no City fan dare miss.
Knowing Chappy, there will be plenty of entertainment on and off the pitch...
Steve McManaman and Dietmar Hamann have sent apologies after work commitments prevented the former Liverpool stars attending – Robbie Fowler could still make the game going to press and Micah Richards will fly the flag for the current team, though he’ll be shouting the teams on from the stand.
Tickets are now only available to personal callers at the Stadium.
If you are unable to make it to the Etihad before the game on Sunday 4 August, you can also buy tickets on the day at Edgeley Park from turnstiles 11-16, situated on Hardcastle Road.
Tickets at the ground will cost £10 for adults and £5 for over 65s and under 16s.
Kick-off is at 2pm.