Blue Blogger: Keep karma and support City!
- 29 March 2013 09:32
- Posted by @NieldyMCFC / Words by @1siharrison
I grew up in Openshaw, East Manchester in a family of Blues and there was never a doubt I was to follow suit.
Back in the early 90s during my primary school days I remember wearing my City shirts while the other lads in the playground wore their United strips and it all was just innocent fun. “My team is better than yours” they used to say.
I’m nearing my thirties now and I’ve finally been able to return the comments and tell them that my team is better than theirs. But I have a feeling that this sort of banter will continue as my children are growing up and hopefully they won’t have to wait as long as I have.
Nowadays it is very easy to become a Manchester City fan. We are experiencing the dizzy heights at the top end of the Premier League and enjoying cup successes but if you are old enough to remember them, it makes it all the better to have experienced the lows. Somehow it heightens the joy.
My dad used to take me and my brother to every home game from when I was around 8-years-old and I remember some terrible lows. I vividly remember when we were relegated in 1996 when from the Kippax Street Stand I saw Steve Lomas take the ball into the corner in the last minutes to time waste against Liverpool. I cried my eyes out that day.
But 16 years later in a complete turnaround, from the third tier of the East stand I watched amazed as Sergio Aguero scored one of the most memorable goals of all time against QPR to seal our first league title in 44 years. I cried my eyes out that day too.
Coincidently, both the relegation and the title winning occasions were as a result of goal difference. Perhaps proof that karma does exist!
Unfortunately this season it doesn’t look like we will replicate the league success of last year but us City fans should be used to not winning the league (or so I am always told). We are currently in second place, which isn’t a bad position, and have a fantastic chance of winning the FA Cup for the second time in three years. And given the amount of injuries we’ve had this season I’d say we have done remarkably well. Not in any way the terrible season some would have us believe.
The 2012/13 season isn’t over yet so let’s end it on a high and show the spirit of never giving up, the type of spirit which won us the title last year, starting with the visit of Newcastle United on Saturday and please don’t forget, WE ARE STILL THE CHAMPIONS!
Three points please! Come on you blues! #TOGETHER