Tag Archives: Manchester City

Groundhopping at a Manchester City Women’s Game

November 17, 2021

Women's football in England is a much smaller affair than the men's game, which gives it a very community-based, family-friendly vibe. The Manchester City Women have all that going for them but also play in the wonderfully modern and convenient Academy Stadium on the Etihad Campus. Everything about seeing a Man City Women football game…

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Getting to Know the Manchester Derby

March 5, 2021

The Manchester Derby, Man City vs Man United, has become one of the most high-profile derbies in English football. But it hasn’t always been that way, and as great as Manchester City are these days, it’s only recently that they established any kind of parity with Manchester United. Meanwhile, the red half of Manchester doesn’t…

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The Keeper Tells (Some of) the Remarkable Story of Bert Trautmann

January 21, 2021

If all you knew were the very basics of Bert Trautmann's story, it would be remarkable: a German soldier in World War II, captured by the British, winds up playing goal for Manchester City, finishes and wins the 1956 FA Cup Final despite breaking his neck during the game. Of course, there is more to…

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“City!” is a Blast to the Past of English Football

June 8, 2020

The "behind the scenes" video of a football club has become almost a cliché at this point. But there was a time when that wasn't the case. And if you want to visit that time -- as well as time-travel to a place so long ago that Manchester City was a struggling club -- then…

Tour the Etihad Stadium at Manchester City FC

April 25, 2019

This will really annoy Manchester City fans, but it has to be said: In the wider public view and despite recent results, the blue side of town is very much the "other" side. But the Etihad Stadium Tour kind of makes up for it. You go to Old Trafford, and it's surrounded by pubs, and…

This Shop in Manchester is Football Shirt Heaven

February 8, 2019

If old football shirts happen to be your thing, then no place can compare with the Classic Football Shirts Manchester shop. There are many ways to be into football. You can play it, watch it on TV, support your club in person, write about it, read about it, obsess over transfer rumors, learn songs, or…

A Sad, Wet, Fun Night with West Ham United at Upton Park

September 16, 2018

Here is a post I wrote back in 2014, when West Ham were in the semifinals of the English League Cup and still in their old ground, Upton Park. Those days are long gone, sadly, so I offer this post as it was written -- a little time capsule, as it were. I find it…

Leicester v Manchester City, December 2015

September 5, 2018

(Writer's note: This was written in January 2016, and I have decided to leave it as is.) Seeing a game at Leicester City these days is almost a spiritual experience. Have you ever been to a game where your team was getting crushed, all seemed hopeless, and somehow they started coming back to life? And…

Reader Report: April and Garrett See a Game at Manchester City

November 20, 2017

I love helping people out with Premier League tickets and hospitality packages. In the latest "Reader Report" from soccer adventures I've helped out with, April and her boyfriend Garrett saw Manchester City play Arsenal at The Etihad in Manchester. In their case, the package they chose was just a couple of seats in the upper…

Watching a Game at West Bromwich Albion

October 5, 2017

I have now had two great times watching games at West Bromwich Albion, and I think I am going to start encouraging more people to go there. It’s such a terrific stadium for one thing, and a tremendous set of fans. My first time there, I was taken in by some locals and turned into…

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