Goalies

Goalies

When Manchester City’s legendary goalkeeper Frank Swift retired in September 1949, his replacement would become another legend between the sticks. In November 1949, City signed goalkeeper Bert Trautmann from the Liverpool County Combination League side St Helens Town....
Charity Shields

Charity Shields

Manchester United and Liverpool are old hands at playing each in the annual curtain-raiser to the season – the Community Shield. The close rivals have notched up five memorable clashes between them – in 1965, 1977, 1983, 1990 and 2001. Liverpool won in 2001, United in...
Charity Shields

Charity Shields

Liverpool and Manchester United are old hands at playing each in the football season’s annual curtain-raiser – the Community Shield. The close rivals have notched up five memorable clashes between them – in 1965, 1977, 1983, 1990 and 2001. Liverpool won in 2001,...
Back In Training

Back In Training

Manchester City fullback Eric Westwood was in no mood to hang around at the start of the 1950-51 football season. City had been relegated from the First Division the previous year and the Manchester-born defender was determined to put things right. He was so keen to...
World Cup Stars in Manchester

World Cup Stars in Manchester

It was a poignant moment for Bert Trautmann when he welcomed the West German football team to Manchester for the 1966 World Cup. The Manchester City goalkeeper and former German paratrooper had stayed on in England after being captured in the Second World War. He was...
Hall Of Fame – Paul Scholes

Hall Of Fame – Paul Scholes

France and Arsenal legend Thierry Henry described him as the best player in Premier League history. Spanish playmaker Xavi called him the finest midfielder he’d seen in recent years and Socrates reckoned he was good enough to play for Brazil! The player they praised...
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