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My Generation...

Postby Beeks » Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:17 pm

Was 14 years old on the Kippax...these were my heros

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Back row:
Paul Stewart, Steve Redmond, Tony Adcock, Ian Brightwell, John Gidman.

Middle row:
Mel Machin (Team Manager), Andy Hinchcliffe, David White, Eric Nixon, Perry Suckling, Paul Lake, Kevin Langley, Roy Bailey (Physiotherapist), Jimmy Frizzell (Manager).

Front row:
Ian Scott, Earl Barrett, Imre Varadi, Kenny Clements, Paul Simpson, Neil McNab, Paul Moulden.
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Re: My Generation...

Postby frankie » Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:26 pm

Take Paul Lake out of that team and it was shite wasn't it?
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Re: My Generation...

Postby Beeks » Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:32 pm

frankie wrote:Take Paul Lake out of that team and it was shite wasn't it?


Paul Stewart was alright...and good old Imre!
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Re: My Generation...

Postby Dronny » Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:34 pm

frankie wrote:Take Paul Lake out of that team and it was shite wasn't it?


Off to Hollywood with you mate....Messrs Stewart, Hinchcliffe, White, Simpson and McNab were not shite. Mind you, I had a "who the fuck" moment with Kevin Langley and Ian Scott
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Re: My Generation...

Postby lets all have a disco » Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:50 pm

When i started going these were my heroes.

Man City: Coton ,Hill ,Phelan ,Simpson ,Keith Curle ,Vonk ,White ,Sheron ,Quinn ,Flitcroft ,Holden
Subs not used: Margetson,Reid,Ranson

This was my first game as a Blue.

English Premier
Man City 3 (0) - 1(1) Ipswich
Quinn 55
Holden 66
Vonk 70
Johnson 2

At Maine Road on 03-04-1993

Attendance: 20680

Referee: R Gifford ()

And the final table.


Rags 42 14 5 2 39 14 10 7 4 28 17 84 +36
Aston Villa 42 13 5 3 36 16 8 6 7 21 24 74 +17
Norwich 42 13 6 2 31 19 8 3 10 30 46 72 -4
Blackburn 42 13 4 4 38 18 7 7 7 30 28 71 +22
QPR 42 11 5 5 41 32 6 7 8 22 23 63 +8
Liverpool 42 13 4 4 41 18 3 7 11 21 37 59 +7
Sheff Wed 42 9 8 4 34 26 6 6 9 21 25 59 +4
Tottenham 42 11 5 5 40 25 5 6 10 20 41 59 -6
Man City 42 7 8 6 30 25 8 4 9 26 26 57 +5
Arsenal 42 8 6 7 25 20 7 5 9 15 18 56 +2
Chelsea 42 9 7 5 29 22 5 7 9 22 32 56 -3
Wimbledon42 9 4 8 32 23 5 8 8 24 32 54 +1
Everton 42 7 6 8 26 27 8 2 11 27 28 53 -2
Sheff Utd 42 10 6 5 33 19 4 4 13 21 34 52 +1
Coventry 42 7 4 10 29 28 6 9 6 23 29 52 -5
Ipswich 42 8 9 4 29 22 4 7 10 21 33 52 -5
Leeds 42 12 8 1 40 17 0 7 14 17 45 51 -5
Southampton 42 10 6 5 30 21 3 5 13 24 40 50 -7
Oldham 42 10 6 5 43 30 3 4 14 20 44 49 -11
C Palace 42 6 9 6 27 25 5 7 9 21 36 49 -13
Middlesbro 42 8 5 8 33 27 3 6 12 21 48 44 -21
Nottm Forest 42 6 4 11 17 25 4 6 11 24 37 40 -21

Ive been a blue 16 years,feels like five minutes.
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Re: My Generation...

Postby Blue Toy » Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:53 pm

Is Jimmy Frizzell still on the payroll?

Last I heard he was Stadium Manager.
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Re: My Generation...

Postby Pretty Boy Lee » Wed Oct 14, 2009 3:25 am

One of the few things I regret never getting to ask my estranged Dad before he died was about what games I got to as a lad at Maine rd. All I remember is the atmosphere, the stadium and the bloody bannanas, individual games are lost in time. I do remember impersonating White and Quinn in the back garden, but sadly I cannot point to a game and say that was my 1st.
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Re: My Generation...

Postby Beeks » Wed Oct 14, 2009 7:02 am

That wasn't my first game...my first game was around 1981/82 when I was 8/9

Just picked this team because it was when I started to go regularly with friends without supervision ;-)
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Re: My Generation...

Postby Fish111 » Wed Oct 14, 2009 7:08 am

My first squad of heroes in 1977 were:

Joe Corrigan, Tommy Booth, Kenny Clements, Willie Donachie, Colin Bell, Mike Doyle, Peter Barnes, Asa Hartford, Joe Royle, Dennis Tueart, Dave Watson, Paul Power, Gary Owen & Brian Kidd.
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Re: My Generation...

Postby Mase » Wed Oct 14, 2009 8:13 am

My City heroes in order of first seeing them play throughout the years:

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Paul Walsh

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Buster Phillips

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Michael Brown

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Jamie Pollock

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Danny Tiatto

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Joey Barton

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Re: My Generation...

Postby craigmcfc » Wed Oct 14, 2009 8:59 am

IanBishopsHaircut wrote:
frankie wrote:Take Paul Lake out of that team and it was shite wasn't it?


Paul Stewart was alright...and good old Imre!


I can remember finding out on the school bus that we'd sold him to Spurs, was absolutely devastated, he was definitely my favourite player from that team
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Re: My Generation...

Postby Beeks » Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:04 am

craigmcfc wrote:
IanBishopsHaircut wrote:
frankie wrote:Take Paul Lake out of that team and it was shite wasn't it?


Paul Stewart was alright...and good old Imre!


I can remember finding out on the school bus that we'd sold him to Spurs, was absolutely devastated, he was definitely my favourite player from that team


Yeah Stewart was a legend...he didn't quite do it at spurs if I remember rightly

My mate Kwasi still sings Imre songs to this day when he's had a few shandies hahaha
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Re: My Generation...

Postby ant london » Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:10 am

Their names and photos were set out in my first City programme and the memory of the day at Wembley was etched in my mind for years

GK 1 Joe Corrigan
RB 2 Ray Ranson
LB 3 Bobby McDonald
CM 4 Nicky Reid
CB 5 Paul Power (c)
CM 6 Tommy Caton
RM 7 Dave Bennett
CM 8 Gerry Gow
CF 9 Steve MacKenzie
LM 10 Tommy Hutchison
CF 11 Kevin Reeves
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Re: My Generation...

Postby simon12 » Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:14 am

Fish111 wrote:My first squad of heroes in 1977 were:

Joe Corrigan, Tommy Booth, Kenny Clements, Willie Donachie, Colin Bell, Mike Doyle, Peter Barnes, Asa Hartford, Joe Royle, Dennis Tueart, Dave Watson, Paul Power, Gary Owen & Brian Kidd.

This is about my first full recollection of a team as well. Sitting on wooden benches in what would be now block 121 or where Platt Lane met the Main stand. My old fella used to get 4 pints at the start and 4 pints at half time. Drinking watching the match...how times have changed.
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Re: My Generation...

Postby Fish111 » Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:56 am

simon12 wrote:
Fish111 wrote:My first squad of heroes in 1977 were:

Joe Corrigan, Tommy Booth, Kenny Clements, Willie Donachie, Colin Bell, Mike Doyle, Peter Barnes, Asa Hartford, Joe Royle, Dennis Tueart, Dave Watson, Paul Power, Gary Owen & Brian Kidd.

This is about my first full recollection of a team as well. Sitting on wooden benches in what would be now block 121 or where Platt Lane met the Main stand. My old fella used to get 4 pints at the start and 4 pints at half time. Drinking watching the match...how times have changed.


Posh sod in the Platt Lane End, we had to dodge the opposing fans darts in the Kippax, good fun throwing them back though!! :-)
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Re: My Generation...

Postby edgeley blue » Wed Oct 14, 2009 10:55 am

Fish111 wrote:
simon12 wrote:
Fish111 wrote:My first squad of heroes in 1977 were:

Joe Corrigan, Tommy Booth, Kenny Clements, Willie Donachie, Colin Bell, Mike Doyle, Peter Barnes, Asa Hartford, Joe Royle, Dennis Tueart, Dave Watson, Paul Power, Gary Owen & Brian Kidd.

This is about my first full recollection of a team as well. Sitting on wooden benches in what would be now block 121 or where Platt Lane met the Main stand. My old fella used to get 4 pints at the start and 4 pints at half time. Drinking watching the match...how times have changed.


Posh sod in the Platt Lane End, we had to dodge the opposing fans darts in the Kippax, good fun throwing them back though!! :-)



What a great side that was, I was also a posh sod as I sat on those lovely woodworm ridden platt lane seats. We was sat right behind the goal and close enough to the front to hear the great Mike Doyle bawling at everyone who he thought wasnt pulling their weight.

In fact that was the best team since our present one.(imo)
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Re: My Generation...

Postby pepsi_dave » Wed Oct 14, 2009 11:52 am

My first City Heroes that I can remember are the likes of Rosler, Walsh, Curle, Quinn, Kinkladze, Flitcroft, Burridge, Coton etc.....

The only reason Burridge is in there, is because at my second game we were playing Newcastle and he was in our stand signing a few autographs when Coton got injured, and I remember him saying that he had to go, and a couple of minutes later he was on the pitch, he even kept a clean sheet.

First match was against sheffield united, we were losing 0-2 at half time but we ended up winning 3-2..... good times!!!
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Re: My Generation...

Postby Nickyboy » Wed Oct 14, 2009 11:54 am

IanBishopsHaircut wrote:Was 14 years old on the Kippax...these were my heros

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Back row:
Paul Stewart, Steve Redmond, Tony Adcock, Ian Brightwell, John Gidman.

Middle row:
Mel Machin (Team Manager), Andy Hinchcliffe, David White, Eric Nixon, Perry Suckling, Paul Lake, Kevin Langley, Roy Bailey (Physiotherapist), Jimmy Frizzell (Manager).

Front row:
Ian Scott, Earl Barrett, Imre Varadi, Kenny Clements, Paul Simpson, Neil McNab, Paul Moulden.


I've got that picture frame and signed by everyone on it except for Paul Moulden. It was sorted for me by Roy Bailey - who also organised for me to have a stadium tour and meet the players. It was when i was 8 and before a match against Shrewsbury around xmas '88 - my first match -pretty sure it finished 3-3 and Hinchcliffe scored direct from a corner
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Re: My Generation...

Postby Beeks » Wed Oct 14, 2009 11:59 am

I don't remember too many games from my youth...especially not as a small kid though I do have snippets of my early teens

Remember we beat Ipswich at home...I think it was 4-1?...Dalien Atkinson was playing for Ipswich and was their only decent player

I remember being in the top right corner of the Kippax and it was jumping

For the entire game we were all pogoing to the song

'Mel Machins blue white army'

Was such a good atmosphere...happy days
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Re: My Generation...

Postby sandman » Wed Oct 14, 2009 12:30 pm

My first memories of city were something like:

P.Cooper, G.Fleming, A.Hinchcliffe, I.Bishop, B.Gayle, S.Redmond, D.White, T.Morley, D.Oldfield, I.Brightwell, P.Lake

From the year we had this shirt;

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