And He's The Left Back Remember!: A minute by minute look at some of Manchester City's most famous matches.

And He's The Left Back Remember!: A minute by minute look at some of Manchester City's most famous matches.

by Howard Hockin, Simon Curtis


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Before the modern day onslaught of the internet, mobile phones, live streams and global connectivity, there was just football and newspapers and Gerald Sinstadt's curiously immobile moustache. In this book, the authors revisit some of Manchester City's most memorable matches and, layer by dramatic layer, give old classics the minute-by-minute treatment, allowing the reader to share the nerve-tingling build up of tension that those who were there on the day felt themselves. This beautifully written and exhaustively researched book follows the dramatic developments in ten all-time classic Manchester City matches - and not necessarily ones that ended well for the Blues. They are dealt with in And He's The Left Back Remember in intimate detail and in chronological order, giving the following chapters:

1980-81 Tottenham 3 City 2 - FA Cup Final replay

1982-83 City 0 Luton Town 1 - Division One

1987-88 City 10 Huddersfield Town 1 - Division Two

1988-89 City 5 Manchester United 1 - Division One

1995-96 City 2 Liverpool 2 - Premier League

1998-99 City 2 Gillingham 2 - Division Two Play-Off Final

2003-04 Tottenham 3 City 4 - FA Cup 4th round replay

2010-11 City 1 Manchester United 0 - FA Cup semi final

2011-12 Manchester United 1 City 6 - Premier League

2011-12 City 3 Queens Park Rangers 2 - Premier League

The full range of human emotions, covered in ten enthralling contests that sum up the spirit and core of Manchester City Football Club.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781519755612
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/08/2015
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

Simon Curtis

The irony of having Manchester City attract your attention in 1974, just after the end of the club's greatest trophy run in history, did not become fully apparent to Simon Curtis until some 35 years later, when he realised he had followed his club through a lifetime of joyless lack of achievement. The last five years may have made up for that somewhat, but - to paraphrase slightly the infamous banner at City matches- he's seen things others will never see. He now pens his thoughts on City in a thrice weekly ESPN column and other musings across a range of websites, magazines and blogs, including Down The Kippax Steps.

Howard Hockin

Howard Hockin has been writing about Manchester City since he had brown hair, which is a long time ago. A City supporter since approximately 1982, he has been musing on his club's ups and downs for over a decade, starting with contributions for City's only remaining fanzine, King of the Kippax. Since then he has written for a wide range of websites and fanzines, and has released four season review books, a charity City book and is most proud of once sneaking on the reserve City trophy parade bus. You can find his ramblings at and on twitter (@howiehok34).

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