From Tuesday August 8th 2017 on the XS Manchester (https://twitter.com/XSManchester) Football Social and every Tuesday from now on with no less a legend than our very own Paul Lake (@Paul_Lake) in tow, Ian Cheeseman (@IanCheeseman) is back from 600-700 pm!
The BBC man and 2012 NW journalist of the year recently hit the 2000 game mark – more than most players and managers in our history!
That’s over 40 years of attending City games home and away. Think about that for a minute. His first was at Maine Road in April 1970 at the tender age of 10 years old.
This is a guy who as a youngster, volunteered to sell food on chartered trains just to get to away matches!
He has indeed seen it all: both the highs and the lows:
The 1976 cup win at Newcastle, the FA Cup defeat to Halifax in 1980, the 10-1 v Huddersfield and hundreds of other classics, some of which you can still catch in grainy form on YouTube.
Basically, if Ian were not a journalist, we’d be taking classes from him at Oxford!
There have been reports that Ian was unwell having not featured on the airwaves for a while.
The phrase ‘die-hard supporter’ doesn’t begin to do him justice and he presides over great commentary and opinion shows with class and effortless cool.
MCFC fans need to tune into this NEW show for Ian‘s unique perspective on Manchester City FC.
And Paul Lake (@Paul_Lake) too?
If you are very young and you don’t know who Paul Lake is, then read this:
It’s too much!!
Welcome back, Ian!!!
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