Ian Cheeseman!!!


@boltfromtheblu salutes: Ian Cheeseman.

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!

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.


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