Monday, July 18, 2011

Manchester City 2, Club America 0

An absolutely cracking day out seeing the City boys in their first match of the 2011-12 season, hosted in our home of San Francisco, California!!! 

We all started at Maggie McGarry's, with a high turn out of around 100, some from the supporters club, some from Manchester visiting on the tour.

Chris and Paul from the Club came by and shot an awesome piece on us as we travelled to and from the game, an absolute honor to be involved. You can view the video here:

We headed to the stadium as a group before taking pictures with the FA Cup (too cool): 

But perhaps the most pleasant surprise of all was meeting City god Mike Summerbee, who was kind enough to not only take pictures, but actually sign our banner. All praise is due to Ericha from the supporters club for hooking us up with the Man himself, Mr. Summerbee!

All this and the game hadn't even started!!!

After a funky but precise rebound shot from Ryan McGivern to give us a 1-0 lead, City legend Shaun Wright-Phillips gave us the 2-0 advantage, which, as the City announcer put it, "Even 6,000 miles away, the City fans embark on the Pozan!!" giving us our second big action as a supporters club on actual television this time. Check out the 33rd second of this video:

After the game our friends and families went our separate ways, but it was an absolute honor and a pleasure to be involved in such a big day for us, the fans, and the Club starting this year with a win!

Many of us will be attending the Galaxy game in L.A. in a week, so look for more stories soon!

Cheers from the SF Man City Blues!