Blue Moon: The Modern Football Classic of a Season Down Among the Dead Men

Blue Moon: The Modern Football Classic of a Season Down Among the Dead Men

by Mark Hodkinson

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Blue Moon traces a season in the life of Manchester City. Not just any season, but 1998-99, when the once-proud club, with two League Championships and four FA Cup wins to its name - not to mention a phenomenal fan base - was forced to battle the likes of Macclesfield Town, Colchester United and Wigan Athletic in English football's third flight.

Mark Hodkinson was involved in every aspect of the club through a long, stirring season, one which culminated in the euphoria of promotion: mingling with players, ex-players, directors, office staff and fans, he was constantly on the look-out for the unusual, the offbeat, the hopeful and the heartbreaking. Through it all, he remained impartial, steadfastly resisting the temptation to become a mere pawn for the club's PR operation.

Originally commissioned as a series of weekly articles for The Times newspaper, Hodkinson's column soon acquired cult status among fans. Now, in Blue Moon, the author has brought these articles together and, along with a considerable number of further anecdotes, both comical and moving, provides an unprecedented insight into the passionate community that is Manchester City FC.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780572703
Publisher: Mainstream Publishing Company, Limited
Publication date: 08/12/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 359 KB

About the Author

Mark Hodkinson is a freelance writer working exclusively for The Times. His previous book, Life at the Top, is widely recognised as a football classic.

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Blue Moon: Down Among the Dead Men with Manchester City 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Big_Bang_Gorilla on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Being an account of a season with Manchester City during the time when they were down in the third level. The book is anchored in weekly newspaper columns and access, so it's not a fan's-eye-view. It has a place, though, and it's a fascinating story.
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"I'm Nightheart. I do not have a Cl."
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*sighs and falls asleep*
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