11 gifts for the Wembley 99 Man City fan
Were you at Wembley in ’99, when Man City came back from the dead?
Relive that day as Paul Dickov’s goal and Nicky Weaver’s penalty saves gave City a lifeline!
Wembley in 99 was a dark and dirty place, with peeling paint and holes in the roof (I should know I got dripped on all game). And when it’s raining and your team is 2-nil down with 89 minutes gone there are many places you’d rather be.
But when your team doesn’t give in, and they shine in an illuminous lime green kit things can turn around pretty quickly.
To recapture the day that saved Manchester City from financial ruin, I’ve put together 11 gifts to remember Wembley 99.
Relive the game with the Man City shirt from the Gillingham Wembley 99 game.
Originals are available from Classicfootballshirts.co.uk
Alternatively to can get modern replicas from the City Store.
The captain who added the steel needed to turn the club around. If there was ever a book title perfectly fitting a person’s life then this is it. Andy Morrison reveals some dark secrets and dark periods of his life in typical honest fashion. Available from Amazon.
Including interviews with every member of the Man City team against Gillingham, the subs and manager Joe Royle, Looks Like Scunny Next Season provides a behind the scenes look at that great result. Author David Mooney traveled far and wide tracking down team producing a great read for City fans. The book is available from Amazon.
Available from Mancitygifts own shop here.
Available in A3 or A4 this piece by artist Gavin Hall captures 9 of the most iconic City away shirts including the Wembley 99 shirt. Limited to just 50 prints each one is signed by Gavin.
He didn’t score that day (about the only time he didn’t) but the Goat had a hand in both goals. After having a difficult 1st year at City Shaun became a cult hero finishing top goalscorer in 4 consecutive seasons. Feed the Goat is available from Amazon.
If you haven’t already got a copy in the loft, then you can get the official match day programme of the final on Ebay.
Before the days of the internet all we had to check the results was trusty Ceefax! Clubmerchandise.org have captured those good old days in their Ceefax mug range including our great victory at Wembley. Available from Clubmerchandise.org.
I love the green letters at the bottom “MANCHESTER CITY ARE PROMOTED”
Richard Edghill wasn’t everyone’s favourite, perhaps he tried to hard, perhaps his long-term injuries crept up on him, perhaps he just wasn’t good enough. What you can’t say is that he didn’t care. The passion and bravery (this was a defender who had never scored for the club) shown by stepping up, and converting, one of the penalties at Wembley proved his love for the club.
Edghill’s story is one of promise, set back (a knee injury that kept him out for 21 months) and fighting the boo boys in a difficult period for City. The book covers a time where City were promoted three times, relegated three times and takes in 9 different managers! Available from Amazon.
Feed the Goat and he will score! He wasn’t the prettiest but he was a legend. T-shirt available from ShotDeadInTheHead.
Mark Hodkinson was given behind the scenes access during the 98/99 year to produce a weekly column for The Times newspaper. This book is an excellent collection of these columns and unedited bits of his writing. The book contains interviews with many of the people around the club including Joe Royle, Paul Lake, ex-managers, fanzine editors, celebrity fans and many more (including the laundry woman). Available on Amazon.