A to Z of Man City Father’s Day Gifts
With Father’s day on June 18th, I’ve put together an A to Z of Man City Father’s Day gifts. So if like me your Dad or Granddad is a blue who’s been with you through thick and thin then scroll down and pick him a treat!
It had to be didn’t it?
To start our Father’s day gifts guide here’s 9 great ideas celebrating Sergio’s late strike. They include Ron Kirwin’s comic book canvas leading up to the goal and that magic Aguero moment.
Legendary German goalie Bert Trautmann’s book; Trautmann: The biography is the best book I’ve ever read and should be one of any City fans collection. Your Dad or Grandad will love this especially if they witnessed the great keeper play. To read my review of the book click here.
To get a sneak peek I’ve also written 10 things you didn’t know about Bert Trautmann.
Perfect for your Dad’s favourite chair!
The CityCushion was designed by the GingerWig and Manchester based artist DaveDraws. It features loads of City references – Hyde Road, Maine Road, the Etihad, Platt Lane, CFA even Sheikh Mansour driving up the A6 in his Lamborghini!
Available from the Mancitygifts online shop.
Author and radio journalist David Mooney has written a great book called “Looks like Scunny next season” where he tracked down all the players from the Wembley 99 play off final. The book is a series of interviews with the players finding out their recollections of the game and finding out what they’ve done since. You’ll be amazed at what happened to Terry Cooke!
Looks like Scunny next season is available from Amazon and would be a great present for your Dad.
***If your Dad prefers Maine Road carry on down to letter M***
If your Dad’s a fan of the Etihad Stadium or just needs a new cushion for his favourite chair then Jamie B Edwards’ Etihad stadium cushion would be perfect. For more details click here.
City’s chief executive was the former vice president of Barcelona where he oversaw a huge transformation in the clubs finances and sponsership. Before joining City he wrote a book called Goal: The ball doesn’t go in by chance. It’s a management style book rather than a sports book but over the last couple of years it has read as a what City will do next off the field.
A really good read if your Dad likes business books. Available from Amazon.
We’ve got a great offer in the Manycitygifts store – any 2 Bluemoon Rising t-shirts and a Bluemoon Rising Mug for only £25!
They will arrive in a presentation box so all you have to do is put some wrapping paper on! Grab your box set at the Mancitygifts Store here
New in the Mancitygifts Store is this limited edition set of classic home shirt pin badges
Created from the artwork of Gavin Hall (better know as HallyInk) these three pin badges capture 3 iconic City home shirts
- The Classic – Sky Blue with white collar from the 1960’s, an era of Lee, Bell and Summerbee
- Kappa Brother – a laser blue number from the late 1990’s. We were rubbish but the kits were class!
- 93:20 – the home shirt when Sergio scored!
Visit the Mancitygifts Shop to buy.
The Mancitygifts online shop has teamed up with Manchester based AllStarSignings to provide signed City shirts with a special Mancitygifts Discount.
Current Icons available (in limited numbers); Bell, Dickov, Kinkladze and Goater!
Take a look at the Mancitygifts online shop
If your Dad is of a certain Man City vintage then Joe Mercer would have been his favourite manager. The calming influence on his maverick 1st team coach Malcolm Allison, the due put together the last side fully made of English men to win the top division in England.
Football writer (and now Doctor after completing his pHD – congratulations) Gary James has written many great books on Manchester City and his book on Joe Mercer is no different.
Joe Mercer – football with a smile is such a simple yet wonderful title to a book which will be perfect for any Dad interested in the most successful manager in City’s history.
Buy now from Amazon.
Ron Kirwin is a Manchester City fan and artist who has produced a series of prints based on famous Manchester City goals.
You can now buy the trio of prints
- Hinchcliffe 5th goal v Man United in the Maine Road Massacre
- Dickov – That Goal at Wembley 99
- Aguerooooooooooooooooo v QPR
So that’s one present for you, one for your Grandad and one for your Dad. Saves time and money!
Buy the trio of prints here.
Elements of the Blue Moon is a periodic table of Manchester City greats from the London-based artist Johnny Joannou. Taking the chemical elements as a guide each City legend has their number of appearances and goals together with their “chemical” symbol.
A great bit of Manchester City memorabilia – simple yet extremely clever. For more details click here.
This wonderful image by We are Dorethy is part of the collection Maine Road: 5 prints for Man City fans. The stunning architecture of the Main Stand is captured under the blue moon in a vivid blue. As it was the first stand I ever watched City in, I really like the piece.
If your Dad loved Maine Road then check out the collection:
As part of one big family you might want to get your Dad the Adidas made New York City FC shirt. Both the home and away shirts are now available in the UK, as well as NYCFC training gear from Kitbag.
Ok so it may come as a surprise that the Swamp is on the list but one of the best moments in City’s history came at the home of the evil empire. The Sick Swan game (six-one get it) is captured by Clubmerchandise.org in their ceefax mug range.
All sales include a donation to charity so do check them out. Plus they do a great range of other City mugs including a special Father’s day retro City badge mug. The mug uses the word Dad to make the image.
Darryl Webster’s book charting his worldwide tour of watching games at the base of Man City supporters groups is a great read. Sure he picked the right season to do it – 2013/14 when we won the double, but the City family welcomed him wherever he went.
The book confirms what we already know, that not matter where you are if you’re a blue you’ll be welcomed. Your Dad might even be encouraged to take you with him when he sets off to copy Darryl’s tour!
QPR and Man City have a bit of history don’t they. The first Monday night Sky Sports live game, the Jamie Pollock own goal that sent us to Division 2 and of course Agueroooooooooooo!
The artists behind Art of Football were that inspired by the Aguero goal that (even though they don’t support City) they decided to capture the goal in their artwork. They have now produced two t-shirts of the Aguero goal, one showing the shot and the other of Aguero and the team celebrating the goal.
Art of Football’s t-shirts come gift wrapped making the t-shirts a great gift for Father’s day, available from the mancitygifts store in a number of colours here.
Does your Dad have a favourite City shirt from his youth? Retro City shirts are very much in vogue right now. One of the main suppliers of retro shirts Classic Footballshirts are actually based very close to the Etihad. They source original kits from the era they were made, it’s not just City they do almost every club and national team you can think of.
Get 10% off at Classic fooball shirts by signing up to the Mancitygifts newsletter (you’ll get a list of discount codes for other stores as well)
For an unusual Father’s Day gift, Steve Lamb’s book on Smoking and Curing Meats, Fish and Cheese could get your Dad into a whole new hobby.
Despite working in Dorset with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall at River Cottage, Steven is a Blue and has produced this River Cottage Handbook. It could mean a whole new half time snack!
Buy Curing & Smoking: River Cottage Handbook No.13 from Amazon.
Smarten your Dad up with one of these Man City T-shirts for the Man City T-shirt collection.
With 11 to choose from there’s one for every Dad.
He might now be Leeds manager but Uwe Rosler’s a Blue! A tough upbringing behind the iron curtain in East Germany probably meant City in the mid 90’s was a breeze for Uwe. His book Knocking Down Walls covers his teenage career where the East German secret police arrest him, through his time at Man City and how the City fans helped him beat cancer.
If your Dad was a Blue through the mid 90’s Uwe was one of our only bright lights and he’ll enjoy catching up with Der Bomber!
Buy Uwe’s book from Amazon.
We’ve had some good kits, we’ve had some bad kits (not Kit Symons) and we’ve had some down right ugly kits. It’s all a matter of taste!
This Father’s day get your Dad a vintage Man City shirt from this collection of 50 Shades of City. If you can’t find what you want then head over to Vintage Football Shirts who have a large range of Vintage Man City shirts.
Help your Dad relive the play off final of 1999 with one of 11 great Wembley 99 presents. There are books, t-shirts and artwork reminding us of a time when City had no money.
What should it be called Fergie Time or Agueroooooooooooooo time?
Get your Dad a personalised Father’s Day present with one of these light boxes. They comes pre-assembled, with a wired electrical connection, just plug in and illuminate – perfect for the Dad who doesn’t do DIY!
This Aguerooooooooo time light box made by Occassional Humans and is available on NotOnTheHighStreet.
The big man has given us much to cheer about over the last few years (and a few cakes to throw at him!).
Artist Dan Leydon has produced this stunning illustration of the big man. Printed on sturdy high gloss quality paper the print is drawing attention to YaYa’s size and strength by making the frame too small for him. With his gangly arms and legs splayed out, head down, just like when he goes on one of his runs, almost poised ready to break out of the confines of the frame. Available on Etsy.
Last but by no means least in our Father’s day gifts guide it’s Pablo Zabaleta.
Every man’s favourite City player. He is the City man after all!
Check out this Zaba drawing available from 9320art.com
— 93:20 ART (@9320ART) March 2, 2016
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