My favourite Man City shirt – Josh Lawless from ReadManCity.com
I caught up with Josh Lawless, who runs City website ReadManCity.com; about his favourite Man City shirt, Ousmane Dabo and Niclas Jensen’s volley against Leeds .
What was your first Manchester City shirt?
If I recall correctly, the first one I had was the white away shirt from the 1999-00 season with the Eidos sponsor (above pic). I think it’s a bit of an underrated gem in the kits department. I’ve still got the shirt somewhere today though it’s a little bit small now!
What is your favourite Manchester City shirt?
There’s been a fair few over the years that I’ve liked. I was a big fan of the Umbro kits we had from 2009 till 2013 but my favourite one would have to be the third kit from 2007/08. White, with sky blue was a really neat combination and was great to see legends like Bojinov, Bianchi and Mpenza in that strip.
What is your favourite goal?
Inevitably everyone will always point towards that Aguero goal but I feel it’s too obvious despite how well it was celebrated, what it meant etc. But I’m going to go for Niclas Jensen’s volley against Leeds in 2003. Unbelievable technique to generate such power and accuracy from that angle after a deep cross.
[@thegingerwig: I was in the Kippax directly behind Jensen when he hit it. You could tell as soon as it left his foot it was going to be a goal. Not bad for a left back]
Jensen’s goal is Numer 3 in this video of the 10 best goals in 2002/03 season – skip to 3 minutes to get to the goal.
Who is your favourite player?
Ousmane Dabo would be a good shout if he actually did anything of note in his time at City. A guy in the Citystore told me to get him on the back of my shirt saying “he will be a real star.” It just didn’t happen.
But currently I’d go for Fernandinho. Largely the unsung hero of the team. I was a fan of the Barry’s, Milner’s and De Jong’s of this world but he takes it up another level. Tremendous work-rate combined with skill and ability. Scores a few crackers now and then too.
Maine Road or the Etihad?
I’ve been to Maine Road a few times when I was younger and of course it’s so well regarded by City fans for the old memories it brought. But times have changed and the Etihad is now our home and it has been host to some of the best moments of the club’s history.
Who is Josh Lawless
Josh runs Man City blog ReadManCity.com (formerly The Maine Blues). He has previously had work published by MCFC & Mirror Football.
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