Manchester City Archives ⋆ An Old International

The Manchester Derby

The name sake of the blog, Don Davies, also known as Old International was a Manchester United supporter. He was also a fine football writer, combining literary skills with football knowledge thus providing his readers a highlight to read on their Sunday or Monday mornings. On one occasion he wrote: ‘No one, not even Gordon…

Champions League Match Report: Manchester City – Barcelona

Rumours circulated on Monday that the Manchester United Museum and Tour experience had sold out completely over two whole days. Purportedly, this was due to the influx of FC Barcelona supporters into Manchester for the UEFA Champions League game against cross-town rivals Manchester City. This fact will not bother City supporters in the slightest. Match…

Manchester 18 – North London 6

The English Premier League praises itself as the best and the most competitive in the world. While it is certainly a very good and very successful league in terms of revenue and playing, the issue of competitiveness needs to be re-addressed as it appears that the English league is a rather closed shop and the…

Transition

The capital of English football, Manchester will see plenty of Europa League action come the next year as both City and United finished third in their respective Champions League groups. While for City this year saw the first European games in over twenty years, for United it is just another period of transition. For Man…