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Teenage Kicks: The Story of Manchester Citys 1986 FA Youth Cup Team Phill Gatenby

Teenage Kicks: The Story of Manchester Citys 1986 FA Youth Cup Team

Phill Gatenby

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ISBN : 9781909360143
Paperback
284 pages
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 About the Book 

There wasnt much to cheer about for Manchester City fans during the mid-1980s. With the clubs coffers empty following a disastrous series of signings at the start of the decade, City seemed in decline as attendances dwindled and interest waned. TheMoreThere wasnt much to cheer about for Manchester City fans during the mid-1980s. With the clubs coffers empty following a disastrous series of signings at the start of the decade, City seemed in decline as attendances dwindled and interest waned. The only relief from the gloom came in the form of a talented crop of youngsters that arrived at the club from 1983 onwards. Fourteen teenagers who would go on to accomplish something supporters had waited 33 years to achieve. Producing ones own players has always been an emblem of pride for football supporters. Established in 1953, the FA Youth Cup has always been the litmus test of a clubs youth policy. Until 1986 Manchester City had reached the final twice but actually winning the trophy had proved to be a step too far. Teenage Kicks is the story of how The Class of 1986 won the prestigious trophy for the first time in the clubs history and using both exclusive and archive interviews, it describes how the team came together and details what became of each of the fourteen teenagers from that point onwards.