Manchester City - Munich 1860 1-1 Man City Exclusive Pictures
UK time is: 14:35:03
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Munich 1860 1-1 Man City Exclusive Pictures

German based Manchester City fan, BlueWolfie sent us the following match report and exclusive pictures.

Copyright Warning

Anyone using these pictures and putting them on other websites / forums without permission is breaching copyright. In plain terms its theft. Please remove them.

It had been a while since I last went and saw City live, and so when I found out they were to play Munich 1860, here in Germany, I jumped at the chance - even if it was nothing more than a training game.

Injured Weiss

With my lady and my seven year old son in-tow, we drove the 100-odd miles to the facility, all the while explaining to him, that Robinho would not be there - which he found most disappointing, but then this is the only player he really knows, as I have only just recently begun to indoctrinate him. But at least he knows the correct response to make when he hears the words, 'Manchester United'.

Ireland as Captain for the day

Munich 1860 fans had apparently been talking about this game for quite some time, and saw it as a 'big game' for their boys. And as such, around 3000 supporters showed up, of which I would say contained only about 50 City fans.

What struck me straight away was the fact that MH had given Ireland the Captain's armband - sign of thing to come maybe? Hughes would absolutely no complaints from me were this to become permanent.

Ireland in the penalty area

From the off, Bojinov was the lone man upfront, with Petrov and Ireland giving him support. 1860 were up for the game and although they had no clear shot on goal for this first half hour, they tried in vain against the crowded City midfield. Until about the thirty minute mark when given a free kick just outside the penalty area, they scored against the too slow Taylor in net. City had had a couple of chances, with Petrov blasting a foot over the bar, being the closest.

Petrov on goal

At half-time it was 1860 that went left the field the happier side, only to return for the second half to a completely changed City side, made up of mostly academy players that went at them at a frenetic pace. Bojinov stayed on, this time with a very ineffective Benjani as a partner.

About 15 minutes in, Bojinov equalized with a simple half-volley, and the score remained such until the final whistle. The one player that did stand out form the crowd was Weiss, playing both halves, and was a big threat, playing mainly on the right-wing, although he did suffer from a nasty head collision in the 1860 box in the second half.


Of the regular first team, there were Ireland, Petrov, Bojinov, and Zabletta. RSC and Bellamy were both there, but played no part other than spectators, which was a little disappointing, although I did get both of their autographs on my City shirt, amongst others. Sorry to say there was no sign of Lescott!

All in all, they played okay, but with this being a training game, it's not so easy to grade the display, but at least we didn't lose, and neither did it rain - which was nice.

Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

For the very latest Premier League odds

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The journalist

Writer: BlueWolfie Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday July 12 2009

Time: 9:37AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Excellent job, BlueWolfie. Great pictures... Taylor looks like the Eiffel tower next to Stevie. Super shot of RSC. Nice to see Bojinov had his shooting boots on as well. Oh, and my compliments on your parenting skills.
Report Abuse
12/07/2009 10:01:00

Top marks Wolfie, extremely jealous grrrr 'smiles', why does your son not know about Superman, tell him we got Superman, you get a yallow card for that one. :D
Report Abuse
12/07/2009 10:06:00

Great pictures and report BlueWolfie.
Report Abuse
12/07/2009 10:16:00

Sorry BCJ, but trust me, he now knows all about Superman.
Report Abuse
12/07/2009 10:24:00

Bw best article seen for some time, great pictures and we all are grateful for your efforts and super pictures, can you tell us who wasn't there?
Buzz Lightyear
Report Abuse
12/07/2009 10:38:00

Also have to congraulate you as this was a world exclusive for VMC. well done bluewolfie.
Buzz Lightyear
Report Abuse
12/07/2009 10:40:00

Copyright Issue Please see above.
Report Abuse
12/07/2009 10:45:00

Top drawer exclusive, Wolfie! Looks like City played in one of the new training tops? On a squad note, The Boj keeps plugging away, doesn't he? The instinct for goal is very much still there!
Johnny Baguette
Report Abuse
12/07/2009 10:51:00

Nice one Wolfie. Hope the club arrange a pre-season tour of Germany next season with you as the "embedded" City Journo!
Report Abuse
12/07/2009 10:52:00

Apparently they were here last year (not that I was), so consider me the 'Deutsche Journo' for next summer LOL. As for who wasn't there, everyone save for Boj, Petrov, Ireland and Zabletta - the rest were academy/reserves.
Report Abuse
12/07/2009 11:36:00

Fantastic stuff Wolfie. Nice to hear Weiss had a great game I am hoping he maybe one of our future stars.
Report Abuse
12/07/2009 11:41:00

whats the white shirt? anyone know if its going to be on sale?
Report Abuse
12/07/2009 19:05:00


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Manchester City Articles

De Bruyne On Improving His Performances (Tuesday October 13 2015)

Silva Joins Aguero As An Injury Concern (Saturday October 10 2015)

No Toure Pressure From Pellegrini (Saturday October 10 2015)

Anxious Aguero Wait! (Friday October 9 2015)

Guardiola Just Won't Go Away (Thursday October 8 2015)

Four City Changes For TV (Thursday October 8 2015)

Archived Manchester City Articles

List All VMC Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Johnny Baguette 136
2. Skoorb 107
3. Bluedub 29
4. kennyclementstache 29
5. fifthcolumnblue 27
6. Buzz Lightyear 25
7. johnkelv 24
8. citizhun 22
9. Chippy_Tea 17
10. VMC Admin 15

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Man City 8 6 0 2 +12 18
2. Arsenal 8 5 1 2 +6 16
3. Man Utd 8 5 1 2 +4 16
4. Crystal Palace 8 5 0 3 +4 15
5. Leicester City 8 4 3 1 +2 15
6. West Ham 8 4 2 2 +6 14
7. Everton 8 3 4 1 +4 13

Manchester City Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

United Legends - Steve Coppell
» Man Utd : 13/10/2015 13:18:01
Striker Could Be Available In January
» Arsenal : 13/10/2015 12:52:01
McCarthy Heads To Adams Park
» Southampton : 13/10/2015 12:37:01
BFG - Chambers Can Be One Of The Best
» Arsenal : 13/10/2015 12:31:01
Sacking Jose Mourinho Will Be a Historical Mistake
» Chelsea : 13/10/2015 12:14:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Your Favourite Goal From The Knacking Of Newcastle?
Suggested By:  Shaun Gloater
Agüero 42′ 6%
Agüero 49′ 4%
Agüero 50′ 16%
De Bruyne 53′ 54%
Agüero 60′ 8%
Agüero 62′ 12%