Manchester City - Armed Forces Blues - City Reserve Discount Tickets
UK time is: 00:05:07
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Armed Forces Blues - City Reserve Discount Tickets



MCFC have announced that the club will reserve a discounted seat allocation for serving Armed Forces personnel Blues for each home game with immediate effect...

Chief Executive Officer Garry Cook explained to the official site:

'We have long worked with the Royal British Legion on the annual Poppy Appeal and are delighted to now be able to offer longer term benefits to our armed forces personnel. We regularly receive correspondence from City fans who are serving their country all around the world and we hope that this discount will make it a little easier for them to see their team whilst on leave.'

Armed Forces Blues will be able to watch top flight football for tickets as low as £17.

City will be marking November's annual remembrance by wearing a poppy woven into the team's shirts for the Burnley game. These shirts will be auctioned in aid of the British Legion.

In other events, Garry Cook will lay a wreath in the Eastlands Memorial Garden before the game, current Armed Forces personnel and cadets will be selling poppies outside the stadium and 100 complimentary tickets have been made available to Forces personnel.

The two sides will be led out by Staff Sergeant Wayne Heathcote and Sergeant Paul Watson.

They will be accompanied by Jim Baker, who is the County Welfare Officer for The Royal British Legion in Greater Manchester.

Before Kick off, Jim Baker will read an extract from the poem 'For the Fallen' by Laurence Binyon:

With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
England mourns for her dead across the sea.
Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
Fallen in the cause of the free.

Solemn the drums thrill; Death august and royal
Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres,
There is music in the midst of desolation
And a glory that shines upon our tears.

They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted;
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England's foam.

But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
As the stars are known to the Night;

As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain;
As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
To the end, to the end, they remain.








TWO THOUSAND AND BEYOND - JOIN VITAL MANCHESTER CITY:

Vital Manchester City was the fastest growing Independent City Website last season and has a membership now standing at over 1900 strong. We're targeting 2000 members by the turn of the year. There's more to come - Get on board and join the debates in the VMC Forums as City aim to consolidate their place in the top four.









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



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

The journalist

Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday November 7 2009

Time: 10:27AM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Manchester City Articles

CL Opposition Squads Known (Friday September 4 2015)

The Manchester City Injury Table.. (Friday September 4 2015)

City Announce 2015-16 Premier League Squad (Thursday September 3 2015)

Pellegrini - International Break Suits Us (Wednesday September 2 2015)

City Announce CL Squad (Wednesday September 2 2015)

Pozo Returns To Spain (Tuesday September 1 2015)

Denayer Heads To Turkey (Monday August 31 2015)

Duo In Team Of The Week (Monday August 31 2015)

Deadline Day Tomorrow (Monday August 31 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)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Man City 2 - 0 Watford
Everton 0 - 2 Man City
Man City 3 - 0 Chelsea
WBA 0 - 3 Man City

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Man City 4 4 0 0 +10 12
2. Crystal Palace 4 3 0 1 +3 9
3. Leicester City 4 2 2 0 +3 8
4. Swansea 4 2 2 0 +3 8
5. Man Utd 4 2 1 1 +1 7
6. Arsenal 4 2 1 1 +0 7
7. Liverpool 4 2 1 1 -1 7

Manchester City Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Williams Wins Man of the Match vs Manchester United
Swansea : 04/09/2015 20:37:00
Shelvey To Start For England vs San Marino
Swansea : 04/09/2015 20:19:00
Southampton's 25 Man Premier League Squad
Southampton : 04/09/2015 18:38:01
Romeu On Win & Competition
Southampton : 04/09/2015 18:35:01
Pellegrini Confident On Attacking Options
Man City : 04/09/2015 18:02:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Your Favourite Goal From City's 10th Consecutive League Win?
Suggested By:  Shaun Gloater
Sterling 47′ 29%
Fernandinho 56′ 71%