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Carl Tilson Wins Pride Of Manchester Award 2009/10

Vital Manchester City member Carl Tilson aka mcfcthriller beat short listed candidates such as Gary Barlow, Ryan Giggs, Bradly Biggins and Danny Boyle to win this years Pride of Manchester award.

Pride of Manchester Award

The award for the Mancunian (or adopted Mancunian) of 2009 was open to nominations for both famous celebrities or not so famous members of the public. Pride Of Manchester members voted for who they deemed the greatest ambassador of the city in 2009 or the person who has contributed most to Mancunian life.

2,838 members nominated 24 different Mancunians or 'Adopted Mancunians' for the 2009-10 award with the final result being...

Carl Tilson 31.5% votes
Gary Barlow 25% votes

Winner - Carl Tilson

With massive support from Manchester City supporters clubs and those Pride Of Manchester members who read his story, the grandson of Fred Tilson, the Manchester City & England legend who scored two goals in the 1934 FA Cup Final, beat off stiff celebrity competition to deservedly win this year's Mancunian Of The Year Award. Suffering from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, the muscle wasting disease that affects around 2 boys born every week, Carl has tirelessly championed his charity in a bid to raise more awareness of the terrible disease.

Aged 23, Carl is fully aware that there is currently no cure and most boys with DMD only have a life expectancy of 18-25 years. For that reason, despite being almost completely paralysed by the condition, he has set upon a campaign to raise awareness of the disease and raise funds to help research in finding a cure.



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Writer: Tudor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday March 16 2010

Time: 9:07AM

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Wow fantastic news - well done Carl, all City fans are proud of you and delighted that you have deservedly won the award. Now for the Pride of Britain - go for it Thriller.
Wswilly3
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16/03/2010 09:23:00

Get in Thriller!
Johnny Baguette
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16/03/2010 09:25:00

Well done Carl - fully deserved mate. I'm over the 'bluemoon' for you thriller.
Thaibluefan
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16/03/2010 09:42:00

Happy days. Well in Thriller.
Bluedub
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16/03/2010 10:19:00

Thats absolutely awesome. Well done, Carl mate!
Joe0161
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16/03/2010 11:02:00

Smashing Thriller. Delighted the lad posts on here and it's well deserved
Once a Blue
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16/03/2010 12:02:00

I am so Pleased for Carl, he must be over the Bluemoon, well done, brilliant.
buzz lightyear
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16/03/2010 14:58:00

A massive congratulations Carl
dakeb
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16/03/2010 15:27:00

Wonderful news, Carl. Proud of you, I really am.
BlueWolfie
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16/03/2010 17:27:00

Wow, congratulations. :)
StuMCFC
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16/03/2010 18:25:00

Carl, this is an awesome and deserved achievement. It should put things in perspective for the rest of us. My heart is full of admiration for you. What a fantastic example of courage and determination you have set. Well done mate.
flinty124city
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16/03/2010 19:30:00

well done carl im proud of you mate you fully deserve it pal.
bluemooner-mcfc
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16/03/2010 20:54:00

Our true heroes! Well done Carl and keep showin em what Blues are made of pal.
Lando78
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18/03/2010 09:14:00

Congratulations.
khoder
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18/03/2010 09:17:00

Never a more deserved winner. Big congrats thriller!
fifthcolumnblue
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