UK time is: 12:28:23
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

*Video* Ex-City Chairman Swales

Blast from the past: Those of you who are old enough will remember ex-Manchester City chairman Peter Swales' infamous interview on Kick Off - Friday December 1st 1989, in which he reveals the club have approached Oldham for permission to talk to Joe Royle about the City manager's job, just hours before Oldham play Blackburn at Boundary Park.

He also denies Howard Kendall was 'in the frame' for the job - a total fib - and equates changing managers to buying a new television.

Who remembers Mr Swales and what are your memories?








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: Tudor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday July 28 2010

Time: 10:31PM

Your Comments

I met him! A dubious honour. I was invited to a Villa - City game by a certain violinist friend of mine. I seem to remember we lost 2-0.. or.. in hindsight, did we win 2-0!! Yes.. I love hindsight. There are such brill memories there. I remember that Andy Gray was in the room at full time, and for some strange reason.. Peter Read! I told Swales that my dad had been a lifelong City supporter and friend of Frank Swift. Swales shrunk away from me like I was something out of another world.. Then.. I knew I was.. I saw it in his eyes.
roy harper
Andy Gray was still blonde, and he still had a bit of hair. Doug Ellis looked at me. Just a glance, with all the bearing of a 19th century mill owner. I must have looked a bit like Sparticus at the time, the way he glanced at me, I obviously looked like a slave who wasn't big enough to be dangerous. I glanced back at him in the same moment. He puffed up. A strange hint of a smile crossed my lips.
roy harper
Two all time classic posts Roy! Do you recall that CITY! documentary in the early 80's when Big Mal's second coming collapsed and John Bond came in? It's still knocking about on YouTube. Fascinating to watch Swales in boardroom kingpin action. Meanwhile, whatever happened to my silk scraf with John 007 Bond emblazoned on it?
Johnny Baguette
Nice one Johnny, it probably went the way of all silk scarfs.. lost at the dogs.. along with a house or two.
roy harper
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Manchester City Articles

Ten Minutes With Liverpool (Friday August 22 2014)

Dzeko Pens Four Year Contract (Wednesday August 20 2014)

Cole Joins Barnsley On Loan (Tuesday August 19 2014)

City Subsidise Arsenal Rip Off (Monday August 18 2014)

Dzeko Next For New Deal (Monday August 18 2014)

Humble & Hungry For Pellegrini (Sunday August 17 2014)

Archived Manchester City Articles

List All VMC Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Johnny Baguette 290
2. Bluedub 257
3. Buzz Lightyear 239
4. fifthcolumnblue 141
5. rojo2010 139
6. citizhun 130
7. OziMan 87
8. Skoorb 64
9. kennyclementstache 62
10. Spooks 58

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Newcastle 0 - 2 Man City

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 1 1 0 0 +2 3
2. Man City 1 1 0 0 +2 3
3. Arsenal 1 1 0 0 +1 3
4. Liverpool 1 1 0 0 +1 3
5. Swansea 1 1 0 0 +1 3
6. Aston Villa 1 1 0 0 +1 3
7. Hull City 1 1 0 0 +1 3

Breaking League News

Swans on the Road!
Burnley : 23/08/2014 11:29:00
Aston Villa v NUFC Preview
Newcastle : 23/08/2014 10:58:00
Two In, One Out
Q.P.R. : 23/08/2014 10:57:00
One to Watch - Christian Eriksen
Q.P.R. : 23/08/2014 10:33:00
Eden Hazard, Diego Costa's ginger Mourinho?
Chelsea : 23/08/2014 10:26:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

City's Most Important Summer Signing?
Suggested By:  Michel Twatini
Fernando 20%
Willy Caballero 6%
Eliaquim Mangala 56%
Frank Lampard 10%
Bruno Zuculini 4%
Bacary Sagna 4%