UK time is: 10:07:47
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Evidence China Interested In The City Revolution



Broadcasters, journalists and football fans in China are beginning to take an interest in Manchester City Football Club.

Evidence

On the odd occasion and when I search the internet for live City games I end up stumbling across numerous Chinese TV links. The commentary, in general is in the local language but there are occasions when I hear the regular Sky Sports English commentators, such as Martin Tyler describing the game (especially when the match is being played on a Saturday afternoon UK time).

Only a few years ago the China sports press would have rarely mentioned Manchester City, but that has changed, especially since the club has emerged as one of the most talked about teams in the world.

MCFC is quickly becoming a global brand. Why? Because the club is able to attract the best players on the planet. And of course, the Premier League is the most watched football league in the world.

If anyone reading this article is based in China or you've recently been to that part of the world can you let us know if bars and restaurants show City matches. Plus, and in your opinion has the City revolution really reached China?






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: danielqpr Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday July 28 2011

Time: 9:33PM

Your Comments

Sods law. 10 minutes after a published this article the darn TV signal failed. With a bit of luck it'll be up and running shortly.
tudor
Well I arrived in Taiwan a few days before the FA cup final to start my new life here. I found a pub that broadcast the game and there was me and a yank who supports city watching it and that is all. Then the champions league final bought all the 'fans' outta the woodwork in the same pub. There were many indigenous folk wearing barca and united shirts and the pub was packed out. So, as of Taiwan (The Republic of China) city are not very popular yet and the sport shows only broadcast basketball and baseball such is the american influence. But, the pub has many foreign channels as pubs do so I can watch there or online.
MCFC_Taiwan
Thanks for your insight MCFC_Taiwan. Do you get many Premier League matches in your part of the world. Live or highlights or nothing at all?
tudor
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Manchester City Articles

City v Crystal Palace - How Will It Go? (Thursday December 18 2014)

Sagna Will Fill In If Needed (Thursday December 18 2014)

Aguero's Chelsea Hope (Thursday December 18 2014)

Get Nasri Up Top (Thursday December 18 2014)

Milner Talks Stall? (Wednesday December 17 2014)

City Youngster's Permanent Exit? (Wednesday December 17 2014)

Winning The Race for Sneijder? (Wednesday December 17 2014)

Barcelona's Good Not Bad Or Ugly (Wednesday December 17 2014)

Pellegrini Has Options In January (Tuesday December 16 2014)

Manchester City Miss Out On Correa? (Tuesday December 16 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)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 16 12 3 1 +23 39
2. Man City 16 11 3 2 +19 36
3. Man Utd 16 9 4 3 +12 31
4. West Ham 16 8 4 4 +8 28
5. Southampton 16 8 2 6 +12 26
6. Arsenal 16 7 5 4 +9 26
7. Spurs 16 7 3 6 -2 24

Breaking League News

Bruce: Swansea City At Home Is a 'Cup Final'
Swansea : 18/12/2014 21:57:00
Chelsea`s Zouma Joining Besiktas on Loan?
Chelsea : 18/12/2014 19:02:00
Liverpool: Balotelli Banned And Fined
Liverpool : 18/12/2014 18:46:00
John Alder's NUFC Collection To Be Auctioned
Newcastle : 18/12/2014 18:10:00
Villa In The NON Rip Off List For Mascots
Aston Villa : 18/12/2014 17:09:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Man City v Crystal Palace
Suggested By:  Site Staff
City win 67%
Draw 11%
Crystal Palace win 22%