Newsletter #405

All quiet once again, though more players have been released and Brian McGlinchey has gone to Port Vale, reportedly without a fee.

Chris Cobb has set the ball rolling asking what has happended to bygone players. I realise that MCIVTA once did something similar in the past – a kind of ‘Where are they now?’; however, it was a long time ago, and there were probably only 200 of us then, so there are plenty new faces to be informed.

This one reaches 2,117.

Next game, Sunderland at home, Saturday 18th July 1998 (Brightwell)


I am told on good authority that City are 95% confirmed as visitors to Newquay in Cornwall on the evening of Tuesday 14th July.

Adam Davey (


As a City fan who has been living away from the U.K. shores for a while, I occasionally wonder about the after-football life of some of the Man City alumni. During the summer weeks I thought it might not be a bad idea to ask subscribers to the newsletter whatever happened to some of those people. It may – or maybe not – be common knowledge among U.K. fans but I’ve lost track of lots of these players.

I’ll start the ball rolling: from the early 70s… Tony Coleman, Neil Young, Joe Corrigan, Tony Book, Mike Doyle (he had a car dealership), Tony Booth… and any more people can think of.

Chris Cobb (
Answers to MCIVTA please (Ashley)


This month’s changes:

  • Brian McGlinchey (joined Port Vale on free transfer)
  • Alan Bailey (offered professional contract: 1 year)
  • Chris Greenacre , Barry Conlon and Neil Heaney back from loans
  • Margetson, Brightwell, Foster, Ingram, Tskhadadze, Thomas to be released

Tommy Wright
Martyn Margetson Released
Nick Weaver
Kit Symons
Gerard Wiekens
Tony Vaughan
Rae Ingram Released
Paul Beesley Transfer Listed
Scott Hiley Transfer Listed
Richard Edghill
Ian Brightwell Released
David Morley (on loan to Ayr United)
Murtaz Shelia
Kakhaber Tskhadadze Released
Richard Jobson
John Foster Released
Anthony Callaghan Transfer Listed
Benn Gallagher Transfer Listed
Stephen Rimmer Transfer Listed
Eddie McGoldrick (on loan to Stockport County)
Kevin Horlock
Ged Brannan Transfer Listed
Lee Crooks
Jeff Whitley
Jim Whitley
Michael Brown
Nigel Clough Transfer Listed
Martin Phillips (on loan to Exeter City)
Neil Heaney Transfer Listed
Jamie Pollock
Ian Bishop
Scott Thomas Released
Neil Brisco Transfer Listed
Neil Morley
Chris Pridham
Paul Dickov
Lee Bradbury
Chris Greenacre
Gerry Creaney Transfer Listed
Barry Conlon
Craig Russell Transfer Listed
Shaun Goater
Ray Kelly (on loan to Wrexham)
Mikhail Kavalashvili (on loan to Grasshoppers Z