Alan Bouch

Why Blue?

Reading the McV web page, I was reminded of my experience of Man City. I am now 65 and a few months and have officially retired. I did live in Rosebery Street, Moss Side, and I too had only a five minute walk to Maine Road. At certain times when I was in the sick bed I could tell by the cheer I heard if City had scored a goal.

I saw my first City match at the age I think 11 years old, just before the Football League was reformed after the war.

I came to Australia in 1977 and formed a Man City Supporters’ Club. I dealt with Frank Horrocks and Les Saul and was a guest of the Club on the day we beat the Rags 5-1; perhaps we could talk at some future date and exchange views?

First printed in: MCIVTA Newsletter #767 on


Alan Bouch