Kevin Duckworth

Why Blue?

Whilst sat at home contemplating the end of my sporting career at the age of 37 (I broke my ankle playing lacrosse on Saturday), I thought, rather than telling you about my 1st City game in 1966, I would dedicate this article to the wife, who has to chauffeur me around and leap to my beck and call.

When you are a sports widow, coming 6th best to lacrosse, football, running, golf and squash, you have a choice: run away or join them. Well, the fateful day when she saw her first professional football game (she did see Freddie and the Dreamers play at Stalybridge Celtic she says, but I said it didn’t count) was Franny Lee’s début as Chairman. With a distinct artificial enthusiasm, she sat in the main stand (