Denise Thomas

Why Blue?

I hate to say it but my family were “Reds”; then I met my husband to be in 1960, he went to all City’s matches with his father, uncles and cousins, all true Blues. He lived near the ground, so if I wanted to be with him on a Saturday, I followed the crowd to Maine Road.

My family were not impressed but I became a City fan. I have been a fan ever since, through some pretty dour times as we all know with City. My sons, daughters-in-law and six grandchildren are all “Blues”; as my late father-in-law said once, once you become a Blues’ fan, it’s stamped into you like a stick of rock, it goes on forever. How true.

First printed in: MCIVTA Newsletter #1250 on


Denise Thomas