Sunday 15 March 2009

It's only the best for you blues. I conducted an exclusive interview with former Manchester City goal-keeper Tony Coton for a university assignment and he spoke very frank and honestly about the truth behind his departure. He's a tasty treat, a little snippet of the interview...

"I remember when I first came to the club having a particularly bad time with the fans. It took me a bit of a while to settle in and I got a bit of stick replacing Andy Dibble and at that time I didn't think I would ever win them over.

"Brian Horton was a fantastic man and what I call a friend now. He was very good with the players and I think he was harshly treated by the regime then. I still feel that Alan Ball was brought in to be a puppet for Francis Lee, as proven on more than one occasion. So from the day that Francis Lee and Alan Ball came in, I didn't know at the time but my days were well and truly numbered.

"I met with Alex Ferguson and he told me exactly what my role would be; to be number two to Peter Schmeichel. If I'm being perfectly honest, I went for the money. I went for the pay day. City wanted me out, United were going to pay me well, going to give me a signing-on fee. I'd still get the experience of being at United and having a ball."

I will post my feature article of the whole interview on here soon so keeping logging onto !

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