” A win for Manchester City in the FA Cup final would be their 50th triumph in all competitions this season. It would also mark 50 years since another much admired and stylish side won the famous old trophy under Joe Mercer and his assistant Malcolm Allison.
GETTY 3 Tony Book holds aloft the FA Cup after Man City beat Leicester 1-0 in 1969 In 1969, City’s swagger on the pitch was not the only stand out thing about them – their kit caught the attention, too. It wasn’t their usual blue, but instead Francis Lee, Colin Bell and Mike Summerbee donned vertical red and black strips, along with black shorts and socks.
Having also worn it in earlier rounds, including a semi-final victory over Everton, the kit has since become firmly established as a retro favourite. “The special kit Malcolm’s idea I think,” defender Tommy Booth told mancity.com. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS gossip Man United news live: Dutch ace wanted as new right-back, West Ham star on radar gossip Liverpool news live: Salah ‘rejects ?150million exit’, Ajax set Ziyech price latest Man United target Dutch defender, Spurs to sell Rose and sign Sessegnon review Women’s World Cup: Netherlands breeze past Cameroon, Canada beat hapless New Zealand gesture Amazing reason Marta pointed to her boots after scoring opener for Brazil royal return AC Milan appoint club legends Boban and Maldini in new roles at the club ‘i was fed up’ The reason why Chelsea midfielder Jorginho nearly quit football latest Arsenal transfer news live: Top target ‘not for sale’, Ziyech to cost just ?30m GOING NOWHERE Bournemouth send firm response to Arsenal over Ryan Fraser interest London bound?www.1xbet.footballresultstoday.org/
Arsenal target Dennis Praet agent confirms interest in player “I believe that Malcolm had seen AC Milan wearing that shirt playing in Italy and he said he thought they looked awesome in that. He told us: ‘We’ll wear that too.’ And it seemed to work!” “Wearing it made you feel bigger than you were and I thought we looked pretty good in that strip – people were a bit afraid of us,” Summerbee said. “I’ve always called it our lucky strip,” club captain Tony Book said, owing to the success associated with wearing it.
GETTY 3 Malcolm Allison was the apparent mastermind behind the kit Mancity.com 3 The kit has become a favourite among fans and can still be bought in the club shop Like Pep Guardiola’s current side, the City team 50 years ago were at the top of English football, having won the league a season earlier and then in 1970, won the League Cup and European Cup Winners Cup. Now they are aiming to become the first side to win a domestic treble, having already wrapped up the Carabao Cup and Premier League title.
Standing in their way is Watford, who have reached the FA Cup final for the first time since 1984. The 2019 FA Cup final is live on talkSPORT at 5pm on Saturday 18 May. ” ” Mauricio Pochettino has insisted he is in for the long-haul at Tottenham and is ‘motivated’ to help Spurs develop into one of the elite clubs in world football.
In an exclusive interview with talkSPORT’s Laura Woods ahead of the Champions League final, the Argentine lifted the lid on his future and appeared to rubbish reports linking him with the Juventus job. getty 2 Mauricio Pochettino has spoken positively about his future at Tottenham Hotspur, amid links with the job at Juventus Pochettino says Tottenham already boast the best facilities of any club in the world, with a state-of-the-art Enfield Training Centre and new ?1billion stadium, which was finally opened towards the end of this season. Now, the manager’s aim is to transform Spurs into a world-class team on the pitch, and insists he is fully committed to the long-term project he started in 2014. “Today Tottenham is, for me, the best club in the world when we talk about facilities,” he told talkSPORT.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arsenal_L.F.C. “This training ground and the new stadium, which is the best in the world, there is no better club. getty 2 Tottenham’s new stadium has been hailed as one of the best in the world “And then it’s in London, there’s no better city, it’s England, it’s the Premier League – the toughest and most exciting league. “We need to make that step and of course we realise we can continue in this process and we can put Tottenham with the best teams in the world. “There’s still a lot of work to do, but of course I am so motivated to stay with Tottenham and provide Tottenham with what they deserve.” Spurs have already made huge strides in that long-term aim this season by reaching their first ever European Cup final, where they meet Premier League rivals Liverpool, a match you can listen to LIVE on talkSPORT. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS gossip Man United news live: Dutch ace wanted as new right-back, West Ham star on radar gossip Liverpool news live: Salah ‘rejects ?150million exit’, Ajax set Ziyech price latest Man United target Dutch defender, Spurs to sell Rose and sign Sessegnon review Women’s World Cup: Netherlands breeze past Cameroon, Canada beat hapless New Zealand gesture Amazing reason Marta pointed to her boots after scoring opener for Brazil royal return AC Milan appoint club legends Boban and Maldini in new roles at the club ‘i was fed up’ The reason why Chelsea midfielder Jorginho nearly quit football latest Arsenal transfer news live: Top target ‘not for sale’, Ziyech to cost just ?30m The north London side have stunned the football world with their miraculous run to Madrid, having almost gone out at the group stages before staging stunning comebacks against Premier League champions Manchester City and Eredivisie champions Ajax. And Pochettino has revealed he will discuss his and the club’s plans for the future after their Spanish showdown with Jurgen Klopp’s Reds. “Now, it’s about finishing the Champions League and then we will talk about how we’re going to build that next step,” added the Argentine coach. “It’s between us, the owner and Daniel [Levy, club chairman]. “We need to talk to know his ideas try to decide the plan to reach the last step and be in a position that makes us dream and believe we can be real contenders.” THE FULL INTERVIEW: Laura Woods meets Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino “”Spurs is the best club in the world when you look at its facilities.”” “”There’s still so much work to do.” “I’m motivated to provide Spurs with what they deserve.””#THFC’s Mauricio Pochettino reveals his ambition for the club. ?? Hear the full interview on talkSPORT from 7pm. pic.twitter.com/935h66LiKm — talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) May 24, 2019 /**/ /**/ “