despite this book not being avialable via Amazon yet I got mine at the new superstore last week - so it is out.
I've been looking at it in all my spare time since then. We sat
in the pub on Sunday evening looking through it. The combination of alcohol and this book is a potent mixture that guarantees a few tears.
The pictures are beautiful. The way they are used in the book is superb. There is a page of nine pictures from the derby of absolute mayhem. Next to it are two beautiful bored looking girls wondering if anyone is ever going to come down to their stall to buy a pie.
The photos of the Gene Kelly look like something from an old fairground. There's some fabulous photos of fans, with and without tattoos. There's a great one of a guy nursing his can of Stella and another one of a fan proudly showing off his City logo on his phone screen whilst his mate looks
at him pityingly.
Great match action in the way I've never seen a match photographed. Great pictures of Maine Road showing the old signs and the jumble of styles that made it such a warm place to be. Puddles everywhere. There's an absolutely stunning set of pictures of Marc-Vivien Foe with Sylvain Distin that make
you realise how much the players must have loved him and how he'll be missed.
All the photos are in rich colours almost as if they are challenging your senses to remember if in life everthing was so vivid. . Anyone who went to the game on Sunday will have realised that there is nothing there to remind us of Maine Road.