Spent 3 or 4 days with City’s U18s, we fielded the youngest team throughout the tournament, defeated KitChee’s 1st team in the Main Cup Final, still buzzing!
Our young players and the coaching team have been really really nice as well!
Supporters Club organized a meet and greet session with them the 2nd day they arrived, they brought us a bag of goodies, and when we were just settled down in the bar where we meet them, Jason the head coach gave me and my friend a beanie bear (treated us like lil kids I love that feeling :p!) and asked if we liked it and I was so surprised I became speechless! Hope he can tell from my reaction I was extremely happy!
After the Semis many people asked for photographs and autographs they actually ignored most of the non-City supporters but signed and took photos with most of the City supporters, I even got time to have a short conversation with James Horsfield and he asked if I’m fine (think he recognized me by then already and knew we yelled so loud under the sun!), that says how much they care about the supporters!!
Jason gave the players a couple of bags of goodies to give away after the award ceremony, and there were soooo many people surrounded our players for the goodies and I can’t squeeze myself into the crowd (I don’t want to give them a bad impression anyway so I didn’t try to squeeze into the group)…
Only able to ask James Horsy if I can have his shirt when the crowds were leaving. Horsy said they were not allowed to give away their shirts, but he still has one of the training shirts in his hand, someone (i don’t think that person was even City supporter!) wanted to grasp it from him but he managed to get hold of it and he turned to me, smiled at me and he gave it to me!
I will never ever forget that moment!!
Top boy James!!!
Also impressed by Charlie Albinson not only because of his great saves! This happened on Saturday - Ambrose was standing in front of me signing for us, and I yelled Charlie to come over and sign on my match programme, as there’s no room for him to come over, he thumbed up and smiled at me, indicating he will be coming over later and ensure my programme signed, how nice!
Would like to thank City for giving us such an unforgettable weekend! Safe flight back to England and hope to see you guys again next year!
WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS MY FRIEND!