Andrew Waldon is a veteran Manchester City supporter, who has seen his favourite club play at over 170 different grounds. He has been a regular supporter of the club for over 35 years and has seen many highs and lows during that time, but his support has never faltered.
A promising football career as a goal keeper disappeared when Manchester Boys over looked him after trials and now he churns out the usual story of how his auspicious career was wrecked by a knee injury sustained in a five a side tournament.
Andrew is now happy to bestow upon others the virtues of supporting the Blue side of Manchester. He writes regularly, first submitting articles to the ‘King of the Kippax ‘fanzine but later finalising a move on a Bosman transfer to rival fanzine’ City Til I Cry’.
The creative writing talents of this honorary Mancunian (he moved north from Hemel Hempstead when he was six months old) have been recognised by many. For several seasons he had his own column in the official Manchester City match day programme, travelling the length and breadth of the country to provide match reports for the reserve pages. Those reports also appeared on the clubs official website. As well as providing the basis for reports on Greater Manchester Radio and in the Manchester Evening News.
Andrew has also made literary contributions to several other publications including The Official City Handbook. The Official Monthly Magazine, The Liverpool Echo and Liverpool Post, The Newcastle Journal plus several other North East newspaper publications and also for The Masonic Quarterly. For one season he even produced a four page programme for Manchester City’s home reserve games.
He has also spent a short period of time as the source for all Manchester City historical queries . This then allowed him time to spread his talents to writing and producing several books on his beloved team. He was responsible for a large proportion of the Tempus publication’ Images of Manchester City’, as well as co writing ‘Manchester City Classics’. He then flew solo with ‘Maine Road Voices’ and ‘Waiting for the Whistle’ before having two further books published. 'My Eyes have seen the glory' and 'We will terrify Europe' Most recently he has made contributions to the web blog MCFC Reserves and Academy and his latest venture is this much awaited website.
Away from the roller coaster life of Manchester City, Andrew enjoys attending Beer Festivals to sample the delights of real ale, Travel and Music and not forgetting to be The Bank of England and a Taxi Driver to his two children, the future of Manchester City.
Daniel Waldon is the Brains behind this website and is responsible for the creative design. He was indoctrinated into the Blue Life from a very early age, enrolled in the Junior Blues on the day he was born and attended his first Junior Blues meeting six months later soon to be followed by the real thing a game but against whom he cannot remember.
Daniel has just completed his college life, gaining a distinction/Merit in Btec E-Media, and this website was his first venture in putting into place all that he had learnt.
Daniel now intends to commence an open university Bachelor of Arts degree in Leadership and Management whilst attending to the needs of his talented girlfriend Sophie and hopefully eloping to Bolton, to be not far away from her as she begins in earnest her career in illustration.
To finance these big moves Daniel is planning to take over the Hotel management trade and is already working his way up the ladder at the aptly named City Inn in Manchester town centre
Daniel has been a regular season ticket holder for most of his life, all financed by his father, who he intends to buy an executive box for when he finally reaches Richard Branson status.
He counts the Wembley play off final as his favourite game and will never forgive his dads friend Seamus for stealing his dime ice cream all those years ago, Daniel was at an impressionable age then all of 7 years old.
Away from the glamour of the richest club in the world, Daniel enjoys Music, Creative writing, the food and beverage industry and of course being in the company of his child hood sweet heart, Sophie.
Welcome to MCFC Reserves and Academy
The Unofficial source for everything related to the Reserve and Academy sides at Manchester City.