101 Manchester City Matchworn Shirts – Special Subscribers’ Edition


The Players – The Matches – The Stories Behind the Shirts
By Mark McCarthy
Paperback: 208 pages     Publication Date: 15 October 2021
ISBN-13: 978-TBC     Size: 148 x 210mm     RRP: £15.00

Spanning the 1920s to the 2020s, this evocative collection of matchworn Manchester City shirts opens a unique window on to the club’s history that will resonate with every fan.

The superb, fully illustrated history of the City shirt is set for publication in October. But how do you become the first kid on your street to own a copy – before the book reaches High Street bookshops or online retailers?

An advance subscriber edition costs no more than a regular copy, but comes with extra benefits.

1 – Hot off the press! We’ll post your copy as soon as the book is delivered by the printer.
2 – Your name printed inside the book! A subscribers’ roll of honour will appear in the book. You could add your own name and/or that of a loved one, a great gift idea for a Christmas gift!
3 – Your copy will be signed by the author and can be personally dedicated. **Please see note below re: subscriber names and personal dedications.**
4 – Comes with a free set of four collectable, limited-edition City Shirts postcards.

101 MANCHESTER CITY MATCHWORN SHIRTS brings the memories flooding back from City’s rollercoaster past as Mark McCarthy explores the story behind every shirt. Recall the players who pulled on these iconic blue shirts and a dazzling array of second colours. The unforgettable matches at Maine Road, the Etihad, Wembley – and away in the Football League Second Division. Every different style, every sponsor and shade of blue brings to mind an era, a manager, an association with seasons in the sun or endless hopeful optimism.

Plucked from the world’s greatest matchworn City collection, here is Colin Bell’s shirt from the 1967/68 title winning season. The shirt worn by Paul Simpson when City clinched promotion on the last day of the 1984/85 season. A shiny one-off worn when City debuted the new Maine Road floodlights in 1953. Shaun Goater’s 1999 Wembley Play-off stripes. Phil Foden starring in the Champions’ League. David Silva. Joe Corrigan. David White… and 93 more.

About the author

Mark McCarthy’s amazing City journey began aged just eight following a visit to his grandfather’s house one Sunday afternoon in December 1983, when he was told that his cousin Mick had just signed for the Blues. An obsessive City fan from that moment on, Mark would dream of owning a shirt from Mick’s time at the club. Once that dream was achieved, years later, it kicked off a fixation on collecting matchworn City shirts. His total now stands at 410… and counting.


Please use the ‘Notes’ field at checkout to let us know the name you would like added to the subscribers’ list in the book. (By default, we will print the name of the customer who buys the book.)

Also, you can use the ‘Notes’ field to request a custom message from Mark.

Example: With love to Grandad from Colin.


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