The Junior Blues.....

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  1. Mad Eyed Screamer

    Mad Eyed Screamer

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    What a fantastic thing the Junior Blues was..... the bi monthly newsletter with members birthdays in.... a silk scarf and the meetings at the old social club. The birthdays of members were read out at half time.... great days as a kid.
    At one time the only club with such an organisation. Why the hell was it allowed to cease?

    Loved it when we went to grounds with a shit home following and up would go the cry ''We've got more in the Junior Blues, do dah, do dah....''

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  2. moon

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    Used to get first team players showing up to the meetings quite regularly as well
     
  3. Big Blue Mick

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    I posted about the Junior Blues meetings a few days ago on the thread about the sad passing away of Kath Clarke (wife of ex City player Roy who used to run the social club). I loved getting to meet the players, watching the cartoons they had on and getting a birthday card from the president; Big Joe then Alex Williams in my time i think. It would probably all be a bit tame for this generation of kids but it would be good if there was some kind of supporters club. Was it a Peter Swales brainchild or was it from Big Mals first stint? I do remember being the largest of it's kind in the country and a source of pride for the club.
     
  4. Tanzeylee

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    Loved going at the old social club, where else are you going to see your heroes drinking and smoking, what year did it all start, remember going from 1980 with me dad(that might have been its first year)think I've still got my first jnr Blues membership card in the attic.
     
  5. Mad Eyed Screamer

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    Yes, your post inspired me to do this thread :)
     
  6. kippaxkid74

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    I am still emotionally scarred by the Junior Blues... You see i sent off for the membership form, but no one in my family would fill it in and pay for it *cries* :(
    So i sent off again, still no one would fill it in... and again.. You see the pattern emerging?! I was told what do you want that for, we wouldn't be able to take you to many of the meetings. I said i just want to be a Junior Blue. Complete bastards my family!!!!!!!!

    I'm over it now ;)
     
  7. Tom H Conwy exile

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    It was great being a member, I remember the silk scarf, I used to tie it to my wrist when I went in the platt lane end. Every area had a different player as their mentor, I played for our team. We were called 'Owen' obviously after Gary. We used to finish second in the league every season, always pipped to the title by Barnes!
     
  8. bluekeith

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    My daughter had a teddy with her name on the back of it when she signed up
     
  9. daveyboybluemoon

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    I did 9 Junior Blues Pantomime's in row as kid from 89 through to 98 (I think!). They were great fun to do, especially at the old Social Club, in front of at least 500 people all packed in. Getting to perform on stage with god knows how many players (& well known City fans) over the years. Huge part of my life growing up, doing the panto's meant rehearsing pretty much every Sunday from about September onwards & more as you got closer to doing which meant you spent a lot of time at the social club/Maine road.

    Shame they don't still do them, I could imagine Kolarov being perfect for a part somewhere!

    Some great people spent a lot of time running the Junior Blues over the years, but as like most things City related in the late 90's, it turned into an utter balls up at times as the club couldn't be bothered with it (turning up to help at a monthly meeting at the top of the Kippax & no one knowing anything about it springs to mind!)

    A great way of kids getting to meet the players, who would spend ages signing autographs afterwards & taking part in games etc...
     
  10. Mad Eyed Screamer

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    Went to a few with my kids.... one at Gracie Fields Theatre in Rochdale and one at Levenshulme Palais - Cheesey was involved in both I recall.
    They also had cinema days when I took my kids to see the latest Disney release. One such day was at the Odeon in town and Uwe Rosler turned up with Roy and Kathy Clarke
     

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