It's amazing when reflecting on Fowler's agonising penalty miss v Boro (I'd forgotten that City wore the usual away kit) and how history might have been reshaped completely if he'd scored. As the player who had guaranteed City's first genuine European qualification via league position, since the late 70s, Fowler's legacy might have been far more positive, than as the overweight drifter who destroyed the Bernstein-Keegan relationship. Secondly, when the takeover arrived, the media perception was that City had come from nowhere, rather than as a team that had come so close to European qualification, just a few seasons previously. Thirdly, after Fowler had literally kick-started their next European campaign, the teesiders ultimately progressed to the Final, and a certain Wally with the Brolly was appointed England Manager. Daft as it might sound, if Fowler had scored, the next England Manager might have bee Pearce.