While we’re on the subject, I was fishing around about soccer and found the EPL Talk blog, where there’s a neat post about musicians who are mad about soccer. A disproportionate share of those listed are Manchester City fans (as am I), including:
Johnny Marr (Manchester City). The former guitarist of The Smiths had trials at Manchester City and was approached by Nottingham Forest to play football.
One of my favorite bands, one of my favorite teams, one of my favorite places. Yes, I like Manchester very much.
I think the disproportionate Man City representation reflects the hotbed of musical creativity that Manchester is.