Peter Swales

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Neil McNab in his playing days for Manchester City in 1985. He made a total of 260 appearances for the club and was one of their finest players during that decade. Photograph:  Mark Leech/Getty Images

Taking possession near the right-hand touchline, Neil McNab cut in towards the penalty box. As the Huddersfield Town defenders backed off, he switche(...)

Paul McGrath celebrates his goal with Liam Brady, Mark Lawrenson and Ray Houghton during the European Championship qualifier at Lansdowne Road on October 14th 1987. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

In the era of the “what if...” novel, it may be only a matter of time before somebody revisits Jack Charlton’s time as Republic of Ireland manager an(...)

Manchester City’s Yaya Toure in action with West Brom’s Craig Gardner. City look a different side when the midfielder is firing on all cylinders. Photo: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters

As a declaration of presence, as a reminder of a forceful personality – even as a motto – Yaya Touré’s statement on Monday night following Manchester (...)

Manchester City’s manager Manuel Pellegrini reacts during their Champions League soccer clash against Bayern Munich at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

Niall Quinn played for Arsenal for seven years and Manchester City for six. He once described the difference in terms of socks. Arsenal were immaculat(...)