For decades, Manchester City played second fiddle to their more illustrious neighbours United but all that has changed in recent years and, due to recent successes, Manchester City tickets are now very much in demand. After years in decline the club was purchased by the Abu Dhabi United Group in 2008 and, with the huge cash injection, City are now one of the wealthiest clubs in football and boast some of the best players in the world in their expensively-assembled squad. The days of simply deciding to go and watch the team play and buying Manchester City tickets on the day are a thing of the past and there is now a huge demand for Man City tickets for any home game.
The club was originally called St. Mark’s when founded way back in 1880, then Ardwick AFC and finally, in 1894, Manchester City. Although City won the league title in 1937 it wasn’t until the 1960’s and 1970’s that they became a force in English football. During this period City were one of the most successful clubs in England, winning another league title in 1968 as well as an FA Cup, the League Cup twice and also triumphing in Europe when winning the Cup Winners’ Cup in 1970. At that time the Blues were probably the biggest team in England and Manchester City tickets were hard to come by which wasn’t the case in the years that followed.
In 1981, a 3-2 defeat by Tottenham Hotspur in a replayed FA Cup final signalled the start of a downward spiral for City. Without significant investment in the club, Manchester City fell into decline and in 1998 dropped down to the third division for the first time in their history. Those were dark days for the club as they struggled to make their way back to the top flight and Manchester City tickets couldn’t be given away as the fans stayed away from Maine Road in huge numbers. The next twelve years were spent yo-yoing between the top two divisions before finally claiming a place in the Premier League in 2002 when winning the Championship with a record total of 99 points.
Once more back in the big time, Manchester City were, at best, an average team and it wasn’t until 2008 that things changed, and changed in a big way. A buyout by foreign investors and huge investment in players meant that once more City were a force to be reckoned with and the number of MCFC tickets available fell far short of demand. Money was made available to allow City to compete for the biggest stars and best footballers available and huge sums were spent on players such as Robinho, Carlos Tevez and Emmanuel Adebayor and the expenditure was somewhat justified as City finished fifth in the Premier League under newly-appointed manager Roberto Mancini, having finished tenth the previous season.
Still more money was splashed out by Manchester City and the new owners got a return on their investment when the team lifted the FA Cup in 2011 beating Stoke City by a solitary goal. That was the club’s biggest success since claiming the League Cup thirty-five years earlier and the demand for Manchester City tickets shot up to unprecedented levels as the long-suffering fans finally had a team of real quality to follow. On the last day of that 2010/11 season, Manchester City edged past Arsenal to finish third in the table and automatically qualify for the Champion’s League. But the best was still to come….
The start of the 2011/12 season saw City in tremendous form and looking like real title contenders. Notable victories including a 5-1 win at Tottenham Hotspur and a 6-1 thrashing of fierce local rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford had desperate fans scrambling for Manchester City tickets as the crowds returned to watch their new-look side. Early season form could not be maintained, however, and it looked like Manchester City had blown their title chances when they fell eight points behind United at the top of the table. However, United fell apart in the last weeks of the season and, on the last day, Manchester City beat Queens Park Rangers to secure their first title since 1968.
Now playing at the Etihad Stadium, the Blues were champions and Manchester City tickets were even harder to acquire despite the increased capacity of 55,000. Despite playing some wonderful football, the 2012/13 season ended in disappointment for City as they finished in second spot behind bitter rivals Manchester United but the gloom lifted the following year when Manchester City were once again crowned champions fending off a strong challenge from Liverpool.
With Manchester City’s revival, and two title wins in three years, demand for Manchester City tickets is huge and getting hold of MCFC tickets for the so-called big games is almost impossible unless you have the right contacts or the right ticket supplier. We have built our reputation on transparency and honesty and, as football fans ourselves, we understand the importance of a reliable service to supply genuine match tickets from legitimate sources.
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