Manchester City may have been in the news for parting company with manager Roberto Mancini. But that has not stopped the Blues-loving Gardner family making the 1,200-mile round trip from Shetland to watch City’s season finale.
Richie Gardner, his dad Davie, brother Mikey and his seven-year-old stepson Scott will watch the last game of the season against Norwich. They are already en route and are due to arrive in Manchester tomorrow evening for the game on Sunday.
Their story has been told on City’s official club website. Richie said: “We are very excited about our trip to the Etihad and we hope it is a very special first game for Scott who just celebrated his eight birthday. Seeing his face will be just priceless!” said Richie.
“Due to the distance and the cost, we rarely get down to watch games. We are most likely City’s most northerly fans in the UK!”
The club’s photographer Victoria Hayden is even making the journey with the Gardners and will be making a photo gallery of the trip.
And, of course, The Shetland Times, will be following up the story in next week’s paper.