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The Search for the UAE’s “City SuperFan”
Five winning UAE supporters will be the guests of honour at the UAE premiere of Blue Moon Rising.
October 26, 2010 3:33 by Rasha Reslan
Manchester City Football Club often refers to its supporters as the “greatest fans in the world”, and now the Club is looking for the UAE’s most passionate followers with the launch of the City SuperFan competition.
Five winning UAE supporters will be the guests of honour at the UAE premiere of Blue Moon Rising – a film that follows the real-life fortunes of five Manchester City fans in the north of England during the rollercoaster ride of the 2009/2010 season.
Being held on Friday, November 5, the invite-only evening will also include a Manchester City supporters party to be held on the lawns of Emirates Palace.
To win an opportunity to be a UAE City SuperFan and attend the November 5 premiere of Blue Moon Rising, log onto http://www.manchestercityfc.ae/Fans/Bluemoon-Rising-Competition for more details and the online entry form.
Several Manchester City FC players were recently in Abu Dhabi and experienced the excitement among local football fans for the team.
“The more fans we have the better for the club and if we are well-known internationally, players will be more familiar with our club before they join,” said midfielder and former World Cup winner Patrick Vieira.
“The City fans are very passionate and committed. Fans of English football are very knowledgeable and supportive.”
James Milner, a recent signing for City and an England international, said he believed the loyalty of Manchester City fans was a great bedrock on which to bring success to the club.
“I think it’s well-known that City fans are one of the most loyal set of supporters around. As players, I’d say we are well aware of their passion. They are unique in many ways but their loyalty probably sets them apart,” he said.