This week 100 years ago in Cumbria (as it’s now known) a local newspaper talked of the support both Manchester City & United received from women. This article suggested it was a new phenomenon but I’ve lots of evidence of female support at Manchester’s clubs goes back many decades before 1923. In fact City we’re issuing specially discounted season tickets to women from formation as MCFC in 1894.
Incidentally the Corinthians it mentions at the end of the piece is the famous male amateur team of the era, not the famous women’s team of the 40s to 80s.
My mother and her sister followed City in the 1950’s, they went to Wembley inn1955 and 1956, they also played for the Corinthian ladies football team, which was based at Fog Lane in Burnage or Didsbury. They went on 2 tours to Portugal during that time, playing at the Jose Avalade stadium in Lisbon Sportings home stadium in front of around 20-000
Wayne, I’m doing some work with the Corinthians and would love to speak with your mum & sister if possible. I’ve written quite a bit on the team and there are a few bits on here: https://gjfootballarchive.com/category/manchester-corinthians/ Can you email me at gary@GJFootballArchive.com and hopefully we can follow up? Thanks Gary