Banner revives rivalry
August 3, 2010 by Lyndon
In a bid to win some new fans, Manchester City Football Club embarked upon a tour of America and has upped the ante in their rivalry with Manchester United at the same time. The clubs are fierce rivals and both Manchester football teams are currently on tours of the United States hoping to encourage new fan support for their clubs with City aiming to become ‘the’ club when people think of Manchester.
In a bid to win over youngsters, Manchester City Football club have left a lasting legacy of their trip behind by laying a pitch on the top of a school in Harlem, New York.
In perhaps the biggest dig to their rivals, Manchester City Football Club have revived an old banner creative for their New York visit, one that had previously riled Manchester United when it was displayed in Manchester. A giant banner showing City’s new signing, from Manchester United, Carlos Tevez with the caption “Welcome to Manchester” has been reprinted with “Welcome to New York” and displayed on the side of a prominent city building, taking a bit of Manchester to Manhattan. City claim that wherever they are, they are the heart of Manchester and wanted to turn Manhattan blue to show their American fans what it means to support the club. Printing companies in Altrincham may not be able to help paint NYC the colours of your brand but if a brand wants a strong presence in Manchester city centre, there are companies who offer banner printing in Altrincham.