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Vincent Kompany – hurrah

I was so delighted when the 30 yard strike from Vincent Kompany proved to be the winner for his Manchester City against Leicester City and has given them one firm hand on the Premier trophy.

I’m not a closet supporter fan of City though I have the fondest memories of the Joe Mercer/Malcolm Allison side of the late sixties with the likes of Colin Bell, Francis Lee, Neil Young and the veteran Tony Book.

My pleasure was based on the scorer.

Vincent Kompany is 33 and was around pre  the Abu Dhabi takeover. With Stones, Otamendi and Laporte acquired expensively in his position and a poor injury record, his days might have been numbered but it is to Pep Gardiola’s credit that he not only retained but played him.

He is also a highly articulate, intelligent man, taking a degree in business studies, and is light blue through and through.

When I heard journalist Paddy Barclay pontificate that every City fan would consider David Silva as their greatest ever, I thought of the stars of the Mercer era but surely now Vincent Kompany has earned the accolade?

About Tom Hollingworth

Tom Hollingsworth is a former deputy sports editor of the Daily Express. For many years he worked in a sports agency, representing mainly football players and motor racing drivers. Tom holds a private pilot’s licence and flying is his principal recreation. More Posts