Local derbies in England are revered things, every town or city has some kind of tribal mindset when comes down to football loyalties. Manchester has always had a pretty fierce divide, the two city clubs have sometimes had an inbalance in on and off field status. That's changed obliviously in recent years and it's seems we are at the zenith of the Manchester stand off.
Arguably this is now the world's biggest local derby with the histrionics, star names, the cash sloshing around and of course ego's of two clubs trying to be the best in Europe. I've heard lots over the years about the red and blue halves of Manchester's disdain for each other.
The overall vibe though here is a city dominating the landscape of football globally, the volume people knocking around gives the Staduim a feel of a stately home or national landmark. It's true for some this is a pilgrimage, just as many international voices as Salford twangs.
Even me as an Arsenal fan can see the theatre of of it. And on a day like today with the new Gods of Olympus holding court it had an extra pinch of occasion.
Anyway United lost 2-1 I don't think the significance is lost this was a huge game, Pep saunters back to the Ethihad knowing he has caused pain and is a few miles up the hill than his nemesis. Enjoy the pics, stealth mode with the Fuji x100 and Oly Mju.
Little word in the Olympus Mju that was a quid from a local car boot. Discreet is the word, it's champagne so it has no "real" camera steez about it but it's steller.
Quiet, fast this is the zoom version but that helps out extra reach. It has become my daily pick up over my x100 and is perfect for knocking around streets and games.
Overall a good insight into the battle of Manchester. I held off posting until United and City had played in Europe. Seems both works in progress are at different places United struggle, Pogba not settled Pep has. Jose already not naming but shaming. Going to be a corker this...