44: Football with a Smile (Kevin Keegan Promotion Special)

Michael A. De Leon Manchester City FC

In another bout of nostalgia, David Mooney and Howard Hockin remember the year Kevin Keegan won promotion with City back to the Premier League.

There was the talents of Ali Benarbia and Eyal Berkovic, the stunning goals of Shaun Goater, Paulo Wanchope, Darren Huckerby – and others, and one of the best second-tier goalscoring records of any team ever. But there was some darker stuff, too, as the club lost Nicky Weaver to a career-threatening injury and Jeff Whitley was forced to face his demons in his personal life. We also saw the coming of age of Shaun Wright-Phillips.