Before they became the richest club in the world, but after they were one of England’s foremost yo-yo teams, there was a brief yet utterly fascinating period in Man City’s history when they aspired to be a permanent fixture in English football’s middle class, or even higher.

This was the era of Thaksin Shinawatra, which was as crazy as it was curt, but should be recognised as the first step in Man City’s journey towards Premier League glory in the coming decade.

On the latest podcast, Ste, Colm and Maurice discuss the Thai businessman’s ownership at City, his questionable past, their derby wins over Man United, and how it all came apart by the end. To top it all off, the affable Sven Goran-Eriksson was at the helm.

Listen to episode 17 of the podcast here:

Subscribe on iTunes, your Android podcasting app, or download directly here.

Watch Tifo’s video on Thaksin Shinawatra:

[Sources: Daily Mail, ITV, Planet Football]

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