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Blue Tuesday on BBC Radio Manchester

Paul Lake and Ian Cheeseman
Blue Tuesday with Paul Lake and Ian Cheeseman

"You're among friends when you listen to Blue Tuesday - fellow Blues. You know what we're like; proud, loyal, fanatical and are prepared to laugh at ourselves.

"During the good times we can get a bit carried away and during the disappointing times we can be critical and emotional but we're always in it together" - Ian Cheeseman, BBC Radio Manchester's City Reporter

Each Tuesday from 1800GMT BBC Radio Manchester provides you with all your Manchester City needs as presenter Ian Cheeseman and former Manchester City player Paul Lake take listeners through the ups and downs of being a blue in Blue Tuesday.

Ian has always been an obsessive Blue, with over 1,300 first team games under his belt mostly as a fan, but for the last decade as the City commentator/reporter for the station - a labour of love which he describes as "the best job in the world".

Paul is described by many City fans as not only a legend, but one of the greatest players to play for the club and who potentially could have captained England on many occasions, but for the terrible knee injury that prematurely ended his career.

Ian and Paul are joined each week by two different City fans to chew over the week's news, whilst Nathan Middleton provides fans with an insight into the weeks alternative City news, gossip and rumours.

They have also had star guests including Danny Tiatto live from Australia, Uwe Rosler talking about life in East Germany and Niall Quinn discussing his famous disco pants.

Katy Jones, Nathan Middleton, Jen Wildes
Blue Tuesday contributors Katy Jones, Nathan Middleton and Jen Wildes

In addition City's biggest celebrity fans including Noel Gallagher, Ricky Hatton and Jason Manford have been on the programme talking about their love for the Blues.

The show is fully interactive with Katy Jones telling listeners what City fans have been discussing on the forums and in the fanzines, and keeping up with the topics of the week through your texts and emails throughout the show.

You can contact the team and be part of the Blue family by texting MANC to 81333 (texts will be charged at your standard network rate) or email or stay in touch anytime on Facebook and Twitter; just search Blue Tuesday.

Listen live to the programme on 95.1FM and DAB Digital Radio in Manchester or at anywhere in the world. You can listen again via the BBC iPlayer or download Blue Tuesday as a podcast at

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