Updated: Sunday, 20th October 2019 @ 6:24am

True blues for teacher turning 50

True blues for teacher turning 50

by Kif Hussain

A FRENCH teacher at a Greater Manchester college has had a book published about his beloved football club Manchester City. 

Tim Keogh, 51, who teaches at St Damian's RC Science College in Ashton, began writing ‘Nothing But Blue Skies’ because he wanted to mark his upcoming 50th birthday in a unique way.


FootballThe book took 18 months to write and includes biographical tales from Tim about his north Manchester childhood and adolescence and what it was like during that time to be a supporter of the Blue half of Manchester.

Tim said: "I decided to write about my own upbringing in Middleton in the 1960s and 70s. A very happy childhood and adolescence was spent, largely following City around the country.


“I thought it would be a great idea to inform youngsters what it was like to follow a successful City team!

"I have very much enjoyed the author sessions in school and I hope to inspire the students to put pen to paper themselves," he added.

Tim also read extracts of his book to his pupils with one reading to a Year 10 class filmed for Channel M. There are also plans to use Tim’s book for a Year 7 class who are learning about biographies.

Assistant head teacher at St Damian’s, Claire Wallace, said: "This book is very special to Tim but it also means a lot to the pupils as well. They knew about it while Tim was writing it and are just as excited as he is to see it published."

‘Nothing But Blue Skies’ is available to buy now.