I meant to put this on yesterday when I first heard about this but was too busy arguing with United muppets about a previous article.
Anyway, as you will no doubt have seen, former City midfielder Lee Crooks is off to Afghanistan to kick some Taliban backsides.
As a player, Crooks joined the blues in August 1994 as a 16 year old and made his debut just two years later, during City’s fight against relegation from the Premier League, a fight that the blues ultimately lost. However, Crooks became a regular in the City side and was a member of the team that emerged victorious during the 1998 play off final against Gillingham.
Unfortunately for the midfielder, he soon found himself dropping down the Maine Road pecking order and eventually left the blues in 2001, moving to Barnsley for £190,000. Released by The Tykes three years later, Crooks stayed in Yorkshire and joined Bradford City, before later joining Rochdale on a 12 month contract in 2006.
Crooks ended his playing career and joined the RAF and passed out as a leading aircraftman in February this year and now he’s off to help the struggle in Afghanistan with thousands of other service personnel.
Hopefully, Lee’s gunning ability in the RAF will be better than his goal scoring on the football pitch but, all joking apart, we wish for a safe return for Lee and all our service men and women in Afghanistan.
Good luck in Afghanistan mate.