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'Roy said nothing, he just smashed into me when the ball was there to be won' - Willo Flood's City education

No wins in 14 league games at Man City but the Dubliner cherished his early learnings

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Willo Flood celebrates scoring against Norwich City with Paul Bosvelt during their 2004 Premier League clash and, below, in action for Ireland U-21s. Photo: Darren Staples/Reuters

Willo Flood celebrates scoring against Norwich City with Paul Bosvelt during their 2004 Premier League clash and, below, in action for Ireland U-21s. Photo: Darren Staples/Reuters

Willo Flood celebrates scoring against Norwich City with Paul Bosvelt during their 2004 Premier League clash and, below, in action for Ireland U-21s. Photo: Darren Staples/Reuters

For the present day Manchester City player, not winning a game is a disaster, and a run of two games without a win is a full-blown crisis.

Things were a lot different, and expectations were a lot lower, when Dubliner Willo Flood broke into the City first team 16 years ago.


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