Uwe Rosler Cult Hero - Your Views Are Required
We were recently contacted by Robin a post-graduate student at the University of Brighton. He's doing his dissertation on German players in English professional football. He's looking for views on Uwe Rosler and his e-mail explains it all:-
"Dear ManCity fans
I am a postgraduate student at the University of Brighton and my MA-dissertation is concerned with fan views on German players in English professional football. At the centre of my research are five players including ManCity's Uwe Rösler (1994-1998) and, of course, Bert Trautmann.
It is vital for my thesis to know especially fom the fan's perspective how and why Rösler became a cult figure in Manchester. I found some stuff about Trautmann, but I could not figure out why, when and how Rösler became a City hero.
As you maybe remember, he came to the club in March 1994 on loan from Dynamo Dresden. At the beginning of the next season he got a proper contract and was already very popular. Fans created an own song for him which ended at the end of the year in the creation of a special t-shirt saying "Uwe's granddad bombed Old Trafford".
I really need to find out how his relationship with ManCity fans started, whether you loved him straight away (maybe because of your positive experience with Trautmann) or because of any special thing that happened. Would be great if you could help in any way (fan contacts, your own experience).
If you know people who might be able to tell me their view, please ask them to write to firstname.lastname@example.org. Anyone who answers should, if possible, tell his name, his age, for how long he has been a City supporter and how he follows the team (TV, internet, newspaper, stadium) so that I get an idea of his involvement with the club. I am really desperate and I would appreciate it very much if you could assist me with this problem.
Thank you in advance and best regards