I think last night we said a final goodbye to Joe Hart, our wonderful ‘keeper. Seeing him wave us farewell at the end really brought it home that we’ll probably not see him play for City again and it feels awful. I’m glad he got to say goodbye properly rather than being shuffled out of the back door.
Joe Hart posts this on his Instagram… pic.twitter.com/O39rMyft3m
— LastMinuteWinner (@LastMinWinner) August 24, 2016
Hart was never perfect, but who wants a perfect android goalkeeper? Hart had fire in his veins and a personality. He had his ups and downs, but he was there for every great City moment of the modern era and he always lived it like we did in the stands. Joe Hart cared about City as much as we did and that’s not something to be sneered at.
We knew the Pep era would bring some high profile changes but it doesn’t mean we have to roll on without feeling bad about any of it. It’s not anti-Pep to be gutted Hart is leaving. It’s possible to hold two different thoughts in your head at once and have both be valid.
Is Pep Guardiola right to replace Joe Hart with Claudio Bravo?
— Typical City (@TypicalCity) August 24, 2016
Call it the cost of progress or whatever you want, but we’ll lose something vital when we lose Hart and we shouldn’t forget it.
City’s big wins and triumphs over the past few years have been his as much as anyone else’s. Our best, most consistent Champions League performer. Multiple golden gloves winner. England’s Number One.
Joe Hart tears up as Man City fans sing "Stand up if you love Joe Hart" https://t.co/xk33jYJ9hp
— 101 Great Goals (@101greatgoals) August 24, 2016
Thanks for everything, Joe, we will miss you. Good luck wherever you end up next.
Written by Alex Timperley
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