A survey was recently carried out by a Professor from Manchester Metropolitan University's Institute of Popular Culture, as to what percentage of football fans come from the Manchester postcode area.
Statistics never lie; you just read them in away you want to fit your argument. Dr Adam Brown's report showed that 7,500 rag season ticket holders live in the Manchester postcode areas with around 6,500 for City. In percentage teams this means that City lead with around 40% of their fans local based locally against their 30%.
A rag site suggests that the jokes can stop and the myth that all red fans are cockneys will go away. Sorry but I think that one will run and run, wait until we move to our new stadium, and the capacity increases, therefore the season ticket numbers increase, proof will be inconclusive that we are the only team to come from Manchester, and not just by our playing location.