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James up front! Man City goalkeeper experiment will never be repeated, says ex-Blues stopper Weaver

Back in 2005, Stuart Pearce took the bizarre decision to use the England international shot-stopper as a striker when the Blues needed a goal

Manchester City’s experiment from May 2005 which saw them stick David James up front will never be repeated, says former Blues goalkeeper Nicky Weaver.

Stuart Pearce was the man to make a rather baffling coaching call towards the end of a Premier League meeting with Middlesbrough.

City needed a goal late on in that contest to book themselves a place in the UEFA Cup.

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