It was vital the Blues achieved promotion in 1984-5 after the previous season, under former Celtic captain Billy McNeill, had seen City finish fourth behind Chelsea, Sheffield Wednesday, and Newcastle in an extremely strong Second Division. 1984-5 opened with the club’s first League meeting at Wimbledon, who had been promoted from Division Three the previous May. City were two goals down after a fifteen minute bombardment from the Dons, but a fightback including goals from Gordon Smith and Derek Parlane brought a point.
Subscribe to get access
Read more of this content when you subscribe today.