It’s fitting we end this chronicle of the 20th century with last season. With typical City style, the Blues waited until the last year of the century to feature in one of the most dramatic and eventful seasons in the club’s history. Life in Division 2 was totally alien to the Blues, and understandably the media rated them as clear favourites for the Division 2 title. Supporters were uneasy, however. Promotion may have been a formality as far as the media were concerned but for City fans it was hoped for – even demanded – but not expected. Not by all at least. Nevertheless, there was a perverse excitement about the new season.
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