On this day (7th March) in 1993 Manchester City faced Tottenham in the FA Cup Quarter-Final at Maine Road. It was a day that saw the media express shock at the behaviour of City’s fans when they invaded the pitch during the tie with Spurs. They condemned the supporters without understanding the background story. To put the recordContinue reading “Spurs, The Umbro Stand, Swales Out and That Pitch Invasion!”
It’s the Manchester Derby today (7th March 2021) at the Etihad Stadium. As Martin Tyler always says ‘and it’s liiiive’ on SKY TV at 4.30pm. While you’re waiting for the game why not have a read of all the Manchester derby articles already posted on this site? There are articles about the first derbies, theContinue reading “The Manchester Derby”
On this day (6th March) in 1963, due to an exceptionally snowy winter, both Manchester City’s and Manchester United’s first appearances in the FA Cup that season occurred. The games had been delayed until this date due to the poor weather. For the record, the Blues won away at Walsall 1-0 in the 3rd round (Alex HarleyContinue reading “On This Day 1963: The 1st FA Cup Tie”
Today’s guest blog follows on from last week’s guest blog in which Steve Bolton talked of the Manchester Ladies (who also went under the name Wythenshawe Ladies, City of Manchester Ladies, Manchester City Ladies the 1940s & 1950s) and their early years. Today is part two of Steve’s research into this pioneering women’s club (partContinue reading “Guest Blog – Steve Bolton: The Pioneering Manchester Ladies Part Two”
Back in 1881-82 the two teams that would eventually become Manchester City and Manchester United met for the first time with the second fixture occurring on this sate (4th March 1882). To mark this anniversary – and with the Premier League derby occurring this weekend) here’s a free article on those first two derby matches.Continue reading “The First ‘Manchester Derbies’”
To commemorate International Women’s Day I’ve been involved with a couple of things. One is Steve Bolton’s Guest Blog on a Manchester women’s team from the 1940s & 1950s – part two is available on Friday; part one is available here: https://gjfootballarchive.com/2021/02/26/guest-blog-steve-bolton-the-pioneering-manchester-ladies-part-one/ The other item is an episode of the TV show Premier League World.Continue reading “Premier League World – International Women’s Day”
We’ve reached the final minutes of my interview with John Bond from November 1995. I hope you’ve enjoyed it so far. As before, there’s a lot to interest and perhaps surprise in these frank views. At the time this interview was performed I was researching my in-depth history of the club called Manchester The GreatestContinue reading “John Bond Interview Part 7 (Final Part)”
“I think Brook played in every position for the Club – he certainly went in nets once – and was a very good player. When the goal went in it was marvellous. Nirvana. On the final whistle I didn’t need to use my feet to leave I was wedged in a solid wall of human flesh and sweptContinue reading “A National Record – 84,569”
The City players lined up to applaud Wolves and congratulated them on their success. Dave Wagstaffe believed this was well received by his team mates: “That was great. Wonderful. If you looked at our team none of us had ever won anything. Even Derek Dougan! I think City were saying ‘Well done’. We really appreciated that. It meant a lot and said somethingContinue reading “The 1974 League Cup Final – Wolves v Manchester City”
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