Manchester City Women: The First Game After Relaunch

On this day (April 13) in 2014 Manchester City’s women’s team played its first competitive game after the relaunch. It was a FA Cup tie against Reading played at the Regional Athletics Arena.  Here for subscribers is a section of Manchester City Women: An Ora History discussing that opening game: If you would like toContinue reading “Manchester City Women: The First Game After Relaunch”

The Founding Of Manchester City

On April 12 1894 a meeting was held to formally establish Manchester City AFC. Dates and the story around the establishment of the club often get incorrectly recorded, so here for subscribers is the story of the demise of Ardwick and establishment of Manchester City with all the key dates…

8 Points behind United and all was lost, or was it?

On this day (April 11) in 2012 Roberto Mancini’s Manchester City lay eight points behind Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United and possessed an inferior goal difference (two goals) after the same number of games. There were only six games left to play and, as far as the wider public was concerned, it was only a matterContinue reading “8 Points behind United and all was lost, or was it?”

Manchester City v Leeds United

It’s Manchester city v Leeds today (April 10 2021) so here are a few Manchester City-Leeds United posts on the site to read before the game: Also, here’s a profile of Denton’s Jimmy Armfield who went on to manage Leeds:

A Title Decider? MCFC v Arsenal

On this day (April 10) in 1937 Arsenal were top and Manchester City were second when the two sides met. This was viewed as a potential title decider. Here for subscribers is the story of that game…

Kidd’s Double

On this day (April 8) in 1977 two goals from Brian Kidd gave Manchester City a 2-1 victory over Leeds at Maine Road.  A crowd of 47,727 witnessed the game as the Blues challenged for the League title. This result saw City move a point behind the League leaders Ipswich Town, managed by Bobby Robson. ItContinue reading “Kidd’s Double”


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