Revie Leaves But City Win

On this day (10 November) in 1956 the great Don Revie left Manchester City for Sunderland.  Revie had been in and out of favour with manager Les McDowall for over a year, but fans recognised his qualities. You can read more about his departure and find out about the first Manchester game without him here:

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The First Charity Shield Manchester Derby

On this day (24 October) in 1956…

Attendance: 30,495; City 0 United 1 (first Charity Shield match between the sides)

The Champions beat the Cup holders under floodlights with a goal from local lad Dennis Violet.  United are the better side while City seem a little pedestrian.  Charity is much in evidence, however, as the Reds are allowed to replace ‘keeper Wood with their reserve David Gaskell when injury strikes.

IN SEARCH OF THE BLUES – Roy Cheetham (interviewed December 2004)

Manchester born Roy Cheetham joined the Blues from school in 1956 and went on to become a loyal clubman over a 12 year City career. In total he made 138 (plus five as sub) League and cup appearances, but he also made a staggering 218 Reserves games for the Blues.  Sadly, Roy has now passed away but I met up with him at City’s stadium shortly before Christmas 2004 for an interview. Here for subscribers is that interview:

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