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Manchester City On This Day revisits all the most magical and memorable moments from the club's rollercoaster past, mixing in a maelstrom of quirky anecdotes and legendary characters to produce an irresistibly dippable diary of Blues history - with an entry for every day of the year. From the club's Victorian roots as a church side right up to the Etihad era, City fans have witnessed Edwardian scandal, league and cup triumphs and embarrassments, hard-fought derbies and unforgettable European nights - all featured here. Timeless greats such as Francis Lee and Georgi Kinkladze, Colin Bell, Frank Swift and Billy Meredith all loom larger than life. Revisit 11th May 1968, when City clinched the league title with a 4-3 win at Newcastle. 7th November 1987, when the Blues hit double figures beating Huddersfield Town 10-1 at Maine Road. And 5th May 1956, when Bert Trautmann broke his neck in the Cup Final.
|Publication date:||14th October 2011|
|Publisher:||Pitch Publishing Ltd|
|Categories:||Football (Soccer, Association football), Sports teams & clubs, History of sport,|
A lifelong City fan, David Clayton is the author of Manchester City's Cult Heroes, The Little Book of Manchester City and When Football Was Football: Manchester City among some 50 other titles. He has also produced several autobiographical collaborations such as Feed the Goat: The Shaun Goater Story and Ollie: The Autobiography of Ian Holloway.More About David Clayton