The Last Time That Manchester City Made A Cup Semi-Final…


Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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5 Responses

  1. Brian says:

    I m 42 now, and like many city fans,remember 81 fa cup like it was yesterday.

    Married to a United fan, from a large family of united fans. Can you imagine,tonight is very special.

    Com on City, Com on City.

  2. Ringo says:

    Did you mean to say the first replay to be played at Wembley?

    And don’t forget to vote for yourself on Soccerlens.

  3. mick says:

    Wasn’t City’s only semi-final of the season as they lost 2-1 on aggregate to Liverpool (0-1h 1-1a) in the League Cup too.

  4. Roy Ebsary says:

    “while the European champions Nottingham Forest fell in the Fifth Round to Everton.”

    They fell to Ipswich. Had Man. City won the Final in 1981, it probably wouldn’t have made that much difference. Don’t forget, even though they lost, they were still able to sign Trevor Francis for £1 million later on that year, so finances didn’t have much to do with them being relegated, poor management did.

  1. January 20, 2010

    […] The Last Time That Manchester City Made A Cup Semi-Final… “History, it has been said many times, is written by the victors. It’s a thought that may pass through the heads of some older Manchester City supporters during their League Cup semi-final against Manchester United at The City of Manchester Stadium this evening. It is a scarcely believable twenty-nine years since the blue half of Manchester made so much as the semi-final of a major competition. Much has happened to City since then, but what is often forgotten in the fog of history is just how close they came to winning the 1981 FA Cup and what sort of a difference to the club such a win may have made. There would certainly have been few that would have confidently predicted in 1981 that the club would not get as close again to winning a trophy in the next three decades.” (twohundredpercent) […]

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