Tag: Manchester City

Video of the Day: Arsenal vs Manchester City, February 1971

The race for those Champions League places is looking rather congested with just a couple of games of the season to go, but we’ll have a better idea of whether there’s likely to be a great deal of excitement on the matter this afternoon, when Manchester City play Arsenal at The City  of Manchester Stadium. With Manchester United having won at Norwich City yesterday afternoon, City now need a win against Arsenal in order to further advance their case to not drop into the Europa League next season, and with the Champions League now something of a memory and...

Read More

Video of the Day: Southampton vs Manchester City, April 1983

On their day, there were few more thrilling football teams to watch during the early 1980s than Lawrie McMenemy’s Southampton. A team that once featured five England captains in one team played European football and finished the 1983/84 season as runners-up to the exceptional Liverpool team of the era following promotion to the First Division in 1978 and were capable of playing wonderful attacking football. For today’s video, we’ve pulled out an entertaining match against Manchester City from April 1983. City were in free-fall at the time, tumbling towards a first relegation from the First Division in two decades...

Read More

The Champions League: Manchester City vs Real Madrid, Live!

Good evening everybody, and welcome to our coverage of this evening’s UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg between Manchester City and Real Madrid. New money versus old money. Middle-Eastern oil barons versus a club so much of the establishment that they have the Spanish word for “Royal” in their name. If you want an idea of the extent to which this is a clash of the arrivistes and the old guard, consider this somewhat extraordinary comparison – this is Manchester City’s first appearance at this stage of the Champions League or European Cup whereas, by contrast, Real Madrid have...

Read More

Video of the Day: Newcastle United vs Manchester City, May 1968

Newcastle United play Manchester City at St James Park this evening in a match of significance at both ends of the Premier League table. Regardless of what the broadcasters might tell you, however, the significance of this match has nothing on a previous end of season meeting between the two clubs from 1968. Manchester City had been relegated from the First Division five years earlier and, in manner that will be rather too familiar to long-time supporters of the club, took three years to get back into the top flight. Their first season back ended in a respectable enough...

Read More

Video of the Day: Manchester City vs Manchester United, November 1971

Manchester City vs Manchester United has, since the former of those two clubs were suddenly enriched by money from the Middle East, become a fixture which carries a resonance that reverberates through the entire Premier League. This is no longer merely tornado of a local rivalry which only affects those close to its eye. This season, of course, these two clubs are not fighting for the championship itself, as they otherwise have been in recent years. But a place in next year’s Champions League is still at stake, and for all the criticism that has been thrown at Louis...

Read More