Tag: Manchester City

Video of the Day: Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur, September 1981

This weekend, Manchester City play Tottenham Hotspur in a Premier League that is likely to go some way towards further muddying the waters of where the trophy might end up come the end of the season. These two teams have, of course, a long history of matches between them, ranging from the “Ballet On Ice” of 1968, when Manchester City danced their way around the Spurs defence on a snowbound pitch five times, to the 1981 FA Cup final, when Manchester City’s Tommy Hutchinson scored at both ends before a moment of beauty from Ricardo Villa in the replay...

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Video of the Day: Manchester City vs Leicester City, April 1969

Is this afternoon’s match between Manchester City and Leicester City the most important that these two clubs have ever played? Well, the stakes are high and a win for Leicester would surely lead to a final realisation that this most unlikely of teams might actually be capable of winning the Premier League this season. For supporters of a certain age, though, mention of this fixture may lead to a glazing over of the eyes and memories of a fixture from forty-seven years ago. Manchester City’s previous season ended with Joe Mercer’s team having won the Football League championship for...

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Video of the Day: Chelsea vs Manchester City, January 1971

We’re continuing a week’s worth of matches from the FA Cup Fourth Round this afternoon with a match between Chelsea and Manchester City from a somewhat soggy Stamford Bridge in 1971. This was a match between the previous two years’ winners of the competition. In 1970, Chelsea had beaten Leeds United at Old Trafford after a replay following a draw at Wembley in a final pushed forward to the second week in April because of the England team’s preparations for that summer’s World Cup finals. The replay attracted a British television audience of over 28 million people, the second...

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Video Of The Day: Halifax Town vs Manchester City, 1980

The new layout of this site allows us to offer a few new services from now on (Had you not noticed the small handful of news stories that we’re putting up every day? Shame on you!), and one of these is the return of Video Of The Day, which some of you may remember from several years ago. As it’s the FA Cup Third Round on Saturday, the rest of this week’s selections are going to be from this stage of the competition, kicking off with a match between Halifax Town, then of the Fourth Division of the Football...

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The Have Nots Weekend In The Premier League

It is, perhaps, a reflection upon the uneven times in which we live that, upon the blowing of the final whistle at Stamford Bridge, most eyes were trained on the home dugout rather than the away one. This season has been a strong one for the lovers of sch├Ądenfreude, and perhaps, in a Premier League context at least, we may end up looking back upon this particular final whistle as the one at which it reached its peak. In his post-match interviews, there was a different sense to the Jose Mourinho in post-match interviews. The appeal for a penalty...

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