Wednesday, June 17, 2015

CURTAIN UP

> Nicky Reid and Paul Power defend the near post against City old-boy Mike Channon in 1980

Staring at the fixtures list until you go boss-eyed is for many of us a long-standing tradition. Here then, just to add to the problem of revolving eyes and deep dread nostalgia, are City's opening games from the last 45 years.

70-71
15 Aug
Southampton
1
CITY 
1

71-72
14 Aug
CITY
0
Leeds
1

72-73
12 Aug
Liverpool 
2
CITY 
0

73-74
CITY
3
Birmingham
1 Rep

74-75
17 Aug  (Pic below **1)
CITY
4
West Ham
0

75-76
16 Aug  (video below **2)
CITY
3
Norwich
0

76-77
12 Aug  (pic below **3)
Leicester
2
CITY 
2

77-78
20 Aug
CITY
0
Leicester
0

78-79
19 Aug
Derby
1
CITY 
1

79-80
18 Aug
CITY
0
C. Palace
0

$ 80-81
Southampton
2
CITY 
0

81-82
CITY
2
WBA
1

82-83
Norwich
1
CITY 
2

83-84
27 Aug ITN source
C. Palace 
0
CITY 
2

84-85
24 Aug
Wimbledon
2
CITY 
2

85-86
17 Aug (Pic below **4)
Coventry 
1
CITY 
1

86-87
23 Aug
CITY
3
Wimbledon
1

87-88
15 Aug
CITY 
2
Plymouth 
1

88-89
27 Aug
Hull 
1
CITY 
0

89-90
Liverpool 
3
CITY 
1

90-91
Spurs
3
CITY 
1

91-92
Coventry 
0
CITY 
1

92-93
CITY
1
QPR
1

93-94
14 Aug
CITY
1
Leeds
1

94-95
20 Aug
Arsenal 
3
CITY 
0

95-96
19 Aug
CITY
1
Spurs
1

96-97
16 Aug
CITY
1
Ipswich 
0

97-98
CITY
2
Portsmouth 
2

98-99
8 Aug  442 article
CITY
3
Blackpool
0

99-00
8 Aug 
CITY
0
Wolves 
1

00-01
Charlton
4
CITY 
0

2001-2
CITY
3
Watford
0

2002-3
Leeds
3
CITY 
0

2003-4
Charlton
0
CITY 
3

2004-5
CITY
1
Fulham
1

2005-6
CITY
0
WBA
0

2006-7
Chelsea 
3
CITY 
0

2007-8
West Ham
0
CITY 
2

2008-9
Aston Villa 
4
CITY 
2

2009-10
Blackburn
1
CITY 
2

2010-11
Spurs
0
CITY
0


 














and in more recent times: 

2011-12   15 Aug Guardian report Taylor           CITY                      4       Swansea              0   Video

2012-13   19 Aug City tv highlights                    CITY                     3       Southampton        2
2013-14   19 Aug Guardian report Taylor           CITY                     4       Newcastle             0
2014-15   17 Aug Guardian report Taylor           Newcastle              0       CITY                    2
2015-16    8 Aug  BBC match report                   WBA                     0       CITY                     3
2016-17   13 Aug                                                 CITY                     v.      Sunderland

 
**1 West Ham (h) 1974-75


  
**2 Norwich (h) 1975-76

**3 - Jimmy Conway makes his debut at Filbert Street, Leicester
**4 - City start at Coventry in 1985-86





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