'Who Said City Couldn't Play!': Manchester City FC Football League Champions 1936/37 Paperback – 31 Oct 2013
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Christmas Day 1936, Blundell Park, Cleethorpes. Frank Swift, the Manchester City goalkeeper retrieves the ball from the back of the net for the fifth time that afternoon. The 'Blues' of Manchester have just been beaten 5-3 by Grimsby Town - and lay twelfth in the First Division! A season that had begun with such high hopes appears to be in tatters. City are closer to relegation than winning the Championship. However, against all the odds and the trauma of Grimsby, a remarkable run sees them remain unbeaten in the league for the rest of the season. An extraordinary sequence of results - fifteen victories and seven draws - propels City to a historic first Championship and the names of Swift, Barkas, Brook, Doherty and Tilson become immortalised within the club's history. The thrills and spills of a gripping campaign are all in this book. Find out in detail how City were crowned 'Champions of England' in the Spring of 1937.
Top Customer Reviews
Having looked through it for a few minutes though,it is so obvious how much work and research has gone into this book,it must have been a real labour of love.
Id recommend this book to footy fans but obviously blues,thanks Mr Neale.Your book has become my book number 71 of my City collection.I hope you have great success with this book and any other future related city books.
I bought several copies - one for myself and several more for other family members as late Christmas presents. My father, a lifelong City fan who is now 92, loves it! His favourite player of that time was Doherty and he was well pleased with him being on the cover. It has been great to hear him reminisce about many of the games he remembers attending during that season. So, a great book for him and also for myself and younger members of the family.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very informative book,giving the reader an insight into not just Citys season,but the whole league as it was then.Published on 8 July 2014 by martin j lawlor