The end is not so nigh as Prime Minister Boris Johnson quite rightly refuses to lift any sort of lockdown measures at the moment, which means the chances of football returning anytime soon are diminishing quickly, which still means we have barely anything to report on!
Not to worry though as it’s Sunday and, although a little late, it’s time to test the blue matter and get answer some questions. As usual, the answers to last week’s quiz is below. Remember, no cheating as you’re only cheating yourselves!
Who did Joe Royle replace as manager at Maine Road in 1998?
David Oldfield joined the blues in 1989 from which First Division Side?
Which unlikely team completed a league double over City in the 1998/99 season?
From which club did City sign French midfielder Antoine Sibierski in 2003?
Which team were the first beaten by City in the Champions League?
How many times did City play West Ham in the 2007/08 season?
Which striker was sold by City after pictures of angry exchanges were printed between him and Roberto Mancini?
Who scored five goals as City beat Newcastle 6-1 in October 2015?
Name the German midfielder on loan from Eintracht Frankfurt who scored three goals in 20 appearances including a winner against Liverpool?
In 2003, City left Maine Road and moved to the City of Manchester Stadium. Which team were the first to be beaten by the blues at their new ground?
A couple of tough ones in there but I’m sure you can handle it. Now for the answers to last week’s quiz:
City made a rare appearance at Wembley in 1986 when they lost to Full Members Cup Final 5-4 to which team?
Chelsea. City were 5-1 down at one point at
Wembley in the Full Members Cup Final. That was a thing that happened and no
one talks about it…ever.
Law scored the winner at Old Trafford in 1974 as United were relegated from
Division One. Who provided the assist?
Francis Lee. The commentary goes…Lee…pulls it back for Law…Dennis has done it. Law was gutted to have scored against United, confirming their relegation. He barely celebrated.
City threw away a three goal lead at Maine Road in May 1989 against which team?
Bournemouth. If City had won and Crystal Palace failed to win, City would be promoted with a game remaining. Palace were winning until a last minute Leicester equaliser meant promotion would be settled a week later.
Talkingof three goal comebacks, who scored the winner at Spurs in 2004 when the blues came back from 3-0 to win 4-3?
Jon Macken. Ten man City were 3-0 down at half time but somehow fought back to win the match.
City attempted to sign Trevor Sinclair from Blackpool, but chairman Peter Swales wouldn’t stump up the money. Who did Sinclair then sign for?
Queens Park Rangers. Sinclair was a life-long City fan and would have jumped at the chance to move to Maine Road, but Swales said no.
Which speedy defender signed for City from Wimbledon for £2.5m in 1991?
Keith Curle. The centre back was deemed one of the fastest defenders in the top flight.
Who replaced Peter Reid as Manager at Maine Road in 1993?
Brian Horton. Reid was sacked after just four matches. Peter Swales had brought in journalist John Maddock as General Manager and his first recommendation was to give Reid the boot. It didn’t go down well with the fans
Which centre back played every game for three consecutive seasons between 1987 and
Steve Redmond. The home grown centre back was a firm favourite with the faithful.
How much did City pay Arsenal for Niall Quinn in March 1990?
£800,000. Quinn scored on his debut in a 1-1 draw with Chelsea and played a major part in City avoiding instant relegation to Division Two
In November 2013, City couldn’t stop scoring and hit 22 goals in how many home
22 – 7-0 v Norwich, 6-0 v Spurs, 5-2 v CSKA Moscow and 4-2 v Victoria Plzen