On this day: 05 August
- Sun 05 Aug 2012, 8:06AM
- Posted by Mark Booth
Looking back through the history books for the events, signings and memorable matches that happened on this day in City’s history.
Wednesday 5th August 1982
City’s pre-season plans began disastrously with an 8-0 defeat away to Werder Bremen. John Bond’s side were hopelessly outclassed against the Bundesliga outfit but restored some pride three days later with a 1-1 draw against Dutch side PSV Eindhoven.
Saturday 5th August 1972
Despite not winning any trophies the season before, City and Aston Villa contested the FA Charity Shield annual season curtain-raiser at Villa Park. Normally, the Charity Shield would have been contested by the First Division champions and FA Cup holders, who were Derby County and Leeds United, but both declined the chance to play in game.
Instead, City, who had finished in fourth place in the First Division and Aston Villa, who finished as Third Division champions, accepted the invitation to play. The match was played in Birmingham and a Franny Lee penalty proved enough to start the season with some silverware for Malcolm Allison’s side.
Sunday 5th August 1983
City’s pre-season tour of Scotland ended miserably as the cash-strapped Blues were beaten 3-1 in a friendly with Partick Thistle. Derek Parlane scored City’s only goal while the Pars’ scorers were McDowall, Cochrane and Herd.