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On This Day: Halloween

  • 31 October 2012 10:10
  • Posted by David Clayton

There's been nothing remotely frightening about Halloween for the Blues who have a fantastic record on this day in history.

The Blues are unbeaten on 31 October since 1964 having won nine and drawn one of the last ten Halloween matchdays - it's a shame we don't play on this date more often! You have to go back to Halloween 1959 to find City's last defeat - a 2-1 loss to Spurs - and our heaviest defeat was in 1896 when Notts County triumphed 4-1 at (Jeckyll and) Hyde Road.

Anyway, here is a couple of treats rather than tricks...

Saturday 31 October 1998

For a player with such a fearsome reputation, it’s perhaps fitting that new loan signing Andy Morrison should score the winner against Colchester United on his Halloween debut. Morrison is an instant hero with the Blues’ fans who immediately tapped into his passion and determination, leading to chants of ‘Sign him up!’ from the terraces. You wouldn't want to upset Andy, that's for sure.


Saturday 31 October 1981

Dennis Tueart’s goal gives City a hard-fought victory over Everton at Goodison Park. In a feisty encounter, four City players are booked and Joe Corrigan is awarded man-of-the match honours for a series of brave saves. Tueart’s effort ends a run of four games without a goal and pushes the Blues up to 11th in the table.

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