Personalised Football Calendar - Manchester City
Brilliant Gift Idea For Fans Of The Blues!
Manchester City originated in 1880, when a cricket club based at St Marks' Church decided to form a football team. The Blues quickly earned a reputation for being one of the best supported clubs in England. Supporters were particularly enthralled during the 1960s and 1970s, as Man City enjoyed many incredibly successful seasons. Although the fortunes of the Blues would sadly decline, crowd attendances stayed high and fans remained dedicated to their team. Manchester City still boasts one of the largest fanbases for an English football club outside of the so-called 'top four' and City supporters are known for being passionate about their side. Noel Gallagher and Ricky Hatton are two of the Blues' most famous fans and both speak regularly in the press about their love for the club.
Our Personalised Calendars feature twelve terrific match reports from our newspaper archives, covering some of the best Man City games from the past century. Starting from the month of your choice, these A3 Calendars are a great gift idea for any fan of the Blues.
These Personalised Calendars begin with two FA Cup trophies, won in 1934 and 1956 respectively. The final of 1956 - which finished in a 3-1 win against Birmingham City - was made even more famous by the heroics of Man City's goalkeeper, Bert Trautmann. Not only did he make a number of fine saves, Trautmann also completed the match despite breaking his neck during the game.
Former Manchester City captain Joe Mercer became manager of the Blues in 1965. He hired Malcolm Allison as his assistant and the club embarked upon one of the most successful eras in Man City's history. Our A3 Calendar features some of their finest moments in charge, kicking-off with the 0-1 win against Rotherham in 1966, which earned Man City promotion back into the top flight. In 1969, the Blues beat Leicester 1-0 in the FA Cup Final, handing the Foxes their fourth straight final loss in the competition. In comparison, City were flying in cup finals. The next season, Manchester City beat West Bromwich 2-1 in the League Cup final, adding to the European Cup Winner's Cup that they lifted in the same year.
Mercer and then Allison left the Blues and success began to tail off at the end of the seventies. However, many club highlights are covered in our Calendar Gift from the following years. These key moments include the 3-1 Manchester derby win of 2006 and a selection of exciting games that guaranteed league promotion. In 1985, Man City beat Charlton 5-1 in the last game of the season to clinch a place in the First Division. In 1999, the club beat Gillingham in the play-off final to gain entry to the Championship. In the very next season, the Blues would be promoted to the Premiership, following a 1-4 victory against Blackburn Rovers.
Calendar Contents At A Glance
Each Football Calendar contains the following reproduced newspaper reports:
29th April 1934 - 'Tilson's goals take Cup to Manchester' (Man City beat Portsmouth 2-1 in FA Cup Final)
6th May 1956 - 'Old Crocks run off with the Cup!' (Man City beat Birmingham 3-1 in FA Cup Final)
5th May 1966 - 'Bell nods City back to Division One' (Man City beat Rotherham 0-1, promoted to Division One)
27th April 1969 - 'Gallant Leicester - Four Time losers' (Man City beat Leicester 1-0 in FA Cup Final)
8th March 1970 - 'Ordeal by Exhaustion!' (Man City beat West Brom 2-1 in League Cup Final)
27th November 1977 - 'Perfect Pantomime' (Man City beat Chelsea 6-2)
12th May 1985 - 'Topsy..Night' (Man City beat Charlton 5-1, promoted to Division One)
23rd October 1994 - 'Walshie whips 'em' (Man City beat Spurs 5-2)
31st May 1999 - 'Royle heroes make it city of miracles' (Man City beat Gillingham, promoted to First Division)
8th May 2000 - 'We're Back!' (Man City beat Blackburn 1-4, promoted to Premiership)
9th May 2005 - 'Give Pearce the job…and Now!' (Man City beat Aston Villa 1-2)
15th January 2006 - 'Reds are sunk by Sinclair' (Man City beat Man Utd 3-1)
Alternative Gifts for Man City Fans
We have an exciting selection of alternative football gifts that are designed especially for fans of the Blues. These include our Personalised Diaries, Season Books, Manchester Stadium Tours and a very special Personalised Football Book. Other more general football presents include our Personalised Commentaries and our Spoof Football Headlines.
GoneDigging also has a range of attractive Personalised Image Calendars that cover a variety of themes, such as Best Dad, Football, Golf, Rugby and a special Sci-Fi edition. Each A3 Calendar includes twelve colourful photographs, all of which cleverly incorporate your recipient's name.