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On this day: 01 August

  • 31 July 2012 07:40
  • Posted by Chris Eccles

Looking back through the history books for the events, signings and memorable matches that happened on this day in City’s history.

Tuesday 1 August 1978

Young midfielder Ged Keegan is transfer-listed after failing to break into City’s first-team. 

Keegan, who skippered City reserves for several years, rarely played for the senior side and was unfortunate to be at the club during what was a very settled period for the Blues with manager Tony Book rarely changing his starting eleven over a three-year period. 

Ged Keegan and Asa Hartford

Keegan’s career high was appearing the 1976 League Cup final win over Newcastle United but he failed to establish himself thereafter. City slap a £50,000 price tag on his head and he eventually signs for Oldham Athletic in February 1979.

Tuesday 1st August 1989

City are held 0-0 by Tromse IL as part of a six-game tour of Norway. 

With three wins from the first three games, the Blues are then held in their final three games to draws against SF Grei, Tromse and Faaberg II – all games Howard Kendall’s side were expected to win.


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