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On this day: 17 October

  • 17 October 2013 08:01
  • Posted by @dclayton_mcfc

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

Friday 17 October 1980

John Bond replaces Malcolm Allison as manager after quitting his post at Norwich City, claiming that the opportunity to take over the City was “too good to turn down”. Bond was seen as the ideal man to pick up the pieces at Maine Road following Big Mal’s disastrous second spell as City boss and he immediately began to turn the team around, signing seasoned top flight stars Gerry Gow, Tommy Hutchison and Bobby McDonald and steadily steering the Sky Blues away from the bottom of the table to safety, the FA Cup Final and the semi-finals of the League Cup in a memorable first eight months at the helm.

Do you remember this day or any of the events? We are building the social history of Manchester City and we want you tell us your side of the story. If you have a memory or a story of this day, submit it to #citystories

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