On This Day: 5 October
- Fri 05 Oct 2012, 8:15AM
- Posted by David Clayton
Looking back through the history books for the events, signings and memorable matches that happened on this day in City’s history.
Sunday 5 October 1997
Paul Lake’s testimonial at Maine Road attracts a crowd of 21,262 with City fans eager to pay tribute to their former skipper. The Blues take on a strong Manchester United side while City also field a strong eleven in a feisty derby match. Lake kicks the game off before leaving to a standing ovation from the crowd.
Saturday 5 October 1968
City play for the first time in the famous red and black stripe kit, chosen by Malcolm Allison who greatly admired the famous strip of AC Milan the new shirts were based on. A 2-0 loss to Everton, however, provokes anger from the fans about the use of colours. Inevitably, after the Blues’ FA Cup win at the end of the season the supporters accept that Allison had made an inspired choice!