On this day: 7 September
- 07 September 2012 09:08
- Posted by Mark Booth
Looking back through the history books for the events, signings and memorable matches that happened on this day in City’s history.
Wednesday 7th September 1949
Frank Swift makes his final appearance for City against Everton. The legendary City keeper had already put off his retirement once due to Alec Thurlow becoming poorly, but he agreed to stay on until an heir to his throne was found. He keeps a clean sheet in a 0-0 draw with Everton before handing the gloves to Ronnie Powell who fills the gap until Bert Trautmann takes on the role as City’s custodian.
Monday 7th September 1981
John Bond controversially signs his son Kevin from Norwich for £350,000. Bond junior is never really accepted by the City fans, particularly when terrace favourite Nicky Reid is replaced by Bond at one point. After sitting on the bench against Southampton, Bond makes his debut in a 3-0 defeat by Birmingham City at St Andrew’s.