Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Friday, 24 February 2012

'Nationwide' City Book

Nationwide was a BBC news and current affairs television programme broadcast on each weekday following the early evening news. It followed a magazine format, combining politics, consumer affairs, light entertainment and sports reporting.  The programme featured a mini-series on City in the 1977-1978 season and viewers could send away for the 26 page book pictured above.  At 12 years old, this was the moment that got me interested in City,  and I was hooked from that day on!  Peter Barnes was my favourite player in the team featured by Nationwide.  Little did I know I'd have to wait until 2011 to see them win a major trophy!
A lot of Nationwide's content was live and this was not recorded,  the series on City would have been pre-recorded and is probably still in the BBC's archive. Will it ever see the light of day again?  I'd be grateful for any further information on this series.

Sunday, 12 February 2012

City 1937 - Coronation Year Champions

City won the 1st Division title in 1937 and this poem describes the winning qualities of the team, while also correctly 'predicting' United would be champions in 1997!