If you chat with any seasoned Manchester City fan, they’ll be able to give you an in-depth description of what are more commonly known among Blues as ‘the dark days’.
As a sixteen-year-old, I may be somewhat unqualified to write this article, but, here it goes.
If you search ‘Manchester City 2-2 Liverpool 1996′ into Google, you’ll be presented with over 2 million results. Clawing back a two goal deficit to Liverpool may be considered to be no shame given City were fighting relegation, however.
“I am confident we will stay up, because we have prepared well and we are ready.”
These were Alan Ball’s words prior to that fateful match. Having gone two-nil down, to two own goals, City score two at the right end through Uwe Rosler and Kit Symons.
We were level on points with both Southampton and Coventry going into the game, but both had superior goal difference, so not even a win would guarantee City’s safety.
The feeling was though that, in all likelihood, a win would have sufficed. And...