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Discussion in 'Bluemoon forum' started by Ric, 10 Mar 2018.
So City's first ground was Central Library!
The two clubs did exist at the same time - Ardwick played their last game after MCFC were established and MCFC had to be seen to be a new club otherwise they would not have been accepted into the League. However, once MCFC became established Ardwick was unlikely to continue and once it went, the majority of people associated with Ardwick joined MCFC (but not all). It is right to trace roots back to St Mark's through Gorton and Atdwick and the other incarnations, but MCFC was a new club. The same is true for MUFC - it was a new club but traced its roots back via Newton Heath.
I explain it all in Manchester The City Years which can be downloaded via Amazon. They did exist at the same time but not for long.
? What's the situation with the 1893/94 season then? The club played 27 games as Ardwick AFC and the last game as MCFC.
Edit sorry just saw reply above.
Maybe there were 2 companies simultaneously but it's very hard to see how they can be painted as anything but the same entity.
Not true - where's that from? All games were Ardwick who played their last game after MCFC established.
The people who established MCFC made it abundantly clear this was a new club and not Ardwick renamed, launched or anything. Some Ardwick officials wanted their club to continue. They were separate clubs but came together. However, I will always say that MCFC's roots did lie in Ardwick.
Seen a few different final league tables with MCFC instead of Ardwick, I'll track one down later.
Pedants !! the name Manchester City is synonymous with blue and white
Thanks Gary, appreciate the answer.
and the song Blue Moon, just as Liverpool are with "You'll never walk alone", doesn't mean either was the first to have them.