v. Doncaster (2010/11)

The reality of relegation from the Premier League hit home when City made a first ever trip to Doncaster’s Keepmoat Stadium, which in 2006 replaced the ‘Earth Stadium’. That might sound like a wondrous artificial biome that simulates a rainforest environment and teems with exotic life, but it was just the decrepit old Belle Vue ground given an undignified moniker by a Rotherham based finance company in it’s final years. Wearing the primary shirts over the white change shorts and socks, the Tigers lost 3-1 as they came to terms with life back in The Championship.