Malcolm Allison – match videos from the golden era

Having not been around for Malcolm Allison’s first spell at the club, there’s going to be plenty of tributes for the legend from those better able to recall his time with the club in the 60’s and early 70’s. (This is a good one by Four Four Two)

Instead, the tribute here is a collection of some of the finest moments from the team he assembled with Joe Mercer.

09/12/1967 City 4 Spurs 1 (Ballet on ice)

11/05/1968 Newcastle 3 City 4 (1st half) Title clincher

11/05/1968 Newcastle 3 City 4 (2nd half)

03/08/1968 Charity Shield: City 6 West Bromwich Albion 1

26/04/1969 FA Cup Final: City 1 Leicester 0

03/12/1969 League Cup Semi-final 1st leg: City 2 United 1

17/12/1969 League Cup Semi-final 2nd leg: United 2 City 2

28/03/1970 United 1 City 2 (after playing Derby the day before!)

07/03/1970 League Cup Final: City 2 WBA 1

15/04/1970 Cup Winners Cup Semi-final 2nd leg: City 5 Schalke 1

29/04/1970 Cup Winners Cup Final: City 2 Gornik Zabrze 1

12/12/1970 United 1 City 4 (Lee hat-trick)

My own memories are of seeing Big Mal’s return to the club in the late 70’s. Personally I loved having the opportunity to see him at the helm. His subsequent return as Palace manager was typically dramatic and emotional. It’s a part of my childhood that will always be treasured.

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