Manchester City: The Mercer-Allison Years
The end of the 64-65 season saw Man City 11th in Division Two. Then they appointed Joe Mercer, former England, Everton and Arsenal wing-half. Mercer needed a younger man on the training pitch and he chose Malcolm Allison. The rest is history.
No-one in their wildest dreams could imagine the success the pair would bring to Maine Road. Within 12 months City had won the Second Division title.
Two years later they were League Champions and by 1971 had added the FA Cup, League Cup and European Cup-winners' Cup. And for good measure they had at last overcome the always looming shadow of Manchester United.
This is the fantastic story of those great days at Maine Road.
About the Author
Ian Penney is a lifelong Manchester City fan and he has written a number of books about the club.
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