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Malcolm Allison 1927 - 2010

Malcolm Allison 1927 - 2010

The official Manchester City website announced earlier today the sad news regarding Malcolm Allison .

MCFC statement...

It is with great sadness that we report that Malcolm Allison has passed away aged 83.

Perhaps City's greatest ever coach, he joined the Blues in 1965 when Joe Mercer brought him to City in the summer of 1965 from Plymouth Argyle where his innovative methods marked him out as a talent with huge potential.

Alongside Mercer, 'Big Mal' formed a formidable partnership which oversaw the greatest period of success in the club`s history, thanks in no small part to Malcolm`s willingness to try new and often untried training techniques.

The Mercer/Allison team helped the Blues secure the League Championship, FA Cup, League Cup and European Cup-Winners' Cup during an unforgettable three-year spell.

Later, Malcolm had two separate spells in sole charge of the club and continued to be held in high esteem by players and fans alike, though without Mercer at his side, they proved frustrating periods for such a talented coach.

Flamboyant, brilliant and larger than life, Malcolm will be sorely missed by everyone at the Club and beyond.

The Club, whose flags are at half mast, will pay tribute to Malcolm at the forthcoming game against Arsenal. There will also be an appropriate commemoration to his life and work in the memorial garden at the City of Manchester Stadium.

Video

Malcolm Allison on Manchester City's run to winning the FA Cup, and taking over as manager of Manchester City.



RIP 'Big Mal'. You will always be in our hearts.



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Writer:Tudor
Date:Friday October 15 2010
Time: 12:46PM

Comments

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Big Mal, you have been loved and will be missed, there can be no better accolade. At least he'd been given a glimpse of our future. X
RobsonGreensleeves
15/10/2010 13:06:00
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We shall never forget. RIP
Tudor
15/10/2010 13:10:00
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God rest Malcolm. Men of your type have sadly been missing for a long time in this game. You will be missed but never forgotten.
SFC Forever
15/10/2010 13:10:00
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Another character gone from the game. RIP
herringthorpe
15/10/2010 13:31:00
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Very sad news indeed, he helped establish the type of attacking football that is now expected of every City team since. An inspiration both on and off the pitch, a true footballing great. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered.
eighthsin
15/10/2010 13:43:00
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RIP Big Man, our family will never forget what you did for our club.
Johnny Baguette
15/10/2010 15:14:00
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See ya Big Mal, City legend and never forgotten. Here's hoping the torch has been passed to Roberto Mancini.
fifthcolumnblue
15/10/2010 17:48:00
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Big Mal, A True Legend, in every sense of the word, it was you wh)o set City on the path to football as it should be played with 'Vim and Vigour' and Entertaining the crowds, Who could forget the wind-ups at the 'famous Stretford End' and the Rag fans, like Blowing his nose on the corner flag before a derby match, priceless, (and we won too)... RIP Mal, Joe's got a glass of Moet ready for you,
cityman51
15/10/2010 21:18:00
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R.I.P. big guy. You'll never be forgotten by City fans.
Thaibluefan
16/10/2010 00:37:00
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