40 years ago, the light started to fade

Malcolm Allison, the wayward, some might say eccentric, Manchester City coach, said the period between 1967 and 1972 was the last golden age of English football. Allison, whose team was one of the leading lights during those years, was talking about the post-1966 era when the game received a boost as the nation celebrated England as World Champions. But it was also a period in which defensive football came to the fore in many quarters and hooliganism continued to emerge as a social menace. So it wasn’t all gold, but it was an age of great players, memorable characters and … Continue reading 40 years ago, the light started to fade