Manchester City qualified for the European Cup following their League
Championship success in 1967/68. Immediately after winning the title City
manager Malcolm Allison said “We'll terrify the cowards of Europe.”
Inevitably therefore they lost their first-ever European tie against the
unfashionable Turkish champions.
Since that date the club’s supporters have witnessed the highs and lows that
European football can produce. Notable victories over the best teams in Europe, Gornik in the European Cup
Winners’ Cup in Vienna, remains clear in the memory as do those matches we
would rather forget, Fenerbahce in 1968, Borussia in 1978, right up to present
date, where the club promised so much but left the supporters disillusioned.
This is an evocative collection of how the media perceived the games, player’s
memories, supporters European trips, action shots, programme covers and
assorted memorabilia. Illustrating the story of City through the triumph and
disappointment of epic struggles against the best teams on the continent.
234 x 156 mm • paperback • 160 pages • 160 colour illustrations
Andrew Waldon is a veteran Manchester
City supporter, who has seen his favourite
club play at over 170 different grounds.
He has been a regular supporter of the
club for over 40 years and has seen many
highs and lows during that time, but his
support has never faltered.
He has also made contributions to
several other publications including The
Official City Handbook, The Official
Monthly Magazine, The Liverpool Echo
and Liverpool Post. He has also spent a
short period of time as the source for all
Manchester City historical queries until
the appointment of Gary James to the role.
Andrew now runs his own website
since retiring from full time employment
he has made a successful return to writing
about his passion for Manchester City.
Sample page spreads will be available soon.
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