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Brian Clough On Malcolm Allison (Video)

clough on tv Brian Clough On Malcolm Allison (Video)

I was saddened to hear this past weekend that Malcolm Allison, the legendary former manager of Manchester City, passed away at the age of 83.

No one apart from Brian Clough summed up 70s and 80s English football better than Malcolm Allison. He was always a joy to listen to on television and his clubs played good football. So in the above video from August 1973, we get to see and hear what Brian Clough thought of Allison, the footballer and manager.

And as a bonus, here is a must-watch video of Malcolm Allison criticizing Alan Mullery’s 1970 World Cup performance for England. Brian Moore opens the segment and later on pundit Jimmy Hill adds his insight.

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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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2 Responses to Brian Clough On Malcolm Allison (Video)

  1. soonerscotty says:

    “No one apart from Brian Clough summed up 70s and 80s English football better than Malcolm Allison.”

    Ok, I know I’m biased but, what about Bob Paisley??

    • The Gaffer says:

      I meant no one summed up the attitude as well as Clougie and Allison. Paisley was and is a legend but he’s not synonymous with the 70s attitude. He was a wonderful man, but was pretty quiet compared to the flashy Allison and cheeky Clough.

      Cheers,
      The Gaffer

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