Fedoras in Heaven
October 15, 2010 7:37 AM   Subscribe

Bye bye Big Mal. Malcolm Allison, one of the most flamboyant characters in English football, has gone to the players' lounge in the sky. He certainly knew what sold, with his signature cigar, fedora and sheepskin coat, and also laid on a pretty good bath. But all that stuff aside, he was a well-respected manager, and will be fondly remembered by Manchester City fans (you can read the fans' tributes here, and leave your own if you are so inclined) for leading them to glory in the late 60s and early 70s. The world is a lesser place without him.
posted by Myeral (3 comments total)

First Cloughie & now Big Mal. The 70's managers are losing some of the greats. A pity this is being overshadowed by the Sox/Liverpool story.
posted by i_cola at 10:09 AM on October 15, 2010

My mother, who had no interest whatsoever in football, would have left my dad in a heartbeat for Malcolm Allison.
posted by essexjan at 10:29 AM on October 16, 2010

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