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. So as we head into the future we recall the past
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 www.mcfcreservesandacdemy.co.uk and since retiring from full time employment he has made a successful return to writing about his passion for Manchester City.