The sporting rivalry between Stade Rennes and US Servannaise during its first years, or the reception of some of the major Parisian clubs, brought together many spectators. Joe Mercer managed to bring in Mike Summerbee from Swindon Town and built his team around him. Joe Mercer and Malcolm Allison led their team to a 2-1 European Cup victory against Górnik Zabrze, thanks in part to a penalty converted by Francis Lee. “Joe Mercer, when he was in his thirties and playing at Arsenal, was a much better full-back than when he was young, at Everton or in the England team. Victories against Tottenham, Arsenal, Burnley and Everton allow the Reds to occupy third place eight days from the end of the championship. In 1939, he won the Premier League with Everton. In 1974, and for some years already, the selection of England was reaping mediocre results. He therefore coached the England team from May 11, 1974 to June 5, 1974, a period during which seven matches were played.
The club thus won the title for the second time in its history in 1968 and Francis Lee, for his first season, scored 17 goals in 35 games. In the following season, the Blues did not win the title but nevertheless won the Cup, as well as the Charity Shield at the start of the season. But the start of the Second World War interrupted this positive momentum. With Portugal's entry into the First World War in 1916, this second objective did not materialize until several years later. From the 1935–36 season he played regularly for the first team. Holder in the first leg and the 1-0 victory, Wissam Ben Yedder is one of the five players, three days before the return match, who left for a night trip to the Champs Élysées while the rest of the team is resting in Le Havre. He remained in this position until 2001, when he chose to leave the club.
In the spring of 1965, he accepted the vacant post of manager of Manchester City despite the reprimands of his doctor. A year after his departure from Manchester City, Joe Mercer was recruited by Coventry City, which was then playing in the first division, as a coach. On April 10, 1954, still against Liverpool, Joe Mercer suffered a collision against his teammate Joe Wade: the shock was such that his right leg fractured at two different points. The first part of the season is rather successful, Liverpool occupy second place at the end of the first leg of the championship, 6 points behind the leader, Chelsea, and beat Manchester City 1-0 at home. Liverpool must wait until February 11 and a 2-0 victory against Tottenham to finally win in 2017. Having been eliminated from the two national cups in January, Liverpool are in 5th place at the end of the 25th day. However, a setback against Crystal Palace and a draw against Southampton sees Liverpool fall back to 4th place and must wait until the final matchday to qualify for the Champions League. Thanks to this success, Sevilla FC participates in the UEFA Super Cup against FC Barcelona (winner of the Champions League).
In two years he won fifteen of the twenty matches in which he participated. Racing Club de Strasbourg Alsace finished in eleventh place in the Ligue 1 championship with eleven wins, sixteen draws and eleven defeats for a total of 49 points, placing it clearly in the middle of the standings with a fifteen-point lead over the first relegation player.. In 1966, the Blues thus won hands down (only one defeat in the first fifteen games) the Second Division and found themselves among the elite. Manchester City had then been in the second division for a year. However, the second part of the championship started badly. Although he was 32 years old when he started playing at Arsenal, this was when he started the part of his career where he was at his best. The program ultimately aimed to manufacture a new family of ICBMs that will be part of a simple, reliable, long-lasting and low-maintenance nuclear force. He was suspended by his club for two games and fined the sum of which was donated to charity. He quickly became captain, and between 1946 and 1954 he won two English Championships, one FA Cup and two Charity Shields.