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on 16 December 2011
this book tells you most about Dixie's playing and managing career, very little about the private life.. so anyone who followed Hereford United and Wrexham in the mid-late 70's early 80's would be fascinated by his perspective of the club's glory years...As a Wrexham supporter I was interested to know how he became involved with the club and what led to his departures as a player in 1982 and, in 1989 as a manager, his relationships with his managers and other players. Followers of Northampton, Exeter, Corby and Lincoln, not to mention Leicester, would be interested to learn about his early years as a footballer. The book ends up with an analysis of Wrexham's dire financial situation, which makes for somewhat depressing reading rather than it being a personal account of the period. Although he left before the rather successful 1992-2000 period, he seeks no credit for what Brian Flynn achieved.
A book for anyone who considers Dixie McNeil as one of their favourite players and one of the best ever to wear Wrexham's no.9 shirt, and also to football enthusiasts that realise that the game exists below premiership level
on 24 September 2013
IN THE DAYS WHEN FOOTBALL DAFT KIDS WOULD STARE GOGGLE EYED AT THE SUNDAY RESULTS PAGE LEARNING EVERY RESULT, AND SCORER THE NAME DIXIE DEAN AND GOALS WERE HAND IN HAND WHEN YOU ARRIVED AT HEREFORD AND WREXHAM IN DIVISION 3,OR (LEAGUE ONE AS ITS NOW KNOWN. I WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO SEE HIM SEVERAL TIMES AND HE AND HIS TEAMS WERE VERY GOOD IN FACT AS IS MENTIONED THE LEGEND BILL SHANKLY SAID WREXHAM WERE THE BEST 3rd TIER TEAM EVER! THIS BOOK FLOWS ALONG AND IS AN EASY READ.I WAS INTERESTED ON PAGE 36 AND THE OFFER OF A BRIBE TO FIX A MATCH BUT DIXIE AND TEAMMATES DIDN'T,BUT THIS IS THE ONLY FAULT OF THE BOOK ...ITS LIGHT TOUCH! BUT HE LOVES WREXHAM AND THE TOWN,AND THE FANS OF HIS TEAM ARE VERY LOYAL AND THIS AUTOBIOGRAPHY IS A GREAT TRIBUTE TO THAT CLUB.PLEASE BUY THROUGH AMAZON UK.