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5.0 out of 5 stars The very best, 18 Oct 2006
This review is from: Catch a Falling Star: The Autobiography of Neil Young (Hardcover)
Every Man City fan should know about Neil Young (Nelly as he was affectionately known). City's best player during what was undoubtedly City's greatest era. When Young was playing for City they won virtually everything going; League, FA Cup, European Cup Winners Cup and League Cup. The football was bright and attacking, the victories came with smiles and sportsmanship. After City got rid of Young they won nothing bar a solitary League Cup in 1976. If Bell, Lee Summerbee were the players everyone makes them out to be one has to ask what did they win without Neil Young? Nothing.

I give this book five stars, not for its literary merit but for the subject matter. It is only likely to be read by City fans and every City fan should know of Neil Young.

When City treat Neil Young decently and acknowledge his contribution to the club, then perhaps the footballing gods will shine on the City of Manchester Stadium.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An underrated hero, 17 Nov 2004
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This review is from: Catch a Falling Star: The Autobiography of Neil Young (Hardcover)
Neil scored goals to win 3 major trophies for City, a feat never likely to be repeated, yet the club have virtually disregarded his contribution. If you go in the City Legend's lounge at the stadium you'll see photos of everyone from Bert Trautmann to Shaun Goater but no Youngy! Why? Well he was never the most vocal of players and probably didn't demand things in the manner of a Franny Lee or Mike Doyle, and he never appeared for England (although why that should be the case I don't know) then there was the dispute with former chairman Swales over his testimonial. When he was sold by City in 1972 he disappeared from view and ended up as a milkman, shelf stacker and later attempted suicide following a serious illness. Neil has since recovered and should now be recognised as a true blue hero. This book makes for a fascinating read and reflects Neil's quiet determination to get his life back on track... something he has done quite successfully.
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5.0 out of 5 stars THE TESTIMONIAL OF A CITY GREAT- NUMBER 10.....MR NEIL YOUNG R.I.P., 6 April 2014
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This review is from: Catch a Falling Star: The Autobiography of Neil Young (Hardcover)
IF YOU UNDERSTAND MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS,YOU WILL WANT TO REACH OUT FOR A COPY OF THIS GREAT BOOK.YOU WILL HOPE AS YOU READ, THAT SOMEONE WITHIN MANCHESTER CITY WOULD HAVE CLICKED THAT FOR NEIL YOUNG A TESTIMONIAL GAME WAS NOT ABOUT MONEY, BUT A RETURN OF LOVE FROM HIS FAMILY!!!!!AND THE PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECT OF NOT HAVING WHAT I SUSPECTED FOR HIM WAS A LEAVING DO AND CLOSURE, AMOUNTED TO MENTAL ABUSE TO THE POINT OF CRUELTY!!!!THROUGHOUT HE SHOWS HIMSELF AS A MAN LOCKED IN TIME,,UNABLE TO SHAKE HIMSELF FREE FROM A PERIOD WHEN HE WAS A CITY GIANT ON THE OUTSIDE.IF ONLY HE WENT TO AMERICA INSTEAD OF PRESTON!!!!YOU JUST KNOW HE WAS MADE FOR THAT PLACE, AND PICTURES OF A SMILING HAPPY FAMILY MAN WOULD HAVE GIVEN THIS A LESS TRAGIC TILT...BUT THE WORLD TURNED AND LIFE AND LOVE COME ROUND AGAIN FOR A MAN YOU JUST WANT TO COME OUT OF THE DARKNESS.I HAVE JUST SEEN FOR THE FIRST TIME THE 1969 CUP FINAL,(AND IF YOU READ THE PASSAGE ABOUT.. GARY LINEKER..YOU ARE CLASS!)EVERYTHING ABOUT THAT MATCH AND THE WAY CITY CONDUCT THEMSELVES AT THE END,ALONG WITH 68 AT NEWCASTLE,70 IN VIENNA ALONG WITH THIS BOOK ARE THE GREATEST TESTIMONIALS TO A PLAYER WHO WAS ALWAYS LOVED AND ALWAYS WILL BE....IF ONLY SOMEBODY TOLD HIM SOONER!!!...IF ONLY NEIL YOUNG R.I.P. FROM AMAZON.U.K.ps another PERRY COMO SONG TO SUM THE LIFE OF THIS PLAYER WOULD BE AND I LOVE HER SO,LISTEN TO THE LYRICS!!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bell, Lee, Summerbee... and YOUNG!, 9 Jan 2014
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Neil Young was and will always be a Manchester City legend, when talking about former glories people talk of the Bell, Lee & Summerbee era, however Young's contribution to the glory years at Manchester City is possibly greater than those three.

He was treated poorly in the end by the club and especially former chairman Peter Swales, he deserved more from the club and it is forever to our shame that he was treated with such disdain.
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4.0 out of 5 stars no game given!, 7 Jan 2013
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im not a city fan,but i do remember the championship winning side,nice to read about players that loved there clubs,and not just for the money,neil seemed like a good guy a mans man..so if you want to read about how footballers used to be then this a very good place to start..p.s shame on city for not giving a testimonal game to neil young..
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5.0 out of 5 stars Neil Young - Catch a Falling Star, 29 Oct 2011
This review is from: Catch a Falling Star: The Autobiography of Neil Young (Hardcover)
I read this book soon after reading Blue Blood - The Mike Doyle Story.
Both players were a wonderful asset to Manchester City Football Club. Neil Young along with Doyley deserved more praise and credit for what they did for the club. Youngies goals were fab, and his personal account of his life at City and having to fight for a testimonial made me cry. He was a brilliant player and scored some of the most important goals in City's history - he was a Star, through and through.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book for a brilliant player, 28 Mar 2011
This review is from: Catch a Falling Star: The Autobiography of Neil Young (Hardcover)
I am too young to have ever watched Neil Young play for city but from what I was told, he was a great player. The book is a must for anyone who followed city in the days of Young, you can learn a lot about him. RIP Neil Young.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Reading, 11 Mar 2011
This review is from: Catch a Falling Star: The Autobiography of Neil Young (Hardcover)
The book was a pleasure to read, and told me what Neil was like and not just a has been in football history.
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