Blue Blood: The Mike Doyle Story Paperback – 1 Jun 2006
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This biography is a bit like Doyle himself - uncompromising, addictive and hard to put down. --The Sunday Times
From the Publisher
If ever there was a footballer whose blood ran blue it was Mike Doyle. With 558 appearances for Manchester City spanning an incredible sixteen years, Doyle is a legendary figure amongst the City fans who idolised the tough defender throughout his career and beyond. Along with Tommy Booth, he has played in more cup finals for the Blues than any other player and was a vital member of the team that swept all before them under during the Mercer/Allison era. Famed for his aversion to Manchester United, Doyle won several England caps and also played for Stoke City, Bolton Wanderers and Rochdale before retiring in 1983. This explosive, forthright man hasn't spoken about his life after football to anybody - until now. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top Customer Reviews
Mike Doyle was City through and through. Cut him and he would bleed sky blue. His hatred for the Reds is often documented, and sometimes it has come back to bite him in the bum in a big way,but still, who cares, he epitomises a life long love of City.
He speaks, warts and all, about his playing days and his close friends at the club he idolised.His efforts to get to his debut in the first team away at Cardiff reads like a BBC Sitcom of the 60's.
He tells some humerous stories from behind the scenes,and slates a few well known players who pulled on the sky blue jersey, but then, that's Mike Doyle.
He is open and candid enough to admit his faults. He is brave enough to show the world that when not playing in front of his beloved fans he was and is an ordinary guy, with human frailties, like all of us.
He knows where he went wrong and is candid about his battle with alcohol. Read and enjoy Mikes story, it's written in plain language, pulling no punches, making you laugh, and sometimes wanting to cry.He is to be commended for his honesty.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent read to the history of the club. Mike Doyle was an inspiration.Published 10 months ago by Mrs. L. S. WATKINS
This book was despatched very quickly,and was sent in excellent condition.I would purchase again from this seller. A1 servicePublished on 10 Jan. 2010 by Mrs. D. Y. Stewart