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Catch a Falling Star: The Autobiography of Neil Young
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on 6 April 2014
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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on 21 July 2017
very good book and quite good on details etc.Very good player who did not get the credit he should.The only slight problem with this book is that an element of self pity creeps in at times.
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on 9 January 2014
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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on 8 August 2017
A good read
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on 18 October 2006
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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on 29 October 2011
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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on 17 November 2004
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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on 7 January 2013
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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on 28 March 2011
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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on 26 June 2016
I enjoyed watching Neil young play and enjoyed his story. He comes across to me as a victim and has succumbed to that role in life
once leaving Maine road.
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