I recently made reference to Neil Young in a football themed post - now it is with heavy heart that I have to update the blog with some tragic news.
(Young pictured far right, alongside Tony Book, Francis Lee & Mike Summerbee).
66 year old Young was an elegant striker / inside left in the late 60s and early 70s that saw City win the Championship, Charity Shield, League Cup, FA Cup & European Cup Winners' Cup. He scored a total of 107 goals for City in 412 appearances in all competitions.
It has recently been announced that he is tragically suffering from terminal cancer, and is being treated at my local Hospital, in Wythenshawe Manchester. An appeal has been launched to support his family and to raise funds for the Cecilia Centre @ Wythenshawe Hospital.
Paypal donations can be made via the paypal link on the official Man City Supporters' Club website :
City's FA Cup game vs Leicester City on Sunday Jan 9th has been dedicated to Young : appropriate as his goal against the Foxes saw City win the 1969 FA Cup final.
I had the privilege of meeting Neil once @ a Supporters Club meeting and found him a warm, witty feller, not embittered by the generally harsh life he has endured. I will treasure his signed autobiography and football cards.