To any Manchester United fan who remembers the mighty cross town battles with Manchester City in the late 60’s and early 70’s, today is a very sad day indeed. Former City and England international Mike Doyle has died at the relatively young age of 64 after being treated for liver failure. Doyle was part of the City team that won the English League title in 1968, the FA Cup in 1969, and the European Cup Winners and League Cups in 1970. He scored City’s first goal in the 1970 2-1 win over West Bromwich Albion and skippered their 1976 League Cup winning side against Newcastle United – their last major honour until they won the FA Cup last month.
He is the third member of City’s successful team of that era to pass away in the past nine months following the deaths of coach Malcolm Allison last October and Neil Young, the scorer of the winning goal in the 1969 FA Cup Final, in February. Doyle was a true City legend. Truly Reds sends its sincere condolences to the Doyle family – may Mike Rest In Peace