By Chris Wright
Doyle is forcibly separated from a worried-looking Brian Kidd (who is now first-team coach at Eastlands) by City teammate Tony Book during the Manchester derby at Old Trafford in 1970
Today’s ‘Black-and-White Years’ marks the sad passing of a tough-tackling, utterly uncompromising, staunchly anti-United Man City icon, Mike Doyle – who died last night at the age of 64 after losing his battle against liver failure.
Doyle had fought alcoholism for many years and kicked the sauce for a year-and-a-half after attending Tony Adam’s Sporting Chance clinic in 2007, but continued to struggle with illness during his last few years.
Doyle, a defender by trade, scored 32 goals in 448 games for City, winning the Division One title,