City Legends: David White

If you think Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling are fast, then you’d have loved to have seen David White at full throttle and thanks to YouTube, you still can. White had the explosive pace of an Olympic sprinter and certainly goes down as of one our most exciting players ever.

His new autobiography Shades of Blue is now available and you can be sure of a gripping read as Jo Lake (wife of another City legend, Paul Lake) has co-authored the book. Jo also expertly co-authored referee Howard Webb’s recent book The Man in the Middle.

David White spent an 8-year spell with the blues from 1985-1993 and for that period he was a blur of blue-streak lightning on the right wing at Maine Road. He came through the City youth system and was part of our 1986 FA youth cup winning side along with Andy Hinchcliffe, Paul Lake, Ian Brightwell, Paul Moulden and Steve Redmond.

In 1987 he was famously one third of a trio of players to notch hat-tricks in the 10-1 destruction of Huddersfield (our next FA Cup opponents) and was the first City player since 1977 to score 4 goals in a league match away at Aston Villa in 1991.

Assisted by Paul Lake and Niall Quinn, White also scored the first City goal of the newly inaugurated premier league in the 1992-93 season and made his full England international debut in the same year.

One of the main reasons why this book is a must-read for City supporters is that Whitey played under the reign of no less than 7 (seven) Man City managers! (McNeill, Frizzell, Machin, Book, Kendall, Reid and Horton)

This means that young blues are going to get an amazing inside story on what it was like to be at City during one of the club’s most turbulent times.

The book is also the story of a young man who had to live with the awful secret of being a victim of sexual abuse and the extreme difficulty of concealing this to protect his career and loved ones.

David White is a bona fide Manchester City legend and his story Shades of Blue is on sale at bookshops and on Amazon.

Go get it!!

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