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It feels pretty respectful
He talks about Howard’s success and how when he went to Tranmere that HK helped him out by making sure he didn’t put in a transfer request so he could get his bonuses. The overall tone is more “this was was how he got success in the 80s but it didn’t work for me”.
It does make me wonder how much the Board were aware and if that played a role in not letting him sign Dublin.
I've always had a soft spot for Nevin - he's a decent analyst of the game, has always spoken well of us and seems like an intelligent and sensitive guy, so I would be surprised if it was sensationalised and if he wasn't understanding of the fact that alcoholism is a disease.
If you look at the key bits of info that have been listed there, I don't think there is anything that surprises anyone who knows anything about the club at that time, (particularly Gary Speed's departure (and it would also explain Hinchcliffe's apparent negativity towards us in his punditry!)
As was said below - sadly, Howard's alcoholism was clearly a factor in how things went for the club, it clearly wasn't addressed, and it clearly seems to have contributed to his early demise.
That's the unfortunate reality of the situation - for me it depends upon the tone in which he's written about it.