Monday, 15 November 2010
190 John Stiles
John is the one on the left.
Position : Midfield
Played : 1991-92 (on loan from Doncaster Rovers )
Appearances : 4
Goals : 0
We round off 1991-92 with an instantly forgettable loan signing. John was the son of United legend Nobby Stiles and nephew of Johnny Giles beginning his career under the latter at Shamrock Rovers and then his dad at Vancouver Whitecaps. He then signed for Leeds and became a first team regular in Billy Bremner's time. He was discarded by Howard Wilkinson and rejoined Bremner at Doncaster in 1989. Bremner resigned in November 1991 and John found himself out in the cold again hence his appearance at Spotland.
Despite his association with all these notorious hard men John was actually a lightweight who made little impact being sub or subbed in all his games for us . Like many of our loan signings around this time it was obvious his League career was petering out. He moved into non-league with Gainsborough Trinity.
He now makes a living as a comedian and after-dinner speaker.