Saturday, 20 November 2010

195 Steve Mulrain

Position :  Midfield

Played : 1992-93

Appearances : 8

Goals : 2

Steve was a former trainee at Leeds who turned up for a trial in December 1992 . He came on away at Barnet and, playing upfront, missed an absolute sitter. You assumed that would be the end of him but a few weeks later he was re-introduced to the side as a midfielder. He looked much better in that role, he could tackle, pass the ball and get forward to score. There was hope he would replace Steve Doyle in the side but that came to nothing when he broke his leg. He recovered enough to make the odd substitute appearance (thankfully not in the game where he was named as the substitute goalkeeper) the following season but wasn’t the same player. He was released in the summer and after a brief spell at Farsley Celtic gave up the game and became “a nightclub promoter”.

In 1997 he was back in the news with a kiss and tell story about his (probably not exclusive) relationship with the pre-fame Slapper Spice, Mel B. It’s not known if she ever came to Spotland. In 2002 he was jailed for 9 months after attacking someone with a machete in a street brawl.

Steve is also notable for being the only black player employed by the club between the departures of Dean Walling and Steve Johnson in 1990 and the arrival of Dean Stokes in 1998.

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