When Nobby Stiles Was a Leeds United Supporter

Manchester United legend Nobby Stiles was, for at least one day, a Leeds United supporter. If you don’t believe me, watch the video below to see a clip of Stiles being interviewed during half-time of the Leeds United against Coventry City match from 1987.

The match, which was played at Hillsborough, featured a certain John Stiles, son of Nobby. John played for Leeds United and Doncaster Rovers. And now, according to Wikipedia, he’s a comedian.

Match commentary is by Martin Tyler. Half-time analysis featured Ian St. John and David Pleat.


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One Response to When Nobby Stiles Was a Leeds United Supporter

  1. SoccerLimey says:

    I’d sleep with one eye open from now on. Nobby won’t like this
    article !! Keep your shinpads on at all times

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