Saturday, April 07, 2012

The illustrated Friends: Nobby Stiles

Or, rather, Norbert Peter Stiles, as his mam knew him. Perhaps least well-known for his spell managing the Vancouver Whitecaps, this one is about the football.

Mostly Manchester United and part of the England team that won something called the "world cup" back before I was born, Stiles has popped up in music more than once. Thriving Liverpool act Western Promise offer up this:

Sunderland's Toy Dolls got there sooner, mind:

A band from the west; a band from the East. Have any Manchester bands recorded a song about Stiles?

[Buy: Dance Like Nobby Stiles]
[Part of The illustrated Friends]