Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Do You Remember ?

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Do You Remember ?

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MANCHESTER footballer Stan Bowles is rightly regarded as one of the game's most talented mavericks.

Hugely skilled, unconventional and unpredictable, he could turn games in a single moment of magic.

Bowles was born in Collyhurst in December 1948. He started his football career as an apprentice at Manchester City, remaining at the club from 1967 to 1970.

His fiery temper led to a few fall-outs with coach Malcolm Allison.

Following a brief spell at Bury Football Club, Bowles was signed by Fourth Division Crewe Alexandra. From here he moved to Second Division Carlisle United before transferring to Queens Park Rangers. He was sold to the club in 1972 for £110,000.

Bowles played for QPR from 1972 - 1979, making more than 300 appearances and scoring more than 90 goals.

He took over Rodney Marsh's Number 10 shirt when he joined the team - an interesting swap as Marsh transferred to Manchester City where Bowles began his football career. …

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