Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Britain says " Happy Birthday" to Nobby Stiles

Nobby Stiles or 'Norbet' is 68 today.

He played in the 1966 'World Cup' which England won and old Brits will remember :


But what you didn't know about Nobby :

* grew up in Collyhurst, a working class, heavily Irish Catholic neighbourhood of north Manchester.

* played for England Schoolboys at the age of 15.

* was an unlikely footballer : was very small, a wearer of dentures, nearly bald at a young age and suffered from severe short sightedness.

* but had fearless ball-winning skills.

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