I remember Mike Bernard got sent of in a European night game against one of the Milans. is there any evidence or did I just dream it?
None of your facts are correct . He retired with a burst thigh muscle and had a pub in Chester. Went on to being Commercial Manager at Crewe. We moved to a village just outside Malmesbury in Wiltshire where he did painting and decorating. Retired 10 years ago and moved to Portugal. Now spends time between UK and Portugal.
Now updated - sorry!
As a Stoke City supporter i remember him well . Tough and uncompromising . One particular moment i will always remember :- 1972 and "The Potters " were in the semi-final of the League cup against West Ham. After the home leg and the second leg at Upton Park (thanks to an incredible save by Gordon Banks to a Geoff Hurst penalty) it ended all square. The first replay at Hillsborough ended in a draw, then onto the second replay at Old Trafford which was like a "paddy field". Terry Conroy slid into the West Ham keeper who had to be stretchered off. The late, great Bobby Moore went in goal. Some time later , Stoke City had a penalty, up stepped Mike Bernard to take spot kick only for Bobby Moore to parry ball out, only to see Mike Bernard hit the rebound back into the goal for the winner. The rest is history, Stoke went on to beat Chelsea 2 - 1 at Wembley (Conroy/Eastham ). A very memorable time indeed.
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