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Stan Bowles

Stan Bowles

Clubs played for: Manchester City, Bury, Crewe Alexandra, Carlisle United, QPR, Nottingham Forest, Leyton Orient, Brentford (1967-1984)

Born: 1948

Birthplace: Collyhurst, Manchester

Position: Forward/midfield

Biography: He has a reputation as one of the 1970's greatest mavericks confirmed in his autobiography when he lists his greatest pleasures during his playing career as drinking,womanizing & gambling indeed on occasions he did have George Best as a drinking partner.His Carlisle manager Ernie Tagg said 'If he could pass a bookies as well as he passes a football he'd be a very rich man'. He played 315 times for Q.P.R. & won 5 England Caps.He is life Chairman of Q.P.R. Supporters group L.S.A. He has written columns for football & lads magazines as well as being a pundit on Sky Sports.He also makes appearances on the After Dinner Speaker circuit.




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Bowles, Stan Great player. Saw him when he was playing for Leyton Orient. Used to drive a Ford Capri. Good luck Stan. We loved you at the Os. One of our best signings.
18-03-21

Bowles, Stan Stan was QPR. When he moved to Forest to play for Brian Clough, there was no way that Clough would put up with his social habits. He was my son's hero. So sorry to hear of his sad condition. Thanks for the memories Stan.
03-11-20Richard Bird

Stan I remember as a kid when we were all playing football in Nuthurst Park New Moston and Stan who had got off the bus joined us for a kick around great guy
09-09-20Dave Morgan

Bowles, Stan Stan Bowles was the best player in my view to have ever pulled on a QPR shirt. Supremely talented and a maverick. His autobiography is a must read for any Rangers fan who remembers the heady days of the mid to late seventies. So sad that he has recently been diagnosed with Alzhimers disease.


Bowles, Stan Met Stan when I worked at Brentford. We became good friends. Stan came with me to do a training session with Bookham Colts. My father in-law made Stan tea. I used to meet up with Stan for a pint and a bet. I want to wish him all the best. I no longer see Stan, I think he moved back to Manchester
David rees

Bowles, Stan Ernie Tagg was manager of Crewe


Bowles, Stan Stan was my son's hero, in the 70's. What a player ! Although he must now be in his 60's, he will still be remembered as a long haired showman. Oh to be young again !!


Bowles, Stan When I was a small child growing up I always remember his name when the results were given out on a Saturday evening and then if I did stop up to watch match of the day he was great.....


Bowles, Stan He was Q.P.R


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