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casemoney
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Sad  Spent many a match in the Loft singing his name
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Report ImSoLuckyLucky! February 24, 2024 8:05 PM GMT
Aged 75
Think he lived in the usa
Sad
Report sparrow February 24, 2024 8:16 PM GMT
What a great talent he was and loved the dogs, case.

R.I.P. Stan.
Report themightymac February 24, 2024 8:20 PM GMT
A great player and a great entertainer. RIP Sir Stan. Very sad.
Report impossible123 February 24, 2024 8:21 PM GMT
What a great talent indeed. He was great with the ball, and interesting to watch. RIP Stanley Bowles (QPR).
Report casemoney February 24, 2024 8:22 PM GMT
Met him a few times at the City Sparrow  , He bet in a Betting shop I managed in Putney


When I was About 13 He put a bet on for me I was standing outside the shop , His advice you wanna pack this game up Son GrinTop bloke
Report casemoney February 24, 2024 8:24 PM GMT
Would be in the Hills shop on South africa Road In his Boots and trackie bottoms 15 Minutes before a Game Laugh
Report themightymac February 24, 2024 8:29 PM GMT
Great story Case. Those were the days. Standing outside the bookies and asking guys, "Mister, can you put this bet on for my dad?". Now it`s hard to get a bet on when an adult.

Top man was Stan.
Report sparrow February 24, 2024 8:30 PM GMT
When Tommy Docherty was appointed manager at QPR he took Bowles to one side. In an attempt to reassure Stan that he for one would cherish the idiosyncratic flair which had driven some other bosses to distraction, Docherty told him: ‘You can trust me, Stan.’

To which Bowles replied: ‘I would sooner trust Colonel Sanders with my chickens.’

Down the subsequent years he would often recall: ‘Guess what? The Doc then made me train with the reserves for six months.’
Report Bish Bosher February 24, 2024 8:55 PM GMT
Never liked him as a player however; he certainly was an entertainer; RIP indeed
Report hunt lunt and cunningham February 24, 2024 8:58 PM GMT
Report hunt lunt and cunningham February 24, 2024 9:03 PM GMT
Superb player , one of the last great entertainers at the Bush.I remember at the time fans thinking we are never going to replace Rodney Marsh , but I think Stan was even better
Report Cardinal Scott February 24, 2024 9:06 PM GMT
Stan always finds his place in that 70s maveric entertainers club alongside.

Frank Worthington
Alan Hudson
Rodney Marsh
Charlie George
Peter Osgood
Duncan Mckenzie
Tony Currie

any omissions?

For some reason I thought he was a Cockney, far from it RIP
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- February 24, 2024 9:07 PM GMT
Super talented footballer.

Tough to be a skillful footballer back then
as they just kicked you.

Sad news...
Report Cardinal Scott February 24, 2024 9:10 PM GMT
Maybe Supermac should be in that list but never is for some reason. Was he not maverick enough, though he certainly was an entertainer.
Report impossible123 February 24, 2024 9:22 PM GMT
Bowles was like Pele, Mueller, Beckenbauer and Cruyff. Everytime he was on the ball one could expect something interesting would happen.
Report Regbutler February 24, 2024 9:26 PM GMT
A good list Cardinal

A maverick who never reached the top league was called Robin Friday

If you've never heard of him, it's worth a quick Google

But, back to the main story, Stan was one of the players you would pretend to be taking your mates on over the park

RIP
Report Tiger Tiger February 24, 2024 9:29 PM GMT
Stan Bowles for QPR at Joker Park after the mackems had won the FA Cup in 1972, awesome.......

After the parade, the trophy was placed on a table at the side of the pitch, before Bowles ... well, let's hear it straight from the horse's mouth: "There were a couple of us who had a bet on who could knock it off the table with the ball first," he recalls. "With the ball at my feet I tear off straight across the park. Everyone on the pitch is just staring at me - and then, bang! The FA Cup goes shooting up in the air.

"The whole ground knew that I'd done it on purpose - then the Sunderland fans go ape. They want my balls in their sandwiches. I wound up their fans even more by scoring a couple of goals and in the end there was a pitch invasion. At least I got my tenner, and my picture on News at Ten. And all because I was just having a bit of a laugh."


CoolCool
Report 11kv February 24, 2024 9:36 PM GMT
RIP Stan

Sad
Report 1830 February 24, 2024 10:43 PM GMT
Gutted.
Report alun2005 February 25, 2024 12:01 AM GMT
Enjoy "Rodney Bowles" and "Georgie Charles" at 1 min 26 seconds onwards.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3H02J61Ma5A
Report Winja February 25, 2024 12:36 AM GMT
barry silkman tells a story that stan had backed a winning horse bet but had no other money and wanted to go greyhound racing that night so as the local betting shop closed at 5.00 stan rushed out in full kit and boots at half time to collect his winnings to ensure he had the cash for the evening......apparently was a minute or two late in returning....so played the whole game with no break......RIP Stan....
Report jimnast February 25, 2024 8:34 AM GMT
Stan was from north Manchester where his family have always lived and it’s where he spent a lot of time ,just last week I was at a funeral with one of his brothers a funeral I’m sure Stan would have attended if in better health,like many of the naturally talented players from his era in some ways were around to early in other ways they saw the best of times.

Sad news
Report Capt__F February 25, 2024 10:27 AM GMT
RIP Sad
Report Cardinal Scott February 25, 2024 10:47 AM GMT
Every time I see a photo of him, he seems to be smiling which is a very good thing.

Makes a contrast to todays sullen entitled superstars.
Report 1st time poster February 25, 2024 11:14 AM GMT
great CLOUGHIE quote
IF STANLEY COULD PASS A BETTING SHOP LIKE HE PASSED A FOOTBALL,his troubles would go away Laugh
Report Tiger Tiger February 25, 2024 11:24 AM GMT
That was Ernie Tagg his manager when Bowles was at Crewe, not Cloughie.

A brief stint at Bury followed before Bowles joined Fourth Division Crewe, whose manager Ernie Tagg came up with the immortal line: “If Stan could pass a betting shop like he can pass a football, he’d be a rich man.”
Report casemoney February 25, 2024 1:49 PM GMT
Would appear to be Talking to the Crowd sometimes During a Game , If they Had a transistor was trying to get Racing Results
Report casemoney February 25, 2024 3:03 PM GMT
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjvtNkDgNIw

The King of loftus Road , Worth a Watch


Turned up on Saturday 1pm showed his Face

Fooked off over to hills till 2.45
Report The Dragon February 25, 2024 3:07 PM GMT
great player so skilful, saw him play many mespmorising games in the 70 s at anfield.

such sad news

regards to friends and family
Report 1st time poster February 25, 2024 4:55 PM GMT
his son has written and recieved  some lovely comments on twitter over last 12 months or so when he told everyone about STANS condition,2 top blokes
Report casemoney February 25, 2024 6:12 PM GMT
Report penzance February 25, 2024 6:46 PM GMT
Good post.
Enjoyed that vid.
Report Emitdeb February 26, 2024 8:04 AM GMT
I also enjoyed the video... Nice one case..
Report sparrow February 26, 2024 8:34 AM GMT
For Queens Park Rangers supporters, Bowles was the chaotic genius of their greatest sides. For modern audiences, the mavericks are endlessly fascinating. Lurking beneath the surface of their cash-in-hand, all-day-drinking lifestyles is the question: how long would they last in today’s game? The Premier League’s armies of analysts and data crunchers would have met their Waterloo with Bowles, who, at Manchester City in the late 1960s, overslept for a pre-season flight to Amsterdam and hid in a friend’s house so long that the police listed him as a missing person.

Two fist-fights with Malcolm Allison, City’s assistant manager, were extreme even by the standards of the 60s and 70s, and before Bowles could find “true happiness” with QPR he went into exile at Bury, Crewe Alexandra and Carlisle. The popular image of him as a dilettante is contradicted in part by his long shift as a professional: eight league clubs from 1967-1984. At the last of them – Brentford – he was persuaded to sign in 1981 by “£4,000 in readies”, which he took to White City dogs and mostly surrendered to his old friends the bookmakers.
Report sparrow February 26, 2024 8:36 AM GMT
The above posting came from an excellent article written by Paul Hayward.

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2024/feb/25/stan-bowles-chaotic-lifestyle-could-not-disguise-his-brilliance-on-the-pitch
Report 1st time poster February 26, 2024 3:08 PM GMT
spent decades sticking up for the oldies but as i told/explained to my   old man the other day ,you just cant compare bowles,bestie,law,etc running at george cohen,ray wilson,tony dunne etc with running at kyle walker for example, running straight at defenders drtibbling past them just doesnt happen anymore defenders just to big,quick,strong to get past,through them
Report FATTIEWHITEYSLOVEADRINK February 26, 2024 4:17 PM GMT
I ain’t sure
10 pints lager getting kick up in air
On plough field showing them skills
Would like to see fairy’s of today
Go up against 60s 70s 80s mob
Report FATTIEWHITEYSLOVEADRINK February 26, 2024 4:19 PM GMT
Evens  it’s self out imo !
Back to Bowles story’s are great about him
Proper working class old school
Report 11kv February 26, 2024 8:09 PM GMT



Lived life to the full

Genius on the pitch
Report 1st time poster February 26, 2024 8:14 PM GMT
i think we all no on here losing punters at any level arnt living life to the full,probably living a life of demons been egged on by the likes of us Sad.merson,samson,shilton,gillispie etc dont think theyve lived lfe to the full,
who was the quiet lad,left winger west ham.england who done his conkers 10 yrs or so back ?
Report penzance February 26, 2024 10:25 PM GMT
Ethrington
Report Emitdeb February 27, 2024 5:15 AM GMT
Have to agree with 1st time poster.. Far from "lived life to the full"

That picture tells the whole story.. imo. Good looking boy with the talent of a genius. Should have lived life to the full. Not every fricking day in the bookiesCry. rip.
Report 1st time poster February 27, 2024 12:30 PM GMT
ethrington,yep thats the lad
cheers
Report 1st time poster February 27, 2024 12:34 PM GMT
for some reason i never used to equate gamblers with people from europe but it was wll known at boro that ravenlli and festa spent every afternoon sat in the bookies betting away on albert rd
Report sparrow February 27, 2024 1:05 PM GMT
Sounding like an advert for Gamblers Anonymous on here for goodness sake.
Report unitedbiscuits February 27, 2024 3:20 PM GMT
Every footballer wishes he was born 25 years later.

Gambling is the apex of civilisation. It should be on the school curriculum, like Art, so kids can find out if they are any good at it.

Stan Bowles wasn't great (and he was a bad loser) but Don Givens could work out the angles before Betfair - he won £100,000 on the Hong Kong races roll up.
Report 11kv February 27, 2024 4:32 PM GMT
Stan was paid for that foto you fools ExcitedLaugh
Report 1st time poster February 27, 2024 4:37 PM GMT
so don givens was no agnes haddock LaughLaugh
Report 1st time poster February 27, 2024 4:42 PM GMT
picture dickie davis itv sport
picture winning itv7
picture shop not having enough to pay you out
picture last itv 7 race aropund 3 o clock
picture bookie/ladcrookes letting you bet on vredit up to your limit
picture a couple of hrs later,same bloke skint, scrounging a pint off the lads

picture all of  above off a div 1 at time footballer
i was one of blokes buying the pint
Report unitedbiscuits February 27, 2024 4:50 PM GMT
Back along, footballers were relatively humble - Duncan Edwards took a bus to Old Trafford, Emelyn Hughes said they were no different from Liverpool fans, it was just that they wore the football boots. That's how it was then.
Report sparrow February 27, 2024 5:15 PM GMT
All superior beings nowadays boys. Aren't they just wonderful and a credit to their mums.
Report jimnast February 27, 2024 5:16 PM GMT
United biscuits

Later than Duncan edwards the 68 united team all made there own way to Piccadilly station then shared a train with supporters going down to Wembley to play benfica.
Report unitedbiscuits February 27, 2024 6:05 PM GMT

Feb 27, 2024 -- 5:16PM, jimnast wrote:


United biscuits Later than Duncan edwards the 68 united team all made there own way to Piccadilly station then shared a train with supporters going down to Wembley to play benfica.


That is amazing..did not know that.

Report sparrow February 27, 2024 6:11 PM GMT
I was privileged to watch Duncan the best British player I was ever likely to see.
Report unitedbiscuits February 27, 2024 6:17 PM GMT
Until Jude Bellingham methinks.
Report sparrow February 27, 2024 6:21 PM GMT
I agree Bellingham may prove to be up there by the end of his career.
Report unitedbiscuits February 27, 2024 6:38 PM GMT
You don't need to wait when you see the real thing.
Report Emitdeb February 27, 2024 10:15 PM GMT

Feb 27, 2024 -- 4:32PM, 11kv wrote:


Stan was paid for that foto you fools


If anyone thinks Stan didnt do his conkers on a regular basis.. He's the fool.

Impossible to be plotted up in a bookmakers shop and win...

Report 11kv March 1, 2024 5:34 PM GMT
Stan did ok
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