John Stiles – The FA is a dinosaur

Stiles has stepped up his criticism of the Football Association (FA) since his father, World Cup winner and ex-Manchester United and Middlesbrough midfielder Nobby, died in October having suffered advanced dementia for years.

It is an alarmingly common problem for former footballers.

This month saw the first anniversary of Leeds legend Jack Charlton’s death when in the grip of a disease his brother Sir Bobby suffers from. Stiles is “terrified” it will get him too, as it has his former Leeds and Doncaster Rovers team-mate Brendon Ormsby.

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