Fond memories of Leeds legend

IT WAS GOOD news to see Leeds legend Johnny Giles celebrating his 70th birthday recently.

I well remember Johnny making his debut for Leeds against Bury on August 31, 1963 playing at outside right.

In that match he was the victim of a nasty tackle which knocked him out for a while but he soon came round when the trainer gave him a sniff of the old smelling salts.

We won the match 3-0 and Johnny went on to play 40 league games that season and we went on and became champions of Division Two with a record number of 63 points.

Over the years I have always maintained that Johnny should have been offered the manager's job after Don Revie but alas it is all history now.

JOE McHUGH, Otley

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