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Mike Bernard

Mike Bernard

Clubs played for: Stoke City, Everton, Oldham Athletic. (1965-1978).

Born: 1948

Birthplace: Shrewsbury

Position: Midfielder

Biography: Took a pub in the Dee Valley after he was forced to quit the game due to a knee injury in 1979. Sttled near Swindon to make a living by mending lawnmowers and gardening. (Capped three time by England at under level).

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Bernard, Mike Mike Bernard lived in Endon, when he played for Stoke City. I remember one Saturday morning, two friends and I saw Mike in Endon and asked for an autograph. That was 1968 and we asked if he was playing that afternoon and I remember him saying he was substitute for the visit of I think Liverpool. I have checked the details and it was perhaps 15th May 1968. Mike established himself as a tough tacking midfielder complementing the skills of George Eastham and Peter Dobing in the Stoke City team that won the League Cup in 1972 - those were the days!
02-12-21 Richard Wood

Bernard, Mike Mike Bernard used to run the Post office in Burton on the Wirral. He used to cash our giros on a Friday and his wife was curvy.
25-10-21 Steve Hawkins

Bernard, Mike I worked at the Michelin Tyre company in Stoke in an office with Mikes wife Doreen. We used to sell pies etc at the Stoke Football ground around 1966. I sold Doreen my long wedding veil.

Bernard, Mike I used to baby sit for Mr and Mrs Bernard with my girlfriend Barbara at their house in Great Sutton when he played for Everton. I hope you are all keeping well.
02-05-21 Peter Rathbone

Bernard, Mike He also worked as a service manager at a garage in Wootton Bassett. I worked there too, he's a great bloke!
21-08-20 Jez Chamberlain

Bernard, Mike When I was 16 I used to pester Mick for Everton tickets in 1976 when he lived in Burton village. He owned the village shop.
17-07-20 Steven Davies

BERNARD, Mike 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!
Doreen BernArd

BERNARD, Mike 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.
Phil Johnson

Bernard, Mike 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?

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