Do you have any interesting, happy, or humorous memories of John?
If so, please let us know and we will be happy to share them with the world!
Happy birthday 69th John Giddy
11-01-23 Madame Butterfly
Hello from New Heys Comprehensive. Class 5XL?? Remembering your football commitment and mates Paul Walmesley. Billy Woods. I wonder where they are now the class is now of the 1954 era? Best wishes Ann Horsley
28-10-22 Ann Horsley
Best full back ever. Had a great weekend shark fishing in Cornwall with him. Happy memories. A good all-round guy. Wish him well in all his endeavors.
Thanks for the comments, really nice of you, yes Farley got me in trouble, Joe was some kind of expert (je je). Giddy
27-06-22 John Gidman
Ask Giddy to contact me before I can give you the rest of the story. He was at Everton and had a Skoda with Everton and his name on the side in big letters. He asked me to me keep it for a few days while he went to London. In the meantime, I was out in it one night and ended up staying over in a local Liverpool hotel with a nice lady who I just met that night, so who was I, I was John Gidman who plays for Everton.
as i was getting out of the car outside of the hotel, as John Gidman, i started getting a hard time and abuse from 3 men who are obviously Liverpool supporters thinking I was John Gidman so things kicked off, so to speak. Giddy is my mate so I have to defend him!. to cut a long story short, the next morning the Police arrived at Goodison Park to arrest John Gidman for beating up the 3 men. Giddy will tell you the rest.
13-06-22 Joe Farley
My husband and John were good friends when he played for Villa. I often think about him but lost touch. We had some good times looking after his Labrador 'Scouse' while he was away at times. Love to hear from him. Val Sadler, Sydney Australia (email supplied)
27-03-22 Valerie Sadler
Best friends for many years. Wishing him a happy birthday today. x
Was a good mate of John’s back in his Liverpool days. Hope he’s ok and I still think of the good old days
06-09-21 Dave Barrell
Good old memories. What a player. Best attacking fullback ever. A great period to be a Villa Supporter and player for me. Thanks for the memories.
12-05-21 Stuart Rogers
In September 1984 OR 1985 did you stay in MARBELLA?
02-05-21 Yvonne LORENZ
I bought a BMW 520i. Metallic blue, from a car dealer in The Wirral. This was the mid 90's.
Previous owner was John Gidman.
Brilliant car.FSH and 2 keys!
I felt privileged.
I think Gidman attended the same school as me. It was a Catholic school in Nottingham. Not sure it's the same person. Would like to know for sure.
Best attacking wing back ever to play for Aston Villa,by a mile
i used to work with johns dad in liverpool
24-08-20 alan troilett
My best pal giddy too many memories in brum Andy gray morley sid berty happy days froggy
16-03-20 Dave wagstaff