An afternoon with Stan Bowles: the twinkle is still there but the memories are gone

08 March 2017 10:59
The brilliant former QPR player is suffering from Alzheimer’s, with friends and family pushing for a testimonial year at the club where he dazzled in the 1970sThe smile has not changed, as puckish as it always was; nor has the mischievous glint in Stanley Bowles’s sea-blue eyes. I remember it all like yesterday, when Bowles bedazzled football, weaving, winding through a humiliated defence yet again, in the hoops of Queens Park Rangers, atop the league, back in the 1970s. Related: Footballers could be at risk of dementia from blows to the head, study suggests Stan can hardly remember who he is. It's heartbreaking, soul-destroying Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian