Remember Mike very well. Worked closely with my dad & wrote to me after he died. Did a very good job after Fred Street pissed off to Arsenhole. My dad was not best pleased as he had recruited Fred in the first place
I went down to Stoke as a budding 13yr old footballer to be treated by Mike Allen. He was a very cheerful down to earth guy.He spent a lot of time chatting to my old man who gained a useful insight into the goings on at the club in the late 70's. My old man liked him so he must have been ok.
Mike used to give me and Neil Baldwin "Nello" a lift home after the home games. I was a youngster when Neil used to take me to the games. After full time whistle, we used to go down the tunnel and wait for a lift off Mike or Inchy. Mike you were a true gentleman from what i remember of you.
Many thanks all for your kind words regarding my grandfather. I attended many a Stoke City match as a child throughout the 1980's and 1990's and Mum regularly still talks about the amazing games she used to go to as a young woman in the 1970's. Thanks for posting the Stoke City programme, it is great to see and much appreciated.
Needless to say I am proud and thankful to come from such a great family and to feel a part of the football community.
With love and best wishes,
Rebecca Aspin Proud to be Mike Allen's Granddaughter
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The group's full name is: R.I.P Mike Allen Physio for Stoke City Football Club 1972 - 1984
Could someone be kind enough to upload the Stoke City Programme below onto the Facebook page?
Any other photographs that you could upload, kind comments, media content and particularly information on Mike from historical Stoke City FC Programmes or Fanzines would be hugely appreciated.
If anyone can think of or remember specific matches where he may have been captured on live television then please let me know. I have been told that many a child attending a Stoke secondary school in the 1970's used to say to my Mother post match "Saw your Dad on TV last night". It would be fantastic if I could track these television moments down either on YouTube or by contacting TV stations for the footage. So anyone with media contacts who thinks they may be able to help then please do get in touch with me.