John Mitten now ‘tied’ to the Association
Sixties Sky Blues winger John Mitten has now cemented his membership of the Association by accepting his official Association tie. Committee member Bob Bromage recently called in on John at his west country home during a very wet journey down to the south west to a holiday in Devon.
John (son of the famous Manchester United, Fulham left winger Charlie Mitten, who later managed Mansfield Town and Newcastle United) was signed from Manchester United (where John was on trial) by Sky Blues’ supremo Jimmy Hill in August 1963 to provide left wing cover (both to become CCFPA members) first Ronnie Rees and then Dave Clements. John had started at Mansfield Town as a youth before moving to St James Park in Newcastle in 1958 and Leicester City in 1961. He held England Schoolboy and Youth Caps. As a cultured, mainly reserve, winger he clocked up a total of 41 first team appearances (scoring 6 goals) for the City before moving on to Plymouth Argyle in January 1967.
John finished his career with Exeter City, Bath and Trowbridge before moving into management with Tiverton Town and Sidmouth Town. John was also a right handed batsman for Leicestershire County Cricket Club with 23 first class innings between 1961-63.
Bob tells us that John was in good form when they met and he has promised to visit us during the upcoming season. We look forward to it!