John Wile

Born 9 March 1947 in Sherburn, County Durham.

Having impressed Norman Rigby during a trial at the Posh, John signed for the Posh in 1967. It took John a while to get into the 1st team but he became a permanent fixture in the centre of the defence during the 1968/69 and 1969/70 seasons.

Sold to West Bromwich Albion in December 1970 for £35,000, John’s sale was a record fee received by the Posh at that time.

John returned to London Road in 1983 as player-manager and in total made 202 Football League appearances, 3 substitute appearances as well as being an unused sub on 6 occasions for the club.

Did you know: It’s said that John’s most famous moment came when he played for WBA with blood pouring from a head wound during the 1978 FA Cup semi-final against Ipswich at Highbury!