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JOHN MITTEN

Born: 30 March 1941

Came from: Coventry City   Went to: Exeter City

First game: 14 January 1967   Last game: 11 May 1968

Appearances: 46 (46/0)   Goals: 8

Mitten, the son of Charles Mitten who played for Manchester United in the late 1940's, began his career as an amateur with Mansfield Town in 1957 and was an England schoolboy international. An outside-left, he made just three appearances for the club before moving on to Newcastle United, where he also struggled to make any impression. Brief spells with Leicester City and Manchester United followed, before a stint with Coventry City. In just over three seasons at Highfield Road he scored a handful of goals in 35 appearances, before joining Argyle in January 1967. Despite playing regularly over the next 18 months he did not make a big impact at Home Park and moved on to Exeter City where he ended his professional career. He also went on to play for Bath City and Trowbridge Town and was a talented cricketer, playing for Leicestershire.

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We're grateful to Andy Chapman, Paul Roberts, Steve Rhodes and Mark Lovell for their help in writing GoS-DB's player pen-pictures, and to the PAFC Media Team and Colin Parsons for their help with photos. Thanks also to staff at the National Football Museum, the Scottish Football Museum and ScotlandsPeople for their valuable assistance.

The following publications have been particularly valuable in the research of pen-pictures: Plymouth Argyle, A Complete Record 1903-1989 (Brian Knight, ISBN 0-907969-40-2); Plymouth Argyle, 101 Golden Greats (Andy Riddle, ISBN 1-874287-47-3); Football League Players' Records 1888-1939 (Michael Joyce, ISBN 1-899468-67-6); Football League Players' Records 1946-1988 (Barry Hugman, ISBN 1-85443-020-3) and Plymouth Argyle Football Club Handbooks.

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