One of the questions on the Stanley Supporters’ Junior Redz enrolment form is Favourite Player; the answer was slightly surprising: “Haven’t opened my eyes yet”.
Joseph Stephen Ryan was born and signed up to Stanley on Thursday, by family friend Paul Dearnaley, before his dad, Joe, could ‘get him into Manchester United’. Baby Joseph’s grandad is Stephen Crook, whose brother Alex has a season ticket for the Wham. Stephen showed his loyalty to the club years ago by naming his son Stanley.
Stephen’s daughter – and Joseph’s mum – is Natasha, and Paul wanted to help her keep the family tradition going.
So, at fifteen hours old, Joseph joined the Junior Redz, and, now that his eyes are just a little bit open, we can assume he’s ready to choose a favourite player – there are certainly plenty to choose from at the moment!
If you have a junior red in your family, you can enrol them in the Junior Redz by completing the form you’ll find here. As you can see, there’s no lower age limit!