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Sir Matt Busby

By Iain McCartney Sir Alex Ferguson is responsible for the modern day Manchester United (read that whatever way you want), but the foundation was set by one man – Sir Matt Busby, with the sterling assistance of Jimmy Murphy, whose part in the unique partnership must not be forgotten or under estimated. Bringing Busby to [...]

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Bill Foulkes

By Iain McCartney In the pre-Munich side, he did not have the panache of Edwards, the silky skills of Colman nor the consistency of Byrne, while ten years further on he stood in the shadows behind his more illustrious team mates of Best, Law and Charlton. Even the toothless warrior in Nobby Stiles would have [...]

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Q&A with ‘Manchester United 1958-68: Rising from the Wreckage’ author Iain McCartney

By Nathan Thomas Read Nathan’s book review of ‘Manchester United 1958-68: Rising from the Wreckage’ HERE. Nathan Thomas: For those not familiar with your work, could you explain a bit about yourself and your background as a United fan and author? Iain McCartney: Although I have always lived in south-west Scotland, United have always been [...]

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Book Review of Iain McCartney’s ‘Manchester United 1958-68: Rising from the Wreckage’

By Nathan Thomas Published: 30/05/2013 Publisher: Amberley Publishing ISBN: 9781445617985 The tragedy that occurred in Munich on the sixth of February 1958 has become no less emotive despite the passing of time. Reds young and old are still touched by the moving tributes that are paid to those who lost their lives in the Munich [...]

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United – DVD review

By Lee Savery OUT 8th August STUDIO Revolver Entertainment DIRECTOR James Strong STARS David Tennant, Jack O’Connell, Sam Claflin, Dougray Scott (Originally Broadcast on BBC Two on 24th April 2011) “The team that defined an era, and a disaster that tore them apart.” We’ve never forgotten and we never will. The events leading up to [...]

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My ‘Munich’ Annual Pilgrimage

By Worried Turkey. I would just like to thank everybody who has taken their time to read my rants and for those who have left messages, I thank you for your kind words. On Monday I sat reflecting on a day of transfer activity and realised the football world has gone absolutely mental… As you [...]

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Manchester United Legends: Sir Bobby Charlton

By Worried Turkey. Sir Bobby Charlton was born in the village of Ashington (Northumberland) on the 11th of October 1937. Most of Bobby’s family were some way related too football. His mother Cissie was the cousin of ‘Wor Jackie’ Milburn the famous Newcastle and England centre forward, who really was a legend in those days. [...]

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Munich Memories of A Manchester Lad – The Final Word

By Worried Turkey. These will be my last words regarding the Munich Air Disaster. I have not mentioned all the players that represented United during the 1957-58 season – in the main I have concentrated on the players that either perished or survived that awful tragedy.  There were a few players that helped in the [...]

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Munich Memories of A Manchester Lad – Part 7

By Worried Turkey. Unc was mad (at me); I had never seen him so angry before. His patience was wearing thin – he shouted if I didn’t hurry up he would leave without me and wouldn’t take me again. I then realised what tonight meant… Having snapped out of my little tantrum and from the [...]

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Munich Memories of A Manchester Lad – Part 6

By Worried Turkey. Wednesday 19th Feb 1958 Tonight we faced Sheffield Wednesday in the 5th round of the F.A Cup. Sir Matt and the great Dunc were still fighting, but after the positive earlier bulletins, Dunc had slightly relapsed (again – he’s too big, too strong and he’ll be back – I knew it). Believe [...]

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