Tag Archives: Iain McCartney

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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Denis Law: No Mere Mortal

By Iain McCartney There are footballers and there are footballers. Many are simply team members, others have an ability which sets them above the rest, while there are some, with ability or otherwise who possess a defining characteristic which enables them to stand out in the crowd. Some have both of the latter two mentioned, [...]

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My Favourite Game: Manchester United vs. Sheffield Wednesday, April 10th 1993

By Iain McCartney. I was severely tempted to write strip poker or even better strip scrabble – ever tried it? But when suggesting the topic I was about to write about, I was informed that it was to be a Manchester United game, so no luck there readers! So, a United game and not simply [...]

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Memories Of A Northern Soul

By Iain McCartney, the author of Duncan Edwards: The Full Report The thump of leather against leather produced an echoing wall of sound, vibrating around a packed Stretford End, as the merlinic magic of Best and Law concocted another Manchester United goal and what was to be another victory on the march to glory. Some [...]

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Duncan Edwards by Iain McCartney

By Iain McCartney, the author of Duncan Edwards: The Full Report As he pedalled down Warwick Road he acknowledged those who spoke or shouted out to him. Turning onto the Old Trafford forecourt, he free-wheeled down towards his usual spot, a short pass from where the Munich clock stands today. Fumbling in his jacket pocket, [...]

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