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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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Munich Memories of A Manchester Lad – Part 5

By Worried Turkey. Things were slightly returning to normal – on the Monday I had been forced to attend school and Unc returned to work. Once school had finished (for the day) I rushed home and waited for the latest news bulletin (usually 4 o’clock) to know the condition of Dunc and Sir Matt. After [...]

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Munich Memories of A Manchester Lad – Part 4

By Worried Turkey. February 9th 1958 Trev knocked on my front door (I stayed home that night). I was wearing a jumper, overcoat and bob hat (there was no central heating in those days, unless you lived next to a bakery and the heat came through the walls, or had a dog). Trev had come [...]

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Munich Memories of A Manchester Lad – Part 3

By Worried Turkey. In Part 2, Worried Turkey explained how he and his Uncle slept downstairs (in chairs) waiting for news, and how his Gran took the unusual step of allowing him to miss school. February 7th 1958 Unc and I were outside Old Trafford (to this day I don’t remember the journey, nor does [...]

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Munich Memories of A Manchester Lad – Part 2

By Worried Turkey. My Uncle was struggling, more than I was. He had supported United for years, whilst I was only child (though red mad), so never understood the full seriousness of the situation. I waited up that night for as long as possible. I stayed at Gran’s with Unc, not for Unc’s sake, but [...]

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Munich Memories of A Manchester Lad – Part 1

By Worried Turkey. Well here goes, 6th February 1958… Looked up at the school clock, not long now… Trevor (my best mate) and I would race home from school every day. First one home took their Casey down to the wreck for the match; he would also be captain and select the teams. Trev could [...]

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