Legends: Eddie Colman


By Worried Turkey.

Eddie Colman – aged 21, half-back. 107 appearances, 2 goals

The 21-year-old was a mesmerising crowd-pleaser who had already played in 107 games for Manchester United and helped the club to a pair of Football League Championships. He was a player of prodigious skill, nicknamed ‘snake hips’ for his ability to jink his way past defenders with the ball at his feet. He was sometimes accused of being selfish, but when he did pass the ball it was always with accuracy.

The only thing missing from his game was goals, with only two to his name, but by the time of his death his ability to provide for others had made him a key member of the team. Eddie was a terrific player with everything to come his potential was unending; honestly don’t know how good he could have become. If he’d been allowed to mature and learn his trade even a 10% improvement would have made him some player. In a way, his forward movement and ability to beat players was as good, if not better than Ronaldo (of today’s players). Obviously his goal scoring let him down, but if he’d had an eye for goal he would have been… words cannot explain… I would have been salivating… life is just not fair!!!

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