Browsing: Munich air disaster

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Legends: Geoff Bent
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By Worried Turkey. Geoff Bent – aged 25, full-back. 12 appearances. Unfortunately for Bent, despite his tenacious tackling, cool distribution and youthful pace, he spent his short career as an understudy to established full-backs Roger Byrne and Bill Foulkes, filling…

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Legends: Eddie Colman
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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.…

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Legends: Roger Byrne
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By Worried Turkey. Roger Byrne – aged 28, full-back. 277 appearances, 19 goals. 33 England caps. One of the greatest defenders in Manchester United’s history, Byrne was a father figure to the Busby Babes and tragically died alongside many of…

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Legends: Mark Jones
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By Worried Turkey. Mark Jones – aged 24, half-back, 120 appearances, 1 goal. The big, blond ex-bricklayer, a former captain of the England schoolboy’s team, had joined United from Yorkshire junior football and turned professional in the summer of 1950.…

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Legends: David Pegg
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By Worried Turkey. David Pegg made 148 appearances for Manchester United scoring 28 goals. He was one of the eight players to tragically lose their lives in the Munich Air Disaster. At just 22, David Pegg had amassed an incredible…

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