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Jack Crompton – Our last living link to the 1948 Cup Final

Jack Crompton – Our last living link to the 1948 Cup Final

On July 4th, Jack Crompton, the last living link to Manchester United’s 1948 FA Cup winning side past away. Jack was 91 years young, the goalkeeper in that first post-war trophy winning team, a gentleman, a truly likable man, who still found pleasure in watching his beloved United, in particular the Reserves, and would often [...]

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A truly memorable figure in United’s history

A truly memorable figure in United’s history

Everyone has their favourite player. Many make their preference known by forking out a few extra pounds when purchasing a replica shirt and having the name of that particular individual emblazoned across the back. If replica shirts were part of a supporters match day attire back in the early seventies, rather than tartan scarves and [...]

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Memories Of The Cliff

Memories Of The Cliff

Mention the Cliff to the majority of those (I almost said supporters) who visit Old Trafford on a match day during this and recent seasons and they would more than likely get the impression that you were making a reference to some aging pop-star. But for others, who take pride in the history of United [...]

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Rising from the Wreckage

Rising from the Wreckage

Around midnight, a knock came to the door of No.9 Archie Street a nondescript house like many others on the Ordsall Estate, a short walk from Old Trafford. There were similar unwanted knocks at other doors in the Manchester, Yorkshire and Ireland. Answering the door, Dick Colman came face to face with an airline official, [...]

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