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Harry Gregg’s ‘punch-up’ at Luton in April 1960: New witnesses, 50 years on

Fifty years ago this week, some two years after the Munich Air Disaster, Harry Gregg, hero of the crash and Manchester United goalkeeper, knocked out a spectator who had rushed onto the pitch at the end of a match against Luton Town. The man suffered severe facial bruising and had to go to hospital for [...]

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Who put the ball in the Germans’ net? Albert Quixall!

Who put the ball in the Germans’ net? Albert Quixall!

Everyone who’s ever seen a Manchester United ‘golden moments’ showreel from the 1990s will know all about David Beckham’s astonishing strike from the halfway line against Wimbledon in ’96, summed up in Eric Cantona’s immortal words: ‘Good goal, David.’ Well, a similar goal has been scored once before in United’s history. Against Bayern Munich. On [...]

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Watching United 50 Years Ago: Fulham v Man United, March 26th 1960‏

Ahead of our game against Fulham, Giles Oakley has reflected on United vs Fulham over the years.

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Never Forget – The Flowers Of Manchester

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Remembering Albert Scanlon: A Fan’s Tribute

He hurtles down the muddy left touchline, shoulders square on, head down, shorts hitched up, plain white socks a blur, heavy brown lace-up football at his feet as he bursts past floundering defenders to the by-line before launching a cross into the path of an on-rushing team-mate. It could be to Bobby Charlton for a [...]

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RIP Albert Scanlon

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Hitting the Fan with United (Part One): Homage to Harry Gregg

I have often wondered if I am the only person who witnessed both of the two most spectacular match-day assaults ever perpetrated by Manchester United players on spectators, explosively sudden moments of violence which occured with a 35 year interval between them and which had markedly different impacts on the players concerned, and on the [...]

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RoM Visits The Memorials

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Scouse Media Responds To SOS Munich Chant

The Liverpool Echo has brought attention to the ‘Spirit of Shankly’ end of season party, which saw a performer on stage chanting Munich and the crowd around him doing the same. The SOS issued an appology two weeks after the incident, following video recordings from a guest’s mobile phone finding it’s way on to the [...]

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100 Today

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Busby Tribute In Rome Approved By UEFA

Busby Tribute In Rome Approved By UEFA

Like the ‘Believe’ and European Cup mosaics of the past two semi-finals and last year’s final, United fans in Rome will be creating a mosaic which reads ‘for Sir Matt’. Sir Matt Busby would have been 90 on the day we won the European Cup back in 1999 and the eve of this year’s final [...]

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Liverpool Legend: FACT, Sir Matt Is The Greatest Ever

“Matt Busby is without the doubt the greatest manager that ever lived. I am not saying I think he is the greatest manager, I am saying he is the greatest manager. Facts can prove that. He had tremendous courage, and his foresight and ability, everything a man needs to be a football manager, Matt Busby [...]

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United Remember

United’s official website have got a few interesting pieces up today in remembrance of those who lost their lives 51 years ago today. Sir Alex Ferguson speaks of his great admiration for Sir Matt Busby, taking pride in the foundation of our club originating from Busby’s work. Fergie also talks of Busby’s bravery to come [...]

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Which Mug Would Pay £15k For This?? Munich Freebies On eBay

The press are having a field day. After the huge fuss that has been kicked up over the potential for Manchester City fans to ruin the minute’s silence for the Busby Babes, which was then greeted by complete silence from the bitters, the press needed something to get their hooks in to. So, when the [...]

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Manchester City, Welcome To The Human Race

For the weeks preceding the Manchester derby, there were worries that some City fans would spoil the minute’s silence planned in honour of the Busby Babes. After attending plenty of Manchester derbies, I felt as though disruption to the minute’s silence could not be avoided, hearing the blue side of Manchester sing about Munich year [...]

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