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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

———— The Republik of Mancunia has brought out a brilliant downloadable World Cup preview. It contains 20 articles written by football experts on the countries our players will be representing in Brazil. There is also exclusive content from this country’s top football journalists, such as Sid Lowe, Martin Lipton, Sam Wallace and Dominic Fifield. All [...]

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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

———— The Republik of Mancunia has brought out a brilliant downloadable World Cup preview. It contains 20 articles written by football experts on the countries our players will be representing in Brazil. There is also exclusive content from this country’s top football journalists, such as Sid Lowe, Martin Lipton, Sam Wallace and Dominic Fifield. All [...]

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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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Giggs: We Just Didn’t Show Up

If ever there was a day for Manchester United to pull out a performance, it was during the 50th anniversary memoriam game played on derby day. The added effect of the match being played at home should have been all that was needed. Yet for some reason, United never got going yesterday, and deservedly lost [...]

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Why The Hell Did They Pick Derby Day For Munich Weekend?

In the next few hours, we will see the result of several weeks of speculation concerning the behaviour of City fans during the one minute’s silence which is being held at Old Trafford today. The gates are closing five minutes before kick off today, to ensure that the minute’s silence has every chance of working. [...]

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We Feared No One After Munich

Sir Bobby Charlton has dedicated his career to Manchester United, spending an incredible 43 years on the books at United. He represented the club as a player for 19 years, before rejoining the club on the board of directors in 1984. He was just 20 years old when aboard the flight which crashed in Munich, [...]

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Incredible Scenes At Old Trafford

Thousands of Manchester United fans gathered around Old Trafford at 3.04pm today in remembrance of the great Busby Babes. Eight of them lost their lives 50 years ago today. A memorial service was held inside the Manchester Suite, which could be heard outside the ground. The club chaplain, Reverend John Boyers, read out the names [...]

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Was He United’s All Time Greatest Striker?

Was He United’s All Time Greatest Striker?

When United fans are asked to name the all time greatest striker at the club, players like Ruud van Nistelrooy, Mark Hughes, Andy Cole, Dwight Yorke or Eric Cantona might spring to mind. You ask an older fan and you might find Denis Law, Jack Rowley or Stan Pearson get in to the short list. [...]

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Edwards Statue In United Shirt – Appropriate?

In Duncan Edwards’ home town of Dudley, a statue of the United legend was erected in 1999, which was unveiled by his mother and Sir Bobby Charlton. For those who watched Edwards play, he is the greatest ever, and he is in the thoughts of many with the anniversary of the Munich Air Disaster falling [...]

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