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Paddy Crerand Reacts To RoM Article

RoM have received an e-mail from the fella who helps Paddy Crerand run his website.

After RoM interviewed Paddy earlier this year, Giles Oakley recently wrote an article on him, which he has read and was very impressed with.

Paddy has asked me to pass on his regards to Giles and he thought the article was fantastic. To be honest, Paddy is quite humble about these things and so he won’t shout from the rooftops about his achievements. That said he was really pleased to read the article and commented on how it’s nice to know he has some loyal fans out there supporting him.

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Scott is the editor of Red Matters - 50 Years of Supporting Manchester United and an author of Play Like Fergie's Boys and Not Nineteen Forever. He writes for ESPN, The Metro and Bleacher Report. Follow @R_o_M on Twitter.

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  1. willierednut says:

    Top man Giles.

  2. gerkeo says:

    Great interview of a great man, Paddy, a Red Legend

  3. Imy - Mcr says:

    Next time he speaks to RoM, either GIles or Scott, you have to ask him about punching Alan Green. Paddy Crerand = Legend

  4. Mes says:

    Top article written by a top bloke about a top bloke.


  5. hammons says:

    I had the privilege to sit down with Paddy while Manchester United were on the summer tour here in the States, and, in my personal opinion, I do not think that there is a better ambassador for the club.

    He absolutely adores the club, and is willing to give his honest, red-tinted opinion about anything and everything United to anyone that will listen.

    He loves to interact with supporters, but I have to say that it was amazing to see such a legend be able to walk through a crowd of half-committed United fans completely unnoticed.

  6. Giles Oakley says:

    Wow, to say I’m delighted would be the understatement of the season. I am so pleased Paddy liked the piece I wrote, and a little relieved, as you never know how how people will react when you write about them. It’ll be obvious to anyone who reads it that Paddy is one of my all-time favourite players, as a footballer and as a man, and I’m glad if it’s helped convey how much he’s valued. Thanks a million Scott, first for giving me space to write about whatever I like and then for passing on Paddy’s reaction, and for putting it up on the site.

  7. Paul Parker says:

    Well done Giles, I always enjoy reading your articles on RoM. It gives our season much needed context and grounding, especially cosidering the changes to the game over the years. Passing on our Club history is much appreciated mate, especially for those of us who weren’t there to witness it first hand.

    I was born after Crerand hung up his boots so his generation are legends to me, players I was only told about growing up. But it did bring a smile to my face the other day hearing Paddys reaction to Bebe’s goal :) that was a quality moment for me, firstly because it really was something special from Bebe, but more because it was a candid moment shared with a great player who walked the same path before him. Long may the Manchester United tradition continue!

  8. Corea says:

    Hats off. And i really like Paddy’s commentary. It’s telling. :)

  9. Tk says:

    well done Mr.Giles Oakley…….i think all the people in here enjoy your comments .

  10. RedScot says:

    A star** in our midst, but we all know this.Well done Mr Oakley.
    Just superb for you, to get a great response like this, from one legend to another.

  11. portugueseprincess says:

    Well done Giles. I love Paddy !

  12. MyCowIsTheBest says:

    I feel proud. For having a fellow fan as great as Giles Oakley, and a down-to-earth legend like Paddy.

  13. CGL038 says:

    To Giles oakley , n ofcource Paddy Crerand — R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

    pretty emotional right now, moments like this is why I love and proud of our club, our legend n our fans like giles, scott and all fellow united fans @ ROM… as Paul said Long may the Manchester United tradition continue!

    Glory Glory Man United.

  14. smartalex says:

    Strong red love flows gloriously throughout.
    The circle holds player, fan, club, idol, journalist, reader.
    All one United

  15. AON: Americans Out Now says:

    It was a great article by Giles..

    Good insight into the Man.

  16. parjo says:

    Feedback is always encouraging, especially from the person which the article wrote about.
    Nice article about Paddy. I don’t know much United before 1990. I know about the players, but not the stories.

  17. Dave Malaysia says:

    Great to read yr articles Giles,please continue to write.
    As for Paddy,love and respect.

    U guys remember that banner that unfurled in Malaysia, bout Manutd then kids then wife,lol

    Made for some interesting debates around here between the men folk and the women folk,haha.

    There was the guys smiling sheepishly witht the banner carried on most media sites back then.

    Wonder what they said to thier Wilma’s in the cave. LOL.

  18. don.ballantyne says:

    I can remember the Munich desaster we heard i it on the radiio every morning (no tv) But i also in the later 1960s we heard of thiis guy paddy crerand and for sure when paddy played well utd played well
    but there where many stars in those teams paddy was a star footballer and i think he is a star on MUTV
    \don ballantyne


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