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RIP Eddie Lewis – Busby Babes are never forgotten


It’s a well known fact that anyone who has ever donned the famous red shirt of Manchester United is revered by fans long after they leave Old Trafford. Someone who was part of the first ever Busby Babes that was part of transforming the club into the world giant it is today, is even more so – which is why the passing of 76 year old Eddie Lewis in South Africa last week is mourned by the United family. He may not have been the best known member of the Babes but he was certainly one of the very first.

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The 1958 United v Bolton, Munich FA Cup Final


Up until Liverpool met Merseyside neighbors Everton in the tragic 1989 Hillsborough FA Cup Final, the most emotional event ever held at Wembley Stadium was without doubt the Manchester United clash with Bolton Wanderers in the 1958 Final – for very obvious reasons. Greg Struthers of The Sunday Times remembered the occasion fifty years later.

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50 years behind the scenes at Old Trafford


Have you had enough of reading about millionaire footballers? Are you sick and tired of hearing about wild, baseless rumours on which player is coming or going? Here’s a story about a man who has seen it all at Old Trafford, first hand. For the last 50 years Ken Ramsden went from office junior to ticket office manager, programme editor, press officer, assistant secretary through the ranks to club secretary. But Ramsden’s Manchester United journey is over and the Ordsall born son of a Salford foundry worker and an Old Trafford laundry lady has retired. It’s a fascinating story brought to life by Manchester Evening News Stuart Mathieson. It is being reproduced here in its entirety, totally unedited.
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