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Bill Foulkes still 'United in Triumph and Tragedy'


They sure don’t make them like Billy Foulkes anymore – although I must admit that current Manchester United skipper Nemanja Vidic comes from the same mould. The clubs official website says of the 60’s legend “In a distinguished career, Foulkes won First Division championship medals in 1956, 1957, 1965 and 1967 and was back at Wembley, this time a winner, in the 1963 FA Cup final. Add to that his part in the 1968 European Cup winning team and it’s somewhat surprising he was capped only once by England, against Northern Ireland in October 1954. Although noted more for stopping goals, Foulkes is fondly recalled for his goal against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu in 1968, which helped send Manchester United into their victorious European Cup final.

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Book Review: A fascinating insight into ‘Robbo’


As former Manchester United captain Bryan Robson fights his battle to overcome throat cancer, it becomes relevant to have a look at his 2007, 302 page paperback autobiography ‘Robbo’ in which he reveals a fascinating insight into his days with England and United. He straddles several unique eras in football, from the seventies through to Ron Atkinson in the 80’s then on to the reign of Sir Alex Ferguson, the coming of Eric Cantona and the advent of the Premier League as we know it today. Robson was nicknamed ‘Captain Marvel’ by his late, former England manager Sir Bobby Robson which aptly described a colourful, aggressive and vibrant legend.

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Book Review: A fascinating insight into 'Robbo'


As former Manchester United captain Bryan Robson fights his battle to overcome throat cancer, it becomes relevant to have a look at his 2007, 302 page paperback autobiography ‘Robbo’ in which he reveals a fascinating insight into his days with England and United. He straddles several unique eras in football, from the seventies through to Ron Atkinson in the 80’s then on to the reign of Sir Alex Ferguson, the coming of Eric Cantona and the advent of the Premier League as we know it today. Robson was nicknamed ‘Captain Marvel’ by his late, former England manager Sir Bobby Robson which aptly described a colourful, aggressive and vibrant legend.

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