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United buys Nobby Stiles' medals for club museum


Calls by Manchester United fans for the club to buy some of Nobby Stiles’ football memorabilia put up for auction have been heeded when a World Cup and a European Cup medal were bought for more than £200,000 by United. A club spokeswoman  said Mr Stiles was a “club legend” and that the items were bought for the club’s museum. That decision raises a couple of interesting questions such as whether United also bought part of the collection recently auctioned by the family of George Best and if the Glazer family had any input in the decision.

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Best chance for Glazers to finally earn some kudos


It has become an all too familiar story “George Best memorabilia up for sale – A collection of medals and trophies awarded to foot ball genius George Best are going under the hammer” This follows the recent revelation that England World Cup winner Nobby Stiles has been forced to do likewise and 35 year old former Manchester United midfielder Keith Gillespie has been declared bankrupt. All very sad but the case of Best in particular can be described as tragic.

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England treasures like Stiles must be respected


How many English footballers are the proud owners of both a World Cup AND a European Cup Winners medals? There are only two of course, both former Manchester United players, but one of them is on the verge of selling his off. Sad? No, tragic would be a more apt description. IF, as has been suggested, a member of England’s only World Cup winning team has to sell what must be his most cherished possession for financial reasons.

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