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Man United vs Yeovil Town: Down memory lane.

Yeovil Town will host their glamour tie against the mighty Manchester United, in the 3rd round of the oldest cup competition in world football, on Sunday 4th January 2015.

What a tie this will be, as it is by far Yeovil Town’s biggest match for almost 70 years. The sides have met twice before, both times in the FA Cup. Here we take a walk down memory lane and have a look at those matches.

Their first encounter was in the 1937-38 season. It was the FA Cup 3rd round, and the match was held at Old Trafford on the 8th of January.

Man United’s team that day was: Thomas Breen, William Roughton, Hubert Redwood, George Vose, Jimmy Brown, William McKay, Bill Bryant, Thomas Bamford, Jack Rowley, Stan Pearson and Henry Baird.

Man Utd ran out 3-0 winners in the match, with goals from Bamford, Pearson and Baird. Played out in front of a crowd of 49,004

There is an interesting side story from the match. A group of cyclists rode bicycles up to Manchester (220 miles) to watch Yeovil play at Old Trafford. When United heard about this they gave them all a free ticket to the match in the old D stand. Those were the days.

A decade later the two teams met again. On the 12th of February in the 1948-49 season. United were the holders of the cup as they had beaten Blackpool the previous season 4-2 at Wembley.

This time it was the 5th round of the FA Cup, and the match was played at Manchester City’s old ground, Maine Road. This was because of the work still being carried out at Old Trafford after the damage during the war. The attendance for the match was an incredible 81,565.

The United team that day was: Crompton, Carey, Aston, Cockburn, Chilton, McGlen, Delaney, Pearson, Burke, Rowley and Mitten.

United totally dominated the match and ended up scoring a hat full of goals as they ended up winning 8-0. The scorers were: Mitten, Burke (2) and the prolific striker Jack Rowley bagged himself five goals.

How times have changed from those days.

I sincerely hope that Yeovil Town enjoy their day in the spotlight, but not too much of course. I am expecting a comfortable win, and for United to go on a long cup run all the way to Wembley.

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The Man United Premier Years 1992-2010

Steve Brookes is a diehard united fan. He spent a lot of time recently to bring for you a great book called The Manchester United Premier Years. It is a statistical book which you should own and add to your Man United collections. You will find EVERY RESULT SINCE 1992, EVERY LEAGUE TABLE, EVERY SQUAD LIST, MANAGER PROFILE, PLAYER PROFILES, CHAIRMAN PROFILES, HISTORY & BACKGROUND, TROPHIES,HEAD TO HEAD V MAN CITY SINCE THE BEGINNING, FANS MEMORIES and ALOT MORE. Read the full story


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The Most Difficult Rival For United

Something is definitely wrong here! It was never supposed to be like this! The Premier League was going to be different this season,  Manchester United were going to be replaced by new Champions. At least those were the firm predictions by the majority of football “experts” back in August!

Liverpool will go one step further after finishing second last May, their time is here at last. Arsene Wengers youngsters have come of age and are ready to go all the way while Italian supremo Carlo Ancelotti is what Chelsea needed to take the title back to Stamford Bridge. And Champions Manchester Uniteds prospects? “No, not this time I’m afraid!”

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