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‘Big Dunc’ remembered as United visit Wolves


When Manchester United visit Wolves on Saturday it will be one day short of the Munich anniversary and unlike some other cretins around the country, you can be certain fans at Molineux will mark that solemn occasion with the utmost respect. Apart from the tragedy itself, Wolverhampton lost one of their own who is still revered to this very day. Duncan Edwards was born in the town of Dudley just south of the city and had it not been for the persistence of United manager Sir Matt Busby, the youngster could have easily signed for the Wolves. The story goes that Busby arrived at the Edwards family home soon after midnight to make sure that he secures the youngster’s signature

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Old Trafford Legends: Duncan Edwards 1952-1958


Millions of  England football fans are hoping – some against hope, that a picture of captain Rio Ferdinand holding aloft the World Cup will be splashed on the front pages of the global media on the morning of July 12 just like the one of  former captain Bobby Moore was on that unforgettable day in 1966. Football, like life itself is full of unanswered ‘Ifs’ and the question must be asked whether that iconic picture of  Moore would have ever appeared IF…

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Good old days were not so good for footballers


Life for a footballer in the 60s and 70s was as different as chalk and cheese when compared to the extravagant lifestyles of today’s multi millionaires – so much for the Good Old Days as far as they’re concerned! The Sunday Times ran a series of articles recently which illustrates how the world has changed for players from the two eras. Football legends who were able to bring the World Cup to England 44 years ago were ordinary, simple guys just like us back then instead of  overly pampered stars surrounded by bodyguards, living with WAGS in stately mansions.

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