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Munich ’58: The Flowers of Manchester.


 

On this day 57 years ago, a group of young men and officials of the most famous football club in England were waiting at Munich-Riem airport for their Elizabethan aircraft to be deemed ready to brave the snow and freezing temperatures to carry them on their journey back to Manchester. Read the full story

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Roger Byrne Junior on Uniteds perished skipper


While researching this weeks’ book review I happened to come across this article written on the 50th anniversary of Munich. It tells the story of a son who never knew his father because Manchester United skipper Roger Byrne lost his life in that tragedy, just days before his widow Joy discovered she was pregnant with their first child. It gave an opportunity for Roger Junior to recount his memories of growing up in those difficult times. Although this is a three year old article written in February 1958 for the Daily Mirror by journalist Julie McCaffrey, it loses none of the touching emotions experienced by the Byrne close knit family during those dark days.

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The historic, long forgotten United fixtures


This book spans over 60 years of Manchester United history, including little known facts and anecdotes. It features an extensive collection of memorabilia, match tickets and photographs. The “Forgotten Fixtures” completes the post war history as it covers the games that rarely receive a mention. The book starts its journey immediately after the war years and continues up to present day. It takes you the length and breadth of Britain, from Mallorca to Melbourne and Israel to Iran detailing often meaningless ninety minutes of football at obscure, out of the way places.

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