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  1. Johnny Carey was the school coach at St. Bede’s College, Manchester in the late 1940s when I attended. He was a very quiet and gentle man who had one key phrase for us budding footballers “Go to meet the ball”.
    Sir Matt Busby’s son, Sandy, was also at St. Bede’s then and Johnny Carey spent quite some time coaching him as a centre half in those days.
    Johnny’s son was also at St. Bede’s but was in the pre-school class as he was very young.

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