6 thoughts on “'Big Dunc' remembered as United visit Wolves

  1. This is not an article for me to comment on.I shall simply show it the deserved respect, acknowledge , that I read it.I would so wish that a gentleman I so admire on ROM, The wonderful Giles Oakley, could see the article and add one of his fabulous comments.

  2. Thanks for sharing your memories with us Bred Red, it’s wonderful to hear from people who actually saw players like Dunc in the flesh. I was the same age as yourself when Munich happened but living in far away Australia so I never had the fortune of watching him play. Even television footage was almost non existent in those days. I have also remained committed to United ever since. The club was at it’s lowest ebb then but there are those who still insult us with the tag of being Glory Hunters.

  3. I saw Big Dunc play a number of games. he really was the best. I once wagged it off school to go to O.T to get some autographs and ended up in a mini kick about with quite a few of the lads. I was devasted 14 year old whenn I heard about the disaster and more so after the Big Dunc passed to that special stadium in the sky, reserved for only the best of the best.

    I even named my son Duncan Edward after this gianr of a footballer. No masive ego’s or pretentions in those days. I recall viidly catching the train
    just outside the ground and sitting in the same compartment with Albert Scanlan & David Pegg. I guess on a tenner a week they were just normal kids on their way home after playing a match for the love of the game.

    Now almost 70 years old I have continued to support United even though living 12,000 miles away and have countless memories of the different teams, but in my memory none can surpass the superlative Busby Babes.

  4. Love to reminisce about the old days Bred. Having never lived in England, my memories are only based on far away ones. I did manage to attend the 1983 FA Cup Final against Brighton however and a couple of visits to Old Trafford as well as The Cliff as a guest of United’s Aussie old boy Mark Bosnich. It seems that the older we get, the more precious those memories become.

  5. Hi Frank,

    I am a Salford lad and my memories are extensive where United ar concened, Dragged up in Lower Broughton always managed to get around to see away games at Blackburn, Bolton, Blackpool and City. F.A Cup matches saw me on a train to far flung reaches of England to see United play the liks of Newcastle and Huddersfield. Even made it into Craven Cottage for one memorable matcvh justbefore ICAme to Ausralia. My one regret is never being able to get enough ‘coupons’ together to get into Wembley for a United Cup Final.

    How could I ‘afford’ the luxury of following my dream team? I worked on a bike with a basket attached delivering groceris for Williams the Grocers in Great Clowes Street, to homes around the Lower Broughton area. Got to be honest, the odd platform ticket 1d came in handy getting to grounds in the Birmingham area, naughty naughty. Even got to Molineaux by that mode of transport and what a team the olves had in those days, even the Captain of England played for then and wow, who can forget pint sized Johnny Hancocks belting down the wing for Wolves.

    Memories Frank, yes good memories Mate.

  6. True, oh so very true Frank.

    I knew the Cliff very well, in fact my primary school was just about the closest school to the ground and our sports master used to hand out free tickets to the Saturday morning A & B team matches which usually followed Salford Boys matches at the Cliff and much prized reserve Match tickets for O.T.

    It was at the Cliff where I first saw Eddie Coleman play for the Salford Boys team against Stockport Boys. T’was a good match too with Coleman having a blinder.

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