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50 Years Ago Tomorrow Since The Munich Disaster  
User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24932 posts, RR: 56
Posted (6 years 7 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2087 times:

Lest we shall never forget those who died on that BEA plane in Munich 50 years ago. Some of whom included the legendary "Busby Babes" of Manchester United FC.

Hopefully the tribute to the "Babes" at Old Trafford when Man Utd face Man City passes without any pratts trying to ruin it.


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
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User currently offlineME AVN FAN From Switzerland, joined May 2002, 13920 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2047 times:

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User currently offlineDavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7371 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1907 times:
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The commemorations passed off with no interruptions (save for what sounded like maroons) for the silence - perhaps the realisation of not only the Utd loss but also of the other people on board, including Frank Swift the ex-City goalkeeper may have filtered through. I am also tempted to suggest the Utd inviting the City supporters to bring banners and scarves paying tribute to Swift may also have played a part.

The two teams were led out by a piper (the same piper that led out Utd and Everton 14 years ago after Busby's death) with 23 mascots, each baring the name of a victim with a guard of honour by the Utd reserve and youth teams; the managers laid wreaths each with both teams wearting special kits (Utd's being a 1950s replica kit with number 1 to 11 on display, and not squad numbers).

The game itself saw Utd play poorly with City well worth the win. Benjani marked his debut with a goal on half time adding to Vassel's strike in the middle of the 1st half before Carrick got a goal back in 2nd half injury time.


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