All United fans please help

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  1. Feb 17, 2018
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    fredthered I want Peter Kenyon back

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    Many of you may never have heard of Jimmy Murphy, and I urge you all to read his story, read what he did for our club.

    Can you all please take the time to read the poem, share it, and share the link I have attached. I urge you all to sign it and share it amongst your friends. Lets get Jimmy recognised officially for what he did for United.

    https://www.change.org/p/manchester-united-football-club-makejimmymurphyproud

    You won’t hear the Stetford end singing his name
    You won’t find he’s scored in a United game,
    You won’t see his name on the shirts of the fans
    You won’t find his name, on any of the stands.

    The unseen hero of a time long ago
    When the body of United lay there in the snow
    With tears in his eyes, he then made a vow
    I’ll make you great again, someday, somehow,

    I’ll carry you with me, wherever we roam,
    He cradled the pieces, and carried them home.
    His first stop, the hospital, where the wounded lay,
    Where Big Dunc would ask him “what time do we play”

    Where Sir Matt lay lifeless, his body was broken
    “carry the flag onwards” the only words spoken,
    With the tragedy raw, breaking his heart,
    He stood as he watched all he loved fall apart

    Those wondrous lads he had nurtured, had trained
    Eight of them dead, two never playing again.
    His head was still full of this sad devastation,
    The loss of eight heroes had shocked the whole nation,

    Yet this man insisted, that whilst eight were gone,
    To honour their memory, the club must go on,
    So with the few he had, and despite all the sorrow,
    He did what he needed to, looked to tomorrow

    The first step were small, and thirteen days later
    Sheffield Wednesday at home, the passion grew greater
    The hunger, the spirit, it grew and it grew,
    The passion of one man, would carry it through

    Every week the team played, and they’d honour the dead
    Whilst Sir Matt lay there helpless in a hospital bed
    With the love of United entrenched in his heart
    If Sir Matt couldn’t do it, then he’d make the start

    And the road to recovery, though long and so slow,
    Began late one night in the cold Munich snow,
    A man took a club, with a tear in his eye,
    And made it a promise, that it would not die,

    And the promise was kept, and the team still lives on,
    Though the hero that saved us, has long since passed on,
    There are some who remember, and some who’ve been told
    Of the man who took United that night from the cold

    His name if you don’t know was Jimmy Murphy,
    The hero of Munich, who’s name you won’t see

    Ian gibson 2018.
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    Eyepopper Lowering the tone since 2006

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    If you don't know who Jimmy Murphy was you can't call yourself a Utd fan.

    Definitely deserves more official recognition from the club.
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    Rifer Full Member

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    Don't tell me what can't be done!
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    TheReligion Abusive

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    Agreed
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    L1nk Full Member

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    Deserves a statue right next to the Matt Busby one, to be honest. Actually i would love to see the Jimmy Murphy stand, place it opposite the Stretford End and have the singing fans in both ends, or have a kind of Jimmy Murphy Way, like Matt Busby Way, with a statue. Basically, the man was that important for us, and too us.
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    Snow Somewhere down the lane, a licky boom boom down

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    He is recognized by the club. The club's young player of the year award is called the "Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year Award".
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    fredthered I want Peter Kenyon back

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    Many younger fans may not have heard of him, or what he did.
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    anant Full Member

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    I think nearly every fan of ours who isn't an armchair supporter knows him.We even have the Jimmy Murphy best young player award to honour him.
    Could and should he be honoured further? Yes, but since only Charlton and Ferguson (not sure if he knew him as Murphy died in 1989) remain the only active members at the club (both seemingly having a pretty passive role) who knew him, don't think it is very likely
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    Subho611 Full Member

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    I really liked the way he was potrayed in the "United" movie. Picked up the pieces after those tragic events, and refused to give in against insurmountable odds. How difficult it must have been for him to see his boss on a hospital bed and half of his promising team gone?
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    Rifer Full Member

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    Yup. I just knew who he is. Well, his name popped up now and then, but I wasn't that curious to pry and to know even further. Not many people spoke about him that much either. Great servant of the club and justifiably honoured. Finally that "Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year Award" make sense.
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    fredthered I want Peter Kenyon back

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    Come on folks. With the tens of thousands of United fans who use this site, we should get loads more signatures. :-D
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    Sassy Colin Death or the gladioli!

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    I would have thought the best people to deal with this is MUST.

    Now they've got over the Glazer nonsense, they actually work quite closely with the club on a number of issues.
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    Luke1995 Full Member

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    He was around during the Duncan Edwards era,definitely deserves to be remembered way more.

    Here's an interesting part of an article:

    ''LESS THAN FOUR months before his life was tragically cut short, Duncan Edwards played one of his last internationals for England against Wales at Ninian Park in Cardiff.

    On that day in November 1957, the Welsh manager was Edwards’ mentor and Manchester United’s assistant manager Jimmy Murphy.

    Before the game Murphy stood in the centre of the Welsh dressing room, going through the strengths and weaknesses of each member of the England side in great detail.

    He talked about ten players, but not Edwards, prompting Reg Davies, the Newcastle inside-forward, to put up his hand.

    “What about Edwards?”

    “Just keep out of his way son, there’s nothing I could say that could ever help us.”

    Article: http://therepublikofmancunia.com/du...-thing-that-has-happened-in-british-football/
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    AltiUn likes playing with swords after fantasies

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    Quotes like this always get me wondering what might have been with Edwards.
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    Luke1995 Full Member

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    Sir Bobby wouldn't have said that he felt inferior to Edwards if he wasn't truly an amazing player...
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    Nice idea. Signed.
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    arthurka Full Member

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    Great poem .. Signed . He deserves so much more..
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    jem Full Member

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    I'll confess to not knowing this story, but what a compelling one it is. I've signed the petition. Thank you for starting and sharing this great initiative.
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    paulscholes18 Full Member

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    True, might just be a debate about who the 2nd greatest player was
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    Signed & donated. Thanks for the OP!
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    fredthered I want Peter Kenyon back

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    Thanks to those that have signed. To those that haven't please do..
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    fredthered I want Peter Kenyon back

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    Well Bobby Moore wouldn't have been England captain for a start as he played in the position usually taken by Edwards.

    Its highly possible England would have won the 1958 or 1962 world cups and had they done so, Walter Winterbottom wouldn't have been sacked as England manager thus Alf Ramsay wouldn't have been appointed manager.

    Geoff Hurst may well not have been in the England squad either, as Tommy Taylor was by far the more prolific striker and established as an England first choice player.

    The repurcussions of that night in Munich didn't just affect United, it affected the entire English game.
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    golden_blunder Site admin. Manchester United fan Staff

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    Great man, pillar of strength as Busby recovered

    Signed
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    A true WBA legend!
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