Munich - 60 years remembrance thread

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  1. Feb 7, 2018

    Baby Groot New Member

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    How is that such big deal were he sat its not like he sat at the other end of the pitch.
    Regarding attending another memorial service we have to reconize that man is 85 years old, and he's not getting younger. So I think he was reconizing his age more than anything. At such old age health can regress quickly.

    Yes, the club of course should have done more for the survivors, and book was written about it how the club failed the families of the surviors and those who died if remember correctly, I saw it on Amazon.co.uk but I have not read that book. But we must take it into an accont that the disaster happened in an era, where mental health was disregarded and that post traumatic stress disorder did not exist. The mental issues are probably the prime reasons why Kenny Morgans career forexample never recovered after the crash.
    But should we fault the modern club for the decision making back then, no. But should the modern club do more to rectify the situation with familes of those who were affected in the disaster of course.
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    Denis79 Full Member

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    Such young talent lost. They will never be forgotten.
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    2cents Full Member

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    Whelan hat trick :drool:. Think I read before he used to alternate with Sir Bobby and was more than good enough to keep him out of the first XI.
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    Feedingseagulls Full Member

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    Lovely to see. Brought sad smiles.
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    Mr.Ridiculous__ The name says it all

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    RIP.
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    Maybe because I'm getting older and (obviously) having known more people who died than I did when I started supporting United I tend to get weirdly emotional at the anniversary. I think firstly because I've known friends who have died when in their late teens / early 20s, but also as an adult I've lost friends who have lost children. I don't know where I rank Munich on an emotional level but I as we re-live it every year it seems like I can much more easily get over the other deaths but Munich is a lump in throat moment every time someone brings it up. Very odd emotion but one that will always keep me connected to the club
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    Some of the finest talent the World never seen the best of. RIP.
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    Was thinking today, and I know it's been mentioned in this thread, and reflecting upon a thread I saw a while ago about statues and if we should make another, and who for? There's no doubt in my mind that Jimmy Murphy deserves a statue right next to Sir Matt, the 'nuts and bolts' of the club at the time when everything was falling apart he kept it together and without him Manchester United would not have become the club it was then or what it has come to be now, can't think of anyone more deserving of one.

    RIP lads
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    mark_a Full Member

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    The tragedy feels so close to home to me that I struggle to know what to say really. My Grandad was Busby's chief scout & signed many of the babes. He took the call at Old Trafford & headed out to inform relatives and loved ones who weren't contactable by phone. He kept things running with Jimmy. In fact, while Jimmy was away with the team at Norbreck Hyrdo in Blackpool, he was at Old Trafford keeping things going there.
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    Arnold Layne New Member

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    Never forget them. Always celebrate how amazing they were as a team. Someone said at the time they weren't just Manchester's they were everybodies they were loved and admired that much.

    RIP
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    fredthered I want Peter Kenyon back

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    I wrote that.. As in, I am the actual author of that poem.
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    fezzerUTD New Member

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    Its quality and gives me watery eyes. Very well done sir!
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    dave1956 New Member

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    Thank you for those verses. Brought tears to my eyes.
  15. Feb 19, 2018 at 16:05

    Baby Groot New Member

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    Today markes the 60th years since United reaturned to action after the Munich Air disaster.

    the famous match day program:
    http://i1059. photobucket.com/albums/t425/Dunsbyowl/Man%20Utd%201958/8326557820_8798d69734_b_zpsdctlyzbn.jpg