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Discussion in 'Manchester United Forum' started by Ian Reus, Feb 7, 2018.

  1. Feb 7, 2018
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    Ian Reus Ended 14 years of Grand National sweepstakes

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    7th February 1970. Northampton 2 Manchester United 8.

    This man scored a double hat-trick away to Northampton in the 5th round of the FA cup.

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    The guy whose job it was to mark Best that day was Ray Fairfax who said, "Why, oh why, did it have to happen to me?"
    "The only time I got close to him was when we went off at half-time and full-time."

  2. Feb 8, 2018
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    Lord SInister Full Member

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    George looked like, he was bored of scoring in the end.:lol:

    Top guy, my fab United player.
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    jojojo Moderator Staff

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    I have a special memory of that match.

    The day before it, I was at the Cliff, just a kid, but I actually managed to say a complete sentence to Best. Nothing profound, just that I was glad he was back (he'd been suspended) and that I'd missed watching him play. To my shock, he actually replied, basically. "I'm glad I'm back - I've missed it as well."
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    bazza3727 New Member

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    Proper football!
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    Sparky Rhiwabon Full Member

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    After Charlton came off (around 5:30 on the video) you can hear the crowd singing "Aye aye aye aye, Charlton is better than *something*" - I couldn't make out that last bit - who or what was Charlton better than!?.
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    Don Juan Matus New Member

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    Yashin
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    Sparky Rhiwabon Full Member

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    On listening again, I think it might be Pele. Some claim! Maybe we should bring this chant back...

    "Aye Aye Aye Aye
    Jesse is better than Messi...."
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    Don Juan Matus New Member

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    Was defo Yashin mate, it went something like

    Aye Aye Aye Aye
    Charlton is better than Yashin
    Georgie is better than Eusebio
    And (insert name of team here) are in for a thrashin'
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    meamth Full Member

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    Look at that pitch. Horrendous.
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    bazza3727 New Member

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    Pele. (Actually!)