My old fellas favourite team. Probably because he was a young bloke at that age when we most identify with the team. Also born and bred around Salford/Ordsall, 10/15 mins walk from the ground. That really was some forward line. His favourite player was Charlie Mitten, who was not just a character but also a brilliant player. Johnny Carey keeping it together behind them. That 48 cup final must have been a thriller against glamour side Blackpool with Matthews, Mortensen etc. Have been regaled of tales of Stan (he knew Stan), Rowley and wry remarks @bout Delaney... but Mitten was king. Glad you brought that one up, pal. Very underrated period before the babes era. Always enjoy your posts.