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United Agree Corinthian Casuals Friendly

Discussion in 'Manchester United Forum' started by thewelshconjurer, Jun 1, 2004.

  1. Jun 1, 2004

    thewelshconjurer "off course Poo for the final!" SHAME ON YOU

    Jul 30, 2003
    "The fear of loss is a path to the dark side&
    United Agree Corinthian Casuals Friendly
    By Chris O'Brien - May 31 2004

    Although the books show our record defeat was a 7-0 away hammering against Aston Villa in 1930, 1904 saw United lose a friendly game 11-3 against the Corinthians. Manchester United have agreed to field an XI against the London outfit on July 31st to commemorate the centenary of the emphatic loss.

    100 years ago, Manchester United suffered a record 11-3 defeat against the Corinthians at Leyton. The situation at both clubs have changed significantly since them, but that didn't stop the Corinthian Casuals writing to Manchester United to ask for a pre-season friendly to commemorate the centenary of their historic and emphatic win.

    Seemingly desperate for revenge, United agreed to the friendly match which will take place at King George V Playing Fields, Tolworth on July 31st! The Red Devils seniors will be touring the United States at the time, so an XI will be taken to London by a senior member of the coaching staff, likely to be made up mainly of reserve and youth players, and any seniors available who didn't make the trip across the Atlantic Ocean.

    Playing in the Ryman League South, the Casuals average attendance is below 200, but the historic friendly against United will draw obvious interest and the club are currently in discussions with local Police and Kingston Council about increasing the ground capacity to 2,000.

    A repeat of the 1904 scoreline is unlikely. The Casuals finished 23rd in the Ryman League South, and lost their last seven league fixtures of the season in a dismal run of form. The United side picked will include youngsters anxious to prove a point and stake a claim for a go at the first-team. Still, this game will be a momentous occasion for the little club and will certainly help to boost the coffers as intense local interest is expected, as there always is with anything that has Manchester United labelled to it.


    great :rolleyes: yuupie :rolleyes:
  2. Jun 1, 2004

    Shane B Not Fat, Old, Racist or Scouse

    Mar 6, 2004
    Quietly going about my business.
    For any fans travelling to the game, watch out, their firm makes Millwall and Cardiff look like a bunch of soppy college boys! :nervous: