munich ’58

Did you see the news that Man Utd have been given dispensation to wear a one-off,  logo-free replica 50’s kit to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Munich air crash for the match versus Man City on February?  It’s supposed to be a commercialism-free occasion which will be a tremendously fitting and emotional tribute to those players, staff and journalists who perished that day. The computer could only have thrown up a match versus City that Saturday nearest the anniversary date couldn’t it? Especially since this was a personal tragedy which affected the whole of Manchester.

I’d dearly love to be there for that match but realise it’ll be almost impossible to get a ticket for the occasion. I’ve a pencil-drawing of the players lined up for the match against Red Star Brigade, the European Cup QF fixture from which MU were returning when the crash happened. It’s one of my prize possessions. I think we might be back in Italy by then and hopefully it’ll be covered by Sky Italia. I’ll have my  drawing right next to the telly.

Big Duncan will be checking in too I fancy.



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