Date: Sat, 8 Feb 1997 05:03:27 EST
Reply-To: "Manchester United Football Club (soccer)"

From: Graham Warren <gwarren@VNET.IBM.COM>

Subject: Pre/post-Munich teams

A number of posts have commented on the shirt numbers of the players from the Munich era.
The teams for the last pre-Munich games
(Feb 1, League, Arsenal, away and Feb 5, EuroCup, Red Star, away)
and the first post-Munich games (Feb 19, FACup, Sheff Wed, home and Feb 22, League, Nottm F, home)

1 Gregg Gregg 2 Foulkes Foulkes 3 Byrne Greaves 4 Colman Goodwin 5 Jones Cope 6 Edwards Crowther 7 Morgans Webster 8 Charlton Taylor E 9 Taylor T Dawson 10 Viollet Pearson 11 Scanlon Brennan

The typical shirt numbers of others in the crash were:

3 Bent 8 Whelan 11 Pegg

1 Wood 5 Blanchflower 7 Berry

From that first post-Munich team, I think only Gregg and Foulkes were in the crash,
but I can't recall for sure. I think that's likely, as there's a squad of 17 travelling players in the lists above.

Cheers, Graham Warren (Toronto Red)

For those of you interested in material about the Busby Babes I've just purchased two booklets from
Sportspages, Barton Square, St.Anne's Square, Manchester (tel: 0161 832 8530).
These booklets are called "A Celebration of the Life of a Busby Babe" and are written and edited by John J Maguire. One is dedicated to Duncan Edwards and the other to Eddie Colman. They are well worth reading, only short but with fascinating insights into the lives of these two unforgettable players. There is a brief biography, some bits about their personal lives from friends and relatives and tributes from people such as Sir Bobby Charlton, Paddy Crerand etc. In the back of each booklet is also a tribute to the Busby Babes which contains a list of those killed, an account of the tragedy and the full words to Flowers of Manchester.
The booklets cost 3.00 (pounds sterling) each.

* Sir Matt Busby, CBE, KCSG*
* Born 26 May 1909
* Manager 1945-1969 *
* Died 20 January 1994

* * * Alan Dobson - MUFC@MUFCPLC.DEMON.CO.UK *

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