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iwarburton



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 1:04 pm    Post subject: Manchester United Reply with quote

Whatever you're doing tomorrow, please take a little bit of time to remember Manchester United. It's a horrible anniversary for the team--the 50th of the Munich air disaster.

In an event which shook the whole country, 8 players were amongst 23 people killed in this tragedy.

One survivor of the crash who's still living today is Sir Bobby Charlton. Not sure if there's anyone else. Spare a thought for Sir Bobby, who must surely have been haunted by this ever since.

Ian.
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RockitRon



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He has been - http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/football/premier_league/manchester_united/article3291926.ece

(Other Sunday papers carried similar articles)

I was less than six at the time - knew nothing of it.
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tarahrah bomdiay



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Harry Gregg is still alive.

I was watching a program about this last night and they interviewd Bobby Charlton and Harry Gregg. Even though the accident was 50 years ago it's obvious it still effects them. Sad
I think Sir Bobby was only 20 at the time.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tomorrow's ONE Life programme (BBC1 10.40 - 11.25pm) follows Harry Gregg as he "returns to the scene of the crash as part of a personal journey to meet the then unborn son of a woman he pulled from the burning fuselage".
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iwarburton



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for updating me on this. Clearly my comments apply equally to Harry Gregg.

Ian.
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Shaky Fan



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I presume that's the same programme that BBCNI showed last night! Not often our regional programmes are worth watching but this is the exception.
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