Not a week or two goes by without thinking about the Busby Babes and the Munich air disaster. No I don’t think about it all the time but with all the reading I do and the things I watch and listen there is always a reminder to what happened. Not that I need a reminder. That day has been part of my life since learning and understanding what went as a 10 year old in the mid-eighties.
Doesn’t matter where I am or whom I’m with, a few minutes silence is always respected and acknowledge whilst I remember the eight players and the rest of the rest of the twenty three that past away because of the tragedy.
On to the football and our game this weekend. Chelsea away. Not a game we’ve won to often at Stamford Bridge over the past twenty years or so. I think I can probably count on one hand the victories we’ve had there. Been a while since I went to although I have been on about five occasions. Most of the most memorable was when we’d already been crowd champions and they had to give us a guard of honour. “Keep that chin up was” being sung at Mourinho is something that stands out too, classic mickey taking.
Even for all the bad performance we’ve had under van Gaal is does seem to have a knack of getting some sort of result in most of the ‘big games’. I bet if I looked closely into his games in charge against Arsenal, City, Chelsea and the scousers I bet his record is pretty good. Still, I’m going to go for a 1-1 draw tomorrow. I just wish we’d played them earlier on in the season when they we’re all over the place. Would be nice to give them a right good spanking!
This article was written yesterday but has been scheduled to be uploaded at 3.04pm Saturday 6th February in memory of all those that lose their lives back in 1958. Lest we forget.