- 6 Jan 2009
- wondering where it all went wrong
Factually wrong, Stretford, pre- 1974 was a county borough of Lancashire, and has never been in Manchester.
From memory they existed as Manchester United in Manchester from 1902 till 1910, a grand total of 8 years.
Goes back much further than the '80s tho. When the Swamp was originally planned and designed in 1910 , the RAGS wanted to call it The Manchester Stadium. This request was turned down by the council because
" Stretford was part of the ancient parish of Manchester in the county of Lancashire"