Testimonials

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  1. bear in the big blue house

    bear in the big blue house

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    Think Gary Kelly at Leeds was the first, but only just before Quinn.
     
  2. manclad

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    The first testimonial I attended was actually for a United player- Billy Foulkes at Old Trafford. They played a City side in Nov 1970 and I attended with a couple of school pals(I was 14 at the time).
    I don't remember much about the actual match,all I can remember is running skirmishes with United fans all along Chester Road back into town,windows being smashed and mounted police keeping rival fans apart.
    And this was supposed to be a friendly match!!!
     
  3. Alan Oakes Shinpads

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    What about Bert Trautmann`s ?
     
  4. GAZZA

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    Rag ;-)
     
  5. Mad Eyed Screamer

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    What about it ;)

    Think the first one I went to was for Bill Taylor - coach for both City and England - Trevor Cherry nay have played for City that night....
     
  6. Fred_Quimby

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    The only testimonial I have ever been to was Bert's. Stanley Mathews played for the England 11, still a wonderful player even at that age, must have been well into his 50's. A United player scored an own goal against Bert. Think the final score was 5-4 to England. A great, very emotional night.

    Players needed them in those days as they were not on the wages they get now. When they stopped playing the cheque stopped.
     
  7. BringBackSwales

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    King Colin Bell
     
  8. kippaxkid74

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    I know it's hard for those of us as a certain age to realise, but 30 years ago was 1989.
    So i don't think Colin counts ;)

    I went to Lakeys, and Ian Brightwell's, and will be there tomorrow.
     
  9. ManCityX

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    All the money is going to a Manchester charity.
     
  10. mayo31

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    The only one I have been to before was Arthur Albiston at OT, we won 2 nil.

    It was lively beforehand
     
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