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Discussion in 'Bluemoon forum' started by Bluefen, 9 Sep 2019.
Think Gary Kelly at Leeds was the first, but only just before Quinn.
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!!!
What about Bert Trautmann`s ?
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....
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.
King Colin Bell
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.
All the money is going to a Manchester charity.
The only one I have been to before was Arthur Albiston at OT, we won 2 nil.
It was lively beforehand