United thread 2017/18

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  1. inchy14

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    stunned, dazed and still can't quite believe it!!
    He was.
     
  2. dario2739

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    If the latter then fair enough... but that then poses the question, who watches somebody else watching the match? It's not like the game is shown in the top corner or something... just a dull prick who's in a shite tracky top spouting complete bollocks!
     
  3. aguero93:20

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    He was just pissed and angry, which often comes across as not being compus mentas.
     
  4. ancoats

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    hahaha

    they are just a bunch of ****s and they talk about the history and silverware they have but they are really just another football club with baggage and a air disaster to milk there fans into believing the club did the right thing and looked after all the survivors who could never play again

    https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/disaster-leaves-bitter-legacy-1.890260

    Like Blanchflower, Johnny Berry never played again, having suffered a fractured skull, broken pelvis and broken jaw, that necessitated the removal of all his teeth, so seriously injured he received the last rites in the Munich hospital. He received his end-of-employment notice from the club by post. He, his wife and eight-month-old son were asked to vacate their United-owned home. He died in 1994.
     
  5. BlueMoonraker

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    Does anyone know how much rent United had to pay when they used Maine Road after the war? Was it fair, cheap or excessive?
     
  6. Vienna_70

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    I think I’ve read on here that they didn’t pay all that they were supposed to.

    So, if that’s the case, it was very cheap.
     
  7. laserblue

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    There are stories that a rental fee was agreed but never paid. However, this is based on no trace of receipt of said rent rather than positive proof that they never paid anything. The issue appears to be a bit unclear.

    Post war, James Gibson lobbied his friends in high places for public funding to clear the rubble and rebuild the stadium which was eventually forthcoming. So a free stadium, possibly non-payment of rent for using Maine Road, post war repairs at public expense and the building of the cantilever stand in time for 1966 World Cup at least partly (but possibly wholly) at public expense.
     
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    Most of the swamp building was paid for supporters via The Manchester United Development Fund. It was an early form of a subscription weekly lottery and the profits were invested in building improvements to the stadium ( which of course increased its asset value which was owned by the Edwards family)
     
  10. BlueMoonraker

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    Thanks Laserblue and Vienna_70. They tried to tell me that we charged an exorbitant rent. They might be lying!
     
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