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The Darkest Day Ever

We'll never forget that day, no matter that most us weren't even born then. Every United fan knows what it means for the club.

I'm no good at writing moving articles about such disasters. So please forgive me that I can't really find the words on this day. Let me write here the names of those 8 great footballers who never returned from that trip.

Geoff Bent - Died at the age of 25. Brave, determined, could have been a bedrock of a wonderful team but for the even better Byrne.

Roger Byrne - He was 28, a fantastic full-back whose pace was just about incredible.

Eddie Colman - Aged 21, a real flair player - at half-back.

Duncan Edwards - He was 20. The most promising England player ever, the only footballer who made Bobby Charlton feel inferior. He possessed everything to be one of the true greats.

Mark Jones - He was a rock-solid half-back at the age of 24. Even George Best would have found life tough against him.

David Pegg - Sir Matt described him as the team's best left winger, by a mile. Do I need to say more?

Tommy Taylor - One of the best ever forwards of United. He scored 131 goals in 191 games and was only 26 at the time of Munich... should have notched at least 200 goals in the red shirt.

Billy Whelan - He was 22, another fantastic forward whose technique, passing and vision were all of the highest quality.

Three club officials: Walter Crickmer club secretary, Tom Curry trainer and Bert Whalley coach also tragically lost their lives. Rest in peace!

A tribute to the victims of the tragedy

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The Journalist

Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday February 6 2007

Time: 2:03PM

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As much as i love berating United for everything, constantly, this was unquestionably the worst day in history for football fans everywhere. RIP babes.
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06/02/2007 14:08:00

R.I.P. Some real talented players. Its a shame the world never got to see more.
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06/02/2007 14:39:00

RIP, will never be forgotten
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06/02/2007 14:58:00

yes, RIP. I remember the team well - Edwards would have been very special and Byrne and Taylor already were Hull fan
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06/02/2007 17:26:00

Tagic moment!
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06/02/2007 19:48:00

Rest in Peace.
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07/02/2007 00:57:00

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07/02/2007 10:52:00

Not a Man U fan but as a footie fan in general it was a very sad day for football everywhere. RIP
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07/02/2007 10:55:00

watching the tribute brought a tears too my eyes
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07/02/2007 14:56:00

do you think they will do something special next year to mark the 50th anniversary?
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07/02/2007 16:20:00

yeah they should and probally will.
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07/02/2007 21:20:00


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