UK time is: 12:12:15
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

R.I.P John Doherty

John Doherty who was once a member of Sir Matt Busby's Manchester United side, died at the age of 72.

He wasn't United's most famous footballer, that has to be said: with only 26 appearances and 7 goals before he was forced to retire with a knee injury, his achievements on the pitch can be quickly forgotten.

Yet off it he was tremendous. As chairman of the Association of Former Manchester United players he worked astonishingly hard to keep it together and as tributes rightly pointed out, the success of the group is mainly due to his efforts.

'John was a tireless leader of the Association of Former Players and a much loved and popular figure around Old Trafford,' said David Gill.

'His work with the Former Players saw the group go from strength to strength. His quick wit and easy manner will be greatly missed.

'It was a special moment for him to be able to bring on the Premier League trophy at the end of last season with his other friends from the Busby Babes' first title-winning team in 1956 for presentation to the team; a role he performed with great pride and dignity.


Paddy Crerand, himself also a member of the association of course, has admitted he will terribly miss his old friend.

'I am absolutely devastated. It's hard to take. He was a great, great lad and such a big fan of United.

'He was always at the games at Old Trafford and obviously has the history of playing for the club as a Busby Babe.

'One of the great things about him was the work he did for the Association of Former Manchester United Players. He was absolutely fantastic with his work for the old boys.'


Rest in peace, John Doherty.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

The Journalist

Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday November 15 2007

Time: 8:49AM

Your Comments

Condolences on your clubs loss.
BlindJak
Sadly, there can't be many of those superb gents left. RIP.
merlin
Very sad news. RIP.
will it ever happen
extremly sad. R.I.P. you have my sympathies
SMOKIEJACK
R.I.P JOHNY DOHERTY !
H4RL3Y-MUFCRON4LDO
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Manchester United Articles

United Target Another Midfielder (Wednesday December 17 2014)

It`s Yeovil for United in Round 3 (Wednesday December 17 2014)

Jones Back in the United Fold (Wednesday December 17 2014)

United`s De Gea is Staying! (Wednesday December 17 2014)

United Transfer Talk (16/12/14) (Tuesday December 16 2014)

United`s De Gea`s Up With the Best (Tuesday December 16 2014)

Title Talk (2) (Tuesday December 16 2014)

More Suitors for United`s Januzaj (Monday December 15 2014)

Come On, Let`s Not Kid Ourselves! (Monday December 15 2014)

Archived Manchester United Articles

List All Vital United Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 16 12 3 1 +23 39
2. Man City 16 11 3 2 +19 36
3. Man Utd 16 9 4 3 +12 31
4. West Ham 16 8 4 4 +8 28
5. Southampton 16 8 2 6 +12 26
6. Arsenal 16 7 5 4 +9 26
7. Spurs 16 7 3 6 -2 24

Breaking League News

If They Won't Sign - Let Them Go!
Aston Villa : 19/12/2014 12:01:00
NUFC Fixture Changes For TV
Newcastle : 19/12/2014 11:09:00
Wenger 'Scared' Rambo Could Miss Christmas Period
Arsenal : 19/12/2014 10:48:00
NUFC Influence Growing At Rangers
Newcastle : 19/12/2014 10:23:00
Points target for Champions League in 2015?
Everton : 19/12/2014 10:19:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM v Liverpool?
Suggested By:  Red Boy
De Gea 74%
Jones 2%
Carrick 2%
Evans 2%
Valencia 4%
Fellaini 0%
Rooney 4%
Young 2%
Mata 4%
Van Persie 0%
Wilson 0%
Herrera 0%
Falcao 4%
McNair 2%