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R.I.P John Doherty

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.



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Writer:Zae
Date:Thursday November 15 2007
Time: 8:49AM

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Condolences on your clubs loss.
BlindJak
15/11/2007 14:05:00
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Sadly, there can't be many of those superb gents left. RIP.
merlin
15/11/2007 19:37:00
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Very sad news. RIP.
will it ever happen
16/11/2007 12:06:00
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extremly sad. R.I.P. you have my sympathies
SMOKIEJACK
16/11/2007 15:48:00
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R.I.P JOHNY DOHERTY !
H4RL3Y-MUFCRON4LDO
16/12/2007 12:05:00
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