The Munich58 Tribute Book

The Munich58 Tribute Book contains comments and tributes from football fans, both Reds and non-Reds from all over the world. Please feel free to browse the entries in the book and add your own tribute.

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Martin Harle wrote on December 10, 2018:
We'll never die

RIP Busby Babes
Tim Sterrett wrote on October 19, 2018:
The Munich disaster has been the foundation of our club, from the ashes of that air crash came the greatest football club ever built.
So many people from all over the globe now follow the Reds, I'm a Northern Irish man myself, and from I was 10 years old I have made the trek to the Theatre of dreams many times, some times the team have struggled to meet the expectations of the fans, one thing always hit me in the heart ! when you take that look around the packed stands and see our fan base is now more Global than any all clubs in the world, its all because of Munich 58 !! God rest their souls and God bless UNITED !! We'll never die !
Tommy Jordache wrote on September 21, 2018:
The Flowers Of Manchester, never ever to be
This is what we are - never say die,
always to keep dreaming, and making dreams into reality.
We are Youth
We are the ones who shows everyone else, what good football is.
We are Sir Matt Busby, and everything he stood for.
We'll only survive as a club, if we keep our legacy,
history, identity and football culture alive!

What a great and important page this is!
All the best, you're the best!
David Pendlebury wrote on September 20, 2018:
never to be forgotten they will never grow old r.i.p
Sohail Hussain wrote on September 20, 2018:
R.I.P to the Man Utd legends that died they are the reason why Manchester United is a massive club with good and loyal fans like ourselves I thank all the players who died sadly they have made history with my favourite club Man Utd rest in heaven.❤️❤️❤️
Alexander Cobb wrote on September 19, 2018:
The busby babes are icons of the English game that we all know and love. What they did in their short lives impacted so many people not just football but they were looked up as celebrity’s and ahead of their time. The team Man United had would of won a lot more throphies and would of gone to dominate the world for years but sadly it was taken away so quickly. Even today in 2018, they still have a massive impact on how Us the Man United supports think and act when it comes to our own expectations of the club. I’m so proud of what they did in their short period of their lives but feel like if this tragedy never happened the world we live in today would be very different. I visited the memorial the second time this summer as I feel it’s important to never forget the fundamental part of Man United history. It’s such a difficult time come February but if we all come together as fans then we can remember them in the correct way they should be remembered for. Man United will never die. #NeverForget By Alex Age 19
Mark Joyce wrote on September 19, 2018:
The reason why I love this club and why so many others do too. Their legacy will forever be engrained into our club. They are gone, but will never, ever be forgotten. Thank you so much, The Busby Babes.
Mark Curtis wrote on September 19, 2018:
The horrors of 1958 will forever be etched into our legacy. The resilience to rise again from the darkened floor. I for one shall never forget.
Andrew wrote on September 19, 2018:
I wasn't born when the disaster happened but all I know that I love this club and always will. such an amazing squad back then and who knows what players they would off become in time. But I have learned so much about Manchester united through the years and we will never forget our stars rip you will never be forgotten
Mark Goldbridge wrote on September 19, 2018:
My Grandad Gordon loved the Busby Babes. Not because of the tragedy that defined them, but for their youthful exuberance and talent that lit up the footballing world in the years before that horrible day in February 1958.

Because of them my Grandad followed Manchester United all his life, because of him I follow Manchester United, and because of me my family and friends will know the story of the Busby Babes and why they and all those lost in Munich will never be forgotten.
Dave Simpson wrote on September 11, 2018:
I was just a few months old at the time of the Munich Air Disaster so never had the pleasure of seeing them play. However, their legend lived on, and will do so forever and ever. My first game at Old Trafford was in 1967 and I was lucky enough to be at the last game of that season, whn United were presented with the League Championship trophy. Obviously, this gave us another tilt at the European Cup and, as we all know, the 67/68 season culminated in us winning the Holy Grail and seeing Sir Matt realise his dream. Almost 50 years after that fantastic win at Wembley, and 60 years after the tragedy at Munich, I travelled with an army of Reds to pay tribute to the players, staff, and other victims of that terrible disaster. Without a shadow of a doubt, it was the best trip I've been on with my United "family". I was lucky enough to visit the Rechts der Isar hospital and meet some of the staff who tended to the injured, and then attended the very moving speeches and tributes at the memorial and, as usual, my eyes welled up listening to our very own Tracey Malone singing "The Flowers of Manchester". I'm so glad, and proud, that you lads have set up the MMMF, demonstrating your love and affection for the history, past,present and future of OUR Football Club. Respect to all of you. Cheers....Simmo
roberta gray wrote on August 5, 2018:
in memory of all the busby babes who lost their lives so tragically

on that after noon in 1958


the daughter of a life time fan of Manchester United

Rip god bless you all.
janet wrote on February 21, 2018:
Duncan Edwards RIP
Paul Boswell wrote on February 17, 2018:
If i could live just one day in my life, it would be 23rd Nov 1957, St James Park, Newcastle. My 12th Birthday, and the one and only time i saw United babes play. 1-0 down and time running out, Tommy and Duncan did the rest, 2-1 winners. Always remembered forever and a day. R.I.P. Paul B.
Keith rogers wrote on February 6, 2018:
My eyes are full of tears my heart feels broken
It's 60 years since you left us but we will never forget you boys.
PLAY on LADS play well in heaven.
Each year it hurts a little more.
A Fulham supporter but United with Manchester
Janet Steven and Gordon wrote on February 5, 2018:
Another year gone by It still hurts May they rest in peace Always UNITED
I. Greenwood wrote on February 3, 2018:
My dad used to recall the day when the news of the tragedy started coming through.He was making his way home and was walking through Manchester City centre and noticed that people were crying in the street. He wondered what terrible thing might have happened to cause this . He stopped to asked someone and that's when he too heard the awful news and stood side by side with strangers weeping for the Busby Babes.
Mark Armstrong wrote on February 2, 2018:
Only recently did I hear the story that apparently Jimmy Murphy didn't think that Eddie Colman was quite good enough, but apparently Chief Scout Joe Armstrong convinced him otherwise. And how right he was. Little Joe Armstrong was my Grandfather and as I child I saw so many pictures of the Busby Babes that I though they were family. On 6th Feb 1958, when news reached Old Trafford, my Grandfather knew which of the players families didn't have telephones, so while Jimmy Murphy rang families and did what he could there, 64 year old Joe went out on foot, or by taxi, to break news to the other relatives. The weeks after were filled with funerals to attend, but somehow the Club kept going. We must always remember them.
Pete Martin wrote on February 2, 2018:
Every year it happens, every anniversary it all comes back when I walked into our house from school and me mam told me that there had been a plane crash and some of Manchester United's players were involved. Then there was the waiting ...... because in those days we had no TV and the news only came on the wireless (radio) a couple of times a night and I think it was 9 o'clock when everyone (I am from a family of 12 children) crowded around the wireless to have the bad news confirmed. I still feel the shock and it still seems unbelievable - it CAN'T be true, this is not happening. Sadly it is still true and the pain is still there. The only thing we can do is remember. Remember and pay our respects. Well tomorrow there will be thousands gathered in front of the plaque and we will remember, with smiles and tears. And we will sing our hearts out in honour of your passing - so young, so talented.... This is all we can do, remember and pay our respects so let us all do it together and be proud that these players played for OUR club and still hold the respect of all the football world. Though life's moved on, the Reds continue. We've plumbed the depths, we've reached the sky. Our memories of the Flowers of Manchester, like Man United will NEVER die.......
David White wrote on January 30, 2018:
You were the greatest team I have seen in over 60 years of following Manchester United.

You gave us all immense pleasure in the fresh, fast and honest attacking football that you played.

I still hurt when I think of that fateful day and the awful crash.

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