The Munich58 Tribute Book

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Met wrote on February 6, 2013:
The Busby Babes: forever the heart and soul of MUFC.
Holloway family wrote on February 6, 2013:
To all who died on that tragic day 55 years ago, you will never be forgotten, R.I.P.
Michael wrote on February 6, 2013:
Thoughts with all of you, and especially Tommy and Mark,2 of Barnsley's finest. RIP lads.
David Easson wrote on February 6, 2013:
Such a tragedy is so difficult to comprehend. So many taken too early.

A Liverpool fan who today remembers the Flowers of Manchester. RIP
Big Si- AVFC wrote on February 6, 2013:
Never Forgotten and always remembered the greatest team to grace a football field R.I.P. boys you are legends everyone of the Busby Babes and will always be the greatest club in football.
Ant Hogan wrote on February 6, 2013:
May I pay my respects to the victims, never shall they be forgotten.

I am an Everton fan, but today this Scouser stands alongside Manchester United fans to remember.

God bless, rest in peace.
Harry Jones wrote on February 6, 2013:
We'll never die. The flowers of English football, the flowers of Manchester.
Sean Carroll wrote on February 6, 2013:
Another year rolls by but still you are not forgotten. You'll never be forgotten. RIP Babes.
Ian Suzanne and Hannah wrote on February 6, 2013:
Another year gone and the memories are as strong as ever. You will never be forgotten. RIP.
Rob Harrison wrote on February 6, 2013:
Liverpool FC fan

Not about footy allegiances today, just about needless waste of life.

RIP and condolences to all affected by this tragic loss.
keith sullivan wrote on February 6, 2013:
i was 4 years old when this tragic event happened,from that day to the end of my life i am a Manchester united fan,to those who died on that fateful day,the world lost a team capable of beating the best and indeed was the best, united's football still played as they played then to entertain,to score goals,r,i,p never forgotten,x
Phil Coffin wrote on February 5, 2013:
The Flowers of Manchester. Thinking of The Busby Babes AND all twenty-three souls who lost their lives. Condolences and thoughts to those who still survive, the families and all affected by that terrible day in Munich. It's really important for younger United fans to know that we would not having the standing now if it were not for The Babes. Rest In Peace Boys. God bless.
John Robinson wrote on February 5, 2013:
You will never be forgotten by decent football supporters around the world. RIP
Alastair Donaghy wrote on February 5, 2013:
R.I.P The Busby Babes. Thoughts are with the familys, the players and especially Sir Bobby Charlton, from every United Fan in Northern Ireland

One cold and bitter Thursday in Munich, Germany,
Eight great football stalwarts conceded victory,
Eight men will never play again who met destruction there,
The flowers of English football, the flowers of Manchester
Matt Busby’s boys were flying, returning from Belgrade,
This great United family, all masters of their trade,
The pilot of the aircraft, the skipper Captain Thain,
Three times they tried to take off and twice turned back again.
The third time down the runaway disaster followed close,
There was slush upon that runaway and the aircraft never rose,
It ploughed into the marshy ground, it broke, it overturned.
And eight of the team were killed as the blazing wreckage burned.
Roger Byrne and Tommy Taylor who were capped for England’s side.
And Ireland’s Billy Whelan and England’s Geoff Bent died,
Mark Jones and Eddie Colman, and David Pegg also,
They all lost their lives as it ploughed on through the snow.
Big Duncan he went too, with an injury to his brain,
And Ireland’s brave Jack Blanchflower will never play again,
The great Matt Busby lay there, the father of his team
Three long months passed by before he saw his team again.
The trainer, coach and secretary, and a member of the crew,
Also eight sporting journalists who with United flew,
And one of them Big Swifty, who we will ne’er forget,
The finest English ‘keeper that ever graced the net.
Oh, England’s finest football team its record truly great,
Its proud successes mocked by a cruel turn of fate.
Eight men will never play again, who met destruction there,
The flowers of English football, the flowers of Manchester ,<3
Jim Lannie wrote on February 5, 2013:
The memories will never die! We will pass on the tears and hurt to our families! I can just imagine through misty eyes the brilliance of the Babes!
Rifaa Afia wrote on February 5, 2013:
I'm not even born when the Busby Babes were playing

I'm not even born when the Babes went to Belgrade

I'm not even born when the Babes were waiting for the airplane to be fixed in the airport in Munich

But I feel very sad for them.

From the movies and videos I watched, I can tell you that they were the greatest youngsters in England

They were so composed, they were playing a beatiful football in England and Europe

But then, the disaster happened.

The 23 people who died, footballer or not, will always stay in my heart

I will remember them all, because they are a massive part of United history

If they weren't exist, we wouldn't be what we are now

The Busby Babes will never be forgotten. RIP.
steven ,janet and gordon wrote on February 5, 2013:
always remembered
Asif Razaq wrote on February 4, 2013:
Forever in our hearts
Never forgotten
Rip Babes
draigcymru wrote on February 3, 2013:
RIP Busby Babes! Can't believe it's 55 years this year!

We'll never die, we'll never die,
We'll never die, we'll never die,
We'll keep the Red flag flying high,
'Cos Man United will never die
H wrote on May 12, 2012:
This is from a Liverpool Fan who goes home, away and euorpe. I know our rivalry sometimes goes too far, and fans from both sides are drawn into vile chanting about death. But if any half decent person actually thinks about what they are chanting they should be disgusted with themselves. Nobody, whether it be fans, players, managers or anyone deserves to go to a football match and not return. At the end of the day it is only a game, and nowhere near as important as human life itself. I would like to sincerely apologise for any remarks off the cuff I may have made in moments of anger in my more youthful years regarding Munich, such remarks are some of my biggest regrets, and I feel nothing but shame for them now

Rest in Peace Busby Babes YNWA

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