Monday, April 25, 2011


I haven't seen last night's BBC drama "United" about the Busby Babes and the Munich air crash yet, though I am sure that the BBC IPlayer will take the strain.

David Tennant plays Jimmy Murphy, Manchester United's assistant manager. He hadn't been at Munich because he was away managing the Welsh team in a World Cup qualifying game, but took over and steered a substitute team to the FA Cup final while Matt Busby recovered from his injuries.

A Welsh Born Icon (born in Ton Pentre, Rhondda), if ever the was one.

My cousin Pat was on Man U's books in the 70s (I am hazy on the precise dates) so he may well have met Murphy, who retired in 1971.

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