Saturday, June 08, 2013

Any day now, any day now, I shall be released.

Manchester United May 2 1973
  • Pat Olney played his first match for United appearing as a sub against Hellas Verona, scoring a goal
  • Pat Olney played his last match for United appearing as a sub against Hellas Verona
  • Bobby Charlton's Last match for United in the match vs Hellas Verona
That's my cousin Pat's entire career in the Man U first team above.

I thought of it yesterday when I was reading 'Andrey Arshavin, William Gallas and Mark Schwarzer among players released by Premier League clubs' in the Telegraph.

The article has a list of all the players released by Premiere League clubs. It is a long list. Arsenal alone released 14.

It's a tough business.


Anonymous said...

I remember Pat playing at Bangor City (and working on the railway). A great player on his day.

Anonymous said...

I played with Pat Olney at Bangor City, he was a wonderful player, could go past players either side. A great crowd pleaser and a match winner. More importantly he was a great lad, we had some memorable times. Pat if you read this remember your were just a wonderful man, and a fabulous footballer. Great memories. Colin R.Penrose