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Manchester in XI Footballers

We’ve only just added this to our repertoire! We’ll have a route, a date and a description up and running, quicker than a Garry Birtles debut goal.

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Football Babylon – Best, Babes, Balls, Booze, Balotelli…

The Football History of Manchester Best, Busby, Bobby, Buzzer, Bell, Bert & Balotelli…from Salford Van Hire to Robin Van Persie, Louis Van Gaal and Ole, Ole, Ole. Running Commentary: Given that Manchester is the world’s leading football city (it is, after all, home to both the most famous club in the world and the richest …
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Matt Busby

Next tour: Fri 26 May 2017. Meet: Visitor Centre, Piccadilly Gardens, 1.30pm. Bob Paisley won more trophies, Bill Shankly made more noise, Alf was better spoken. But nobody commanded more respect than Matt. It may have been the calm air of authority he carried around with him or the fact that he got things done. …
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Matt Busby – The Man Who Made Manchester “united”

Bob Paisley won more trophies, Bill Shankly made more noise, Alf was better spoken. But nobody commanded more respect than Matt. It may have been the calm air of authority he carried around with him or the fact that he got things done. People looked up to him and did according to his bidding. He …
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Manchester United – The Story of the World’s Most Famous Football Club

Next tour: Sunday 22 July 2018, 2.30pm. Meet: National Football Museum, Cathedral Gardens. Booking: Please book here with eventbrite. Once they were Newton Heath: Newton Heath Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway to be exact. A railway team, formed in 1878 in east Manchester, playing in the Lancs and Yorks company colours of green and gold. When their …
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George Best’s Manchester – The Good, The Bad, The Bubbly

Next tour: No dates yet. Meet: National Football Museum, Cathedral Gardens, 11am. There was Oscar’s, the Brown Bull, Slack Alice’s and Edwardia – Manchester clubs, pubs, night time venues and boutiques. Somehow, amongst all the high-living and fast rolling there was time for the odd football match. And when he played…whew! In his second ever match, …
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Football Pub Walk – Booze, Brawls, Babes & Pints of Best

Next tour: No public dates, but we are delighted to be soon taking round members of the Norwegian/ Manchester United supporters at home games. *** Football is a thirsty business, which is probably why some of the greatest players to grace the game liked to drink…to excess. But whereas your typical sleek Italian striker appreciates …
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Best, Law, Charlton – The Holy Trinity

  George Best was the greatest player ever to come out of the British Isles. A mercurial winger, a dazzling dribbler, a magician, a maverick. As the saying goes: “Maradona good; Pelé better; George Best”. Denis Law was European Footballer of the Year 1964. A great showman and one of the greatest goal poachers the game has …
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