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Harry Gregg, Manchester United 'Busby Babe', dies aged 87

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Old 17th February 2020, 12:00
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Harry Gregg, Manchester United 'Busby Babe', dies aged 87

Great goalkeeper for M.U. and N. Ireland and a hero at Munich (rescuing fellow players from the crash)...
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Old 17th February 2020, 13:22
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I had the honour and pleasure to meet this straightforward, open, friendly and decent man on more than one occasion. Another true legend gone. He was named The best Goalkeeper at the 1958 world cup and he served United and N.Ireland well in 28 caps when teams hardly played many International fixtures. He will always be remembered for Munich although he never wanted to be and was always very reticent about discussing it. Typical of the man. He always said that "He was ordinary Henry Gregg of 34 Windsor avenue, Tobermore, County Derry who was useful at football on good days and rubbish on bad days". You never had many bad days Harry!

Deepest sympathies to the lovely Carolyn and the family. RIP H. x
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Old 17th February 2020, 19:16
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I had the honour and pleasure to meet this straightforward, open, friendly and decent man on more than one occasion. Another true legend gone. He was named The best Goalkeeper at the 1958 world cup and he served United and N.Ireland well in 28 caps when teams hardly played many International fixtures. He will always be remembered for Munich although he never wanted to be and was always very reticent about discussing it. Typical of the man. He always said that "He was ordinary Henry Gregg of 34 Windsor avenue, Tobermore, County Derry who was useful at football on good days and rubbish on bad days". You never had many bad days Harry!

Deepest sympathies to the lovely Carolyn and the family. RIP H. x
Nice personal touch there Win, a fine fella by all accounts. I never had the pleasure of watching him play, but wish I had. RIP
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Old 17th February 2020, 23:15
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I was lucky enough to see him play when I was a boy.

RIP to a true hero in more than one sense of the word
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