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Roger Byrne: Captain Of The Busby Babes #2020

Roger Byrne Captain Of The Busby Babes Manchester United have enjoyed than their fair share of great players down the years but none has been comitted to the cause than the subject of this biography Roger Byrne Brought up in Gorton a wo

  • Title: Roger Byrne: Captain Of The Busby Babes
  • Author: Iain McCartney
  • ISBN: 9781901746143
  • Page: 456
  • Format: None
  • Roger Byrne: Captain Of The Busby Babes By Iain McCartney, Manchester United have enjoyed than their fair share of great players down the years, but none has been comitted to the cause than the subject of this biography, Roger Byrne Brought up in Gorton, a working class suburb of Manchester, Byrne was at first a promising wing half, later even turning out at centre forward, but he came into his own as a left full back fManchester United have enjoyed than their fair share of great players down the years, but none has been comitted to the cause than the subject of this biography, Roger Byrne Brought up in Gorton, a working class suburb of Manchester, Byrne was at first a promising wing half, later even turning out at centre forward, but he came into his own as a left full back fir United and England Indeed so committed was he to his position that he threatened to leave United unless Matt Busby returned him to the position following an experimental period on the left wing Moreover, Byrne was a product of his era The 1950 s were a time when footballers were woefully underpaid Indeed, Byrne and his teammates refused to take part in a BBC film under the working title training with the Champions because the players were not going to paid enough However despite these clashes with authority, Byrne remained fiercely loyal to his manager, teammates and the club s growing army of supporters By 1958 he and Matt Busby had forged a team of great talent and great resource only for the Munich air disaster to take the Babes away Who knows how good Roger s team could have become if fate had not intervened

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    1. Born and bred Mancunian, from Gorton Roger was the first of the Busby Babes, signed in 1948 and first played for the red devils in 1951 A solid, fast left full back, capped by his country Roger Byrne was 29 years old when he died in the Munich air crash.

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