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Nice piece in tonight paper....
Fan's tribute to Busby Babes pals
THOUSANDS of Manchester United fans may have paid tribute to the heroes who died in the Munich air disaster, but Jack Coggan organised his own tribute to the players he knew as pals.
Most of the legendary team were regular customers at the retired tailor's sports outfitters in Stalybridge and often stayed to sit and chat over a cuppa.
Jack commissioned an ornate memorial scroll in tribute to the eight Busby Babes and 15 other victims of the tragedy in 1958.
Former United stars and officials joined with civic dignitaries to mark the anniversary at a service he organised at St Luke's Church in King Street, Dukinfield, where the scroll has a place of honour.
Guests included ex-manager Wilf McGuinness, and former players Jack Crompton and Johnny Aston.
Jack said: "St Luke's has become known by many as the `United church' because of the scroll, and the links between the club and the area, and we thought it would be appropriate to hold our own service of remembrance.
"It wasn't just VIPs and ex-United players, however, we had representatives of other churches in the area, and most of the local football clubs."
A replica of the Old Trafford Munich clock, which is stopped at the moment of the disaster on February 6, 1958, was on display. The congregation observed a two-minute silence and 23 candles were lit for the victims. Jack, whose family ran the Stalybridge shop for more than a century, said: "It was a beautiful service, and both a happy and immensely sad occasion.
"There were not many dry eyes in church when hymns like Abide With Me were sung.
"The players that died at Munich were much more than heroes to me - they were pals, and such a grand lot of lads.
"I remember the day of the disaster vividly. I was serving a customer when someone came in and said the United plane had crashed. As soon as I found it was true, I set off for Old Trafford to join with the many that were gathering there.
"I have known many of the club's stars, and for me, Bobby Charlton and Duncan Edwards were the world's two best players in their day.
"Bobby was once in my shop when a little lad came in and asked to buy a Manchester United hat and scarf, and I asked him who is favourite United player was.
"He said `Bobby Charlton' and when I said he was over at the counter the lad took one look and said `That's never Bobby. He doesn't look as nice as Bobby'."
Jack says while taking nothing away from United's current squad, the Babes were a league apart. They were world beaters. It was a privilege not only to see them play, but to know many of them well."