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Will The Minutes Silence Be Respected At Old Trafford On Sunday ... ?

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No one could claim not to understand the importance of the minute's silence
dedicated to the memories of the Munich disaster victims that will (hopefully) take
place before the derby game at Old Trafford this weekend.

Media coverage has been overwhelming all week while leading figures from Bobby
Charlton to City's manager, Sven Goran Eriksson, have all appealed to fans to
show respect.

But, as we saw during Wednesday's international game, it only takes a few to
break the silence of thousands and ruin the occasion – the proposed minute
was reduced to 27 seconds
by the referee after heckling from the crowd.

We all hope that City supporters will send a positive message to the watching
world by respecting the memories of the 23 victims who lost their lives, including
an ex-City player Frank Swift, but will there be 60 seconds of peace after Howard
Webb blows his first whistle on Sunday?
 
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i think it will be respected because the media has made such a big deal of it and Citeh fans are only going to make their own club look bad if they mess it up.
 

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Fans who sing this dont give a **** about what the media thinks, I know fans, a scouser, who sings Munich and he likes them getting this bad media as it makes other firms fear them, according to that twat anyway!!!

Although I hope the older fans keep the youths, who dont understand how the city was torn apart by Munich, quiet!

Oh, and thankfully they get a life-long bam from football matches if they dont respect the silence!
 

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i think it will be respected because the media has made such a big deal of it and Citeh fans are only going to make their own club look bad if they mess it up.

Dont they always make their own club look bad? LMAO
 

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Im an optimist and think the 1 minute silence(or close) will be observed.
I hope Im right but I have a niggling feeling that I may not be.
 

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i hope 2 god that the one minute is completed properly but the england game has made me think otherwise....
 
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I would like to think so but i have serious doubts about it.

At least United are trying to keep the latecomers quiet...




The gates will close in the build up to the silence and re-open after it on Sunday. Message is, get in early.

PRE MATCH SCHEDULE

11.30am Turnstiles Open

MU Radio and PA music

1.20pm Teams line up in the tunnel
Ball Boys will take up their match positions
The Young Players will form a Guard of Honour

1.21pm Teams (led by the Referee and their respective managers) enter the pitch and walk along the touchline to the Centre Tunnel. The managers will each be carrying a wreath.

The Referee and each player will be accompanied by a child mascot. Each child will bear the name of a person who died in the accident.

Manchester United will line up around the centre circle with their backs to the Stretford End.

Manchester City will line up around the centre circle with their backs to the East Stand.

The Mascots will form a line on the south side of the pitch facing the North Stand with their backs facing the TV gantry.

Sir Alex Ferguson and Mr Sven Goran Eriksson will be invited to place a wreath on the centre spot followed by the minutes.

1.30pm Kick Off

Note: Supporters will not be admitted to the seating area after 1.20pm until after the finish of the above
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SALFORD RED said:
I would like to think so but i have serious doubts about it.

At least United are trying to keep the latecomers quiet...




The gates will close in the build up to the silence and re-open after it on Sunday. Message is, get in early.

PRE MATCH SCHEDULE

11.30am Turnstiles Open

MU Radio and PA music

1.20pm Teams line up in the tunnel
Ball Boys will take up their match positions
The Young Players will form a Guard of Honour

1.21pm Teams (led by the Referee and their respective managers) enter the pitch and walk along the touchline to the Centre Tunnel. The managers will each be carrying a wreath.

The Referee and each player will be accompanied by a child mascot. Each child will bear the name of a person who died in the accident.

Manchester United will line up around the centre circle with their backs to the Stretford End.

Manchester City will line up around the centre circle with their backs to the East Stand.

The Mascots will form a line on the south side of the pitch facing the North Stand with their backs facing the TV gantry.

Sir Alex Ferguson and Mr Sven Goran Eriksson will be invited to place a wreath on the centre spot followed by the minutes.

1.30pm Kick Off

Note: Supporters will not be admitted to the seating area after 1.20pm until after the finish of the above
.

well done mate.. full details... thanks
 

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Police warn against disruptions

Source: ITV-Football



Police have warned troublemakers to stay away from Sunday's Manchester derby where a minute's silence will be held to mark the 50th anniversary of the Munich air disaster.

Match commander Chief Superintendent Janette McCormick said she hoped both Manchester United and Manchester City fans would "unite to ensure the day is a fitting occasion".

Plain clothes and uniform officers will be in and around Old Trafford, working with stadium staff to identify any offenders and deal with them as quickly as possible.

Eastlands club officials have warned their supporters that any disruption to Sunday's tribute to the 23 people who died will not be tolerated and have threatened to hand out lifetime bans.

McCormick said additional police patrols would also be deployed in the city centre for the Premier League clash.

She said: "Our main aim for Sunday's match is for the game to go ahead without any major disruption and be an enjoyable experience for everyone who attends.

"Anyone who may be thinking of coming to the match with the intention of causing trouble should stay away.

"My officers will take robust action against troublemakers so this minority of people do not spoil the day for the true supporters.

"We have been working closely with both clubs to ensure the day passes off peacefully.

"GMP is used to policing high profile matches and this is no exception.

"We wish both teams the best of luck for the match and hope that supporters of both Manchester United and Manchester City unite to ensure the day is a fitting occasion to mark the 50th anniversary of the Munich disaster."

The Blues will have their own stewards at the game and have promised to co-operate with their rivals in identifying any culprits who break the silence.

City's Official Supporters' Club had requested a minute's applause rather than a silence and then asked for the tribute to be held at the end of the match but have now asked their members to abide by the arrangements.
 
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