This is the story of football's first superstar. This is the story of a boy miner who became a global celebrity, the story of a man with as much skill as almost any footballer who came after him in the 20th-century, this is the story of a man who dedicated his life to the improvement … Continue reading Episode Six: Billy Meredith
Manchester United’s last league game in June – led by Stanley Matthews
"United's ability to do well in League football was hit on the head by the action of a certain Herr Hitler, former painter in civilian life," decreed the Manchester United match programme ahead of the club's only ever league fixture previously played in June. Stanley Matthews, a man with an almost incomparable legend in English … Continue reading Manchester United’s last league game in June – led by Stanley Matthews
Episode Five: Charlie Roberts
United Through Time looks at Charlie Roberts - the first Manchester United captain to lift a league title. Part One: June 2nd, 2020Part Two: June 9th, 2020Part Three: June 16th, 2020You can listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, acast and all other good podcast providers The Darlington-born centre half-back was a footballing pioneer. His style of … Continue reading Episode Five: Charlie Roberts
10 must-read Manchester United books
Not the definitive list of the best Manchester United books, but a pretty good one. We like all of these.
Five good books about Newton Heath – the early years of Manchester United
It's a part of Manchester United's history that is far too often left uncovered. Nevertheless, the nature of the club's fame means that there is still plenty written about Newton Heath Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Football Club. Here's five good books on the subject. Harry Stafford: Manchester United's First Captain Marvel With some groundbreaking research … Continue reading Five good books about Newton Heath – the early years of Manchester United
Episode Four: Ernest Mangnall
United Through Time looks at Ernest Mangnall – Manchester United's first great manager. Mangnall was a Bolton-born club secretary who placed heavy emphasis on fitness and personality. His knowledge of the game allowed him to bring together some of the finest footballers in the country. https://open.spotify.com/episode/5Y55PL1oJxCzUgEJg7NsDF With those talented players, Mangnall led United to their … Continue reading Episode Four: Ernest Mangnall
Episode Three: John Henry Davies
United Through Time looks at John Henry Davies – the man who saved Manchester United from extinction in 1902, took the Reds to Old Trafford and oversaw the club’s first league and Cup glories.
Harry Gregg receives an OBE
Harry Gregg has been awarded an OBE for ‘services to football’.
Episode Two: Harry Stafford
Episode Two of United Through Time has been released.
Harry Stafford tales: signing Charlie Roberts
The story of how Harry Stafford signed Charlie Roberts with the help of JJ Bentley in 1903.