Harry Gregg

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Jack Charlton with his assistant manager Maurice Setters after the 1990 World Cup quarter-final. Both men died in 2020. File photograph: Inpho

The two men could hardly have been more different, other than, in their own way, each became footballing deity. Diego Maradona’s death, at the age of(...)

Jordan Henderson of Liverpool holds the Premier League trophy aloft as they celebrate winning the title at an empty Anfield after the victory over Chelsea in July.   Photograph:  Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Soon it will be over. Soon the unprecedented year will give way. There will be relief, not least because we will be unable to call 2021 unprecedented.(...)

Jack Charlton and Billy Bremner having breakfast in bed after securing the FA Cup the day before. Photo: Varley Picture Agency

Big Jack was unimpressed. “What the fook you doing ’ere?” he said. It was a question, possibly, though in the moment it felt like an accusation. “Eh,(...)

Former Manchester United and Northern Ireland goalkeeper Harry Gregg. Photograph: PA

Harry Gregg was happy to be remembered as many things — footballer, goalkeeper, Manchester United player, Northern Ireland international and grassroot(...)

Harry Gregg makes a save for Manchester United in August 1958. Photograph: Getty

Former Manchester United and Northern Ireland goalkeeper Harry Gregg, a hero of the Munich air disaster, has died at the age of 87. His death was ann(...)

 Tottenham Hotspur’s Jimmy Greaves has a shot blocked by a Burnley defender at White Hart Lane in 1963. Photograph: Roger Jackson/Central Press/Getty Images

Harry Gregg, for a couple of seconds, was back in goal. He was sitting on his settee miming a goalkeeper’s preparation as a striker readies to shoot. (...)

Former Irish rugby player Willie John McBride has been recognised for his service to the sport in Queen Elizabeth’s New Year’s honours list.

Former Irish rugby player Willie John McBride has been recognised for his service to the sport in Queen Elizabeth’s new year’s honours list. The 78-y(...)

Harry Gregg makes a save for Manchester United in August 1958. Photograph: Getty

Up there on the northern tip of the island, the hero sits. He looks through a window of the new house they found up an unmarked track off a winding ro(...)

Manchester United line up before their 1958 European Cup quarter-final second leg against Red Star Belgrade. Photograph: Inpho/Getty

In the first week of February 1958 a syndicated bulletin from Yugoslavia hit newspaper offices across England. It began: “A crowd of autograph hunters(...)

Pat Dunne: the Manchester United goalkeeper screams in frustration after letting in a Tottenham Hotspur goal during a match in October 1965.   Photograph: Central Press/Getty Images

Pat Dunne who has died aged 72, will have a place in the history of Manchester United FC as the man who proved that early rejection need not necessari(...)

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