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  • Melanie-Jaclyn Hill 14:38 on July 1, 2012 Permalink | Reply

    The Cult Of Danny – Mancunian Welbeck A Modern Hometown Hero 

    Daniel Nii Tackie Mensah Welbeck, known simply as “Welbz” between fans and teammates has made his way through the ranks at United, as a local South Manchester boy.

    Scouted from local team Fletcher Moss Rangers, Danny was always destined to become a great. Although he was turned down as a boy by Manchester City, he didn’t let it stop him, and he continued to fight for what he wanted, and became a United player.

    As a player of Fletcher Moss myself, I recall the excitement for Danny Welbeck, everyone believed he was going to make it, he was something special. A memory I always remember was when Danny was called up to the England U16’s squad, along with Cameron Stewart and Kyle Bartlett. The memory I have is of complete pride, and elation among staff at the club, they weren’t envious of how well Danny was doing, even back then people thought he was going to make it…and be something big.

    Neil Brown, head coach at Fletcher Moss Rangers at the time Danny was playing for them said: “From the minute Danny started with us, you could see he had natural talent, everything was easy for him; his touch, control and vision were all excellent. To coach he was a dream he did what you asked of him” (More …)

  • Melanie-Jaclyn Hill 10:55 on June 12, 2012 Permalink | Reply

    Manchester United – More Than Just A Football Club 

    Going to Old Trafford isn’t like going to any other stadium in the world. You can feel the history almost oozing out of the walls, and as you walk down Matt Busby Way, eventually getting to the statue of the man himself, you know you’re somewhere special, especially when looking to the right, to see another statue standing, of an additional three United greats – George Best, Dennis Law and Sir Bobby Charlton.

    I’ve travelled across the nation with United, from Glasgow’s Ibrox, down to London’s White Hart Lane, but none of them feel like Old Trafford. I take my seat in the North Stand, and I know – this is home. (More …)

    • kiNGS 12:38 on June 12, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      you are really a true born united and am so proud of u as much as my one and united….love my man U n will like to be burried wearing a united jersey when am dead

    • Philip Gatt 13:48 on June 12, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Very good and passionate post. I feel the same way every time I’m in my seat at OT (North stand as well), though unfortunately can’t afford to make it too often.

      Unfortunately a few (maybe a lot), have been spoilt by success in the past 20 years, and see last season as a total failure, even though it was a transitional one.

      I for one, enjoyed my time watching United when I was lucky enough to be there, and will continue to do so, even if we stop winning trophies.

      Well done on an article that should make people see how most of us that are lucky enough to be at Old Trafford feel whenever we’re there.


    • Naveen Varshan 19:13 on June 12, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Nice one !

    • Pam Nash 21:49 on June 12, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Great post – it sums up the club beautifully.

      Ive’s supported Utd since the early 60s – my dad wasn’t a football fan, but my friend’s dad was a Utd fan, & used to take us both. We were, I think, about 9 years old the first time we went and I remember the men around us shouting, cheering, groaning – but, above all, being very kind to 2 little girls.

      So – the first club I supported & the only club I’ll ever support!

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