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Manchester United 1983 FA Cup Final

Manchester United 1983 FA Cup Final

United have a long and interesting history of football kits that the club have used sparingly, a few used only the one time for a testimonial game or a cup final. I’m talking about those kits where there has been a visible but subtle difference to the kit, usually on the shirt. I can’t be 100% certain but as far as my research can tell me the first time this happened in United’s history was in 1903, as a show of respect by the club following the passing of Alex Bell’s father. Bell was a Scottish wing half for United...


Manchester United 1983 - 1984

Manchester United 1983 - 1984

As the 1983 – 1984 football season began English clubs were still dominating Europe and the best players at the top clubs were British. There weren’t many foreign players knocking about in those days. Big Ron Atkinson’s Manchester United were a very entertaining team to watch that was filled with players that are seen today as United Greats. The late great Ray Wilkins, Big Norman Whiteside, Frank Stapleton, Kevin Moran and the original Captain Marvel himself Bryan Robson were all stalwarts of that early 80’s United side. United’s summer of 1983 was one to remember as they comfortably beat Liverpool...


Dundee FC 1983-1985 Home Shirt

Dundee FC 1983-1985 Home Shirt

The 83/85 Dundee FC Umbro shirt, the first of the silky kind the club had and it didn’t take long for cult status. We hadn’t beat Dundee United since the 1979/80 season, a 1-0 victory with Eric Sinky Sinclair notching the winner. The 5th November 1983 will live long in the memory as the fireworks were at Tannadice with a 1-0 win with Peter Mackie scoring the famous goal. A result that helped in stopping that United team winning the League for a second year. It wouldn’t be until the following season we would see another derby victory and what...


 

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