Sammy McIlroy the last Busby Babe in total perspective as Man Utd and fans at Stretford End will never forget a hero

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Sammy McIlroy will for always be remembered for his time at Old Trafford and of course his FA Cup winners medal from 1977. He was also in the runners-up teams in 1976 and 1979.

From his debut in 1971 vs. Man City scoring in the 3-3 draw to eleven years later being sold to Stoke for a fee of £350.000. He also played in two World Cup tournemants with Northern Ireland.

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When English third division club Aston Villa made “cricketer” Jim Cumbes the third most expensive goalkeeper in the World

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Jimmy Cumbes was a goalkeeper in English football during the 60’s and 70’s and also played professional in the NASL for Portland Timbers. One special talent and athlete that combined top level cricket and football during his career.

He progressed from the non-league schene and in to EFL action in the early 60’s as he first joined Tranmere Rovers and later moved to West Bromwich, and as he said himself, made it to the top.

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Man City through and through the 1970 World Cup and beyond we are talking of Colin Bell and his master presence in the game

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Signed from Bury in 1966 at the age of 20 for a fee of £45.000, substantial at the time and seen as one very special signing for Man City in a historical perspective.

Bell established himself quickly in the first team and played 11 games and scored 4 goals in his first season as Man City got promoted and playing in the top tier from 1966 and unwards.

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