Harry Gregg

Harry Gregg at Shrewsbury; died 16th Feb., 2020

Harry Gregg was the manager for the first Shrewsbury Town games I saw.
I remember the shock that he resigned over the sales of Alf Wood to Millwall and then Alan Groves to Bournemouth.

Remembered of course for his big achievements with Northern Ireland and Manchester United. 
On tragedy, worth reflecting upon how he lost his first wife very early, and a daughter.
And on his role in the aftermath (saving 2 players, and expectant mother and her 1 year old baby of the aeroplane coach at Munich Airport) George Best remarked that not only was it the act of bravery, but also an act of goodness.

BBC: Former Manchester United goalkeeper Harry Gregg, hailed as a hero of the 1958 Munich air disaster, dies at the age of 87.
Shropshire Star.
Interview with Coleraine Times.

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