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Boston United v Manchester United 25 July 2001
« on: December 14, 2019, 12:26:00 AM »
Highlights of the friendly match - Boston United v Manchester United 25 July 2001

The attendance was 5184 - wonder if we get near to this on Monday night.

https://youtu.be/Ct29fpM6BVA

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Re: Boston United v Manchester United 25 July 2001
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2019, 10:40:25 AM »
Highlights of the friendly match - Boston United v Manchester United 25 July 2001

The attendance was 5184 - wonder if we get near to this on Monday night.

https://youtu.be/Ct29fpM6BVA

Bearing in mind the regime at the date of this fixture do you think the attendance could be  be understated ?   after all anyone can make mistakes and they made plenty .

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Re: Boston United v Manchester United 25 July 2001
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2019, 10:50:23 AM »
Did any of those young Manchester United players become regular first team players?

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Re: Boston United v Manchester United 25 July 2001
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2019, 02:32:06 PM »
Did any of those young Manchester United players become regular first team players?

For Man Utd? No.

David Fox had a decent FL career with Blackpool, Norwich and Plymouth. Alan Tate spent forever at Swansea, including the Premier League. Daniel Nardiello was a journeyman striker in the FL and played for Wales. John Rankin played most of his career in the SPL.
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Re: Boston United v Manchester United 25 July 2001
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2019, 03:23:24 PM »
I remember having the feeling of being conned. It was not advertised as a X1.  After we bought the tickets, did we then realise that the first team was abroad and a Man U 11 was playing elsewhere.
Over a week ago I sent my hearing aids away to be repaired.  I have not heard a thing since.

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Re: Boston United v Manchester United 25 July 2001
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2019, 03:48:05 PM »
McFrauded!

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Re: Boston United v Manchester United 25 July 2001
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2019, 05:31:32 PM »
Did any of those young Manchester United players become regular first team players?

 No - but one of them played in the Man Utd reserves.

I mentioned on the YouTube description what happened to some of the players.

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Re: Boston United v Manchester United 25 July 2001
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2019, 05:34:03 PM »
Highlights of the friendly match - Boston United v Manchester United 25 July 2001

The attendance was 5184 - wonder if we get near to this on Monday night.

https://youtu.be/Ct29fpM6BVA

Bearing in mind the regime at the date of this fixture do you think the attendance could be  be understated ?   after all anyone can make mistakes and they made plenty .

Quite possibly - because it was quoted as a sell out crowd and the capacity of York Street at the time was over 6000.  Maybe the 18 in the 5184 was incorrectly written down (5841!!)

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Re: Boston United v Manchester United 25 July 2001
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2019, 07:22:25 PM »
I distinctly remember it being announced as full capacity. We didn't actually make over 6k capacity until we got promoted, presumably by adding toilets to the York Street end. I think all 4 sides had to have separate facilities, and the ability to section off them all individually (presumably due to the computerised-system that was then installed).
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Re: Boston United v Manchester United 25 July 2001
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2019, 08:32:48 PM »
Seem to recall that the capacity for this match was reduced because of health & safety. It certainly wasn't full to actual capacity as there was easily room for more.
 



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Re: Boston United v Manchester United 25 July 2001
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2019, 08:58:27 PM »
I remember having the feeling of being conned. It was not advertised as a X1.  After we bought the tickets, did we then realise that the first team was abroad and a Man U 11 was playing elsewhere.
And didn't we fall for the same con the next season Mick v Liverpool ?

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Re: Boston United v Manchester United 25 July 2001
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2019, 09:22:37 PM »
The Town End certainly wasn't full as we stood with plenty of room around us and we were certainly conned into watching a kids team really.

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Re: Boston United v Manchester United 25 July 2001
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2019, 10:16:41 PM »
I understand the capacities today are:
Main Stand 1,323
York Street    877
Spain Road 2,000
Town End   1,500
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Total.          5,700
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Re: Boston United v Manchester United 25 July 2001
« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2019, 10:20:22 PM »
I remember having the feeling of being conned. It was not advertised as a X1.  After we bought the tickets, did we then realise that the first team was abroad and a Man U 11 was playing elsewhere.
And didn't we fall for the same con the next season Mick v Liverpool ?

Same season, I thought. Was delayed and played mid-season (December).

Stephen Warnock (future England international) played that night, as did Frode Kippe (still playing pro-football in Norway), John Welsh (Hull, Tranmere, Preston), Neil Mellor (Liverpool, Preston and now a Sky reporter) and John Miles (Macclesfield).
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Re: Boston United v Manchester United 25 July 2001
« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2019, 11:34:15 PM »
I understand the capacities today are:
Main Stand 1,323
York Street    877
Spain Road 2,000
Town End   1,500
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Total.          5,700

Yet when the ground was rebuilt to almost the same spec it is now, capacity was 12000 or something
I've. No doubt the town end could get 3 or 4000 in and similar with spayne lane, with 2-3k in York St end