Thursday, May 24, 2007


Indonesia v Manchester United and Ajax Amsterdam!!!

Well, not this year!

Apparently back in 1975, the year United got promoted from the old Division Two, they celebrated by coming to Indonesia to play in a triangular tournament Dutch giants Ajax Amsterdam.

On 1st June, a day after my wife was born in the same city, at Bung Karno a full strength United team drew 0-0 with the hosts. How full strength? At the time Tommy Docherty was putting together an exciting young team full of flair and they lined up like this:

Alex Stepney, Alex Forsyth, Arthur Albiston, Gerry Daly, Jimmy Nicholl, Jim McCalliog, Trevor Anderson, Sammy McIlroy, Stuart Pearson, David McCreery,. Tony Young was sub.

Ajax beat United 3-2 a couple of days later and then beat the hosts 4-1 to comfortably win the trophy.

This info comes from this website...

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