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Manchester 250: 19 June 2007

Bernard Manning dies and City star gives racism the red card

Published on June 19th 2007.


COMEDIAN Bernard Manning has died at age 76. The Ancoats-born stand-up comedian died of kidney failure five weeks after filming his own ‘wake’ to celebrate his life for a show called ‘This Was Your Life’. Controversial until the end, Bernard Manning was widely regarded as a racist as well as a consummate entertainer. He died in North Manchester General Hospital yesterday afternoon.

A SUPERCASINO could still be coming to Manchester, following a defiant letter sent to the Archbishop of Canterbury, from Manchester MP Graham Stringer, accusing him of being ‘unprincipled’. Plans for a supercasino were halted after the Archbishop voted against it in the House of Lords, despite the fact that it could create 3,000 jobs at Eastlands.

TESCO boss, Sir Terry Leahy has pledged to help Manchester University in joining world class academic institutions. As co-chancellor to the university, Sir Terry aims to make it one of the top 25 in the world by 2015, despite its current £30m debts. He said: “The success of Manchester University is important, not just to the city, but the whole region.”

CITY star, Nedum Onuoha is determined to rise above the racist chants he received from Serbia fans during England’s win in Nijmegen. The Blues’ defender has said he is not going to let the abuse affect the England Under-21s bid for the European Championship title. He said: “It was horrific and it’s not the first time it’s happened in my career. Hopefully UEFA will deal with it in the right way.”

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PrawnbuttiesJune 19th 2007.

For god's sake, we United supporters didn't exactly get our Christmas wish listwhen it came to owners but they have supported the manager with some serious money. How desperate must you be to get into bed with this louse? I was with an FC United guy earlier evening who bailed when the Glazers moved in. I don't agree but got to respect his principles. Any Blue voices out there or is desperation ruling?

JohnJune 19th 2007.

So whilst City itself condemns racism, City fans go mental celebrating the life of their most famous racist fan? Interesting dichotomy.

LogicbombJune 19th 2007.

Who is unprincipled? I don't think things are yet bad enough for the Archbishop to be successully accused of cuddling up to organised crime in general and money laundering in particular. A lot more than can be said about the motives behind the otherwise incomprehensible obsession with dodgy business manifested by this whore of a so-called M.P.

PrawnbuttiesJune 19th 2007.

For god's sake, we United supporters didn't exactly get our Christmas wish listwhen it came to owners but they have supported the manager with some serious money. How desperate must you be to get into bed with this louse? I was with an FC United guy earlier evening who bailed when the Glazers moved in. I don't agree but got to respect his principles. Any Blue voices out there or is desperation ruling?

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