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Saturday, 11 May 2013

THE FINAL GOODBYE

This Sunday’s final home match of the season is not just any final home match. A week ago we were looking forward to seeing Manchester United crowned the champions, not we await the match with a heavy heart as it will be the last time we will all see Sir Alex Ferguson walk onto the pitch with the players, grace the touch-line or shake the opposition manager’s hand after the match. It will be a sad occasion.
 
Manchester United have made sure it will be a memorable occasion though. In the time before kick off there will be a 19 song playlist inside the stadium, which is shown below:
The Stone Roses – Waterfall
Pureessence – This Feeling
Ian Brown – Stellify
Happy Mondays – Step On
New Order – True Faith
Electronic – Getting Away With It
The Soup Dragons – I’m Free
The Charlatans – One to Another
The Smiths – This Charming Man
Iggy Pop – Lust For Life
James – Sit Down
Mock Turtles – Can You Dig It
The Verve – Bitter Sweet Symphony
Frank Wilson – Do I Love You
Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons – Beggin
Don Fardon – George Best
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Bad Moon Rising
Judas Priest – United
The Courteeners – Not Nineteen Forever
In the peak run up to kick off the following four songs will be played before the PA system is turned off for the supporters to make Sir Alex’s last home match one that is memorable for him:
Unforgettable – Nat King Cole
My Way – Frank Sinatra
Tarzan Boy – Baltimore
Prem. Medley – Various
As the players are announced and walking onto the pitch the Rocky Fanfare will be played before a Guard of Honour is made for Sir Alex Ferguson with The Impossible Dream by Andy Williams being played.
At half time the following songs will be played on the PA system:
Glory Glory Man United
Good Times – The Rubys
Shadow Kisses – The Mutineers
Some Facts – Sam Smith & Company
It certainly will be something to treasure just being at this match and I am jealous of everyone who has a ticket for it. It will be match number 1,499 for Sir Alex Ferguson with the final match of the season being his 1,500th of his 26 year career at Old Trafford.

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