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About the Match2Match series

Each Match2Match volume is dedicated to a single season and presented in a familiar yearbook format. The first team games are covered comprehensively, whilst the statistics for the Reserve and Junior teams are being published for the first time.

The books are all written by Paul Nagel, with Tony Park providing a valuable contribution on the reserve and junior sides. The book design, by Tim Ashmore, is inspired by United's iconic match programme from the Fifties and early Sixties, and sized accordingly (148mm x 210mm). Each book has a soft cover and is perfect bound, with an average of 180 pages.

Each volume includes sections covering:

Publication Schedule:

The Match2Match volumes are not published in chronological order. Although our aim is to produce three or four voulmes a year this is entirely dependent on the research. The biggest problem is confirming the line-ups for the 'A' and 'B' team games, and for a handful of games it proves to be impossible. Only when every source has been exhausted do we publish.

We aim to complete the remaining seasons from the Sixties and then chronicle the post-Munich seasons.

With the help of Charbel Boujaode, Tony Park and Steve Hobin, we are researching a two volume Special Edition covering the Second World War seasons 1939-1945. As well as the usual match reports these books will contain player profiles on all of the players to represent United including all of the "guest" players and so far unpublished data on the reserve and junior sides.

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MatchtoMatch 1966/67

Match2Match 9 1966/67

Having missed out on European competition, United chase a fifth post war title, and qualification for the European Cup.

To be published in
December 2016

Match2Match 1915-1919

Match2Match Special 1915-19

Revised second edition. United during the four First World War seasons. A joint collabobration with Charbel Boujaoude.

To be published in February 2017

Match2Match 1958/59

Match2Match 10 1958/59

United embark upon their first campaign after the Munich Disaster. Against all the odds they are title contenders.

To be published in March 2017

Match2Match 1959/60

Match2Match 11 1959/60

Matt Busby and Jimmy Murphy begin to rebuild the United side after the Munich Disaster, but it's a slow process.

To be published in
July 2017

Match2Match 1960-61

Match2Match 12 1960/61

Languishing in mid table for most of the season, United's quest for domestic honours is thwarted by a lack of consistency.

To be published in November 2017

Match2Match 1961-62

Match2Match 13 1961/62

Matt Busby is under pressure as the full impact of Munich becomes apparent, and United's fortunes dip.

To be published in March 2018