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Discussion in 'Manchester United: History' started by pgr17, Nov 10, 2011.
(from 2010 - http://northerner.posterous.com/louis-rocca-manchester-uniteds-original-brand)
"The Heathens". I like that.
Misleading - it wasn't Louis Rocca who originally proposed the name Manchester United and there is certainly no documentary evidence to support that fact. My late Grandfather knew Louis and the story he told me was at the meeting in 1902, it was another person from the floor who actually stood up and proposed that the club's name be changed from Newton Heath to Manchester United. In the excitement that followed the emergence of the four benefactors willing to put money into the club and rescue it, this was forgotten. It was not until four weeks later that this was brought up again, and the name changed.
Louis's memory could be a little selective and there is a little website that is dedicated to him that is well worth the trouble looking at. My good friend, local historian Tony Smith, has corrected some of the inaccuaracies in Louis's recollections.
great info - as usual - Tom. thanks for sharing...