We’ll carry on through it all…
February 6, 2017 – 8:35 am | No Comment | by:

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February 7, 2017 – 8:19 pm | No Comment
Picture by Mark Lee

Picture by Mark Lee

Really loved Saturday (yet again), not said that about our club for a very long time, but my highlight was something that happened outside the ground midway though the first half…

As I was loading up the truck/Ford Focus boot (or the Fifth Stand as it has affectionally become known due to lack of storage space at Broadhurst Park) with many things, including Micky OF’s bloody guitar, I spotted two young lads kicking a football against the main entrance.

As the ball landed at my feet I chipped it up and back-heeled it back to them, just like Veron or Eric, etc would do.

Anyway, on my way back into the ground one of the young lads shouted: “Hey Mister, how do we get to watch the match live on TV? They said we could look though the office window.”

Confused, I said: “There’s no live games being shown on our TV.”

The young lad replied: “Isn’t there a game going on in the ground?”

Me:”Yes, why don’t you go in to watch?”

Young lad: “We’ve no money to pay to get in”

Me: “Why, would you like to go in?”

Young lad: “We’d love to.”

Me: “Right, follow me”

I then walked them into main entrance dropped £5 in DF bin, walked them up the stairs though Malcs and onto the balcony on the halfway line in the main stand.

“Cheers Mister,” came the reply.

I left them with their mouths open looking at the Salzburg fans and still holding the ball that i’d shown them my Veron magic with, just 5 minutes previously…

Fckn Ace…


To read more about Saturday’s international friendly against SV Austria Salzburg, click HERE.

Meanwhile, here are a couple of videos:

We’ll carry on through it all…
February 6, 2017 – 8:35 am | No Comment | by:
We’ll carry on through it all…

People being brought together through a shared love. Love of a football club, of Manchester, of music, of the NHS and of our fellow human beings regardless of which side of arbitrary borders they are born on.

A New Red
February 3, 2017 – 8:16 am | No Comment | by:
A New Red

He’ll be able to spend his Saturday afternoons with like-minded people. He will hopefully make new friends, and make memories in his teenage years that will be remembered forever. For someone who hasn’t had the best start in life, that is quite beautiful when you think about it.

Klar Könnt Ihr Malcolm Und Dietrich 04/02/17: 1993 -1994: Wing When You’re Sinning
February 1, 2017 – 8:33 pm | No Comment | by:
Klar Könnt Ihr Malcolm Und Dietrich 04/02/17: 1993 -1994: Wing When You’re Sinning

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The day FC United got its mojo back
January 30, 2017 – 3:58 pm | No Comment | by:
The day FC United got its mojo back

After a turbulent few months, when all hands have been on pumps to save FC United from the financial mire the previous management and board had left it in, Saturday, January 28, was a special day.

Stop Mad Cow disease: FCUM to play SV Austria Salzburg on February 4th
January 30, 2017 – 3:56 pm | One Comment | by:
Stop Mad Cow disease: FCUM to play SV Austria Salzburg on February 4th

FC United play host to the violet and whites in a friendly match on Saturday 4th February that will also kick-off at 5pm and will aim to raise funds for both clubs with all matchday revenue being shared.

CYCM 28/01/17: 1992-1993: The Perch Knocker Offerers
January 24, 2017 – 8:43 pm | No Comment | by:
CYCM 28/01/17: 1992-1993: The Perch Knocker Offerers

If you’ve ever lost a ridiculously daft amount of your life to following a football team, you should know by now that seasons normally fall into three categories:
1. Those that leave a lasting mark on …

CYCM: An electronic love letter to loveliness sent as the last leaf falls…
January 12, 2017 – 5:37 pm | No Comment | by:
CYCM: An electronic love letter to loveliness sent as the last leaf falls…

There is going to be a Course You Can Malcolm before the game on the 28th of January. Actually in a ’1993/94 double winning side’ way there is going to be another one on the 4th of February too but for the purposes of this article, we’re going to concentrate on the 28th.

On Wheels
January 3, 2017 – 8:29 pm | No Comment | by:
On Wheels

It’s funny how things, items, objects, have a pre-life of odd curiosity before they become an essential commodity.

The car, for example, was, in the black and white days, a plaything for the rich. As  documented …

Red Friday – the challenges facing FC United
December 14, 2016 – 8:37 am | One Comment | by:
Red Friday – the challenges facing FC United

Any remaining sense of respect that I may have had for Andy Walsh (and admittedly that wasn’t much) evaporated… He appears to have no sense of any responsibility for the mess that the club finds itself in and, as such, I’m not sure what he has left to offer the club any more beyond self-justification and cheap point scoring.

Big-hearted club to help those in need at Christmas
December 12, 2016 – 8:29 am | No Comment | by:
Big-hearted club to help those in need at Christmas

FC United’s Broadhurst Park football ground will open on Christmas Day to help provide some Christmas comforts to the homeless in Manchester.

FCUM members back new board to right wrongs of previous regime
December 12, 2016 – 8:29 am | No Comment | by:
FCUM members back new board to right wrongs of previous regime

The board recently wrote to members to detail the difficulties faced (following mismanagement by Walsh and the ex-directors), which has resulted in the club considering an overdraft to help ease financial pressure through to the New Year.

Peterloo – a new poem
December 7, 2016 – 1:59 pm | No Comment | by:
Peterloo – a new poem

People use the collections of the lovely Working Class Movement Library for all sorts of reasons. It’s freely open for everyone to visit. A poet called Oliver Lomax went in recently to read some of …

CYCM 26/11/16: Nuneaton Mess
November 22, 2016 – 7:37 pm | One Comment | by:
CYCM 26/11/16: Nuneaton Mess

Typical, innit? You wait months for a game against Nuneaton, and then two come along at once. Like buses, except the wait from last year’s game to the previous Saturday’s was eleven months, meaning if …

Football and poppies… AGAIN
November 3, 2016 – 8:00 am | No Comment | by:
Football and poppies… AGAIN

A group of United fans unfurled a banner at the Stretford End proclaiming them to be “24 Hour Peterloo Peace People”. Using only a number and four words the homemade banner beautifully encapsulated two centuries of Mancunian social, political and cultural history (the Peterloo massacre, Factory Records and the city’s peace movement) and, at the same time, aligned this particular corner of M16 with anti-war demonstrators across the globe.

If there are no spots on a sugar cube, I’ve just put dice in my tea
October 31, 2016 – 11:33 pm | No Comment | by:
If there are no spots on a sugar cube, I’ve just put dice in my tea

After 150 years of sugar farming, this autumn sees the last sugar cane harvest on the Hawaiian island of Maui.   It’s no longer ‘economic’ – American products use cheaper corn syrup now, rather than sugar.  …

Dragging us down…
October 27, 2016 – 7:23 am | No Comment | by:
Dragging us down…

On a day when supporters of Charlton Athletic and Coventry City marched together and briefly stopped their match by chucking hundreds of plastic pigs onto the pitch in protest at despised owners bleeding their clubs dry, it was a pity that some FC United supporters felt unable to show some comradely solidarity with a fellow supporter-owned club in difficulties.

Hauling Home Malcolmses
October 6, 2016 – 7:35 pm | No Comment | by:
Hauling Home Malcolmses

“Malcolmses is unique, long may it continue, all the best things in life. Anyone looking to re-affirm their love of football, life, music, should get down to FC United. It truly opens your eyes to what is good in life”

CYCM 08/10/16: Triggering Article Nifty
October 4, 2016 – 10:19 pm | No Comment | by:
CYCM 08/10/16: Triggering Article Nifty

If you’ve seen the news this week, you’ll have noticed something a bit odd and disconcerting peering out of your TV screens: sour looking human/goblin hybrids, clad in the greyest of grey suits matched only …

Spirit, patience, gentleness
August 16, 2016 – 7:20 am | One Comment | by:
Spirit, patience, gentleness

‘Spirit, Patience, Gentleness,
All that can adorn and bless
Art thou – let deeds, not words, express
Thine exceeding loveliness.

MCYC 29/07/16: The Oddiesey
July 24, 2016 – 8:03 pm | No Comment | by:
MCYC 29/07/16: The Oddiesey

In Homer’s epic ‘The Odyssey’, it takes enemy of Poseidon and all round faffer Odysseus ten years to make it home after the fall of Troy. While it’s not taken the Oddies quite that long …