Articles by TH
As I sat parked up, I had flash backs to when I entered his house in the days after his death. His closest friends, inseparable from childhood, were unable to re-enter after they had been the ones to find him upstairs. Unable to believe he was dead, his best friend had attempted to hold him, screaming at him to ‘wake up’. On the wall opposite, he had written in black marker pen ‘I’M SORRY!’
“It is ironic that the Tories are attacking a place that seeks to educate people, without them actually educating themselves on the facts first.”
True to form for Factory Records, after the debut album was done, the label was dropped from the roster of London Records, who had funded it. Wilson was heart-broken. “He thought the deal was for the long haul but London had only signed Factory Too for three years and didn’t want to renew,” said McNevin-Duff.
“I still get shivers now thinking about it. We were going mad and I saw Foulkes out of the corner of my eye running behind the goal as if he didn’t know how to celebrate. After Munich, it was right that Foulkes got the goal to put us in the final.”
Issue 11 of A Fine Lung will include an interview with former Space Monkeys front man Richard McNevin-Duff, who’s band were the last to sign to Factory Records. He has formed a new band called Giant Star, who release their debut album next week.
Playing at FC United was just a great gig. I keep telling people about this amazing set up where you have a football match and all these football fans, so passionate about their club, and an amazing atmosphere
Surrounded by the usual suspects of Manchester’s infinitely cliched musical past, we’re in what was once Factory Records’ board room, above their former offices on Charles Street.
How did it come to this? In my ex-wife’s car, taken without consent, parked in a lay-by overlooking Dovestones reservoir and considering my options.
We have been banging on about the same things for many years, and it certainly feels sometimes like we, as politicised Manchester United fans primarily, are constantly waiting for others to catch up.
You could almost be sat on an amp in the corner watching the four now-middle-aged men bouncing off each other, with knowing looks dispersed amid the laughter of old friends getting together in between baby-minding duties.
Many speak of Ron Atkinson’s last trophy being the FA Cup he won against Everton in 1985 thanks to Norman Whiteside’s famous curler. But I seem to remember, as an eight-year-old, seeing the reds lift a trophy at Old Trafford, presented by a member of the royal family in the summer of 1986.
On Saturday, FC United of Manchester travel to Hednesford Town in the final of the Northern Premier League play-offs.
Typical of the woman who had no compassion for anyone, she died on a Monday when everyone was knackered from the weekend and she died when I was walking that tight-rope between farting and shitting myself. Even her death fucked people over.
Bernard Kelly, of ‘Gordon is a moron’ fame is set to play FC United’s pre-match event Course You Can Malcolm on Easter Monday.
Here is the story of Jilted John and Bernard’s involvement in the …
“From United to FC and all destinations visited in between. I want a wall of ticket stubs representing the combined United history of our support.”
While over there on holiday last year as his lovely, Spanish speaking wife was working hard, he went ‘weird’ again and spent his time hatching BCN:MCR, which takes place from Thursday, February 21, at 2022NQ, 20-22 Dale Street, in town.
Josephine Oniyama, a favourite of FC United supporters after she graced the fans’ pre-match tertulia Course You Can Malcolm a couple of seasons back, is set to undertake her first headlining tour.
The right wing media have played a blinder with this – even those struggling on benefits themselves have been brainwashed into believing the myth of millions of scroungers enjoying lives of luxury on benefits. Which is factually and actually impossible.
My mate Liam came with me to my final ever United game – the derby when Vassell missed a penalty, which effectively handed the reds the title.
We met a blue mate of mine afterwards. Typically, …
At the club’s annual general meeting, FC United members voted overwhelmingly in favour of a resolution banning the club from paying for Sky TV or or other subscription / pay-per-view based television channels.