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The ‘baddies’ have gone and we can finally sing the chorus of Dirty Old Town and truly mean it, can’t we? Answering those questions won’t be easy, I suspect – digging in the grave of the conniving past, it seems this is all far from over and every month, the inquisitive inspecting shovel clangs onto and exhumes another devious relic buried deeper than the one before it.
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…
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.
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.
FC United’s Broadhurst Park football ground will open on Christmas Day to help provide some Christmas comforts to the homeless in Manchester.
“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”
‘Spirit, Patience, Gentleness,
All that can adorn and bless
Art thou – let deeds, not words, express
Thine exceeding loveliness.
FC United bosses were wrong to ban the club’s founder and owe him an apology, according to an independent report into the blocking of his membership.
These questions are aimed at getting to the heart of the corruption of FC United’s founding principles. Most of them have been legitimately asked of FC United Board members in recent months on the club’s official forum set up for that very purpose. However, most Board members refuse to answer…
To bring the issues forward for more discussion in the lead up to the general meeting on April 24th, The Pamphlet was created and distributed at Saturday’s game by a concerned group of people, including four of the original FC United of Manchester steering group plus writers from the fan publications Under the Boardwalk (the original FCUM fanzine) and A Fine Lung.
An FC United statement has been released today saying:
“Around the time of November’s AGM personnel connected to the Board and staff of FC United of Manchester inadvertently and without intent caused the mistaken impression …
“There is a fundamental deficit in democracy, transparency and accountability between the club and its members…”
FC United’s intention is to provide United fans with the community they’ve always enjoyed, but one untainted by the commercialism and authoritarianism we currently suffer… (Red Issue, February 2005)
Manchester Volunteers’ have their stories told in a new book and website, while there are talks on the subject in Salford and Manchester and beyond over the coming month.
From the ever excellent Two Hundred Per Cent:
Recently, the redoubtable website A Fine Lung posted a lengthy article about the ongoing situation at FC United of Manchester which may have come as something of a …
Good post on Shelley today on the Working Class Movement Library blog, www.wcml.org.uk/blog, ‘We pity the plumage but forget the dying bird’ – a phrase borrowed from Thomas Paine in which he contrasted the focus …
Here’s an interesting story, lifted from the Working Class Movement Library blog today…
Among the many treasures of the Irish Collection at Salford’s Working Class Movement Library is a maquette (model) of a proposed monument by …
As FC United have shot up the league pyramid over the last decade, and with the prospect of league football tantalisingly close, fans and even the odd board member, have become increasingly concerned about the direction in which the club is heading.
It’s that time of year again when football clubs across the country emblazon the red poppy on shirts, websites and merchandise, keen to be seen standing “shoulder to shoulder with those who serve”. But meanwhile turning a blind eye, with a few honourable exceptions, to local communities being hammered by cuts to spending on health, education and welfare. It’s “too political” apparently.
Manchester is proud to host a week-long protest against the Conservative Party and their policies of division and deliberate degradation of the poorest in our society. Let them know they aren’t welcome and spread the …