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We were makin’ love by Wednesday…
July 5, 2017 – 7:28 am | No Comment
We were makin’ love by Wednesday…

Today a three-day strike by hospital workers defending their right to acceptable conditions and pay has begun. They are striking against Serco, a multi-billion pound global company that won the contract to supply cleaners, porters and other staff to hospitals in London. Serco’s CEO is Winston Churchill’s grandson. Our solidarity with Serco workers is absolute.

Making America Grate Again (lessons to be learned)
June 7, 2017 – 12:48 pm | No Comment
Making America Grate Again (lessons to be learned)

It was now, with alarming ease, that people who’d never before mentioned race to us felt comfortable in the company of relative outsiders to spout their new-found, or more likely long-held but until now supressed views about the perceived danger they faced from Islam and the burden of paying the medical bills of lazy, unemployed African Americans and Latinos. Far from being the joke figure he was to us, Trump was being openly celebrated by many I met in Atlanta as a leader who would deal with these “problems”. These sorts of conversations were not difficult to get into on that visit. Foreign policy never came up though.

Manchester welcomes refugees
September 9, 2015 – 8:57 pm | One Comment
Manchester welcomes refugees

At FC United’s home game versus Corby Town on the 12th of September, a group of supporters have organised a visual display designed to support and publicise the plight of refugees across the world. A collection will be also be held and free tickets have been given to the charity Manchester Refugee Support Network.

A really shite post-election United metaphor
May 8, 2015 – 10:25 pm | No Comment
A really shite post-election United metaphor

I was half way up the Holte End and heading towards the exit tunnel when a mate grabbed my arm and pulled me back a couple of steps, sending me off balance. “You’re not fucking going” said the lad stopping me from mardy arsing may way into the Birmingham night.

The Sun lied? Never…
July 21, 2014 – 3:19 pm | One Comment
The Sun lied? Never…

Following the news that the Tulisa Contostavlos trial collapsed after the judge said he had ‘strong grounds to believe’ Sun reporter Mazher Mahmood lied at the hearing, we thought it worth looking back on this ace piece from our site a while back…

Rip Up The Sun, Our Kid…
June 5, 2013 – 2:30 pm | 2 Comments
Rip Up The Sun, Our Kid…

My dad swears blind that about twenty years ago he heard someone calling their young daughter “Lasagne” in Wythenshawe precinct. In the years since I am yet to disprove what he says or find evidence …

The Road to Wigan Fear
May 15, 2013 – 1:31 pm | 2 Comments
The Road to Wigan Fear

The Premier League is a bastion of ballbaggery. Players who believe they are brands, owners who openly pillage supporters and supporters who openly degrade themselves and the game with their acts of public knobendedness. Yeah, …

Alex Ferguson – Thanks, mostly. Sort of.
May 10, 2013 – 9:55 pm | No Comment
Alex Ferguson – Thanks, mostly. Sort of.

I belong to a generation of Manchester United fans who just about remember United being shit. For the most part, granted, we have enjoyed nothing but the attacking, trophy winning teams of Alex Ferguson.

Serhixty Thrahee Ferhucking Pounds?
January 9, 2013 – 11:15 pm | 2 Comments
Serhixty Thrahee Ferhucking Pounds?

 
The cumulative cost of watching all of Manchester United’s away league games during that oh so memorable 1998-99 season was £391, which was an average of £20.57 per game. For those of us who saw …

Safe Standing – Pushing Shit Up Jimmy Hill…
December 12, 2012 – 11:47 am | 3 Comments
Safe Standing – Pushing Shit Up Jimmy Hill…

 
On the assumption that some people reading this may choose to jump all over me claiming I’m trying to argue against safe standing, I should probably make it clear now that I am very much …

Wimbledon – Manchester is with you…
November 30, 2012 – 5:18 pm | No Comment
Wimbledon – Manchester is with you…

Read the following statements, consider their incredulity and then ask yourself which one actually happened.
“Against the wishes of supporters, the Football Association have approved a move for Southampton Football Club to relocate to a new …

It was on a famous Thursday…
November 14, 2012 – 8:19 pm | One Comment
It was on a famous Thursday…

The wait between the fourth and fifth was agony. The game was over, there was no question about that, but we needed to see a fifth. We needed to take from them their last remaining tool of torment.

Lest WE forget…
September 16, 2012 – 2:36 pm | 5 Comments
Lest WE forget…

Let’s put a myth to bed straight away – there is an absolutely miniscule number of Manchester United fans that celebrate the death of 96 Liverpool supporters at Hillsborough. It may suit the agenda of …

By your friends be known…
August 1, 2012 – 11:21 pm | One Comment
By your friends be known…

In 2005, when very powerful people at Manchester United and equally powerful people governing the English and European game said and did fuck all to stop Malcolm Glazer plunging our beloved football club into perilous …

Green and gold until Park is sold…
July 8, 2012 – 8:41 am | 65 Comments
Green and gold until Park is sold…

There are United players past and present for whom I have zero or close to zero affection. Some are obvious – I think of Neil Webb skulking off against Forest as the world caved in …

McFC – The gift that kept on giving…
May 13, 2012 – 1:52 pm | No Comment
McFC – The gift that kept on giving…

The last time I can recall the final game of a season mattering so much to both Manchester teams was 1996, when United were Champions and city went down believing a draw with Liverpool kept …

Oh what fun it is to see United Ohi’mbube
November 8, 2011 – 2:35 pm | 4 Comments
Oh what fun it is to see United Ohi’mbube

At the start of the season a few us, recognising that it was getting a bit much going to most away games, decided that from then on we’d organise days out to five or six places a season, getting fifty of us together on a coach under the ‘A Fine Lung’ banner, which isn’t a banner at all but a piece of A4 paper with magic marker scrawled on it.

Where’s Wally?
October 3, 2011 – 7:33 pm | One Comment
Where’s Wally?

Yesterday’s protest in Manchester against Tory-led cuts in public services saw an estimated 35,000 people take to the streets. Union members, students and workers were joined by a group of FC United supporters, many of …

So, who put the ball in the ” Munichs’ ” net?
April 26, 2011 – 5:19 pm | 2 Comments
So, who put the ball in the ” Munichs’ ” net?

The walk from L-Stand at Old Trafford is a long one for some visitors. It is probably the most cramped part of the now huge ground, with the old reception immediately opposite you just a …

What you doing for Barca?
April 22, 2011 – 3:34 pm | One Comment
What you doing for Barca?

It’s the very early hours of Thursday 22nd April 1999. I put the key in the lock, turn it and push the door slowly, keeping the creaking of the old hinges to a minimum …