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FC United fanzine A Fine Lung has contributed £4,300 to the Development Fund raised through sales of the fanzine and associated merchandise. The donation will contribute toward the costs of …
The N40 are in town on Tuesday so there’s bound to be mayhem and carnage. With that in mind, here’s our own hooliologist Angry Bear’s dissing of Staffordshire’s most feared firm, which originally appeared in …
We are pleased to announce that due to positive dialogue between AFL and FC United’s board, great progress has been made on this and just this past week we have come to an initial, possible agreement on what the money may be spent on.
G was one of a group of us acting as the ‘RAC front desk’, a name that suggested more status than we actually had. We didn’t have desks and the only thing we were at the front of was the queue for abuse.
One of those being touted as a deserving recipient of this civic award is Ellen Wilkinson. Ellen featured on the cover of issue eight of A Fine Lung, and in issue 11 Elsie wrote a lovely piece about her.
Anyone who knows anything about football knows that football is not about football. Anyone who does not know that knows nothing about football
A life that encompassed incredible personal tragedy and a lifestyle that took him to the brink of madness…Bobby Womack
He agreed to pick me up and take me to an end of season party affair at Bradford City, who had gained promotion and were set to celebrate against Lincoln that afternoon, writes Fletchermoss.
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.
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Here is the first part of a four-part short story… We will be publishing the story in its entirety over the next four days.
The latest book by Andy Davies, original AFL contributor and FC United founder member, has been released on paperback. ‘City of Gangs’ is about Glasgow and how it earned a reputation as Britain’s Chicago. Here is an excerpt, which featured in AFL issue 11…
Johnson died 40 years ago this September, much loved but in straitened circumstances, and I am ashamed to say that, before last Friday, I knew nothing of him. But I was enlightened by a brown cardboard box of documents belonging to the Working Class Movement Library in Salford.
Signalling the natural progression from the bar room dreams of a few pioneers that caught fire in 2005, Football Club United of Manchester stands on the precipice of a ‘bricks and mortar’ validation of the stupidity, the romance and the ideologies that have caused endless debate, not only on the very existence of the club in a football world so driven by opposing forces, but its sustainability and likelihood of ever finding permanence when it came to its home turf.
Issue 11 was meant to be the one that marked our moving into Moston. Unfortunately, life got in the way and we will have to wait until late summer 2013 for that to become a reality.
It’s that time of year again when everywhere you look people are wearing poppies. Well, they are if you’re always watching telly.
Francis, I was told by a corporal on my first day in the army, was a ‘tart’s name – you will now be known as Frank by your peers…I on the other hand will continue to call you pillock’.