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Issue 10 of AFLM:SPG will once again be on sale in and around Gigg Lane before, during and after FC United of Manchester’s home game against Blyth Spartans on Saturday, March 23.
Issue 10 of A Fine Lung Manchester: Spirit. Patience. Gentleness, to give it the full title (pompous us loads), is out this Saturday (March 9).
“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.”
By Rob Allen: There’s the near certainty that Sepp Blatter, the champagne-quaffing President of FIFA, has never played five-a-side. The man who is stood at the crest of the international game, assessing and deciding on the rules we adhere to on and off the pitch – he has never had a goal disallowed because the through ball was deemed over head height by a chain-smoking referee.
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, …
I’ve never much liked the word CUNT. It’s much too harsh for my sensitive ears and it’s so overused. A keyboard, for example, is not a cunt. But on some occasions, no other word will do. How do you describe David Cameron and Nick Clegg without using the word cunt?
It’s all very well to say you’re against war, but I mean, would these peace-loving hippies stand by while a freedom-hating foreigner killed their mum? Fat use their flowers and doves would be then…that’ll learn em, isn’t that right Darling?
AFL issue nine will be on sale at FC United’s home game against Forlock Town on Saturday, August 25, and all subsequent FC games following (apart from Witton, who are receiving a big Lung fuck-off tablet for their choice of ground sponsor…) It will also be on sale from Cornerhouse on Oxford Road, Manchester, the National Football Museum at Urbis (RIP) and via the Working Class Movement Library on The Crescent in Salford.
A Fine Lung Manchester: Spirit, Patience, Gentleness issue eight is out now and will be sold at FC United matches until the end of the season and can be purchased from Cornerhouse, Manchester city centre and the Working Class Movement Library on The Crescent, Salford. Otherwise, click on ‘Buy issues of A Fine Lung’ on the menu bar above to get a copy sent to you…
“PADDY Brennan fought Len Johnson under the arches at Urmston!” Eighty-odd-year-old Matt Moran was animated and certain, leaning forward in his chair, and slapping one hand down on the coffee table in his cosy flat in Little Hulton. By Stuart Brennan
We’ve touched on this government’s disgusting ‘work for nothing or lose your benefits’ policy in A Fine Lung before. Issue six to be precise. Here is the piece we featured…
The following is in response to the article on pages four and five (not the editorial as incorrectly stated – we don’t have an editor, therefore don’t have an editorial), of issue seven of A Fine Lung…
…give up smoking and exercise more. But if that fails, here is how you can purchase the print version of A Fine Lung Manchester: Spirit, Patience, Gentleness.
Issue seven of A Fine Lung Manchester: Spirit, Patience, Gentleness, will be out for FC United’s home match against Chorley on Saturday. Copies will also be available in the usual outlets, including Cornerhouse.
Longing for Manchester sun, mad dash through rain so heavy that the car stops or crash ensues.
Issue five of A Fine Lung Manchester: Spirit, Patience, Gentleness comes to you prepared with love, created with love and delivered with love.
It’s that time of year again when everywhere you look people are wearing poppies. Well, they are if you’re always watching telly.
The quest for home is on. That talking chimley breast in our own club house of our own home in our own city will one day become a reality.
1983. The Redskins – a thrilling mixture of the twin peaks of protest music, punk and soul – release their second single, Lean On Me, on CNT Records. It announced their arrival in magnificent fashion, bringing revolutionary socialism to the dance floor.
AFLM:SPG issue 3 should be out this week, save for this volcanic ash cloud playing havoc with the water wheels powering our printers. To whet your appetites, and not just because we’re all dead busy and can’t find time to write owt original, here’s the editorial from issue 2. It’s been ages since then..