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I got a story I want to tell
June 28, 2014 – 7:23 pm | No Comment
I got a story I want to tell

A life that encompassed incredible personal tragedy and a lifestyle that took him to the brink of madness…Bobby Womack

Just another day at the football
May 5, 2014 – 11:47 am | No Comment
Just another day at the football

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.

From Middleton to Rolling Stone and back…
April 16, 2014 – 4:18 pm | One Comment
From Middleton to Rolling Stone and back…

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.

Easy Money (Cheltenham 1992)… part four (the end)
April 5, 2014 – 8:05 am | No Comment
Easy Money (Cheltenham 1992)… part four (the end)

part four of a short story…

Easy Money (Cheltenham 1992)… part three
April 4, 2014 – 8:57 am | No Comment
Easy Money (Cheltenham 1992)… part three

part three of a short story…

Easy Money (Cheltenham 1992)… part two
April 3, 2014 – 8:49 am | No Comment
Easy Money (Cheltenham 1992)… part two

Part two of a short story…

Easy Money (Cheltenham 1992)… part one
April 2, 2014 – 2:47 pm | No Comment
Easy Money (Cheltenham 1992)… part one

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 Old Firm
April 2, 2014 – 2:21 pm | No Comment
The Old Firm

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…

Boxing’s radical hero
January 29, 2014 – 10:15 am | No Comment
Boxing’s radical hero

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.

Concrete decisions
January 19, 2014 – 6:35 pm | No Comment
Concrete decisions

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.

AFL issue 11 out now
November 16, 2013 – 8:17 pm | No Comment
AFL issue 11 out now

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.

War…what is it good for?
November 8, 2013 – 8:50 am | One Comment
War…what is it good for?

It’s that time of year again when everywhere you look people are wearing poppies. Well, they are if you’re always watching telly.

What’s in a name?
November 7, 2013 – 4:08 pm | No Comment
What’s in a name?

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’.

AFL T-shirt on sale now
November 1, 2013 – 11:58 am | No Comment
AFL T-shirt on sale now

This is our first attempt at selling T-shirts so please act in the right spirit, be patient and go gentle on us…

Covers story – AFL11 now on sale
October 30, 2013 – 10:02 pm | No Comment
Covers story – AFL11 now on sale

Available at FC United matches, Cornerhouse, National Football Museum, Working Class Movement Library and our online stall.

Princess of the Hill
September 20, 2013 – 10:35 am | No Comment
Princess of the Hill

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

Punk football and talking dogs (or maybe not)…
September 17, 2013 – 11:12 pm | No Comment
Punk football and talking dogs (or maybe not)…

Memory recalls a truly surreal evening where Mark E Smith really could be found deep in conversion with my auntie Margaret; where Chris Sievey – then leader of The Freshies, later to transform into Frank Sidebottom – really did give me a homemade peg bag as a present and the members of Manchester glam act, V2, arrived in full spandex regalia.

Stickin’ it to the man
September 12, 2013 – 4:30 pm | No Comment
Stickin’ it to the man

It might only be a small or childish victory, like sticking a ‘love united : hate glazer’ sticker to a dibble’s back – which is literally stickin’ it to the man, even if it’s a woman – and it doesn’t even have to be done for any important cause, we can still enjoy it.

Me and the scouser
August 30, 2013 – 2:33 pm | 4 Comments
Me and the scouser

It’s the eternal problem of the football supporter. We hold vast power in the game, but will never wield it because petty rivalries and ingrained bigotries mean more to us than facing up to the real enemies of football.

Good old Auntie?
August 25, 2013 – 9:04 pm | No Comment
Good old Auntie?

Next time someone tells you the BBC are pro-left, you could do worse than point them in the direction of this article by Mike Berry in The Conversation:

If you are a reader of the right …