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A Methodist in the Madness
December 5, 2014 – 11:42 pm | No Comment
A Methodist in the Madness

One of FC United of Manchester’s Course You Can Malcolm collective has sent us the following for publication on their behalf:
‘Twenty-two is a number that found its spiritual home at Course You Can Malcolm.
Whereas bingo …

Good news about AFL fundraising
November 16, 2014 – 10:59 pm | No Comment
Good news about AFL fundraising

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.

If you know your history…
September 30, 2014 – 8:51 am | One Comment
If you know your history…

A brief history of how FC United of Manchester’s first board came to be… Well worth a read for those new to the club, or those with short memories.

Kick it all out
September 29, 2014 – 8:59 am | No Comment
Kick it all out

Probably no set of fans in English football flies the anti-discrimination flag better than FC United of Manchester. We’re not perfect, but we must be doing something right…

Don’t call my dog a ‘bitch’…
September 26, 2014 – 11:36 am | No Comment
Don’t call my dog a ‘bitch’…

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.

Football fans versus homophobia
September 23, 2014 – 8:23 am | No Comment
Football fans versus homophobia

FC United fans have recently recreated a banner that is famous across Europe as part of the campaign to counter homophobia at football matches.

Our NHS
September 10, 2014 – 8:28 pm | No Comment
Our NHS

A reminder from Lung contributor Jonathan Allsopp that we’re in danger of losing the NHS unless we don’t fight back:
Ellen Wilkinson is a name that’s probably unfamiliar to many outside of Manchester or the north …

Fit and proper…
August 29, 2014 – 7:55 am | No Comment
Fit and proper…

I much preferred it thirty years ago when the middle classes looked at you as some kind of social leper if you spent your Saturday afternoons on the terraces. Now we are saturated with it and everyone has to have their say…writes Andrew Rhodes

Cartoon lions and millionaire footballers
August 25, 2014 – 10:56 pm | No Comment
Cartoon lions and millionaire footballers

Has the Class of ’92 got involved `to put something back into the community’ or to ultimately make money?

Glazers thrive despite on-pitch failures
August 20, 2014 – 6:32 pm | No Comment
Glazers thrive despite on-pitch failures

An excellent piece from The Guardian‘s David Conn:
Amid the reams of corporate boasting in the Glazer family’s pitch to make $200m from selling a small slice of Manchester United plc shares, a section trumpets to …

Spirit, patience, gentleness
August 16, 2014 – 8:24 am | One Comment
Spirit, patience, gentleness

‘Spirit, Patience, Gentleness,
All that can adorn and bless
Art thou – let deeds, not words, express
Thine exceeding loveliness.

The Great War – myths and realities
August 4, 2014 – 11:25 am | No Comment
The Great War – myths and realities

The Working Class Movement Library‘s exhibition, The Great War: myths and realities, opens on Wednesday 6 August.  It explores topics such as Salford’s response to the outbreak of war, the strength of the anti-war movement …

CYCM: Think about the future…
July 28, 2014 – 9:35 am | No Comment
CYCM: Think about the future…

Anyone who knows anything about football knows that football is not about football. Anyone who does not know that knows nothing about football

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…

Strike a light…
July 9, 2014 – 7:19 pm | No Comment
Strike a light…

As the country prepares for the widespread horror set to be wreaked by selfish public sector workers, the wonderful British media are gearing up for what they do best.

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

Somewhere Tehran
June 25, 2014 – 7:32 pm | No Comment
Somewhere Tehran

By Jonathan Allsopp
I followed Iran during the 2006 World Cup in Germany. Working as a volunteer English tutor at the Refugee Education & Employment Programme in Sheffield, I’d recently met a lad from a Persian …

Home advantage starts in the dressing room
May 26, 2014 – 5:51 pm | No Comment
Home advantage starts in the dressing room

After visiting some grounds around Europe I have seen how the design of the away team dressing room is used to try and gain a psychological edge, writes The Colonel…

All change for Brazil
May 17, 2014 – 9:15 am | No Comment
All change for Brazil

Just over 16,000 fans attend the derby this year and they rattle around the 80,000 seats of Morumbi a little. The Torcida of both teams try to create an atmosphere, but the gaps between them are too large to give any feeling of real intensity.

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.