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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.

Bye, bye Bury… Bury bye, bye
April 24, 2014 – 4:08 pm | No Comment
Bye, bye Bury… Bury bye, bye

Malcolmses is pretty unique, long may it continue, all the best things in life

CYCM 21/04/14: You Are Now Entering Free Bury
April 17, 2014 – 4:40 pm | No Comment
CYCM 21/04/14: You Are Now Entering Free Bury

Harold Bishop on Neighbours. The last Marathon made before it became Snickers. Natural hair on Francis Lee’s head. Ryan Giggs’ legs. All things in life come to an end, some welcome, some not. For some …

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.

CYCM 12/04/14: The End is Pie
April 9, 2014 – 8:11 pm | No Comment
CYCM 12/04/14: The End is Pie

Bury’s a fun place, isn’t it? There’s always loads going on. Take this Saturday, for example, where a quick peruse of Bury council’s website will show exactly what I’m on about. Fancy an afternoon roller …

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…

From Orgreave to Moston, we make our own history
March 26, 2014 – 4:01 pm | No Comment
From Orgreave to Moston, we make our own history

We own a football club, we fell in love, and we’re building a stadium because not only were we taught to dream, we also have an unwavering belief that we can make our own history.