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Ten bob….
July 23, 2015 – 6:08 pm | No Comment
Ten bob….

By Jonathan Allsop
Squirrelled away in various boxes in our flat are, aside from books and music, some of my most treasured possessions. Football programmes. Hundreds of them. David Goldblatt in his excellent book The Game …

Debt, Democracy, Disillusion
July 10, 2015 – 10:29 pm | No Comment
Debt, Democracy, Disillusion

So the bloody lazy Greeks expect us hardworking northern Europeans to pay for their lavish lifestyles? Well let me tell you, a debt is a debt and that has to come first. There’s nothing more …

Have your say at supporters’ summit
July 2, 2015 – 12:41 pm | No Comment
Have your say at supporters’ summit

The Supporters Summit takes place in Manchester (Mercure Hotel, Piccadilly) on Saturday 18th July 2015 (10am-4.45pm), organised by the Football Supporters’ Federation and Supporters Direct.
The free event attracts fans from across the UK who …

FC United – the journey home
June 8, 2015 – 9:38 am | No Comment
FC United – the journey home

By Jonathan Allsopp
I reckon Odysseus had it relatively easy. Okay it took the Greek ruler and hero of Homer’s Odyssey ten years to return to his Ithaca home following the Trojan war, battling various cannibals, …

Just another day at the football
May 11, 2015 – 3:44 pm | 2 Comments
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.

Merry Christmas turkeys
May 8, 2015 – 9:40 pm | No Comment
Merry Christmas turkeys

No doubt we’ll get what we voted for – five more years of the same, with a little bit more thrown on top. So let’s just remind ourselves what that’s going to look like.

Election 2015… Arsed?
May 4, 2015 – 3:52 pm | One Comment
Election 2015… Arsed?

by Divinio
 
 
Five years ago, the 2010 general election saw the constituency of Manchester Central yield the lowest voter turnout in the whole country. With such a diverse range of peoples living within its borders, this …

Leave your politics at the turnstiles
April 28, 2015 – 10:09 am | No Comment
Leave your politics at the turnstiles

Football-wise, supporter owned FC United of Manchester continue to lead the way in demonstrating that football has the power to reach out beyond the pitch and change people’s lives whether it’s unemployed youngsters, kids struggling at school, elderly people living on their own or destitute asylum seekers.

You just haven’t earned it yet baby…
March 17, 2015 – 8:39 pm | No Comment
You just haven’t earned it yet baby…

Twenty three years ago I stood on several away terraces and sung “we’re gonna win the league” with Manchester United seemingly poised to win their first league title in a quarter of a century…

The readies under the bed…
February 20, 2015 – 6:54 pm | No Comment
The readies under the bed…

Thanks to everyone who has contributed in any way. To those who have created and sold the publication, bought it at matches and to those who have bought magazines and T-shirts away from FC United via our stockists Cornerhouse, the National Football Museum, Working Class Movement Library and our online stall (home and away with Stu from the Bay).

Moving the goalposts
February 19, 2015 – 3:13 pm | No Comment
Moving the goalposts

From the official FC United website:
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 …

To Hough End in a Handcart
February 15, 2015 – 3:07 pm | No Comment
To Hough End in a Handcart

Welcome to Brokebackadhurst Mountain
Finally the bombshell we’ve all been waiting for, but hoped would never drop, exploded this week with the news that there is to be a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender supporters branch …

Shake Your Friends Maker
February 10, 2015 – 9:16 pm | No Comment
Shake Your Friends Maker

FC may have gained a whole host of  admirers after their exploits on the south coast this weekend, but our new friends from Torquay aren’t  the only ones. At last season’s game against King’s Lynn, …

Love United Hate What?
January 2, 2015 – 12:20 pm | No Comment
Love United Hate What?

Some things to bear in mind before publicly announcing you think politics have no place in football, courtesy of the excellent Llandudno Jet Set:
The parts of the internet that have held my recent attention have …

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 | One 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.