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Quo Vadis FC?
December 24, 2015 – 3:53 pm | One Comment
Quo Vadis FC?

Many are realising FC United is not all it’s cracked up to be. But what can be done about it?

Testing times for FC United
November 6, 2015 – 8:46 pm | No Comment
Testing times for FC United

As FC United have shot up the league pyramid over the last decade, and with the prospect of league football tantalisingly close, fans and even the odd board member, have become increasingly concerned about the direction in which the club is heading.

Poppies and football. What is that all about?
October 26, 2015 – 1:10 pm | No Comment
Poppies and football. What is that all about?

It’s that time of year again when football clubs across the country emblazon the red poppy on shirts, websites and merchandise, keen to be seen standing “shoulder to shoulder with those who serve”. But meanwhile turning a blind eye, with a few honourable exceptions, to local communities being hammered by cuts to spending on health, education and welfare. It’s “too political” apparently.

Imagination fires the revolution
October 6, 2015 – 12:25 am | No Comment
Imagination fires the revolution

If you’re not fortunate enough to live in Manchester you might well assume, from the media coverage, that all that’s going on here this week is a bunch of tories with an undemocratic mandate making …

Tories not welcome in Manchester – a week of events in protest
September 26, 2015 – 9:01 pm | No Comment
Tories not welcome in Manchester – a week of events in protest

Manchester is proud to host a week-long protest against the Conservative Party and their policies of division and deliberate degradation of the poorest in our society. Let them know they aren’t welcome and spread the …

Any Ipswich Way You Can
September 22, 2015 – 5:58 pm | No Comment
Any Ipswich Way You Can

Oh how we bounced around the living room of our council maisonette and slid on the slippy shiny black vinyl tiles that concealed the failed underfloor heating when Sammy Mc fired United into the F.A. Cup semi-final…

Manchester welcomes refugees
September 9, 2015 – 8:57 pm | One Comment
Manchester welcomes refugees

At FC United’s home game versus Corby Town on the 12th of September, a group of supporters have organised a visual display designed to support and publicise the plight of refugees across the world. A collection will be also be held and free tickets have been given to the charity Manchester Refugee Support Network.

Manchester: We are all immigrants
September 3, 2015 – 10:05 pm | No Comment
Manchester: We are all immigrants

Love is the only anything that means everything. Love always wins. At some time or at some point, in however you choose to keep it, love always wins. You reclaim it if you’ve dropped it, you fight for it if you’ve not got it and you brawl to keep it when you have it because it’s life precious and it’s everything you are.

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 …