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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 …

Our house
June 10, 2015 – 10:23 pm | No Comment
Our house

This match in terms of football was an irrelevance. It was nice Benfica wanted to play us, it was nice some of their fans turned up (and delivered a decent pyro show), and it was …

A really shite post-election United metaphor
May 8, 2015 – 10:25 pm | No Comment
A really shite post-election United metaphor

I was half way up the Holte End and heading towards the exit tunnel when a mate grabbed my arm and pulled me back a couple of steps, sending me off balance. “You’re not fucking going” said the lad stopping me from mardy arsing may way into the Birmingham night.

Once a blue…
May 8, 2015 – 9:51 pm | No Comment
Once a blue…

By Jacamo Red
“Alright Sir? Voting Tory on Thursday? Good man! Take some posters and stick them in the staff room Sir!”
“Alright Miss? Voting Tory on Thursday? Why the hell not! Well have a poster anyway!”
That …

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 …

A hijacked legacy? Tony Wilson at 65
February 20, 2015 – 12:31 pm | No Comment
A hijacked legacy? Tony Wilson at 65

I have an uneasy feeling that Manchester’s success has been somewhat hi-jacked and, it’s almost as if Tony Wilson has been written out of that history…

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 …

Brit Flop
February 15, 2015 – 1:29 pm | No Comment
Brit Flop

Not long now to the Brit Awards. Feb 25th is the date for your diaries. Excited? Noel Gallagher is. He’s getting himself giddy by saying he’d rather drink petrol straight from the nozzle than listen …

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 …

Potteries Climbdown
December 1, 2014 – 10:01 pm | No Comment
Potteries Climbdown

The N40 are in town on Tuesday so there’s bound to be mayhem and carnage. With that in mind, here’s our own hooliologist Angry Bear’s dissing of Staffordshire’s most feared firm, which originally appeared in …

It’s raining goals at Highbury…
November 24, 2014 – 11:02 am | No Comment

At some point towards half time I blacked out and came round to find myself in Arsenal’s first aid room. “What’s the score?” I asked one of the medics. “3-0 to you lot”. “You’re joking”. Unbelievably he wasn’t.

Seven shades of red
November 11, 2014 – 10:00 pm | No Comment

While passing the line of teenagers like ourselves we couldn’t but help notice that some of them were wearing black bin liners. We stood and stared. “What ya looking at?” “Why the bin liners?” “‘Cause …

Explore the past, change the future – get up close to historic activist material at the Working Class Movement Library
October 7, 2014 – 9:42 am | No Comment
Explore the past, change the future – get up close to historic activist material at the Working Class Movement Library

Here’s a message for activists and campaigners from our friends at Salford’s Working Class Movement Library:
Fighting for a better world?
Wednesdays 15, 22, 29  October, 6.30-8pm
Come along and spend three evenings exploring what you’ve got in …

Standing in the shadows of the miners’ strike…
October 1, 2014 – 2:15 pm | No Comment
Standing in the shadows of the miners’ strike…

The much anticipated Manchester screening of ‘Still the enemy within’, the crowd-funded film about the 1984-1985 Great Miners’ Strike, takes place this coming Monday, 6th October, at Cornerhouse.

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 …

Mule of Oi
August 31, 2014 – 11:04 pm | No Comment
Mule of Oi

It’s come to our attention that religious extremists are conspiring to take control and run our real ale pubs, oil and oatcakes. Men have been seen, wearing great bushy beards, unkempt straggly hair, wearing strange …

Scholes slams blues for lack of support
August 29, 2014 – 8:00 am | No Comment
Scholes slams blues for lack of support

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes hit out at the club’s blue rivals, for the poor atmosphere they create at European home games.

Looking after your bottom ends…
August 26, 2014 – 12:39 pm | No Comment
Looking after your bottom ends…

“No one likes us, we don’t care” – I always thought that Millwall’s favourite song was better suited to Manchester United, particularly in the late ‘90s when every away game in a small provincial town …