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MCYC 29/07/16: The Oddiesey
July 24, 2016 – 8:03 pm | No Comment
MCYC 29/07/16: The Oddiesey

In Homer’s epic ‘The Odyssey’, it takes enemy of Poseidon and all round faffer Odysseus ten years to make it home after the fall of Troy. While it’s not taken the Oddies quite that long …

Moston hosts a miniature dystopia – rush to see this gloomy delight…
July 7, 2016 – 10:32 pm | No Comment
Moston hosts a miniature dystopia – rush to see this gloomy delight…

Model villages, overhead photographs of cities, landscapes viewed from a plane – the delights of miniaturisation are well known to we control freaks. Everything well ordered and in its place, for us to be able …

Geesantista 
June 15, 2016 – 4:24 pm | No Comment
Geesantista 

While I was slowly jogging around Platt Fields trying to look like I was actually running, I noticed something that I had observed before about Geese. But this time having more time on my hands due to the whole being off work thing I decided that I’d take a closer look.

Banning of FC United founder was ‘flawed’ and ‘unfair’
June 15, 2016 – 4:20 pm | No Comment
Banning of FC United founder was ‘flawed’ and ‘unfair’

FC United bosses were wrong to ban the club’s founder and owe him an apology, according to an independent report into the blocking of his membership.

Truth, Justice and the Football Fan’s Way
May 2, 2016 – 12:46 am | No Comment
Truth, Justice and the Football Fan’s Way

Some level of justice was finally delivered last week to the victims of the Hillsborough disaster; victims that included those who lost their lives at a football match 27 years ago and those who still …

FCUM: 101 damnations
April 19, 2016 – 8:49 am | No Comment
FCUM: 101 damnations

These questions are aimed at getting to the heart of the corruption of FC United’s founding principles. Most of them have been legitimately asked of FC United Board members in recent months on the club’s official forum set up for that very purpose. However, most Board members refuse to answer…

The Pamphlet: Fans call for improved democracy at FC United
April 16, 2016 – 6:50 pm | No Comment
The Pamphlet: Fans call for improved democracy at FC United

To bring the issues forward for more discussion in the lead up to the general meeting on April 24th, The Pamphlet was created and distributed at Saturday’s game by a concerned group of people, including four of the original FC United of Manchester steering group plus writers from the fan publications Under the Boardwalk (the original FCUM fanzine) and A Fine Lung.

Never mind the ballots, here’s the money
April 7, 2016 – 6:34 am | No Comment
Never mind the ballots, here’s the money

When it comes to Walsh’s stepping down, I’m left feeling a bit like when someone’s leaving card comes round at work and you’re not sure what to write as you used to think they were sound but recently you suspect that they might be the one nicking your milk from the fridge and there was that time when they were a right dick at the Christmas party.

FC United chiefs apologise to club’s founder for ‘mistaken impression’ of ‘threats’
April 6, 2016 – 3:18 pm | No Comment
FC United chiefs apologise to club’s founder for ‘mistaken impression’ of ‘threats’

An FC United statement has been released today saying:
“Around the time of November’s AGM personnel connected to the Board and staff of FC United of Manchester inadvertently and without intent caused the mistaken impression …

Leighton to follow example of FC United chief
April 1, 2016 – 12:01 am | No Comment
Leighton to follow example of FC United chief

Following the news that FC United bosses want to investigate their own fans for criticising the club’s hierarchy, several big names are now also considering action against football supporters.

Think about the future…
March 30, 2016 – 8:22 pm | No Comment
Think about the future…

FC United’s intention is to provide United fans with the community they’ve always enjoyed, but one untainted by the commercialism and authoritarianism we currently suffer… (Red Issue, February 2005)

There comes a time when silence is betrayal: Part four
March 28, 2016 – 11:20 am | No Comment
There comes a time when silence is betrayal: Part four

The general way this farce was left to fester and then handled by the board and general manager is, in my opinion, embarrassing, furthering the splits and divides already prevalent after our “Summer of discontent”.

The Easter Rising from Manchester and Salford
March 27, 2016 – 7:16 pm | No Comment
The Easter Rising from Manchester and Salford

Manchester Volunteers’ have their stories told in a new book and website, while there are talks on the subject in Salford and Manchester and beyond over the coming month.

There comes a time when silence is betrayal: Part three
March 27, 2016 – 11:56 am | No Comment
There comes a time when silence is betrayal: Part three

If the 50p on the Benfica programme was the key to Pandora’s Box, then the board or general manager certainly didn’t take heed as the lid was about to be blown right off.

There comes a time when silence is betrayal: Part Two
March 26, 2016 – 11:47 am | One Comment
There comes a time when silence is betrayal: Part Two


That month leading up to the AGM was among the worst four weeks supporting FC, when a fair portion of co-owners were made to feel like the enemy from within.

There comes a time when silence is betrayal: Part one
March 25, 2016 – 1:55 pm | 2 Comments
There comes a time when silence is betrayal: Part one

In the first of a three or four-parter (depends when we can be arsed) we are publishing a very long letter written by long-serving red Stu from the Bay, which was sent to FC United’s rulers. It was written in a genuine attempt to list all the things SFTB (and many others) believe the club have got wrong over the years, leading up to the discourse of the past nine months or so. It was done in the hope that the general manager and his board would give their collective heads a shake…

The grass isn’t always greener
January 7, 2016 – 11:31 pm | No Comment
The grass isn’t always greener

From the ever excellent Two Hundred Per Cent:
Recently, the redoubtable website A Fine Lung posted a lengthy article about the ongoing situation at FC United of Manchester which may have come as something of a …

Survey reveals that Christmas is shite
December 24, 2015 – 3:50 pm | No Comment
Survey reveals that Christmas is shite

A new study by a leading Manchester University professor and his team has proved what all Christians feared – that Christmas is shite. Dr. Solomon Shellac of UMIST made the startling discovery after researching all …

We pity the plumage but forget the dying bird
December 3, 2015 – 3:14 pm | No Comment
We pity the plumage but forget the dying bird

Good post on Shelley today on the Working Class Movement Library blog, www.wcml.org.uk/blog, ‘We pity the plumage but forget the dying bird’ – a phrase borrowed from Thomas Paine in which he contrasted the focus …

An unusual object on display in Salford to mark the anniversary of the deaths of the Manchester Martyrs
November 23, 2015 – 5:13 pm | No Comment
An unusual object on display in Salford to mark the anniversary of the deaths of the Manchester Martyrs

Here’s an interesting story, lifted from the Working Class Movement Library blog today…
Among the many treasures of the Irish Collection at Salford’s Working Class Movement Library is a maquette (model) of a proposed monument by …