Headline

Featured

Football

Music

Magazine

Home » Archive by Category

Articles in Featured

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 …

BT go home…
November 7, 2015 – 5:43 pm | No Comment
BT go home…

Since ball 56 was matched with ball 12, fans have been deliberating the move. Everything from attending as normal to a full boycott has been suggested. The only protest that has been backed en masse is boycotting the first 45minutes.

Everywhere we look there are flowers…
October 26, 2015 – 1:19 pm | No Comment
Everywhere we look there are flowers…

For those unwilling to add their explicit or implicit support to the uncritical assertion that our soldiers always fight for noble causes, it seems there’s little room to actively share in the sentiment ‘lest we forget…

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 …

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.

‘Mixing sport with their filthy politics’
August 13, 2015 – 4:19 pm | No Comment
‘Mixing sport with their filthy politics’

From the June 1932 issue of The Worker Sportsman, which also includes a report on the Kinder Scout mass trespass which had taken place that April.
This article is reproduced by kind permission of the Working …

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, …