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Derby della capitale
July 21, 2014 – 3:36 pm | No Comment
Derby della capitale

The Drunken Ship in Campo Dè Fiori has not been too welcoming to English football fans in recent years with supporters of Middlesbrough and Tottenham stabbed by Ultras when their clubs visited the city.

Salford Tories, the gift that keeps on giving
July 11, 2014 – 2:11 pm | No Comment
Salford Tories, the gift that keeps on giving

We reported in May the bizarre tale of Salford Tories’ attack on the Working Class Movement Library, the amazing collection which they are lucky enough to have on their patch.  News – and indeed incredulity …

Somewhere Tehran
June 25, 2014 – 7:32 pm | No Comment
Somewhere Tehran

By Jonathan Allsopp
I followed Iran during the 2006 World Cup in Germany. Working as a volunteer English tutor at the Refugee Education & Employment Programme in Sheffield, I’d recently met a lad from a Persian …

Miffin: my part in his downfall
May 30, 2014 – 11:36 pm | No Comment
Miffin: my part in his downfall

The jolly ho ho approached me, you can’t make personal remarks. I didn’t I replied, I just shouted ‘you fat git’. You pointed in his direction and shouted ‘you fat git’. No, I’m sorry but …

Message of peace
May 26, 2014 – 5:58 pm | One Comment
Message of peace

A reader has written to the council about Manchester’s Peace Garden:
I am writing in connection with the redevelopment of St Peters Square and the demise of the Manchester Peace Garden.
I fully support the redevelopment of …

Broadhurst Park picture of the week
May 17, 2014 – 9:35 am | No Comment
Broadhurst Park picture of the week

Photographer Richard Searle is documenting the build of FC United’s new home in Moston. Here is a picture from inside the clubhouse.
We will attempt to put one picture up a week, from now until the …

Actress slams Tory liars over library attack
May 11, 2014 – 3:11 pm | No Comment
Actress slams Tory liars over library attack

“It is ironic that the Tories are attacking a place that seeks to educate people, without them actually educating themselves on the facts first.”

Salford Tories said what?…
May 9, 2014 – 12:10 pm | One Comment
Salford Tories said what?…

A press release from Salford’s Working Class Movement Library today states:
The Trustees of the Working Class Movement Library have written to the Electoral Commission in protest at a leaflet issued by Salford Conservatives.
The leaflet was …

Circularness
May 7, 2014 – 10:40 pm | No Comment
Circularness

There is something oddly dehumanising about the new library. It is a beautiful re-development of the already magnificent circular edifice. It edges up to the Town Hall extension, wiggling itself comfortably into the caress of …

Football can get stuffed
May 5, 2014 – 5:10 pm | No Comment
Football can get stuffed

One of the joys of the Northern Premier League is that you get to visit places like Stamford, Matlock, Kendal and Buxton and have a proper pre-match nose around without arousing the attention of the local dibble.

Ode to the 135
April 20, 2014 – 11:33 pm | No Comment
Ode to the 135

In 2005 North Manchester was pretty much uncharted territory for a girl who’d been brought up in Stockport.   I started off by getting the tram up to Bury to matches (starting with a solo …

CYCM 12/04/14: The End is Pie
April 9, 2014 – 8:11 pm | No Comment
CYCM 12/04/14: The End is Pie

Bury’s a fun place, isn’t it? There’s always loads going on. Take this Saturday, for example, where a quick peruse of Bury council’s website will show exactly what I’m on about. Fancy an afternoon roller …

Easy Money (Cheltenham 1992)… part four (the end)
April 5, 2014 – 8:05 am | No Comment
Easy Money (Cheltenham 1992)… part four (the end)

part four of a short story…

Easy Money (Cheltenham 1992)… part three
April 4, 2014 – 8:57 am | No Comment
Easy Money (Cheltenham 1992)… part three

part three of a short story…

Easy Money (Cheltenham 1992)… part two
April 3, 2014 – 8:49 am | No Comment
Easy Money (Cheltenham 1992)… part two

Part two of a short story…

Easy Money (Cheltenham 1992)… part one
April 2, 2014 – 2:47 pm | No Comment
Easy Money (Cheltenham 1992)… part one

Here is the first part of a four-part short story… We will be publishing the story in its entirety over the next four days.

CYCM 29/03/14: Bath Night in the Afternoon
March 26, 2014 – 6:19 pm | No Comment
CYCM 29/03/14: Bath Night in the Afternoon

Alright, bathing fans, the moment you’ve been dreaming of for so long has arrived: we’re finally going to talk bath tubs. Now before you start getting carried away wondering “Will there be a mention of …

From Orgreave to Moston, we make our own history
March 26, 2014 – 4:01 pm | No Comment
From Orgreave to Moston, we make our own history

We own a football club, we fell in love, and we’re building a stadium because not only were we taught to dream, we also have an unwavering belief that we can make our own history.

The Last of the Real Labour?
March 14, 2014 – 3:01 pm | No Comment
The Last of the Real Labour?

Following the death of the great Tony Benn, The Guardian’s Leo Panitch looks back at the life of a man who represented what Labour should really be about:

 
There are two things you need to know …

Yonners in hilarious, mad, wacky mix up…
March 4, 2014 – 10:36 am | No Comment
Yonners in hilarious, mad, wacky mix up…

It is probably not true, but you never know with the backwards…