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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 …

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?

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.

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.

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.

‘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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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…

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 …

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 …

A Methodist in the Madness
December 5, 2014 – 11:42 pm | No Comment
A Methodist in the Madness

One of FC United of Manchester’s Course You Can Malcolm collective has sent us the following for publication on their behalf:
‘Twenty-two is a number that found its spiritual home at Course You Can Malcolm.
Whereas bingo …

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.

If you know your history…
September 30, 2014 – 8:51 am | One Comment
If you know your history…

A brief history of how FC United of Manchester’s first board came to be… Well worth a read for those new to the club, or those with short memories.

Kick it all out
September 29, 2014 – 8:59 am | No Comment
Kick it all out

Probably no set of fans in English football flies the anti-discrimination flag better than FC United of Manchester. We’re not perfect, but we must be doing something right…