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CYCM 12/10/19: Stanleys, Peaches & Herb
October 8, 2019 – 6:34 pm | No Comment
CYCM 12/10/19: Stanleys, Peaches & Herb

Back when everything was in black and white, and liver and tripe was served for tea every night, people looked ahead to the year 2000 fully expecting flying cars, robot housemaids and intergalactic war with …

CYCM 28/09/19: What freedom really means
September 25, 2019 – 6:26 pm | No Comment
CYCM 28/09/19: What freedom really means

This week we welcome back to Course You Can Malcolm poet Oliver Lomax and MaD Theatre Company. They’ll be treating us to a very special performance of three poems written to commemorate Peterloo. This is …

CYCM 21/09/19: Cry Me Three Rivers
September 18, 2019 – 6:30 pm | No Comment
CYCM 21/09/19: Cry Me Three Rivers

This week’s turn, The Crying Beauty Queens, hail from Stockport, Clitheroe and Stoke. If Stoke was a plural that would sound like a firm of solicitors, wouldn’t it? Just as well it isn’t, because Stokes …

CYCM 24/08/19: When the Seadogs Follow the Footballer(s)
August 20, 2019 – 6:04 pm | No Comment
CYCM 24/08/19: When the Seadogs Follow the Footballer(s)

There was an interesting news story (if you’re that way inclined) on the telly the other day about the increasing voracity of seagulls. It appears these mainstays of seaside resorts are getting cockier and narkier, …

CYCM 26/01/19: Two Beers Resolution
January 22, 2019 – 3:49 pm | No Comment
CYCM 26/01/19: Two Beers Resolution

A new year. A fresh opportunity. The chance to tear it all up and start again. You’re gonna start going to the gym aren’t you? Always fancied a six pack. You’re gonna be more organised …

KYKM 08/12/18: Kris Kringle All The Way
December 4, 2018 – 6:19 pm | No Comment
KYKM 08/12/18: Kris Kringle All The Way

Here’s a fun game for you all: name a person more famous than Father Christmas. Go on, I’ll just nip to the kitchen, make a brew and check if that slightly pongy pack of ham …

CYCM 17/11/18: Red Bed Redemption
November 13, 2018 – 10:12 am | No Comment
CYCM 17/11/18: Red Bed Redemption

Mid-November: awkward time of the year, innit? Caught in a dark, drizzly limbo between Bonfire Night and the oncoming madness of Christmas, it’s tempting to sack it all off, get your Hygge on, and just …

Slow Readers, ace musicians (yes we have used a very similar headline before, so what?)
May 10, 2018 – 12:18 pm | No Comment
Slow Readers, ace musicians (yes we have used a very similar headline before, so what?)

The Slow Readers Club have this week released their third album and are finally getting a bit of ‘attention’ from people other than music fans in Manchester.
Course You Can Malcolm, the club night in the …

CYCM 11/05/18: Revenge is a Dish Best Served Callow
May 7, 2018 – 5:18 pm | No Comment
CYCM 11/05/18: Revenge is a Dish Best Served Callow

CYCM returns to the function room at Broadhurst Park on the evening of Friday 11 May with something old, something new, something borrowed and … something blue.
One of our favourite turns from our Gigg …

CYCM 02/12/17: He’s Here, He’s There, Bring Your Thermal Underwear
November 28, 2017 – 10:36 pm | No Comment
CYCM 02/12/17: He’s Here, He’s There, Bring Your Thermal Underwear

If you’ve dedicated your life to eleven ball-chasing men, chances are you’ll know it gets a bit taters watching them in the autumn and winter months. Not quite Jose Mourinho leaving Bastian Schweinsteiger off his …

CYCM 28/10/17: Oh, Broadhurst Park is Wonderful, it’s Full of Holt, Holt’s and United….
October 25, 2017 – 10:45 am | No Comment
CYCM 28/10/17: Oh, Broadhurst Park is Wonderful, it’s Full of Holt, Holt’s and United….

The history books don’t tell us if Joseph Holt ever met the Hyde brothers, Ralph and Alfred, and they certainly don’t tell us if they ended up scrapping. For this preview’s sake though, let’s just …

Remit to the bored – CYCM 02.09.2017
August 31, 2017 – 11:26 am | No Comment
Remit to the bored – CYCM 02.09.2017

Course You Can Malcolm returns to Broadhurst Park in the new surroundings of the SMRE Bar this Saturday before the match with Leamington between 12 noon and 3pm featuring the author of a new book on the Glazer takeover and FC United, plus two music acts and a talk about the club’s new disabled supporters group.

Light in the wheat fields…
July 22, 2017 – 9:19 am | No Comment
Light in the wheat fields…

“Fuck off you fucking pervs”, the skinny peeing girl screamed at us. “You having a shit?” someone said. Standing up and rearranging her attire, she replied, “No, I’m not fucking having a shit, you fucking pervs, I was fucking pissing”. She was a lovely girl as it turned out, from Blackley. She guided us to the field.

Football, music and politics…
May 22, 2017 – 7:23 am | No Comment
Football, music and politics…

Ignore the nonsense about Merseyside being the capital of music…

CYCM 29/05/17: Shamesborough Gin ‘n’ Tea
April 25, 2017 – 10:39 pm | No Comment
CYCM 29/05/17: Shamesborough Gin ‘n’ Tea

Shame is a funny thing, isn’t it? It’s not something you’d purposely go out of your way to experience, but if millennia of biblical guilt has taught us anything, it’s that there’s always a need …

Watch this space…monkey…
April 6, 2017 – 12:57 pm | No Comment
Watch this space…monkey…

Ahead of their Manchester Band On The Wall gig on Saturday night (April 8), website Even The Stars caught up with Space Monkeys singer, AFL friend and regular FCUM attender Richard McNevin-Duff, for a chat about them reforming, the reaction they’ve received and their plans for a new album…

CYCM 25/03/17: Be Stillia, My Battling Art
March 21, 2017 – 10:33 pm | No Comment
CYCM 25/03/17: Be Stillia, My Battling Art

Edward Bulwer-Lytton probably thought of himself as a right old smarty pants, and not just because of the double-barrelled surname. The novelist, playwright and all round clever clogs first coined the phrase ‘The pen is …

Mister Mombastic something, something fantastic, someth…oh, ok… nevermind
February 21, 2017 – 8:24 am | No Comment
Mister Mombastic something, something fantastic, someth…oh, ok… nevermind

By Tanya Raven
On 31st March 2017, I will be getting on a plane and heading off for one of the scariest, yet most exciting journeys of my life, to Mombasa in Kenya, to spend 4 …

Klar Könnt Ihr Malcolm Und Dietrich 04/02/17: 1993 -1994: Wing When You’re Sinning
February 1, 2017 – 8:33 pm | No Comment
Klar Könnt Ihr Malcolm Und Dietrich 04/02/17: 1993 -1994: Wing When You’re Sinning

Ever since humans evolved to the stage they could feel envy, they’ve looked up at birds with a sickly-green tinge to their faces. Not only can these feathery little chaps strut around on terra firma, …

CYCM 28/01/17: 1992-1993: The Perch Knocker Offerers
January 24, 2017 – 8:43 pm | No Comment
CYCM 28/01/17: 1992-1993: The Perch Knocker Offerers

If you’ve ever lost a ridiculously daft amount of your life to following a football team, you should know by now that seasons normally fall into three categories:
1. Those that leave a lasting mark on …