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Fergie and Gill could profit from share sale, as Glazers strengthen grip
July 31, 2012 – 8:02 pm | One Comment
Fergie and Gill could profit from share sale, as Glazers strengthen grip

There are questions among some United fans as to whether Sir Alex Ferguson, the manager, and David Gill, the chief executive, will stand to personally profit from the Glazers’ decision to list the club on the New York stock exchange…

Pussy Riot
July 31, 2012 – 11:45 am | No Comment
Pussy Riot

Interesting stuff going on in Russia at the moment, with all-girl Punk band Pussy Riot standing trial for playing what the state seems to agree was a blasphemous gig in a church. They’ve been kept …

Glazers to pocket millions from shares sale
July 31, 2012 – 8:11 am | One Comment
Glazers to pocket millions from shares sale

Reports in the Evening News suggest the Glazers will pocket half of the money from their proposed shares sale. the only shock is that some people appear to be surprised by this, having believed any …

‘Challenging and uncompromising’ clashes with the ‘sycophantic and grovelling’
July 27, 2012 – 11:50 pm | 2 Comments
‘Challenging and uncompromising’ clashes with the ‘sycophantic and grovelling’

The rural green and pleasant land was ripped asunder by the explosion of industrialisation and the birth of capitalism.
My heart sank when it became obvious that Chariots of Fire was to be illustrated, however…

The ‘pics opening ceremony – LIVE!
July 27, 2012 – 11:45 pm | 2 Comments
The ‘pics opening ceremony – LIVE!

We relive the amazing opening to London 2012. Every other media outlet does live updates, but we’re a bit shit so this one was done from the scrawled notes of our various correspondents who were watching it at home on the TV with a few cans…

Modern football is… alright really… It depends which way you look at it
July 26, 2012 – 9:16 am | No Comment
Modern football is… alright really… It depends which way you look at it

From our comrades at the excellent Mudhutter http://www.mudhutsmedia.co.uk
By NeillRimmersPerm
Can I let you into a secret? I really, really don’t hate modern football.
I hate modern football fans, I hate modern football players but by and …

When did we stop ‘progressing’?
July 26, 2012 – 9:06 am | No Comment
When did we stop ‘progressing’?

I have my reservations about how the accumulation of products (in this case clothing) can be regarded as something worth blogging about or indeed can be perceived as cutting edge or creative. I say that, but I still find myself entirely sucked in by it, with great enjoyment.

How the media allows racism to take hold
July 23, 2012 – 10:02 am | No Comment
How the media allows racism to take hold

If anyone wants to study how racism begins, and creeps into the consciousness of an entire nation, they need look no further…

Olympic Dress
July 18, 2012 – 6:52 pm | No Comment
Olympic Dress

Looking at the historic dates of the ‘Enclosure Acts’ and the dawn of the industrial Revolution appears to stretch the notion of coincidence to the limit.
There were rings abounding, multitudinous Olympic rings.

Stealing Time
July 17, 2012 – 10:55 am | 4 Comments
Stealing Time

I love time; it’s the best thing we’ve got, mainly because we don’t have enough of it. I hate work, which probably isn’t the worst thing we’ve got, but it does take away our time.

The triumph of reason and the beginnings of democracy
July 14, 2012 – 8:37 am | No Comment
The triumph of reason and the beginnings of democracy

The 1630s are a confusing period of English history when old certainties were abandoned, new knowledges gained and social conventions overturned. But in religious affairs, there was little toleration…

“Gigg will tear them apart, again…” says Margy
July 13, 2012 – 5:49 pm | No Comment
“Gigg will tear them apart, again…” says Margy

FC United manager Karl Marginson is chuffed to have Rhodri Giggs back at the club as the reds prepare to start their pre-season preparation in readiness for another crack at promotion to Conference North.

Scattered red and whites
July 13, 2012 – 5:34 pm | One Comment
Scattered red and whites

That cup final, my dad’s favourite story, would probably be the point at which my future was mapped out. Yes, my dad owed his red upbringing to my granddad, so maybe he was to blame, but had my dad not taken the plunge and binned the reds off in 1977 I may never have been born.

Gin and chronic…
July 12, 2012 – 1:13 pm | No Comment
Gin and chronic…

The excellent MaD Theatre Company are performing their latest play Gin and Chronic Arthritis this week at the Lasse O’Gowrie (off Oxford Road, Manchester city centre) and the Simpson Hall in Moston.

Omnishambles
July 11, 2012 – 1:47 pm | No Comment
Omnishambles

“Happiness lies not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. The joy and moral stimulation of work no longer must be forgotten in the mad chase of evanescent profits,” writes Johnny Helzapopin…

“Sell Park Now!” or whatever the lad was saying…
July 11, 2012 – 11:20 am | 3 Comments
“Sell Park Now!” or whatever the lad was saying…

There was an article posted on here a couple of days ago, which I’m sure most of you have read – “Green and gold until Park has been sold”. Reading it, I felt like someone was filming my brain, writes Milo…

Green and gold until Park is sold…
July 8, 2012 – 8:41 am | 64 Comments
Green and gold until Park is sold…

There are United players past and present for whom I have zero or close to zero affection. Some are obvious – I think of Neil Webb skulking off against Forest as the world caved in …

Special Measures
July 7, 2012 – 10:43 am | 2 Comments
Special Measures

Britain needs radical spending cuts. The last government got things so wrong that we are broke and will be forever more. We can’t afford the basics, health, pensions, houses that people can afford. There is …

National Football Museum
July 4, 2012 – 11:17 pm | No Comment
National Football Museum

‘it is a good plan…to have one side with striped jerseys of one colour say red; and the other with another say blue. This prevents confusion and wild attempts to wrest the ball from your neighbour.’
At first it was an urban museum, not so much a museum as a place to poke your eyes out.

Frank Street
July 4, 2012 – 4:03 pm | No Comment
Frank Street

The creatures who inhabit these dwellings and even their dark, wet cellars, and who live confined amidst all this filth and foul air – which cannot be dissipated because of the surrounding lofty buildings – must surely have sunk to the lowest level of humanity.