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How to get A Fine Lung…

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…give up smoking and exercise more. But if that fails, here is how you can purchase the print version of A Fine Lung Manchester: Spirit, Patience, Gentleness.

If you can’t get hold of a copy in person, have a look at the information about each issue below, then send us an envelope addressed to L Cawthra, 51 The Crescent, Salford, M5 4WX, containing a letter stating which issue(s) you would like and a cheque made payable to ‘A Fine Lung’ for the correct amount, together with an address you would like us to send them to. Also include an email address in case we need to contact you for any reason (eg, if the issue you require is sold out by the time we receive your request). Prices are listed below. Once the cheque is cleared we will post the issue(s) straight out to you.

Postage will be £1 per copy, so if you order four copies, postage will be £4. Sorry about that but the semi-privatised Royal Mail is a right rip-off these days and we have to cover costs, including envelopes etc. Blame Thatcher and her ilk.

All proceeds (after postage fees) will go to the ongoing battle for a home for FC United of Manchester, the community benefit society set up to fight back against the commercialisation of football and to assist in the poorest communities of Manchester and beyond. For more information on the not-for-profit club visit: fc-utd.co.uk.

Issue one. Peterloo Peace People. August 2008
Brought out on the anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre, this edition includes: Coverage of the 2008 European Cup final. Preview of The Gangs of Manchester book by Andy Davies. Central Station’s Factory Records retrospective. The debut of Angry Bear and celebrations of the music of Terry Callier and The Prisoners. Sold out though, soz…

Issue two. Giant Hot Dogs. Sometime in 2009
The Evening News’ Stuart Brennan on his uncle Paddy’s bout with legendary Manchester fighter Len Johnson. Terry Christian on how he decided to milk the celebrity media market for all it is worth – beginning with telling tales on Dani Behr. Musical appreciation of Donny Hathaway, Animal Collective, TV on the Radio, Elbow and Redskins, along with a load of stuff on football, white poppies and Mike Duff’s research into the River Tib. £2 plus £1 postage.

Issue three. You winch some…
Exclusive interview with FC United board member Adam Brown about plans for a new stadium in Newton Heath. Duns says goodbye to Manchester. The Working Class Movement Library. Mike Duff remembers the Manchester Martyrs and a Thief in the Heath. Musical mentions for Dischord Records, Nuggets and Pebbles and Bobby Womack. Loads of football including the 1977 FA Cup final, the treble season and Maurice Twomowers recalls his one and only away trip with his dad in the early 1970s. £2 plus £1 postage.

Issue four. We’re all immigrants.
Scott Taylor spends a week with FC United manager Karl Marginson watching the opposition and eating pies. Andy Davies goes looking for famous Glaswegian bigot Billy Fullerton. Mike Duff recalls how he lost it after his mother’s death. Angry Bear blows the lid off the ICF ‘superman’ bullshit. Plus musical nods to brass bands, Sun Ra, Phil Ochs and The MC5, and Talkative Chris on seven rebellious moments. £2 plus £1 postage.

Issue five. Rise with your class, not from it.
Politics aplenty as we go on the offensive against slavering, fingered bosses’ men. Rob Lees on Moston active Drama’s links to FC United. A report from Austria where fans of SV Austrian Salzburg are fighting back. The banks that liked to say ‘yes’. Mick Middles remembers Manchester in 1977. A review of Lindsay Reade’s book about former husband Tony Wilson. A survivor of the Bradford fire recalls the day that changed his life and we interview football commentator Jon Champion following FC United’s amazing FA Cup triumph over Rochdale. Plus music in the form of Leroy Hutson, Crass and Sun O))). £2 plus £1 postage.

Issue six. We are the lions Mr Manager.
Terry Christian on his approach to Parliament about the upcoming census. Pictures from Matt Squire. A call to arms ahead of the national March for the Alternative. Talkative Chris suggests a national strike. Mick Middles tells how he spent some time living next door to Guns and Roses and hanging round with Ian Botham. Ed in Germany reports on St Pauli fans’ battle for the soul of their club. How Mike Duff won the pools. The best albums of 2010. Your free pullout Chadderton Evening Chronicle as well as plenty of football including United in St Etienne in 1977. £2 plus £1 postage.

Issue seven. Self doubt and selfism. December 2011
Coverage of FC United’s bid to build a home in Moston, including a poem from Mike Duff and planning meeting report from Navajo. Football articles on Wiener Sportklub, St Pauli, Rayo Vallecano and Proper magazine’s Mark Smith on the plight of his beloved Stockport County. Mick Middles reveals the part his wedding played in Ian Curtis’ death. The Ale Trail reaches Amsterdam. Angry Bear launches his new mither gossip column. One red displays stalker-like tendencies towards Sue Barker. Plus music from Giant Sand and Howe Gelb and Ashford and Simpson. £2 plus £1 postage.

AFL is also available from Course You Can Malcolm at FC United’s home games (at Gigg Lane, Bury. See fixtures here fc-utd.co.uk), Cornerhouse on Oxford Road, Manchester and the WCML on The Crescent, Salford.

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