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Bye, bye Bury… Bury bye, bye

Submitted by on April 24, 2014 – 4:08 pmNo Comment


A crocked Margy carried in on a stretcher to tell a shite joke or two, Factory Records throw backs, a Weatherman auction, homemade butties, vodka jelly, Twomowers’ triumphant return and Sweary Mary reciting his original proposal for the event, were all part of the final ever Course You Can Malcolm to be held at Gigg Lane, Bury.

Much more happened, some of it unprintable, but it was a lovely afternoon at the wrong end of the tramline and a teary farewell was bid with the cardboard cut-out of former FC United midfielder Steve Spencer journeying on the 135 back to town with those who found him seven long years ago…

McNevin-Duffs senior and junior

McNevin-Duffs senior and junior

The turn was Richard McNevin-Duff of Factory Records’ final band Space Monkeys. He brought his family along and was very complimentary afterwards, saying: “We had a great day it was a pleasure. Malcolmses is pretty unique, long may it continue, all the best things in life. Anyone looking to re-affirm their love of football, life, music, should get down to FC United. Beautiful day from start to finish.” He added: “It truly opens your eyes to what is good in life. Cancelled my SkyTV…”

Well over £1,000 was raised for FC United, including over £600 in non-beverage related endeavours, which included raffles for beer, an auction for a one-off Factory white label 7 inch, home made food (courtesy of the Bays, Elsie, Noods and a steering committee member’s wife…among others) and our ‘Taking you round the corner’ quiz. Not only has this event brought a beautifully unique and thoroughly enjoyable element to our club, it has also ended up being a cracking fundraiser. Some said it couldn’t happen…

Discussions are ongoing within FC United about what will happen next season and beyond regarding Malcolmses, of course we can keep you updated.

Thankfully Matty Wilkinson (wilkinson-photo.com) was able to capture some of the highlights of the day. So here are some snaps:

"Fucking this, fucking that, you fucking fuckers..."

“Fucking this, fucking that, you fucking fuckers…”



Service with a smile

Service with a smile

"Sold for whatever price I last said..."

“Sold for whatever price I last said…”

Blowing down the stylus...

Blowing down the stylus…

"Can you hear me Jo?"

“Can you hear me Jo?”

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