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About A Fine Lung

A Fine Lung. Manchester: spirit, patience, gentleness.

Take a trip down Ancoats, Little Italy’s so grand…

A Fine Lung is a Manchester writers co-operative. That’s not to say you cannot write for A Fine Lung if you’re not from Manchester… although that might have been someone’s unintentionally bigoted intention, but if you think about it the Romans were here which mean all roads lead to Manchester, which means if you live near a road or even on a road then you’re linked in some way shape or form to Manchester and therefore that makes you absolutely welcome to contribute to both forms of A Fine Lung – the traditional paper one and the more modern electronic one you see before you.

Take a walk down Rochdale Road, you’re in Ireland…

The written version came first in 2008 and was produced, in the main, by match-going fans of FC United of Manchester. Two issues were knocked up and sold at FCUM games during the 2008-2009 season. More will follow. Eventually. As with all future issues, the profits will go towards the building of a football ground which will symobolise an unyielding resistance to the Glazer family, who unopposed by any of the relevant authorities, were allowed to pillage Manchester United’s heritage and destroy our beloved club in 2005. Fuck them and fuck their families.

China and Japan, they’re on Upper Brook Street and Africa’s in Moss Side, or so they say…

In January 2010 the electronic version that you are reading now was born, giving anyone who cares to bother writing anything the chance to submit stuff and see it in lights without waiting months and months before we pull our collective fingers out on the print version. If you have anything you want to submit then please do so, regardless of how good, bad or relevant you think it is. Use the email on the contact page.

And if you wanna go further still, Palestine’s in Cheetham Hill…

As stated above, A Fine Lung is a writer’s co-operative. There is no editor dictating an agenda. There is no media company hiding in the background ensuring that the interests of advertisers are put before those of the reader. This is an open forum for writers to express their views. If you’re writing is in keeping with the broad socialist principles that have guided A Fine Lung to this point then you are welcome to send stuff in and it would be the Amstrad t-shirt-owning beardy bloke’s pleasure to publish it. We have it on good authority that being sued and losing your house to someone with a grudge is no fun so anything libelous, racist or offensive to birds might come back to you with a polite message attached.

So what do you want to go to Wembley for? “To see United”…

You will find within the pages of both the paper and electronic versions a unapologetic love of Manchester, music and pubs. Eclipsing all of that is a love of Manchester United Football Club, the club that nobody ever left, and of FC United of Manchester, the symbol of our ongoing resistance to the unwanted foreign aggressors who stole our football club from us. Them, their families etc etc.

Oh what do you want to go to Wembley for? “To laugh at city”…
A Fine Lung, Manchester, January 2010