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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.

FC United have only gone and done it
March 16, 2012 – 12:47 am | No Comment
FC United have only gone and done it

Press release issued at 00:01 hrs on 16 March 2012
Supporters of fan-owned, co-operative football club FC United of Manchester are celebrating today after raising over £1.6m from a community share issue to help fund a …

All Hallows
January 18, 2012 – 1:49 pm | No Comment
All Hallows

The home end is the cemetery end. In case you didn’t notice, huge graffiti featuring the grim reaper himself tells you that “home is where the graveyard is”.

St Pauli let the nazis know the score
January 11, 2012 – 12:27 pm | 2 Comments
St Pauli let the nazis know the score

According to numerous media sources, St Pauli fans had clashed with rival fans of VFL Lübeck and the police, leading to the cancellation of this long running tournament. Just blanket coverage, ignoring many important details of what actually happened, meant my colleagues thought that I was spreading the “English disease”. They though that those St Pauli “rowdies” were at it again.

One day we’re going home…
February 21, 2011 – 9:50 am | No Comment
One day we’re going home…

FC United members have the chance to make a number of decisions on the cosmetics of the proposed Ten Acres Lane football ground in Newton Heath.

Meanwhile, FC United beat Burscough 3-1 at Gigg Lane on Saturday thanks to goals from Michael Norton, Jerome Wright and Carlos Roca.

Hamburg ist red, not dead
January 17, 2011 – 12:23 pm | No Comment
Hamburg ist red, not dead

There will be an indepth piece, with pictures, about the situation at St Pauli in the February issue of A fine lung. But for now, here is a piece from the FCUMAD site about St Pauli fans’ anti-commercialism protests at the weekend, including the Bring back St Pauli campaign:

A punk football fairy tale
November 23, 2010 – 12:06 pm | No Comment
A punk football fairy tale

It was a sight Manchester has seen many times before. Hordes of fans wearing red, white and black scarves, piling off a late-night train at Victoria, after a November night fixture away from home.

In Hamburg it’s spelt „Demokratie“
November 22, 2010 – 11:25 am | One Comment
In Hamburg it’s spelt „Demokratie“

Our correspondent Ed in Germany, reports from FC St Pauli’s annual general meeting.

Now being a resident in Germany and choosing to spend a large chunk of my free time caught up in the affairs of FC St Pauli, I have occasionally had the odd email or question when back in Manchester, about how fans have an influence on the club in comparison to our own system.

Grounds for divorce
October 18, 2010 – 10:33 am | One Comment
Grounds for divorce

There’s a song at FC United, I don’t know the exact words, as I don’t want to be disappointed, but the gist of it involves a celebration of us building our home in Newton Heath to the tune of Dirty Old Town.

It’s nice that we have a refrain to that tune, even if the words are probably a bit cringeworthy given the past form of some of our songsters, but unless we all pull our fingers out it may become redundant before it becomes a permanent fixture on the set list.

The quest for home
September 21, 2010 – 11:16 am | One Comment
The quest for home

“We are offering supporters and others the chance to be part of this exciting development and help make football history. This is a landmark opportunity to invest in a club bringing football back to the heart of its communities and leave a lasting legacy for future generations.”

There’s wonder in ‘most everything I see
May 17, 2010 – 3:49 pm | 8 Comments
There’s wonder in ‘most everything I see

St Pauli fans found their way to the pub and asked the landlord to turn the music off, as they wanted to hear us louder. They came over and joined in as we sang ‘We’re the famous Man United and we’re going to St Pauli…’

Bayern Munich v Manchester United: Leagues Apart
March 29, 2010 – 3:42 pm | No Comment
Bayern Munich v Manchester United: Leagues Apart

A mate of ours has attracted several nicknames over the years, the most demeaning of which is “Hot Meat”.

This may sound a bit leather-chaps but it actually relates to a European away when …

Portsmouth FC – an apology…
March 2, 2010 – 8:58 pm | 2 Comments
Portsmouth FC – an apology…

In 2004 I wrote something for another website which maligned Portsmouth Football Club and their supporters. At the time there were a few of us writing for the site. Most of us had jobs where …

Fan-ownership works – the facts
March 2, 2010 – 9:50 am | No Comment
Fan-ownership works – the facts

Football’s power-brokers would have us believe that fans can’t own and run clubs with any kind of success. Supporter ownership doesn’t work, so they say. Yet figures released today show that Europe’s second richest club and current champions of the continent are fan-owned and, furthermore, there are five other supporter-owned clubs in the top 20 list.

Manchester United, meanwhile, have been completely overtaken and reside in third place. The Glazers and chief bum-chum Gill will blame exchange rates and stuff but facts don’t lie boys.