Articles tagged with: fan-owned clubs
One of FC United of Manchester’s Course You Can Malcolm collective has sent us the following for publication on their behalf:
‘Twenty-two is a number that found its spiritual home at Course You Can Malcolm.
Whereas bingo …
‘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.
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 …
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”.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
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…’
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 …
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 …
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.