Manchester City Council have this afternoon approved FC United's planning application for their own ground.
More information from the FC United of Manchester website.
Thursday, 27 October 2011
In the current financial climate with the divide between rich and poor widening on a daily basis, Modern Football continues to be an exaggerated version of the overall global picture. THE RICH CONTINUE TO GET RICHER, WHILE THE POOR SUFFER.
Lower league football is dying, starved by Premier League greed and excess. Attendances are down, and clubs will soon cease to exist, unable to balance the books to survive let-alone compete with the elite.
The lifeblood of Football League clubs are their successful academy systems, some of which have supported and sustained clubs for many years, producing local, homegrown talent representative of the area and fanbase. Today’s ruling cuts this essential lifeblood at the arteries and will signal the death knoll, the final nail in the coffin for the survival of Professional Football outside the Premier League.
In response we are calling for action from EVERY FAN at EVERY MATCH on Saturday 29th October 2011 to UNITE, rise-up and fight for the very existence of their clubs. It’s NOW OR NEVER we must let the Premier League and FA know we will not be trampled on.
EVERY FAN, EVERY GAME – BOYCOTT FIRST FIVE MINUTES TO DRAW ATTENTION TO THIS AND SHOW THE STRENGTH OF OPPOSITION TO PROPOSALS
Monday, 24 October 2011
In 1989 City beat United 5-1 and what has happened in the intervening years? United now have a record number of titles. City won the third division play-off final against Gillingham in 1999 while United were winning the European Cup against Bayern Munich.
Interestingly the only messages I've received gloating about yesterday's result were from plastic Scousers, one from Kent one from Sheffield. Says it all really.
Friday, 14 October 2011
Kick off is at the proper football time of 3-00pm and a bumper gate is expected at Gigg Lane, Bury. A thousand Chester fans are expected to take the attendance to over 3,000.
Do yourself a favour and savour the atmosphere of football as it should be.