Thursday, 27 October 2011

FC United of Manchester-Moston Community Stadium

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.

Calling All Football Fans

 We 'The 72 Unite' group is made up of fans from the Football League angered by, and at a loss to explain, the news today that the proposed legislative changes to the existing academy systems have been voted in favour of.

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.


Monday, 24 October 2011

Tour de France 2012-The Route

Cycling Weekly have the details of next year's Tour de France. Just visit here.

A nice touring holiday following Le Tour is on the agenda for next year, looks good.

Manchester United 1 Manchester City 6

So United got thumped by City, it happens.

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

The Biggest Club Game In The World-FC United of Manchester v Chester FC

Well, maybe not, but it's certainly the biggest game in England tomorrow. FC United of Manchester take on Chester FC in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League.

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.