Here’s a great interview with Andy Walsh about the historic landmark we have acheived.
““I did get a bit emotional,” admitted Walsh. “That was because it is so important to be in Manchester. We are Mancs and it is the values of this city and its cultural and political history that have driven us to where we are.””
“He added: “Our priority is to run the best democratically-owned football club in the country. If a consequence of that is that we attract more people and better players and if a consequence of that is that we move up they pyramid then good. We will face some difficult questions. Do we go full-time? There are exciting decisions to come and I think the crowds will go up at Moston. This club, as we have said from the start, will go as the supporters want it to.””
Manchester’s other United are happy living in a very different world
It is too easy to paint FC United as the Rebels. That was never a nickname they chose and it is a poor fit when the majority of their fans still have a strong affinity to the club they left behind.
(The Guardian 16th Nov, 13)
Read the full article on: http://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2013/nov/16/manchester-fc-united-different-world
I heard about this fan group a few months ago and along with many other fan groups across Italy and Europe they are starting to show that football fans can and need to get involved – partly inspired by FC United…. here is there story………………..Lucca United
Q & A with Stefano Galligani of Lucca United -Supporters Trust of AS LUCCHESE LIBERTAS1905
Q. Can you tell us in England how Lucca United came about and it’s relationship with AS LUCCHESE LIBERTAS 1905
A. Unfortunately our club was demoted twice from League 1 for financial problems and irregularities, first time in 2008 and again in 2011 when we had just regained League 1 after two promotions in a row. In 2011 the club had to restart from the 6th tier of Italian football and we decided that we had to play a more active role and needed to have our word in the matter. We founded our cooperative in November 2011 and we currently have some 400 members.
A great interview with Karl Marginson by Rinus Philosophy.
Check it out!
Andy Walsh was featured in Fergie’s bio regarding a phone call he made during the period of the Glazer take over. In an article in MEN he tells the story of how United could have gone another way.
Here is another article about this groundbreaking day!
The wait has been long, the process seemed never-ending. But finally, we’re here. Through countless efforts from countless people, we proudly proclaim:
We’re gonna build our own ground, we’re gonna build our own ground!
THIS is what it’s all about.
And here is a bonus (Article in MEN about the build)
The grass root football photography blog No Clash of Colours (follow them on twitter here) have four blog posts about matches including FC United. Every post includes very beautiful photographs portraying the life of true grass root football. You can find them all here sorted under the label “FC United of Manchester”.
Have a look-see!