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  1. 06 Apr '07 12:43
    “F.C. United, variously described and derided as ‘brave rebels’, ‘irrelevant outsiders’, and ‘a right bunch of dicks’.

    Living testament to that peculiarly Mancunian talent for gazing at the world in all its wonder, thinking for a minute, and then muttering:

    ‘Nah that’s bollocks. This is how we’ll do it………..”
  2. Standard member Cityblue
    Moonchester
    09 Apr '07 11:30
    Originally posted by 60sred
    “F.C. United, variously described and derided as ‘brave rebels’, ‘irrelevant outsiders’, and ‘a right bunch of dicks’.

    Living testament to that peculiarly Mancunian talent for gazing at the world in all its wonder, thinking for a minute, and then muttering:

    ‘Nah that’s bollocks. This is how we’ll do it………..”
    More like....

    If you don't like what's happening, take your ball and go crying home

    Amazing how so little of all the stuff around why FC were founded gets mentioned a lot these days.....now that Glazer hasn't sold everything, and United are being successful again

    Stay and fight for what you believe in, don't just run away........
  3. 10 Apr '07 11:22
    Originally posted by Cityblue
    More like....

    If you don't like what's happening, take your ball and go crying home

    Amazing how so little of all the stuff around why FC were founded gets mentioned a lot these days.....now that Glazer hasn't sold everything, and United are being successful again

    Stay and fight for what you believe in, don't just run away........
    Did not run away.

    I go to M.U.F.C. as a season ticket holder, and I also take in F.C. United games.

    You just don't get it do you.
  4. Standard member Cityblue
    Moonchester
    10 Apr '07 12:13
    Originally posted by 60sred
    Did not run away.

    I go to M.U.F.C. as a season ticket holder, and I also take in F.C. United games.

    You just don't get it do you.
    I'm willing to listen and learn

    Wasn't the general feeling that the takeover was going to sell a lot of assets, and leave the club in a vulnerable position, with likely less investment in the playing side of the club, and more interest in money making, then in making the club amenable to the fans?? Expected result that United would struggle to continue there recent successes?

    A lot of fans didn't like what was happening (or what they were told would happen) and started their own club - to preserve the spirit of what, in their view, the club was about....

    This is a rough synopsis of what I understand happened - please explain if I am wrong....

    My problem is that I believe that fans should fight for what they believe in - you are all United fans, so follow united and fight to maintain that club. Starting another club really isn't fighting for your club IMHO. I appreciate that you still go to united - fair does for that - but why are you folloiwng FC as well??
  5. 12 Apr '07 18:46
    Originally posted by Cityblue
    I'm willing to listen and learn

    Wasn't the general feeling that the takeover was going to sell a lot of assets, and leave the club in a vulnerable position, with likely less investment in the playing side of the club, and more interest in money making, then in making the club amenable to the fans?? Expected result that United would struggle to continu ...[text shortened]... te that you still go to united - fair does for that - but why are you folloiwng FC as well??
    FC United of Manchester is a new football club founded by disaffected and disenfranchised Manchester United supporters. Our aim is to create a sustainable club for the long term which is owned and democratically run by its members, which is accessible to all the communities of Manchester and one in which they can participate fully.

    Although driven by very different circumstances, FC United of Manchester takes as its inspiration a number of supporters' groups who have gone down this route, including AFC Wimbledon, who have offered unstinting support.

    FC United of Manchester is intended to create a football club which addresses the concerns which many Manchester United fans have had over the last decade or more with how the club and football have developed, culminating in the club's takeover by Malcolm Glazer. We will follow the best traditions of Manchester United's past by developing policies which encourage youth participation in terms of both playing and supporting.

    FC United of Manchester will be formed as a member-owned, democratic, and non-profit making entity on the Industrial and Provident Society company model. The EGM will focus on the election of a board of directors by the members, and the direction of the club over the coming season.

    We have ambitious and long term plans. Above all we want to be seen as a good example of how a club can be run in the interests of its members and are of benefit to its local communities. However, we are a new club and will require patience in order to reach our goals. With the help of all our members and supporters we are confident we can achieve them.

    Seven core principles of how the club will operate are set out below, and once agreed by the membership, will be protected by all elected Board members:
    1.The Board will be democratically elected by its members.

    2.Decisions taken by the membership will be decided on a one member, one vote basis.

    3.The club will develop strong links with the local community and strive to be accessible to all, discriminating against none.

    4.The club will endeavour to make admission prices as affordable as possible, to as wide a constituency as possible.

    5.The club will encourage young, local participation - playing and supporting - whenever possible.

    6.The Board will strive wherever possible to avoid outright commercialism.

    The club will remain a non-profit organisation.
  6. Standard member Cityblue
    Moonchester
    14 Apr '07 13:03
    It's all good reasons why the club exists, and some good ideas to try and maintain it's relevance to the fans and to keep the fans involved.

    What I really fail to grasp is why after all the kufuffle around the foundation of the club, and the idea of having your own club.......why so many are still going to watch United every week??

    It just seems a bit two faced - total respect for those that left united and follow their new club FC...
  7. 17 Apr '07 11:28
    Originally posted by Cityblue
    It's all good reasons why the club exists, and some good ideas to try and maintain it's relevance to the fans and to keep the fans involved.

    What I really fail to grasp is why after all the kufuffle around the foundation of the club, and the idea of having your own club.......why so many are still going to watch United every week??

    It just seems a bit two faced - total respect for those that left united and follow their new club FC...
    Every one has a different reason for watching both M.U.F.C. & F.C.U.M.
    As far as a lot of people are concerned the spirit of Manchester United lives on in both teams.
    From a personal point of view I expect to be priced out of O.T. next season, and if this is the case without F.C. I would not be able to watch any live football.
    I have no affiliation with any other local football clubs and F.C. would be my life line.