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Old August 19th, 2005, 06:32 PM   #21
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im goin to watch FC united of Manchester on saturday, its their 1st home game of the season. in'it.

u mite b finkin....wots dis gotta do wit public transport in manc....well i is catchin tram, in'it.

yeah me and me footie hooligan gang will be headin down town for a few drinkie's at about noon. then we r gunna get a metro link, i mean a proper ride to bury, not simply the train station to piccadilly 10 second journey (fookin useless)

yep, FC United r playing their 'home' games at Bury's ground which is apparently next to the metro station, (thats why we're gettin tram)

Its a DAMN shame that Tameside Council and Manchester Met Police wouldnt alow FC United to play at Droylsden's footie ground, it wud av been perfect.
the main reason was Tameside council r shit bags with no bollocks, and secondly the police (fookin pigs) thought that Droylsden is too close to Citys ground 'The city of Mancester Stadium' aka 'the council ground' and thought that the 'hardcore man u fans of FC United would be too much trouble if the 2 teams plyed on the same day.
Imagine that, 2,500 hardcore man u hooligans against 45,000 city fans.
u know who wud win, with me at the front, the 'general' leading the troops to street warfare. Oh the mouth waters.

Last week, we went on a mission to Leek for our first away game of the season.
coachs were arranged from the city centre early, so we cu get down there to watch the Man U game on sky in the pubs KO @ 12noon (FC United KO @ 3pm)
to our surprise the PIGS where out in force, it was like the good old days. hehehe.
AND........ they had banned the local pubs from showing the game. misserable bastards.

so a hand full of fans walked in the porin rain to next town with a pub so we cud hav a few beers and watch the real Man U.

happy 2 say we won 5-2, we r well gunna piss this league u watch in 10 yrs we will b in the premiership.
this is how dreams r made.
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Old August 19th, 2005, 10:24 PM   #22
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Shaun Bones and his mates are scum. Setting up your own team just because someone has brought the one you support shows your not a true Man United fan. All the FC United fans can f*** off and dont come back when you get bored.
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Old August 19th, 2005, 11:57 PM   #23
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Oh shut up you little tit. They're pissed off with the commercialisation of United. Who the fuck are you to call them scum?

Anyway, you've changed your tune. You were whinging like fuck when Glazer's name first popped up.
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Old August 20th, 2005, 12:38 AM   #24
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Oh shut up you little tit. They're pissed off with the commercialisation of United. Who the fuck are you to call them scum?

Anyway, you've changed your tune. You were whinging like fuck when Glazer's name first popped up.
What he is saying is that real fans support their team through thick and thin, whether they are being 'commercialised' or not. It's almost as bad as fans deserting United if they got relegated or something like that. The fact is, these fans can do nothing now, Glazer is here to stay so it's time to get back to supporting their team.
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Old August 20th, 2005, 12:42 AM   #25
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Oh I completely accept that. If the same were to happen to City I would do the same. But I doubt these fans who have broken away will go against their principals. They've given up their season tickets at United. Let's be honest, they'll never get them back with the waiting list. And they'll know that. I have a lot of issues with Shareholders United myself but I see absolutely no reason to criticise the breakaway fans. It's the hypocrites who piss me off.
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Old August 20th, 2005, 12:44 AM   #26
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Until last season I was an LMTB holder at Old Trafford

I decided to give it up before Glazer took over because I can't afford it any more.

I refuse to pay £30 per match to watch multi-millionaires go through the motions. It's obscene. I have a young kid and another on the way who are much more deserving of my money.

I will continue to follow United on TV and wish them well.

However if I want to take in a match it will be at Gigg Lane watching FC United.

Me, my wife and my nipper are going tomorrow. All for less than half the price of getting a single ticket for Old Trafford.

It's nothing to do with loyalty. That club shows no loyalty to its fans. It would much rather we were all day trippers spending our cash in the megastore.
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Old August 20th, 2005, 12:45 AM   #27
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Of course everything is too soon to make any kind of judgement. So I'll just shut the fuck up, except to wish FC United all the best of luck. I will always lend my support to a club made and run by fans, exactly the same as I fully applaud AFC Wimbledon (or whatever they're named, I forget at this drunken hour).
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Old August 20th, 2005, 01:07 AM   #28
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Its a farce this whole glazer situation...fans can be annoyed, upset...But is that a reason to desert it? I saw Manchester Uniteed fans outside Vodafone UK in london on Skysports news other week...I mean wtf, just because your weak and have no determination to get through a rocky period, doesnt give you a right to cut off the fans from having a world class sponsor and the clubs financial at least having a chance of recouping....

Stf FC united...Real fans el' buy the tickets (if they can afford) the merchandise, and el' stick to it like shit to stick...You need to open your eyes, youll run the club into the ground no-one else...
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Old August 20th, 2005, 01:19 AM   #29
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But he can't afford to go. I've only been to one City match since the season before Keegan came in. I just can't afford it anymore. The price of one match is pretty much all the money I have to live on for a week. And considering there're people taking their kids, they'll be looking to be paying at least £50. It's atrocious. The real fans have been pushed out for the middle classes (to use a horrible cliché) who became ardent football fans when football was invented by Sky. People just can't afford ot go and that's one of the several reasons I applaud FC United. Ticket prices will go up. It's hard enough affording a ticket to any Premiership team these days, but with Glazer's plans to put your tickets in the "higher bracket", the ordinary fan just cannot afford to go anymore.
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Old August 20th, 2005, 01:23 AM   #30
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Oh shut up you little tit. They're pissed off with the commercialisation of United. Who the fuck are you to call them scum?

Anyway, you've changed your tune. You were whinging like fuck when Glazer's name first popped up.
Scum for telling people to stay outside the ground for the first 5 mins of a game. Scum for chasing the glazers down the street. Scum for setting up protests which arent going to do fuck all now they have taken over. Scum for setting up there own club while saying they support United. I've accepted they have taken over but its still United, I dont like the fact that Glazers have taken over but I'll live with it. If Shareholders United had just stook to getting money in, fair play but setting up a new team is going to far and I'd rather support my team then get involved with a bunch of pricks. Who are they now, they have their own team to tell me outside the ground not to in and boycott games?
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Old August 20th, 2005, 01:32 AM   #31
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And you're attributing this behaviour to fans like Chorlton Red then? You sit amongst the pricks who were starting this whole ruccus. Many gave up and decided "hey, I will renew my season ticket!". Similar to the person you've quoted in your signature. See? Lack of will power to see through their so called principals. Don't be so quick to tar everybody at FC United with the shit brush. My uncle's been a United fan since he was a kid and went all the time until the early 90s. He's only been to 4 or 5 games since due to the cost and having kids. But now he says he's going to take them to a few FC United games because he can afford it. Is he, and Chorlton Red, scum?
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Old August 20th, 2005, 01:56 AM   #32
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My mistake stumbled in here thinking it was a thread about Manchester's roads. Seriously though drove the section of the M60 from M61 to A34 and went over that viaduct - I think Manchester will look great in a few years from that viaduct. Wish we were getting some of that action up here in Glasgow. Does anyone have a photo of the 17 lanes of M61 at Worsley by the way?
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Old August 20th, 2005, 02:49 AM   #33
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And you're attributing this behaviour to fans like Chorlton Red then? You sit amongst the pricks who were starting this whole ruccus. Many gave up and decided "hey, I will renew my season ticket!". Similar to the person you've quoted in your signature. See? Lack of will power to see through their so called principals. Don't be so quick to tar everybody at FC United with the shit brush. My uncle's been a United fan since he was a kid and went all the time until the early 90s. He's only been to 4 or 5 games since due to the cost and having kids. But now he says he's going to take them to a few FC United games because he can afford it. Is he, and Chorlton Red, scum?
I dont really see what your problem is. They the Pricks started it for a good reason but now its gone too far. Stress the words "too far". Chorlton Red, does he sit out side the ground handing out leflets or say to people dont go games because I say so, after everything has happened? Lack of will power? No! Its more like give the Glazers a chance. If United win the League this season, FC United will have been forgotten about and they will all try and crawl back. So fuck FC United, not because of people watching them because of the people that run it.
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Old August 22nd, 2005, 10:41 AM   #34
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Real fans el' buy the tickets (if they can afford) the merchandise
There we have it, apparently you're not a real fan unless every item of clothing you buy has a club badge on it, you sleep under a Gary Neville bedspread and you have a Man United mobile.

Obviously.
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Old August 22nd, 2005, 02:22 PM   #35
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All United fans have their own opinions on what has happened to the club and there are many ways of dealing with it:

1. Do nothing
2. Wait and see what glazer does
3. Protest from within - boycott games, don't buy club merchandise, boycott sponsors (Bud, Vodafone etc..)
4. Stop going to the game completely
5. Stop going to the game and follow FCUM instead

Personally I'm doing 3 (no cup games for me this year). I think for many it isn't JUST glazer, he's just the straw that broke the camels back. I also think that my time at Old Trafford is coming to an end (20 years of going to the game this season). I'll be priced out soon (well not priced out, but it's going to be more than I'm willing to pay).

Anyway, the main thing to remember is that all United fans have their own opinions on this and are entitled to them. Even if you don't agree with them, their opinions should be respected.
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Old August 22nd, 2005, 02:37 PM   #36
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......also meant to say, anyone get UWS on Saturday? Bunch of fives included the "Number of high rise buildings (12 storey's or more) under construction or completed since 2001 (or something like that):

1. Mancheseter (44??)
2. Leeds (26)
3. Birmingham
4 Liverpool
5. somewhere else.....

Anyway, just thought I'd mention it as the only other place I've seen that list is on here.
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Old August 26th, 2005, 10:17 PM   #37
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^ You what? UWS?

I had that list in my sig for a bit, counted the figures off Skyscrapernews meself. Bollocks though, Manc has a few more than 44. Couldn't be arsed updating it so I took it off. Someone had the gall to copy some meaningless shite off here did they?
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Old December 12th, 2006, 02:12 AM   #38
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Manchester Motorways

....watched this video and I remembered how great Manchester's highways actually are.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIMI_RpFung

You might not think it, but Manchester's excellent highway system puts Miami to shame. If only the roads here were so modern, well lit, well signposted and smooth....damn!
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Old December 12th, 2006, 02:27 AM   #39
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Old December 12th, 2006, 02:32 AM   #40
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Manchester is the undisputed Motorway capital of the UK - bar none. There are more than 120 miles of motorway that traverse the boundaries of Greater Manchester - and in addition to this impressive mileage total there are also the greatest number of separately-numbered motorways as well.

The M60 orbital is the fulcrum around which the following intersect and feed into: M602, M61, M62, M66, M67, M56, M6, M58, A627(M), and even the A57(M).....and until recently the A6144(M) (now downgraded to a simple A-road since the widening of the M60 west side). Forget London, Manchester - and indeed the north west of England - has the densest network of motorways in the country - and let's not forget that around the city itself, pretty much 80 per cent of the entire network has been re-surfaced, re-lit, re-signed and widened over the past 10 years, creating what is practically an entirely new network - compared with, say, the miserable backward-looking West Midlands network (with its crumbling and outmoded viaducts and poor lighting, signage, etc) which the government probably hates so much it won't even spend an penny on widening the sections that are screaming out for it (i.e. especially the M42 and the M6 where it runs through the city - we won't count the rather rubbishly-designed M6 toll road in this case for obvious reasons...i.e. it's not free), instead preferring to spend money widening Manchester, Leeds and South-East motorways instead.

Elsewhere in the UK, only Glasgow can rival Manchester for the number of inner city / urban motorways that bisect its boundaries.
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