FC United thread - 2 days to go - please vote P183)

Discussion in 'General football forum' started by Mayor West, 21 Apr 2015.

  1. fbloke


    26 Apr 2009
    My lads play and train regularly at Mowden Park and the stadium is an absolute mess.

    It is in dire need of some serious investment. There are parts of it rented out to a crossfit gym, a nursery (including a fenced off bit of the car park for kids outdoor play) and from what I hear the junior section of the rugby club are now barred from the ground as there is no money to be made from them using it.

    If you want to see why community clubs should not invest in stadiums then Mowden and FCUM are perfect examples.
  2. Tbilisi


    5 Jul 2009
    Getting bricked at Leeds after Donachie scored
    Such a shame,feel more sorry for Darlington FC though as they seem to get shafted on a regular basis.
  3. blue b4 the moon

    blue b4 the moon

    25 Feb 2005
    Recently became a man of leisure.
    315 gold not platinum
    Whole place looks like it's unfinished.

    Cheapskate ****s.
  4. Bozo


    20 Jul 2007
    Head Lecturer at the Clown College of Manchester
    Need a bigger collection plate.
  5. nj1894


    18 Aug 2016
    They play at Oldham in a few weeks in a Manchester cup final, ill be stewarding , see what these morons get up- to
  6. ancoats


    28 Aug 2005
    andy tate will be there the local nutter does the stewarding for oldham that will be fun hahahhahaha
  7. "'great news for all in M40"


    As part of the FC United’s commitment to the community of Moston, we are delighted to announce that our final home game of the season against Gainsborough Trinity on Saturday 29th April ko 3pm will be dedicated as our FC4M40 day, where 1,500 free tickets will be available for residents living in a M40 postcode, local schools and community groups.


    As part of the FC United’s commitment to the community of Moston, we are delighted to announce that our final home game of the season against Gainsborough Trinity on Saturday 29th April ko 3pm will be dedicated as our FC4M40 day, where 1,500 free tickets will be available for residents living in a M40 postcode, local schools and community groups.

    Residents who have an M40 postcode can collect up to 4 tickets per household between Wednesday 19th April and Friday 28th April on the production of a utility bill or driving licence which displays their M40 postcode. In addition FC United have already distributed free tickets to schools and community groups across the Moston Area.

    The FC United office will be open weekdays between 9am and 6pm for residents to collect tickets. On Friday 28th April, the FC United office will open until 7pm.

    Tickets will not be available to be collected on the day of the match, so if you wish to come along and watch the match for free, please collect your tickets between now and Friday 28th April.

    FC United of Manchester
    Broadhurst Park
    Lightbowne Road, Moston M40 0FJ
    Tel: 0161 769 2005

    If you are involved with a local school or community project and wish to request tickets for this match please contact us on 0161 976 2005 or email office@fc-utd.co.uk

    On the day of the game, turnstiles open at 1pm and your ticket gains access to the ground, but once inside you are free to decide where you wish to stand or sit to watch the match. There is a large standing terrace behind the goals, together with seats and terraces in the Main Stand. If you wish to sit down at the match, we would advise you to get to the ground early to take your seat.

    Food and drink is available to buy once inside the ground, with access to the Main Stand Bar via the glass doors at the back of the Main Stand or by accessing the large bar that is situated underneath the large terrace behind the goals. Sweets and soft drinks can be bought from the FC United tuck shop adjacent to the Merchandise Stall which is situated in the corner between the Main Stand and St. Mary’s Road End stand.

    At half-time, youngsters from Moston Juniors FC will take to the pitch to showcase their skills in a number of short football matches.

    So if you are a resident living in a M40 postcode, please come along and enjoy and fantastic afternoon at your local football ground.

    A bit about FC United of Manchester

    FC United was founded in 2005 by Manchester United supporters following Malcolm Glazer’s takeover of the Old Trafford club. This was seen as a catalyst and final straw by some, but it was not the sole reason for the formation of FC United.

    FC United is a semi-professional football club that is 100% supporter owned, with members of the club having a direct say in how the club is run. The small staff team at FC United is supported by over 200 dedicated volunteers.

    FC United is the 6th best supported team in non-league football averaging 2,600 supporters at every home match, with over 500 supporters regularly travelling to away matches. The atmosphere generated at FC United matches is the envy of most other clubs, with supporters chanting and singing throughout the entire match.

    Although FC United is member owned, you don’t have to be a member to come and watch FC United matches. Everyone is welcome at an affordable price of £9 Adults, £5 Concessions and £2 for under 18s where you can simply turn up on the day and pay on the gate.

    When FC United was established, the following core principals were set out.

    • The Board will be democratically elected by its members.
    • Decisions taken by the membership will be decided on a one member, one vote basis.
    • The club will develop strong links with the local community and strive to be accessible to all, discriminating against none.
    • The club will endeavour to make admission prices as affordable as possible, to as wide a constituency as possible.
    • The club will encourage young, local participation - playing and supporting - whenever possible.
    • The Board will strive wherever possible to avoid outright commercialism.
    • The club will remain a non-profit organisation.

    In our first season we competed in the North West Counties League (10 leagues below the Premier League). Following a succession of promotions, FC United now play in the National League North (6th tier of English football) in the same league as former league clubs Stockport County, Darlington, Halifax, Kidderminster Harriers and Boston United together with local sides Salford City, Stalybridge Celtic, Altrincham, Salford City and Chorley.

    In May 2015 FC United, who had previously ground-shared at Bury FC, moved into Moston in their new community facility at Broadhurst Park. The move to Moston was backed by a group of local residents under the name of M40 4FC who helped campaign for build of the ground for the benefit of the local community.

    The £6.3M facility is shared by Moston Juniors FC and includes a 4,400 capacity stadium together with floodlit 3G Pitches and two grass pitches. Inside the ground there is a Function Room which is available for people in the local community to hire out, together with a supporters bar housed underneath the St. Mary’s Road End Terrace.

    In addition to the First Team, FC United also has a Reserve Team, Youth Team, Academy Team, a Women’s Team and a Disability Team who all play their home matches on the 3G Pitch at Broadhurst Park.

    Last season was our first season in the National League North in which we finished 13th in the league. This season we are currently occupy 14th position. Next Saturday’s opposition, Gainsborough Trinity, are currently third from bottom and in danger of being relegated. However they do have the same points tally as Worcester City, one place above the relegation spot, so next Saturday’s game is sure to be an exciting match with Gainsborough fighting for survival.

    Although the Gainsborough match will be FC United’s last league match of the season, we hope to get our hands on some silverware as we compete in the Manchester Premier Cup Final on Thursday 4th May against Stalybridge Celtic at Oldham Athletic’s Boundary Park.

    Tickets for the Final will be available to buy from the Community Cabin at Broadhurst Park on Saturday 28th April priced at:
    £8 Adults
    £5 Concession (OAP, 16-21, Student):
    £1 Under 16s
  8. Vienna_70


    18 Jun 2009
    rag hater
    04, 34, 56, 69, 11...
    Come on Staleybridge Celtic!
  9. Tanzeylee


    25 Feb 2014

    That's a long drawn out way of saying 'we can't fill our ground'
  10. lancs blue

    lancs blue

    31 Jul 2007
    It's barm so STFU.
    Principles, you thick plastic twats.

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