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A plea to the FA, please fix the FA Cup draw


The fairytale adventure of FC United’s in the FA Cup took another step into the realms of fantasy as they earned a place in the second round of the FA Cup with a 3-2 victory over Rochdale at Spotland. On a dismal evening they lit up the occasion with greater spark and colour than the intermittent fireworks which exploded above the packed stadium, the fire in their bellies burning fiercer than any bonfire. ESPN’s cameras screened the game to a national audience and they hogged the limelight on and off the pitch. There’s now only one remaining hurdle before  going into the hat for a possible crack at one of the giants – including Manchester United. What a story that will be!

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No other option ‘It was either me or the Glazers’


John Darwin was a lifelong Manchester United fan and long term Old Trafford season ticket holder until 2005 when he became a founder member of FC United of Manchester. He simply refused to attend United matches while the Glazers owned the club. It was an agonising decision which he has never regretted and has not set foot inside Old Trafford since then. BBC Sport’s Chris Bevan spoke to Darwin about the reasons behind his decision, where he sees FC United going and why Manchester United can also become a community club when the Glazers are gone. Is it only a pipe dream? Maybe but Darwin certainly provides plenty of food for thought.

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No other option 'It was either me or the Glazers'


John Darwin was a lifelong Manchester United fan and long term Old Trafford season ticket holder until 2005 when he became a founder member of FC United of Manchester. He simply refused to attend United matches while the Glazers owned the club. It was an agonising decision which he has never regretted and has not set foot inside Old Trafford since then. BBC Sport’s Chris Bevan spoke to Darwin about the reasons behind his decision, where he sees FC United going and why Manchester United can also become a community club when the Glazers are gone. Is it only a pipe dream? Maybe but Darwin certainly provides plenty of food for thought.

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