Wednesday, September 2, 2009

F.C United of Manchester


Had enough of Man Utd? Thinking of switching club? Here's the alternative...

Football Club United Manchester
( FC United of Manchester, FC United, FCUoM or FCUM ) is an English semi professional club based in Bury, currently compete in the 7th tier of football league.

FC United was formed in 2005 by some defected Manchester United fans following the controversial take over of Man Utd Football Club by American's Malcolm Glazer.

Majority of the fans comes from Manchester and to date, FC United has established branches in France, Poland, Norway, as well as support from across the Atlantic.

Their fans referred the club as "The Red Rebels", and I can see why. Their home kits is Red, while Blue is for away game.


Currently, FC United play their trade at Gigg Lane, which is the official home ground for Bury FC. Full capacity of the stadium is 11,840.

Originally, the club's founders chose FC United, but the Football Association (FA) refused to accept as it was too general. Among the initial name was FC United of Manchester, FC Manchester Central, AFC Manchester 1878 and Newton Heath United FC ( Newton Heath was the original name for Man Utd ).

On 14 of June 2005, 44% of the club supporters voted FC United of Manchester as the official name of the club. FC United continues to be used as the clubs abbreviations.

FC United currently played at Northern Premier League Premier Division, 7 level below the EPL. So it is unlikely to see FC United up against Man Utd in the near future.

So far both side haven't met but it is remain to be seen by some section of supporters to proves which side of Red Manchester is the greatest.

The most likely that both side clash with each other is through FA Cup, but it is up to FC United on how far they could progress.

However, Man Utd remains the power house in English league as well as European and should FC United emulate the same succcess, it going to take a really, really hue efforts and instant success doesn't easily come by.

Just be patients...the Red Rebels...and dream on..

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