Football

‘Ridiculed’ Manchester women’s football team finally set to become heroes in new documentary 

A pioneering Manchester women’s football club, which was founded in the 1940’s, is to be celebrated in an upcoming documentary.   Corinthians: We Were the Champions chronicles the fortunes of Manchester Corinthians L.F.C., who defied the FA’s 1921 women’s football ban, winning 50 trophies in 20 years in South America, France and Holland. They even […]

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Oldham Athletic fans call for ‘incredible’ Chairman to be knighted

Oldham fans are calling for their Chairman, Frank Rothwell, to be honoured after completing his second transatlantic row in three years to raise money for Alzheimer’s research.

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Man United, Adidas and Stone Roses Collab: ”The Stone Roses are Man United encapsulated”

This week Gary Neville explained why he picked the Stone Roses’ iconic 80’s anthem ‘This Is The One’ as The Reds walk-out song at Old Trafford when he became club captain in 2005. The song, he says, reflects the “true authentic spirit of the city of Manchester”.

Almost 20 years later, Manchester United, Adidas and The Stone Roses have come together to create a new line of casual and training wear based on the band’s first album cover and designed by their guitarist and diehard United fan John Squire.

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Man United fans slam ‘stupid’ decision to hike up season ticket prices for second year running

‘’The (United) board are the ones who’ve made stupid decisions, they’re the ones who’ve put players on stupidly high wages. They’re trying to right their mistakes by wronging the fans.’’ This is the reaction of 21-year-old, lifelong Manchester United fan, Dean Zulu, after the club’s decision to raise season ticket prices by 5 percent for […]

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AFCON deserves more respect say Manchester’s African football fans 

Despite all the drama the tournament has thrown up, local fans of African football in Manchester believe the competition doesn’t get the respect it deserves.

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“Battle mentality”: Fans discuss rivalry in women’s game ahead of tonight’s Manchester Derby

It’s derby day in Manchester as Manchester City Women host Manchester United Women in the Continental Cup at the Joie Stadium tonight. But does the rivalry in the women’s game come close to the mutual loathing in the men’s? The two teams have only faced each other 13 times compared to the 191 clashes between […]

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Up the National League We Go! Ambitious Alty’s bold plans for new fan zone

Promotion chasing Altrincham Town are one step closer to completing the upgrade to the fan zone at the J Davidson Stadium. The National League side submitted proposals to improve the fan zone area after initial work was completed in 2021, followed by repairs and alterations in July 2023. The plans include replacing the existing porta-cabin […]

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Ryan Giggs referees to raise awareness of crisis in grassroots football

Six months after being cleared of domestic abuse, ex-United star Ryan Giggs found himself in the unlikely role of referee at a grassroots kids tournament in West Belfast this month. Giggs had been in Northern Ireland for an onstage interview at the Ulster Hall reflecting on his career at Manchester United and as Wales’ boss.   […]

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Go ‘Beyond Cristiano’ with new Ronaldo book from Manchester author  

A Manchester author has channeled the city’s rich football heritage into an alternative ‘blend of fact and fiction’ book about Cristiano Ronaldo’s career.    Karlo Tašler’s new work, Beyond Cristiano, focuses on the Manchester United legend’s persona and the contrast with Brazilian World Cup winner Ronaldinho.   Tašler said: “It’s about Cristiano Ronaldo, a man who […]

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MANCHESTER UNITED’S MARY EARPS NAMED BBC WOMEN’S FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR 2023

Manchester United and England women’s goalkeeper Mary Earps has been awarded BBC Women’s footballer of the year. Earps has had an exceptional year, leading United to second place in last season’s WSL, as well as winning the golden glove in the World Cup despite England’s disappointing 1-0 loss to Spain in the final and being […]

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