Rebel fans stand united
“Football without fans is nothing.” That observation by Jock Stein was engraved on the Supporters Direct Cup which the Dons narrowly won on Saturday – and the thousand or so FC United fans who travelled south to Surrey were living proof of the wisdom of his words.
An Isthmian League ground in Kingston may not have been the most appealing place to spend a humid midsummer Saturday afternoon but, for the Manchester rebels with a cause, there was nowhere else to be.
“It’s the first time they’ve had to travel a great distance,” said United’s manager Karl Marginson, “and you saw how much it means to them through their vocal $800 celine reddish colors 4′ logo clogs covered with emblems e37 6 support and their songs about the players. They’re right behind the team because they own it.”
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“The spirit and soul of Manchester United will be sustained within FC United. We want to establish a community team and drive roots throughout Greater Manchester to sustain it, whatever happens at Old Trafford.”
Supporters Direct and AFC Wimbledon have provided invaluable advice as FC United prepare for life in the North West Counties League playing the likes of Blackpool Mechanics, Holker Old Boys and New Mills. A move to Milton Keynes prompted the rebirth of the Dons and, after 0 celine bag barney’s beanery two promotions in $4850 celine runway sleeveless alpaca hooded coat fr34 nwt three seasons, the Football League could be reached within another three years.
Saturday’s game was settled by a goal from Ricci Crace, one of four half-time Wimbledon substitutes, when he lobbed Barry George in the 56th minute.
How far can FC United go? It is early days but, with their base at Bury’s Gigg Lane and such a $2k celine spring loyal following, the immediate future looks bright – at least according to AFC Wimbledon’s manager Dave Anderson. “They’re a good side,” he said, “and they’ll win their league by about 400 points.”