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It'll All Be Over by Christmas: Collected writings roughly related to FC United of Manchester's pandemic year

Jonathan Allsopp

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Over the last seven years Jonathan Allsopp has written extensively about events at FC United of Manchester on his nowtmuchtosay blog. This book contains a selection of those articles. Some of them are written about FC United whilst others are inspired by events in the wider world that are connected to FC. And another Manchester football team that plays in red and is called United is never far from his thoughts too. There's a wonderful red thread that connects all these pieces.

It's been a turbulent period for FC United, which moved into its newly built Broadhurst Park home in 2015 after a decade of ground sharing, as its supporter-owners have grappled with balancing the desire for success on the pitch with achieving financial sustainability off it - all the while ensuring that it maintains its manifesto commitment to provide affordable football and avoid 'outright commercialism'. There has rarely been a dull moment and, as the 2019-20 season came to a premature end, there were signs that the club has found its mojo again on and off the pitch.


Rubberybubberyboy Parchment
21 x 14 cm
234 pages
July 2020