Last weekend, Manchester United’s men’s, women’s and youth teams all marked the anniversary of the 1958 crash at games and services both here and in Germany. Zoe Hodges reports on an emotional weekend.
The cost-of-living crisis is something affecting everyone, from young families that live paycheque-to-paycheque, to businesses whose outgoings have significantly increased whilst their profit margins have declined. Though many find their escape in football, football can’t escape the current financial climate. Although the top Premier League clubs appear unfazed by the situation, it is a different story for lower league sides such as Rochdale AFC.
Why the protests against the Glazers’ ownership of Manchester United speak to a larger problem of economic and social impotence
Monday night saw thousands of Manchester United fans gather again to protest at the Glazers’ ownership of the Old Trafford-based football club.
Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham announces new taskforce for supporter-led football with plans to put fans in control of crisis hit Oldham Athletic
As the horizon expanding FC United of Manchester announce plans to increase educational opportunities for young people in North Manchester and prepare to play in a European final, it’s an exciting time on and off the pitch for the seventeen-year-old club owned by its supporters.
‘They take your freedom to be happy’ – former Afghan refugee and Manchester City player condemns Taliban oppression
Nadia Nadim is a former Afghan refugee who’s family fled the country 20 years ago when her father was killed by the Taliban. She fell in love with football during her time at a refugee camp in Denmark.
After a six goal thriller full of twists, turns and a tense penalty shootout, Village Manchester Football Club win a historic third Gay Football Supporters Network Cup.
“I’m not a quiet, retiree type… I’ve run thousands of miles on this field. It’s a beautiful space” Phil says. “I have used this field a massive amount. I have walked my dogs and brought my kids here for years. They are going to take it away. Somebody should shout about it.”
The European Super League debacle prompted calls from Manchester United fans to rebalance the ‘current ownership structure in the favour of supporters,’ sparking a debate about fan ownership in football. But what does fan-owned football look like, and what are the benefits? Alex King spoke to FC United Manchester, the fan-owned football club in Moston founded by Manchester United refuseniks, to find out more.
All six English clubs have now withdrawn from the Super League. However, Manchester’s football fans, MPs and local economy experts believe the aborted plan underlines a desperate need to democratise the beautiful game. The Meteor presents their views of the plans.