Following a difficult season on the pitch and a summer of infighting and resignations off it, FC United have elected a new board and the mood at Broadhurst Park is improving.
FC United of Manchester’s manager has thanked the club’s fans for their support as his team look to put last week’s trouncing away at Harrogate behind them.
FC United are asking fans to help them raise £15,000 to convert a disused cabin into new facilities for their academy players.
The FA Cup first round kick-starts in earnest tonight with Salford City the first of four Manchester non-league sides out to cause an upset against Football League opponents.
FC United of Manchester have announced their ‘disappointment’ at being forced to play their FA Cup first round fixture against Chesterfield on a Monday night.
FC United of Manchester’s FA Cup encounter at relative minnows Sporting Khalsa on Saturday is about more than a place in the first round proper.
One victory separates Salford City from achieving a club milestone when they host Bradford Park Avenue in the third round of FA Cup qualifying on Saturday.
The link between non-league football and the current Syrian refugee crisis may not be immediately obvious, but then FC United of Manchester have never been a football club that unthinkingly conforms to the norm.
Last Friday FC United of Manchester’s new Broadhurst Park home ground was officially opened with the fans and owners able to see their stadium in all its unquestionable glory for Portuguese giants Benfica’s visit.
FC United needed to win their home fixture against Stourbridge on Tuesday night to be sure of the Evo-Stik Premier League title and they duly obliged, collecting three points in a nervous 1-0 victory thanks to Greg Daniels’ second-half header.
FC United’s accreditation as a Living Wage employer in October last year, when they became the first club in England to pay their staff a minimum £7.65 an hour rather than the £6.50, is just one reason the non-league Manchester side are making waves in the national consciousness.