Rushed pub choices, unwelcome halloween ephemera, Elton John, fisticuffs and ‘cheaper than the Bescot’. Chris Maddock on Lancaster 0-3 FC Halifax.
Posts Tagged FC United of Manchester
Our surprisingly successful poll (3,000 votes!) earlier in the year decided FC United of Manchester were the people’s choice for the most impressive team of the season in the early rounds of the Cup. Hythe Town came a fractional and deserved second. Now the losers ribbons are floating around Wembley, here’s our final instalment, our highlights of the year and our First Choice XI team of the year.
You’ve heard from the runners up in The Real FA Cup’s Team Of The Year, Hythe, already and now we hear from the winners, FC United of Manchester. Sparing us a few personal, honest and thought-provoking words on FC United and his relationship with the FA Cup is Ed Barrett. As a founding member of FC United, Ed has an equal share in the club and an equal say in running it, just as it should be.
As you’ll probably have now gathered, The Real FA Cup Team Of The Year for 2010/11, as voted for by the fans, was a close run thing between two teams. We’re hoping to get a few words direct from both clubs about what the Cup run has meant to them as a club and a community. If you think the FA Cup means nothing anymore then you should probably read the account of Paul Markland, Chairman of Poll Runners Up Hythe Town.
Our small part in the 2010-11 FA Cup is now pretty much over, having been on board from the extra preliminary round we’ve followed the usual slew of stories that make the Cup what it is. Here in Part One we ask you to pick out the Team Of The Tournament, next time in Part Two we look at the ephemera that makes the Cup what it is.
FA Cup Second Round this weekend. Here’s a brief look at the main underdogs on show: Droylsden, FCUM, Swindon Supermarine, Swindown Town [wink], Tamworth, Dover and Chelmsford. Want to write for us? See the end of this piece …