Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Stuart Rudd for FC United of Manchester (v Atherton LR), 26 August 2006

A propos nothing in particular, it may interest you to know that after last season's promotion, FC United of Manchester (the Man Utd supporters team) have taken to the North West Counties League Division One like a duck to water.

Played five, won five, for 21, against 1 so far.

This was on top of pre-season victories over Conference sides Halifax Town (4-2 at the Shay) and Leigh RMI (4-0 at Hilton Park). The Halifax game did have the downside however of the home side being so impressed by our best player Steve Torpey that they signed him in the days following the game.

However, FCUM are lining up this season with one R Giggs wearing the number 7 shirt - not that one but as close as you can get as brother Rhodri Giggs is patrolling the right wing (as Swiss Toni pointed out, there probably wasn't that much opportunity on the left wing in his house....)


adem said...

I'm glad that they're doing so well, and when you spoke about them in a previous post I read a bit about them and feel bad for them that Torpey has left them as he seemed like their best player.

weenie said...

Yes, a shame that Torpey has left them but good luck to FCUM this season - the Giggs factor will attract even more interest!