|FC United of Manchester|
Full Name: Football Club United of Manchester
FC United of Manchester launched in the summer of 2005 by fans of Manchester United who had grown increasingly disenchanted with affairs at the club. The hostile takeover by American Malcolm Glazer was the final straw, although it was not as much Glazer's nationality as his mortgaging the club to high heaven to complete the purchase that was the primary sticking point. A variety of names were suggested with Football Club United of Manchester finally being agreed upon. The new club began life in the North West Counties League Division Two (effectively the 10th tier of English football) where they regularly attracted crowds of 5000 - quite a contrast to the double digit crowds of the rest of the league. After three successive promotions FCUM enter the 2008-09 season in the Premier Division of the Northern Premier League (aka the Unibond League) - the 7th tier of the English football pyramid and only three promotions away from the professional Football League.
Unlike the vast majority of clubs in Britian (and most of the world) FC United is a non-profit club owned by its members with all profits put back into the club and towards the identification of a spot and eventual construction of a stadium in Manchester. In the interim they share Gigg Lane, the stadium of Football League club Bury (just north of Manchester).
Their kits - red shirts, white shorts and black socks - are fashioned after those of Manchester United. The club's logo contains the diagonal yellow and red stripes with a ship atop it similar to the coat of arms of the city of Manchester.
FC United share Gigg Lane, the stadium of Football League club Bury (just north of Manchester).
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