Tuesday, November 30, 2010

FA Cup Replay: FC United of Manchester v Brighton

It's now time to start praying that the weather next Wednesday is a little better than it is this week. The FA Cup replay at Gigg Lane, Bury is not all ticket but tickets are going on sale to ease entry to the stadium on the night (Wed 8th Dec).

If you've yet to watch FC United this is the ideal first game. A bumper gate, probably a record, the chance of a giant killing act and lots of noise ad colour which will mean one of the best atmospheres you're likely to experience at a football game .Following are the details:

As previously stated, the FA Cup sponsored by E.ON second round replay versus Brighton & Hove Albion will be played on Wednesday 8th December with kick-off at 7.45pm.

This match will not be all ticket but, as a larger than average crowd is expected, FC United will be selling tickets in advance to try and speed up entry on the night.

If you wish to guarantee entry to your preferred stand it is advisable to purchase your ticket in advance.

Prices for all parts of the ground will be Adults £8, Over-60s £5 and Under-18s £2.

Selling arrangements

The Manchester Road End, Main Stand and Cemetery End will be set aside for FC United supporters. Tickets will be on sale from the Bury FC ticket office (next to the main reception) at Gigg Lane, Bury, between 10am and 3pm from Wednesday 1st December and Wednesday 8th December (NOT including Sunday 5th December)

For those who cannot get to Gigg Lane, tickets can also be purchased by telephoning the FC United club office between 10am and 4pm on 0161 273 8950  and paying by debit or credit card up to 4pm on Friday 3rd December 2010. A £2 booking fee will be charged to cover card and recorded delivery postage costs.

Unfortunately, due to the short timeframe we cannot accept payments by cheque.

Tickets will not be on sale to personal callers from the FC United office.

FC United will send all tickets by recorded delivery but we CANNOT take responsibility for any items that go missing in the post.

29-11-2010 at 18:45

For more infrmation visit the FC United website.


e.f. bartlam said...

Turrrible, Turrrible, just Turrrrrrrrrrible unthinkable football happenings over here for me this weekend.

Did I read right...8 pounds a ticket?

Gregg said...

Yes, £8. But FC United are a non-league amateur club equivalent to 4divisions below Brighton, who are a professional club in the English Div 1, 2 divisions down from the Premier League.

FC United were set up in 2005 when the Glazers took over Manchester United and put a £600m debt onto a previously debt free club. Many of us left United to join FC United.

To beat Brighton would be an amazing giant killing act.

Yes, you sent it twice, but I do similar all the time. I call it fat finger syndrome!!

e.f. bartlam said...

More like fat head for me :0.

One of the few things I think I know about the EPL is that those who consider themselves "real" football fans...seem to hate Man U.

I guess it's the money...and there must be a bandwagon involved somewhere.

Good Luck with that FC United.

Gregg said...

There's a great deal of jealousy about Manchester United. Even during the lean decades of the '70s and '80s we were the best supported club in England and attracted fans from all over the country, indeed the world.

People loved United, and our fans loyalty for that. But as soon as we hit success again in the '90s it turned to jealousy then, as the success continued, downright hatred.

For me I still love United but can't give my money to pay the Glazers' debt. Hence FC United of Manchester.

What sport/teams do you follow?

e.f. bartlam said...

I am a fan of American College Football...in particular Southeastern Conference (the most hated/loved athletic organization in the US...for the same reasons you described...only it makes billions)...and specifically the Florida Gators (an especially hated team in the SEC).

The Conference won 5 National Championships in the last 10 years..including the last 4 (2 for the Gators) with three different teams. It has it's own national contract with a major network...and it is a peculiar Southern Institution. It's a very local product that is so good it's broadcast nationally.


If I wasn't careful that's all my blog would be about.