Chelsea Transfer Target
Aug 4, 2009, 4:52 PM
Team(s): FCUM, MUFC, Altrincham, Hammarby, Hawthorn (AFL),Huddersfield Rams (UK AFL)
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Our name looks very, very strange that way. Whilst others may sometimes refer to Wimbledon, Halifax and Hornchurch without the prefix, no-one ever refers to us as United of Manchester.
As recently stated on another thread, I do! I include the AFC prefix (due, mainly, to the Bournemouth/AFC Bournemouth situation and the fact that the 'AFC' in Sudbury's name is unique) but never
include the FC prefix as I view it as completely unnecessary. When I finally get around to watching them, they will go into my records as United of Manchester.
So do I. Others may try to say the acronym FCUM as a single word. I of course wouldn't dream of doing so.
Apologies, I've never heard anyone call us that before and as it's part of our name, I wouldn't view as unnecessary. I've tried the search posts facility to test it's usage but 'Whole Phrase' doesn't seem to restrict itself to that. On my NLCL Predictions League entry forms, 14 people (including several regular posters on here - one who has posted in this thread!) have used FCUM, FC United and FC United of Manchester, but none 'United of Manchester' (to be fair to SuperKev, though, he didn't pick us!).
Last new football ground (438) Beck Lane Bay Athletic 2-1 Ovenden West Riding (13/5)
With FC United: 83 - and looking forward to one in Moston in 2014-5 (touchwood)!
On the agenda:
Osters v AIK (19/5)
Hammarby v Landskrona (20/5)