Sunday, April 15, 2007

A Week in Football

Source; edited from Sunday Telegraph

By Roy Collins, Sunday Telegraph
Some things never change. Poor old Manchester City, who have spent so long in United's shadow, could at least boast of ruling the local roost at non-league level with Maine Road, a club formed by supporters in 1955.

Maine Road, winners of the Manchester League four times in a row, have now been eclipsed by the upstarts of FC United, the breakaway team formed by disillusioned Reds just two years ago. FC United thrashed Maine Road 3-0, their 10th successive win, to seal promotion from the North West Counties League Division One.

While FC United will play in the Unibond League next season, City fans are bracing themselves for an even worse humiliation. In three weeks' time, Manchester United could win the Premiership title at Eastlands, which many Reds are billing as revenge for 1974 when former legend Denis Law sent United down with a backheeled winner for City.