…What’s going on at FC United of Manchester? Plenty, it would seem: the Red Rebels have signed Ryan Giggs’ brother; recruited a soap opera star to play for their Reserves; and seen their erstwhile star striker depart for Portland Timbers sister club Halifax Town. Knowing nothing about the quality of the North West Counties League’s top flight, I can’t predict whether FCUM will steamroll their way to a second straight promotion with quite the unstoppable fury they displayed last year. It does seem, however, that the likes of St Helens Town will probably find themselves out of their, er, league.
Okay, enough rebellious populism—I’m off to see Real Madrid!