Angry Man Utd fans plan to set up another breakaway club to compete in the non league pyramid with revealing details emerging this week.
A busy few days for the beautiful game we all know and love has seen the ‘Big Six’ come in and try to completely ruin it.
European Super League plans were announced Sunday evening, Gary Neville slammed it and won praise from millions globally.
His views then saw a huge number of other pundits, players, managers and supporters of the football world slam the proposed tournament, with interviews on TV to comments on social media quickly turning into protests outside stadiums.
42 hours of the ESL being introduced, the competition is now set to be scrapped following backlash with all six Premier League that entered now pulling out with many other European giants one by one also stepping away.
Whilst we return back to normality, everyone connected to football will never forget what the ‘Greedy Six’ (as they are now known) tried to do, as owners now apologise to try win back some fans.
A group of Manchester United fans have signalled their intention to form Newton Heath FC ‘to preserve the history and heritage of the Old Trafford club’.
Manchester United were formed as Newton Heath LYR FC way back in 1878, in that well known yellow and green half and half strip, and the group have now outlined plans to raise money to buy the former ground of now-defunct Flixton FC, at Valley Road, Urmston.
They have said: “The Valley Road site has been listed for sale by Hyde Estate & Letting Agents for some time, with a guide price of £1.25m, and it is hoped that once a crowdfunding campaign launches later in the week, that people will contribute towards buying a club which they can be a part of and not be kept apart from.
“Should the group be able to raise the funds, the plan would be – Covid-19 guidelines pending – to renovate the Valley Road ground and make it safe and suitable for Step 6 or Step 7 (10th/11th tier of English football), depending on the re-jigging of non-league this summer, and to then have a trial match for players at the end of June, as well as to arrange pre-season friendlies.
“The elites may have stolen our club from us, for now at least, but we will fight on and create our own legacy with Newton Heath FC.”
As angry Man Utd fans plan to set up another breakaway club to compete in non league pyramid, there is another club of the Big Six that recently did just that.
Angry Arsenal fans created Dial Square FC, with initial plans to get into the Combined Counties League and eventually plan to build a stadium in club’s original home of Woolwich.
Gunners supporters have lost their patience after holding many protests at the running of the club under the ownership of Stan Kroenke.
Now they hope to follow in the footsteps and success of AFC Wimbledon and FC United of Manchester.
Arsenal fan Stuart Morgan, who is leading the initiative, told the Athletic: ““The club has lost its identity in so many different ways. This Arsenal team, the club, the set-up, the stadium, is nothing like it was in its heyday.
“It’s so commercialised, I sit in club level. It’s soulless, it’s lifeless, it’s not Arsenal Football Club.
“The reason I wanted to do this project is to go back to beginning, to try and get back to that original Arsenal.
“Our aim is to get to play league football at our own purpose-built stadium in Woolwich within 15-20 years.
“We want to be as close to the old arms factory as possible. This has been done before and we can do it again.”
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