FA Cup Match Of The Week Part One: Rochdale 2-3 FC United of Manchester

Ian

Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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7 Responses

  1. Ray (AFCW) says:

    Well done FCUM !

  2. Chorlton, Really?for United says:

    That’s beautiful Man. That’s how it felt. We can hold our own soul now.

  3. R.A.V. says:

    Just pleased to be a part of it since Leigh RMI

  4. Stoney says:

    well done fcum! fantastic!

    Ossett Tiger
    (Hull city & ossett town fan!)

  5. Yorkydale says:

    You wanted it more than our players, your fans created a great atmostphere good luck in you quest to play that united team in Salford(Hijacked by greedy yanks).

  6. David Webb says:

    FC United of Manchester is a great story.

  7. Garreth says:

    “Did the goalkeeper have the ball in his hands? Maybe.”

    I think it’s a little more than maybe, and think that were it any other team that a little more attention would be focussed on the legality of that last-gasp winner. It’s like one of those penalties that your team gets given that’s a bit iffy – you’re more than happy to swear blind that it was a definite penalty, but a few weeks later when one is given against you you rail against the referee for such an injustice. It seems that there’s less focus on the incident because of the greater story at play; in effect, FCUM were everyone’s team in this game (except Rochdale fans, of course).

    A wonderful story, a fairytale no doubt, but I can’t help but feel sorry for Dale not getting their replay. For me, the ball was kicked out of the keeper’s hands. A draw would’ve been fair, and a replay a fine reward.

    Not that I think the referee could see it happen or should be blamed for it, by the way; the keeper did seem to initially spill it before regaining control. It’s just one of those things, I suppose.

    Best of luck to FC in the 2nd Round, though.

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