FC UNITED v Kettering Town. 3pm Saturday, 14th December 2019 (FA TROPHY R1)

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Guy Mansfield
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FC UNITED v Kettering Town. 3pm Saturday, 14th December 2019 (FA TROPHY R1)

Post by Guy Mansfield » Mon 25 Nov, 2019 1:19 pm

FC UNITED v Kettering Town. 3pm Saturday, 14th December 2019 (FA TROPHY R1)

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Nick Duckett
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Re: FC UNITED v Kettering Town. 3pm Saturday, 14th December 2019 (FA TROPHY R1)

Post by Nick Duckett » Tue 26 Nov, 2019 10:57 am

MANCHESTER PUB GUIDE for Kettering fans courtesy of Vinny Thompson

At the ground above the main Stand you have the main Stand bar with two ales on every match. On the terraces under the SMRE terrace behind the goal you have another bar serving various real ale beers and lagers and a bottle bar.

In the city. You have two choices of exit from Piccadilly station. 1. Exit via the back entrance down the escalator past the metro and opposite side of the road is the Bulls Head. A Marstons house with regular guest ales, Jennings Cumberland, a very good Bulls Gold IPA and two more from approx six brewers. It's a good old fashioned pub and close to the taxi rank. 2. Exit via the front entrance and you have the Piccadilly Tap. A modern take on a tavern fitted out over two floors with a vast array of beers. Busy but not cheap, worth a visit though simply for the vast choice.

At the bottom of the station approach, cross the lights with the Malmaison hotel on your left you have Gore Street home to the Waldorf. Recently had a refit and always at least two guest beers on. Back on the main road on the opposite side of the road at the lights you have the Piccadilly Tavern and further on the Wetherspoons. Both virtually identical in beers, pricing and food. Nuff said. Door staff will be on both on matchdays.

Carry on past the 'Spoons to the lights at Morrisons supermarket junction of Oldham Street, turn right on to Oldham Street. The best on here are the triumvirate of the Castle, The Ancoats Lad and Gullivers. All half way up the street through the lights. The Castle and Gullivers have a decent range of beers and are hipster friendly. The Ancoats Lad is tiny, quirky and welcoming with an eclectic soundtrack in the background. Phil Bell ( formerly of A. J. Bells jazz club) runs a great little pub. Always a good stout on and a very good American IPA on alongside various lagers both craft and keg.

Carry on to the lights at the top of Oldham Street and you have you have the Crown and Kettle, a pub listed as of historic interest, selling a vast variety of ales of all hues. You know the score, exposed floorboards, mix n matched furniture and studenty bar staff. To the left over the lights is Bar Fringe. Another quirky real ale gaff with plenty of choice of ale and foreign lagers etc. Beware some very strong beers in here. Opposite almost is the Smithfield, a more recent addition to this area’s real ale emporiums. Owned by Blackjack brewery, it has all their range of beers in rotation and more.

Turn back to the lights go left and you can get a 182 or 181 bus to the ground which stops directly outside the ground. Alternatively a cab would be approx £8. These buses pass the Metro stop Newton Heath/ Moston, this is near the Railway, a Holts house. A decent local boozer and you can alight here and get a free shuttle to the ground if you wish.

Enjoy your visit to FCUM.

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Re: FC UNITED v Kettering Town. 3pm Saturday, 14th December 2019 (FA TROPHY R1)

Post by Guy Mansfield » Fri 13 Dec, 2019 11:11 am

PITCH INSPECTION 8.30am (SATURDAY)

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Re: FC UNITED v Kettering Town. 3pm Saturday, 14th December 2019 (FA TROPHY R1)

Post by Guy Mansfield » Sat 14 Dec, 2019 8:35 am

GAME ON!

Ben Hughes
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Re: FC UNITED v Kettering Town. 3pm Saturday, 14th December 2019 (FA TROPHY R1)

Post by Ben Hughes » Sat 14 Dec, 2019 11:36 am

MORNING!

Earlier, we caught up with FC United Manager Neil Reynolds to hear his thoughts heading into this afternoon's FA Trophy clash with Kettering Town at Broadhurst Park.

https://audioboom.com/posts/7451449-pre ... ing-town-h

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Re: FC UNITED v Kettering Town. 3pm Saturday, 14th December 2019 (FA TROPHY R1)

Post by Paul Hinson » Sat 14 Dec, 2019 11:56 am

Kettering twice played Newton Heath in FA Cup ties at Bank Street, losing 1-2 in 1896 and 1-5 in 1897.
FCUM have scored 22 goals in their last 7 games.
Kettering Defender Michael McGrath on his debut scored for and against Southport in a 1-1 draw at Haig Avenue in August.
Striker Aaron O’Connor has scored 77 goals in 112 games for the Poppies.
Kettering won 2 of their first 17 games but are unbeaten in their last 7, winning 4 and drawing 3 since Paul Cox was appointed manager in November.
The sides have met once before, at Rockingham Road in July 2008 in a friendly won 2-0 by Kettering.
This is the third time FCUM have reached the First Round. In 2011 they lost 0-2 at Guiseley and in 2014 won 4-0 against Harrogate Town.
Live FCUM match updates at: http://liveteamstats.com/

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Re: FC UNITED v Kettering Town. 3pm Saturday, 14th December 2019 (FA TROPHY R1)

Post by Ben Hughes » Sat 14 Dec, 2019 12:01 pm

PRE MATCH LISTEN:

This week's This Club is My Club

Featuring reaction to last weekend's win for over Matlock Town.

https://fcumradio.podbean.com/e/this-cl ... mber-2019/

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Re: FC UNITED v Kettering Town. 3pm Saturday, 14th December 2019 (FA TROPHY R1)

Post by Ben Hughes » Sat 14 Dec, 2019 12:11 pm

NEXT COMMENTARY:

FC Live returns this afternoon with a FA Trophy Special as FC United host Kettering Town FC.

Here is Statto Paul's Preview

https://audioboom.com/posts/7451447-fc- ... ing-town-h

And remember, if you cannot make this one in person, you can join us from 2.30pm on http://www.fc-radio.co.uk


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Re: FC UNITED v Kettering Town. 3pm Saturday, 14th December 2019 (FA TROPHY R1)

Post by Guy Mansfield » Sun 15 Dec, 2019 12:58 pm

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