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Our Book Our People & The Twelfth Man

Our Book Our People

In support of the Development Fund, George Hayden is going to get published a one off, one print book which is a reference to the reasons why individual people decided to get on board with the ideals and values of FC United.

The book can be as big as we need it to be, and will be placed in the reception area of our new home, on display, as a permanent fixture under a glass display case, with a page being turned on a daily basis.

The contents of the book will be up to you. You will be able to "buy" a page where you can write about the reasons why you are following FC. What you put on the page is up to you. It can just be a photo, just text, or a mixture of both. All text must be in font size 10 and your total entry including photograph (if you choose that option) should not exceed A4 size.

The book will remain on show for as long as the club exists, which gives you a unique chance of being documented in the clubs history.

The price of a page will be £18.78 and all money will go towards the purchase of our new ground.

A draw will determine which page your particular entry will be on, however it will be a one off with no copies.

For £18.78 you will not only be able to be part author of the book, you will also receive a certificate which documents your entry, your page number and the date when your page will be displayed for the fist time.

In order to pre-book your page, please send a cheque to the value of £18.78 to the FC United Development Fund, and endorse the cheque on the rear with "Our Book, Our People".

Cheques should be forwarded to the following address:

Our Book Our People
FC United of Manchester
221 Ducie House
37 Ducie Street
Manchester
M1 2JW.

Although your entries do not have to be sent straight away, I am urging all potential contributors to book your page as early as possible.

If you wish to send your entry together with your cheque, please place it on a CD with any photo’s in jpg format, alternatively you can email me your submission to georgehayden9@aol.com.

All those who choose to delay their entry please enclose your contact details together with your cheque.


The Twelth Man

FC United are going to run a draw, in aid of the Development Fund, to give someone the chance to play a genuine part in the team.

The draw winner will win the following:

1. Registration as an FC United player on a one month trial.
2. Membership of the first team squad for this period.
3. Compulsory attendance at all training sessions throughout the trial.
4. Travel and warm up with the team for all fixtures during the trial period.
5. You are to be prepared, if ability dictates, to be available for team selection.
6. Named in the official squad in the match day programme.
7. Receive a certificate after the trial period.
8. Receive "The 12th Man" shirt signed by all the squad and staff.
9. Will be eligible for the end of season awards.
10. Receive a squad photograph on which you will be present.

The competion rules:

1. The competition will take the form of a raffle. Raffle tickets will cost £10 per book.
2. Raffle tickets are available to buy for all supporters.
3. The club have to follow FA and League rules regarding the registration of players, therefore the winner must be over 16.
4. Should the winner wish, the prize can be passed on as a gift.
5. The winner cannot be currently registered at any othe Unibond League Club.
6. Female winners, if they decide to accept the prize, will be subject to FA and League regulations and conditions, such as restrictions on registration and the use of male changing facilities.
7. The winner will represent FC united on a non contract/non salary basis.
8. The draw will take place at Gigg Lane on Saturday 22 December 2007.
9. The winner will become a registered player on Tuesday 8th January 2008 until Friday, 8th February 2008.
10. The team manager has the option of extending the winners registration.

Tickets will be on sale from the Woodley Sports home fixture on 22nd Sept and can be purchased at every home fixture up to 22nd December. So now is your chance to join the team.




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First Posted ~ 14:37 Thu 20 Sep 2007
News ID ~ 1165
Last Updated ~ 14:37 Thu 20 Sep 2007