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Supporters may have heard that we are to play Irish League side Galway United on February 12th. Galway United were the first club in Ireland to have a supporters’ trust. The trust has gone from strength to strength and has a seat on the GUFC board and they are keen to establish relationships with supporter owned clubs such as ourselves.

The Irish League season starts in March and the supporters’ trust has financed a ’pre-season’ trip to England and the club has asked if we would play them in a behind closed doors practice match.

Karl is keen to take the opportunity to give some match practice to players who have not featured regularly in our first team, and at the same time have a look at some trialists in a match against good level opposition midway through our own season.

Contrary to some views Galway United are not owned by former Barings Bank employee Nick Leeson, the club employ him as a General Manager. FC United has no right to influence the employment decisions of other clubs but we do wish to give support to those clubs who genuinely encourage supporter involvement and ownership.

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First Posted ~ 18:26 Fri 6 Jan 2006
News ID ~ 181
Last Updated ~ 09:19 Sun 26 Feb 2006