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Vampire Bonus Weekend at Course You Can Malcolm

12:00 Doors open, tea served. Oh, and beer.

12:30ish Food available. Tater ash, home-made pizza and Victoria sponge, Charlotte Wimberry Limited Edition veggie hotdogs, cheese pies...

1:45 Author and FCUM regular Andy Davies treats us to a reading from his new book ‘City of Gangs’ (which he’ll also have a few copies of for sale). It delves into the Glaswegian gangs of the ’20s and ’30s such as The Billy Boys and Savoy Arcadians, and has caused a right old stir north of the border.

2:15 The ‘Taking You Round the Corner’ quiz gets you to sink your teeth (token Dracula reference, keep up at the back) into Whitby fact and fiction. And don’t forget it’s a rollover week prize-wise...

2:30 Live music then makes its welcome return in the form of ‘Technicolour Country sounds from Ramsbottom’ courtesy of Horses on the Move. They deserve an extra special welcome as singer and guitarist Damien has given up his ticket at Old Trafford this Saturday to play for us (for freemans, too).

3:00 Margy displays a level of pitch-side sartorial elegance.

3:45 Back to ours (which is also yours) for more food and drink

And a bit of an announcement:

To address the issue of rising beer costs at the suppliers, but also being mindful of FC United’s commitment to affordability for all, we’ve devised a new approach to pricing pre-match alcoholic refreshment.

It henceforth shall be known as ’It’s your shout…’ In a similar vein to FCUM’s universally lauded ’pay what you can afford’ season ticket policy, we’re to trial a system that allows people to pay what they can afford for beer.

The minimum contribution for the bottles will remain at £2, the price of beer since the very inception of CYCM and the Main Stand Inn, but from now on we’ll ask those who can afford it to pay the club’s recommended amount of £2.50 or more in order to help us as we make the final charge towards Moston.

The recommended £2.50 cost will mitigate supplier price rises and will also offset the price for those who are struggling financially. If people wish to pay even more than £2.50, they are very welcome. The £2 minimum will ensure that everyone can still afford a drink pre-match, whatever their financial situation.

We hope supporters will back ’It’s your shout…’ and we trust you all appreciate the effort that has gone into it from all at the club in order to balance the financial realities, while also remaining true to our principles of affordable football.
’It’s your shout…’ will start this Saturday, and we’ll assess and report on its success during the coming months.

As always, doors open from 12, and the usual rules of members plus one guest apply. It’ll be a cavalcade of gangsters, vampires, horses and that proper smart Sampdoria kit Whitby like to wear.

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First Posted ~ 10:40 Thu 26 Sep 2013
News ID ~ 5109
Last Updated ~ 10:40 Thu 26 Sep 2013