FC United of Manchester’s Broadhurst Park home. Photo: Facebook/FC United of Manchester FC United of Manchester’s Broadhurst Park home. Photo: Facebook/FC United of Manchester
FC United of Manchester’s Broadhurst Park home. Photo: Facebook/FC United of Manchester
Andy Mitten
Opinion

Opinion

On The Ball by Andy Mitten

The soul of English football is being destroyed by the Covid crisis but lower league clubs are battling extinction

  • Clubs at the bottom of English football’s pyramid will be in terminal danger when the UK government’s furlough scheme ends next month
  • A small number of spectators are now being admitted into their stadiums, but it could be too little to save some clubs

FC United of Manchester’s Broadhurst Park home. Photo: Facebook/FC United of Manchester FC United of Manchester’s Broadhurst Park home. Photo: Facebook/FC United of Manchester
FC United of Manchester’s Broadhurst Park home. Photo: Facebook/FC United of Manchester
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Andy Mitten

Andy Mitten

Andy Mitten is a journalist and author. He founded the best-selling United We Stand fanzine as a 15-year-old. A journalism graduate, he's interviewed over 500 famous footballers past and present. His work has taken him to over 100 countries, writing about football from Israel to Iran, Brazil to Barbados. Born and bred in Manchester, he divides his time between his city of birth and Barcelona, Spain.