AFC United – Part 18: Robert De Niro’s Waiting (Talking Italian) | @Matt_C_Wills

Happy Monday! For one last time this season, let’s see how Matt is getting on over at AFC United…

The Premier League might be over in reality, but for AFC United, it’s coming up for the end of Season 6 for my motley band of Man Utd alumni. In part 17 we got our act together to mount something resembling a title challenge and we’re still involved in the FA and Uefa Cups, and it’s on the FA Cup where the action picks up…

Derby are our opponents and if the question is David Brown, then they don’t have the answer

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AFC United – Part 17: Mind Your Owen Business | @Matt_C_Wills

Good morning and happy Monday. Here’s Matt with the latest from AFC United.

Hello and welcome back to more ramblings from my Man United alumni. We’re a third of the way through our 3rd season in the Prem and after the highs of our title winning season, last year paled in comparison. We are aiming to put that right, but nothing will be instant.

We left Part 16 in the familiar surroundings of 5th in the league but our action restarts in Europe, Portugal to be exact.

We have a nice 5-1 cushion from the first leg so some fringe players come in – yes, Michael Own is fringe when you have David Brown – but he makes his mark in the 13th minute only for To Ze to make it 6-2 on the night. Owen stretches our lead further until some minor panic when Silva and Maniche add further goals either side of a Twiss red, but it’s all Acidemica in the end.

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AFC United – Part 16: Curtis E. Bear | @Matt_C_Wills

Good morning and happy Monday to you. Matt’s back to start your week and it’s a new season!

Season 6? How did that happen? I’m full of hope for this season. Last season ended with us scrabbling to find a European place after we finished 5th in the league and the ‘real’ Man United beat us to the FA Cup.

Hopefully we can relight that spark that saw us rise through the divisions and pick up a clutch of trophies along the way. To get things off on the right foot, I tie David Brown up on a new contract. We can’t really afford it, and after his showing last season, he probably doesn’t deserve it, but I made him the man he is today, so I’d better stick by him, or this all Counts for nothing.

Is there anything more annoying that seeing the updates go past and 5 offers going in for a guy you have on your wanted list?

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AFC United – Part 15: Chasing Shadows | @Matt_C_Wills

Happy Monday! Here’s Matt with the end of the season for AFC United…

Bank Holiday Monday – time for bbq’s, beers and tales of David Brown. We’re into the final Paul Furlong of Season 5 and when we left things last week, AFC united we’re battling to improve on 5th place in the table. We’re 8pts adrift and don’t look keen to make it up.

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AFC United – Part 14: Nevlander | @Matt_C_Wills

Happy new week! Here’s Matt with the latest from AFC United…

Welcome back to your Monday pick me up of life with the Alex Ferguson Cast Offs. We’re getting to the middle part of Season 5 where we’re defending champions, but we’re not hitting the heights of last season.

The League Cup is a welcome distraction, but lowly Runcorn run us close, but we Twiss the knife in extra time.

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AFC United – Part 13: Linton Travel Tavern | @Matt_C_Wills

Happy Monday! They say retaining a Premier League title is the hardest thing in football. Ok, I don’t know who said it but I’ve heard it. Can Matt make it happen amidst a backdrop of Champions League football?

Division 3 Champions, Division 2 Champions, League Cup Runners Up, Division 1 Champions, FA Cup Winners, Charity Shield Runners Up, Premier League Champions, Cup Winners Cup Winners.

We did all of that in 4 seasons. All of that with ex-Man Utd players. It’s been amazing, but I’m hungry for more. I’ve grown to love these players. The goals of David Brown, the defensive rock that is Danny Hall. Terry Cooke and Jesper Blomqvist patrolling those inverted winger positions. George Switzer. Alan Tonge. These names join Nevland, Duncan, Notman etc…in the CM97/98 Hall of Fame for me. Can we go further, or is it all just a glorious peak and our experiment will be found out, lets see….

You’ll recall last time out no-one wanted to retire, we built 5,000 seats and in came Laurent Blanc and Juan Veron, so we’re looking set for the season ahead.

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AFC United – Part 12: To Elland Back | @Matt_C_Wills

Merry Monday. I’ve spent my weekend nursing a sick toddler. Hopefully Matt will have more success with the end of season run-in for AFC United. Is the title challenge on?

It’s Monday, lockdown restrictions are loosening a bit more, but can my team of Man Utd cast off’s tighten their grip at the top of the Premier League in their maiden season?

Here’s where we left things:

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AFC United – Part 11: Count to 20 | @Matt_C_Wills

It’s Easter Monday and we have the perfect accompaniment for those remaining Easter eggs. It’s Matt and AFC United of course but is the title challenge going to fade?

Happy Easter folks! It’s another instalment from our Ex-Man United heroes to entertain you for 10 minutes or so.

We left things last week with an amazing start to life in the big time and we sit 9 points clear at the top in our maiden season.

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AFC United – Part 10: Virtual Insanity | @Matt_C_Wills

Good morning and Merry Monday to you. AFC United have made it to the Premier League – how will they stack up against the elite?

‘Here we are, in a room full of strangers….’

‘Here’ is the Premier League and the ‘strangers’ are those established Premier League teams we’ve yet to play. I’m sure that’s what the Bee Gees had in mind when they sang ‘Nights on Broadway’.

Anyway, we’ve risen through the divisions as quickly as possible and secured a foray into Europe courtesy of our FA Cup win over Blackburn last season and we’ve signed a couple of ex Man Utd/Aston Villa stars in Mark Bosnich and Paul McGrath.

Seeded too…

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AFC United – Part 9: Hall or Nothing | @Matt_C_Wills

Happy new week! Real football is pretty bleak for me at the moment but I always have the blog squad to cheer me up. Here’s Matt with the latest from AFC United…

Welcome back to your Monday morning taste of what life could be like for the players Alex Ferguson cast off from Old Trafford. We’ve made it to the summit of Division One in quick time, are we just 15 games from a reunion with Man Utd next season? Time to find out.

Our form has been great, but we only hold a slender 2 point lead at the top

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