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In praise of the beautiful game – and its legions of supporters

October 13, 2016 Comments Off on In praise of the beautiful game – and its legions of supporters

“I have to say I’m involved in a sport that I love and an industry that at times I don’t like.”

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Great North Run

“I was determined not to wee in a bush”: Northern Soul’s Lyndsey Skinner tackles the Great North Run

September 23, 2016 Comments Off on “I was determined not to wee in a bush”: Northern Soul’s Lyndsey Skinner tackles the Great North Run

“To be honest, I’m knackered.”

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Game, set, match in Manchester’s Didsbury

June 1, 2016 Comments Off on Game, set, match in Manchester’s Didsbury

For the next few weeks, the sound of racquets thwacking yellow balls and the aroma of barley water will be everywhere.

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brathay 10 in 10 finishers - 2012

Ten marathons in ten days? The Brathay challenge

April 12, 2016 Comments Off on Ten marathons in ten days? The Brathay challenge

You have to be a running nutter to do the Brathay challenge (aren’t all runners nutters, I hear you say – fair point).

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Suffragette bike tour of Manchester

On yer bike: modern day suffragettes campaign for safer cycling

March 12, 2016 Comments Off on On yer bike: modern day suffragettes campaign for safer cycling

As the celebrations got under way for this week’s International Women’s Day, I led 20 women in tweeds, sizeable Edwardian hats and scarves on a Suffragette bike tour of Manchester, organised by transport charity Sustrans and Manchester Bike Tours.

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Bury FC

The Forgotten Fifteen: Bury FC and football’s worst year

January 31, 2016 Comments Off on The Forgotten Fifteen: Bury FC and football’s worst year

James Bentley is a lifelong fan of Bury Football Club. Now he’s published a book about the team’s extraordinary 1984/85 season and the state of British football in the 1980s. He writes for Northern Soul about how it all came about.

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Class of ‘92 – Out of Their League

Class of 92: Out of Their League

August 25, 2015 Comments Off on Class of 92: Out of Their League

If like me you’re a United fan, you’ll have watched the legendary Class of 1992 reign over football for more than 20 years.

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Queer as Folk

Lesbians, Manchester and Making a Splash

August 25, 2015 Comments Off on Lesbians, Manchester and Making a Splash

I have a confession to make. Right, okay, here goes…I was born and raised a Southerner.

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By Far The Greatest Team

By Far The Greatest Team: a new play for footie fans

August 25, 2015 Comments Off on By Far The Greatest Team: a new play for footie fans

Manchester’s Monkeywood Theatre, in association with The Lowry in Salford, is staging the world premiere of By Far The Greatest Team next month, four new stories by four Manchester writers (two United and two City fans) exploring and celebrating what it means to be a football fan in the city. Martin Gibbons, co-artistic director of Monkeywood Theatre and the play’s director, writes for Northern Soul.

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Great Manchester Cycle

Photo gallery: Great Manchester Cycle

June 1, 2015 Comments Off on Photo gallery: Great Manchester Cycle

Ahead of this month’s Great Manchester Cycle, Northern Soul‘s Head Photographer Chris Payne shares some of his shots of last year’s event.

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