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FC United Announces Post Season Trip To St Pauli
15 February 2010

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FC United of Manchester will play member-owned St Pauli in May as part of the club’s centenary celebrations.

The German side has invited FC United to play against an All-Star St Pauli XI in Hamburg on Saturday, May 15.

“It’s the first time the two clubs will have met – despite having a number of parallels,” said FC Board member Alison Watt. “Like all German clubs, St Pauli is member-owned and has been dubbed by the media as a punk club, just like FC.

“Its fans are famous for creating an incredible atmosphere. In the 1980s, St Pauli realised the spread of fascist related football hooliganism within Europe and became the first club in Germany to prohibit any rightwing or nationalist demonstrations in its ground. Its fans now take a strong standpoint against fascism, racism, sexism, and homophobia and St Pauli, like FC United, has embodied this position in its constitution.

“Principles like these have led to St Pauli becoming a cult club worldwide. It appeals to many fans of other football clubs who share its philosophy, in the same way that FC United also encourages all those who share our vision to join us.

“Being asked to help mark St Pauli’s anniversary is a wonderful invitation and we’re extremely honoured that this friendly has been scheduled for the official date of their centenary. We’re looking forward to helping them celebrate such an important milestone.”

Further details of the game will be announced nearer the time but a formal agreement for the fixture was signed between the two clubs at the weekend.

Meanwhile FC United fans are already looking forward to another pre-season friendly versus Cliftonville, Belfast, on Saturday 17 July.



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