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Jonny Swindlehurst

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South Manc writer, traveller and wannabe chef. Loves United, tattoos, red bricks, and Fred the Miniature Schnauzer.

Red Square: the ultimate unofficial Manchester United fanzone

Back in 2006, I enjoyed two different types of fan experience. Regularly standing on the corner of Sir Matt Busby Way with cans of Fosters...

Celebrating International IPA Day with Elvis Juice and Hazy Jane

In case you didn't know, August 3rd is International IPA Day. August 4th is International Beer Day. And August 5th is actually National Underwear...

Is José Mourinho turning Man United into Chelsea?

José Mourinho isn’t subtle. When he inherits a team, you can guess what he’s going for in the transfer market. A big striker, a...

Who’s done the better summer transfer business? United or City? 

It seems like only yesterday we were arguing which was better. Two cup wins or third place in the league? (For the record, it’s...

The best free and cheap events at MIF 2017

Manchester International Festival (MIF) kicks off on Thursday with a hugely ambitious programme of events. The last two offerings were criticised in some quarters for...

Why aren’t dogs allowed on the Manchester Metrolink? 

I made two very different trips recently. The first was flying from Ibiza to Manchester Airport. The second was from my home in south Manchester...

Zlatan: is this the end?  

He announced “#iamcoming” on his Instagram before his move to United and was honoured with a “Welcome Zlatan” banner looming enticingly over Market Street. He...

Man United end of season report: job done … just 

Now the dust has settled, the season looks like a success. And rightly so. With two trophies in the bag (the Community Shield is...

United hit the right note in emotional Europa League final

Last night’s Europa League final saw a collective release of passion. From the fans unable to hold back the chants of “Manchester, Manchester, Manchester” during...

Everyone loves to criticise Jose – but he’s usually right

Everyone loves to criticise Jose Mourinho. There’s probably no manager since Fergie who truly embodies the values the ABU (Anyone but United) brigade really hate. They hate us....

There’ll be no tears shed for Wayne

Wayne, it’s over. It’s looked that way for a long time now. It was great while it lasted. The debut at 16 for Everton,...

Bye bye Louis… Top 5 contenders for the United job

It looks like time is running out for Louis van Gaal at Manchester United. But who should take the hot seat? Jonny Swindlehurst runs the rule over his top five contenders

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