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This weekend, Manchester United will help our South Elmsall supporters’ club celebrate a special anniversary, ahead of our Premier League game against Crystal Palace at Old Trafford.
The branch, which is based in West Yorkshire, will be treated to a pitchside reception on the day, to celebrate 30 years since they first registered as an official supporters’ club.
Based just 10 miles or so away from Wakefield, and around 45 miles from Manchester, the group has been loyally attending every home game (and many aways) since 1993 – shortly after Eric Cantona made his own controversial journey across the Pennines to Old Trafford.
“It’s just a way of life,” laughs club secretary Bill Fieldsend, as we caught up with him ahead of the recent Burnley game. “Even now, I’m down at my caravan and people are texting me about tickets!”
South Elmsall remain staunch Reds, despite being surrounded by Yorkshire clubs like Leeds and Huddersfield.
Bill estimates that a