Pete Killeen started watching Man United in 1968. His first match was United v West Ham (Best, Law & Charlton v Moore, Peters & Hurst). He's only missed 3 games at Old Trafford since 1970. He used to be regular at all away games until last few years and was also at Rotterdam, Barcelona and Moscow.
Pete's parents and family returned to Galway (Ireland) when he was 16, but he refused to go as he couldn't live without United, so left school, got a job and a flat and stayed in Manchester.
Pete's dream when he was a kid was to see United win the league and he remembers being devastated on the kop in 1992 when they came so close... but they have more than made up for it since. He always used to pay at the turnstile in those days and sympathises with youngsters nowadays having to book tickets 4 weeks before the games. He believes all junior tickets should be £5 maximum or - even like City - "a kid for a quid" at certain games!
Adults are also struggling to pay to watch United nowadays so it would help fans if prices could be frozen for the next few years and even paying for season tickets spread over 52 weeks introduced (with no interest charges!) for people who are short of money. He would also like a return to 3pm Saturday and 7.30 evening kick off times.
Pete has been a member of Shareholders United (& now MUST) since 2001, and dreams that one day the club will be supporter owned, and is opposed to the debts incurred by the Glazers.
Although he admits to having doubts in the past about whether MUST can achieve its stated aims Steve is always prepared to step up, give it his best shot and keep with the campaign. He really doesn't think we've missed the boat. He thinks it's just been delayed in port for a little longer. The fans day will come; he just hopes supporters will keep believing.
One Love = Man United
Tanya's been involved with SU/MUST since the very beginning, though she finds herself exiled in once peaceful Cornwall with her two cats Sparky & Fleurie and her Chelski supporting spouse, Mark. She wants to move to Brittany and dreams of a device that could beam her from Arradon straight in to Old Trafford.
Tanya likes TV (Star Trek, TNG, Buffy, The West Wing); French, Italian, 'Arthouse' films; politics (Green and human rights - she's a boycotter!); good wine and good food; supports Scotland ruggers (the 5/6 Nations brings me great lows and amazing highs - like when we take the Grand Slam from under the English noses) and is an ABE (anyone but England) except at cricket (she supports Somerset); reads Pratchett and Austin; and spends loads of time on her computer playing RPGs, designing cards, and keeping our discussion forum from veering perilously off-course (though some times she can be seen driving it there!). And she's been learning French for over 10 years, yet remains nowhere near fluent.
Tanya got involved with SUAM close to the start because she loved United, hated Murdoch and all he stood for, and felt that if he had taken over her club she would have to turn her back on football until he died (hopefully in great pain). Now she wants the club to be in the hands of those who love it, the fans.
Born in Stockport, Roger first watched United on April 7th 1947 (beat Leeds 3 - 1!) at Maine Road, when Old Trafford was still a bomb site.
Roger trained in Manchester as Chartered Accountant and after National Service left accountancy to train at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, whereupon he became a professional actor. Amongst other work, Roger has appeared in over 250 films and television programmes.
Roger was a season ticket holder and member of both SU and IMUSA since their inceptions. He was SU-AM's founding Treasurer and Convenor, with Michael Crick and Jonathan Michie in May 1999. Roger was elected Financial Director when SU became a company limited by guarantee and continued in this role until he stepped down in 2004. Elected to Committee in 2005 Roger server as our archivist and occasional dissenting voice, whilst vying with fellow committee member, Eric Halsall, for the title of SU/MUST's No 1 Grumpy Old Man!
Roger passed away in September 2005 and we miss him dearly. Please read about our Rog here.