Passing the Man U Baton

What is passing the Man U Baton?


It works like this.

A Man U fan (in fact you don’t even have to be a fan) writes a report of the opening fixture of the EPL season: Man U away to West Bromwich Albion. Then they tee up a mate anywhere in the world to write the report of the next fixture. Hence the Man U baton is in play. And the baton is passed on to the next writer, and the next writer. This could take us anywhere and everywhere.

Of course the baton may be dropped, in that it could reach a dead end (some Man U fans may have no friends). Which is why I’ll have a list of keen Man U writers.

We can have as many Man U batons as we like.

The reports of 700+ words might include:

where the writer lives

where the writer is watching the match

who with

and then, to give an account of the match

and then let us know who is receiving the baton.

If you want to be on the Man U list of writers, let me (John Harms) know at [email protected]

And there is no reason this just needs to be a Man U thing. We can have a baton for any team. Also let me know if you want to run with the baton for your club.




About John Harms

JTH is a writer, publisher, speaker, historian. He is publisher and contributing editor of The Footy Almanac and He has written columns and features for numerous publications. His books include Confessions of a Thirteenth Man, Memoirs of a Mug Punter, Loose Men Everywhere, Play On, The Pearl: Steve Renouf's Story and Life As I Know It (with Michelle Payne). He appears on ABCTV's Offsiders. He can be contacted [email protected] He is married to The Handicapper and has three kids - Theo13, Anna11, Evie10. He might not be the worst putter in the world but he's in the worst three. His ambition is to lunch for Australia.

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