United Through Time

is creating a Manchester United football history podcast

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You support the United Through Time podcast. We really appreciate that and your contributions mean we can continue to produce the podcasts.
You'll get access to our episodes a day earlier than everyone else and we'll give you a shoutout on the podcast.
The Billy Meredith
£3
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You are the Billy Meredith of Patreons. You are football's first superstar. A tricky winger who pops up with goals from the right flank, Meredith chewed a toothpick all throughout his playing career. It was his lucky mascot. We'll give you more than a toothpick.

Here's what you'll get:
  • Early access to shows (up to one week before public release)
  • A shout-out on the podcast
  • Full interviews with our guest
    • We often speak to our guests for an hour but you'll only hear about four minutes from them on the podcast. You can listen to the whole interview with people like Paddy Barclay, Mark Metcalf, Gary James, Jo Davies and more.
The John Henry Davies
£5
per month
You are our saviour. Like John Henry Davies, you are the benefactor who will keep us going. Davies was a Stretford-born brewery owner who pumped money into Manchester United until they won their first ever league title. He also built Old Trafford. You are now him. Thank you.

Here's what you'll get:
  • Full interviews with guests, a shout-out on the podcast, early access to episodes, and...

  • Extra podcasts - this is the juicy stuff. You get an extra bonus podcast from Harry every month on some of the stories that don't get included in the podcast. I'll talk about my research, what I've found and some funny stories.

  • Bonus articles - we'll send you an exclusive article by Harry Robinson on something related to Manchester United's history. If you like the podcast, you'll like this.

  • Early notice - you'll know who our next subject is on the podcast, who the guests will be and what we'll be talking about

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About

We'll let someone else describe our podcast for us...

"United Through Time stands out within the plethora of podcasts relating to the historic club and indeed football in general, with meticulous research, unobtrusive interviews with Mancunian historians, anecdotal recordings with descendants, and the recreation of era-sounds and noises that place the listener in the industrial early 1900s north-west.

Presenter Harry Robinson takes the listener from the muddy pitch of those early days on Newton Heath, along the Manchester Ship Canal, into the bustling hullabaloo of the pubs and clubs that the dog who saved Manchester United from the brink of extinction padded around with his collection tin.

Episodes have so far explored the stories of Louis Rocca, who proclaimed to have given the club its name, the aforementioned Davies dragging the club away from bankruptcy, and United’s ‘first Captain Marvel’ Harry Stafford, a pub landlord who died penniless in Quebec, with certain figures sporadically rearing their heads across the series, including Billy Meredith, one of the very first players to cross the hallowed divide between blue and red, and ultimately helped Manchester United win the FA Cup and those first two titles.
For the die-hard Devil, the football enthusiast, or the amateur historian, spare some minutes to be United Through Time.

A monthly podcast documenting the long and famous history of Manchester United. Series 1 looks at the most influential individuals in the club's history."

Thanks to The Sportsman for that glowing review. Here's a couple of words from Harry Robinson, the host:

"United Through Time is a labour of love, a love directed at Manchester United that manifests itself in hours of research, burrowing down family trees and delving into newspaper archives. The product is something I'm proud of. I try to make United Through Time as immersive an experience as possible, with the best possible guests speaking about their specialist topics. We don't go for big names, we go for the experts.

The hours of research, interviews, recording, editing and publishing add up to quite a significant amount. Each episode takes at least 50 hours to produce. That's not a small amount for something that's free. So I do need your help to be able to continue this. Somehow football media has got to stage where everything is expected to be free. It's not sustainable. I think what United Through Time puts out there is unique and if you enjoy it, I'd really appreciate your support, not just through kind words but with some cash as well. Cheers!"

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