Once again, it’s rammed chocca block with completely original content with some of the best fanzine writing anywhere in the country. We have loads of writers who have been scribbling with us for donkey’s years and and in keeping up our tradition of having at least one new writer in every new issue we have several new scribes making their debuts.
This issue is over 100-pages of superbly designed fanzine with more bells and whistles than the Hoppings on E.
Naturally, our biggest focus is on Newcastle United and we have extended detailed pieces on the club’s finances, Ashley’s manouverings, Pardew’s position, de-Jong’s fitness, Coloccini’s capability to captain the team, Aarons potential and loads of other stuff. Naturally, we’re looking at the wider issues of football and have pieces well-timed in light of the Labour Party’s recent announcement about Supporters Trusts and clubs as well as a great piece covering the recent session hosted by the Newcastle United Supporters Trust regarding their emerging political strategy. Again, we couldn’t have timed those pieces better if we’d had inside information.
We know our readers love a bit of history and nostalgia and so we have got all that covered with the excellent 60 Second Season, covering a season in our glorious Edwardian era as well as some memories of the much respected and admired Paul Goddard who was a favourite of many on the SJP terraces in the 80s, myself included. Someone might fancy telling Denis Wise, he’s a cockney as well.
As we consider ourselves (ahem) a somewhat erudite and eclectic publication we also go off piste occasionally and we’ve got a brilliant selection of stuff in our Drums & Wires pages from yon Emile Strunz as well as Girl Afraid who has been shaking her thang to Martha Reeves & the Vandellas of late.
Not only that but Durham’s finest, Ted Edwards has been casting his mind back a few years to recall some classic casual clobber that will get some ageing dressers of a certain age going weak at the knees.
As you all know, we’re internationalists with our Geordie diaspora reporting in from Spain, Brazil, South Korea, Italy and the mean green fields of North East non-league football. As ever brilliant writing to occupy as autumn turns to winter and you are doing your best to avoid some shitty reality TV show on the telly.
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