STAND: A to Zine
Here at STAND we appreciate the dying art of the football fanzine. In this age of social media which offers a constant stream of opinion and the paranoia on the part of many football clubs, this alternative media, the scruffy dependable fanzine, should be a part of every club in the country.
We’ve created a directory of the fanzines from around the country and we’ve probably missed some out. If there’s any we’ve missed or information that needs correcting contact Bill.
Club Based Fanzines
Name: The Gooner
Phone: 01233 665682
Address: BCM Box 7499, London WC1N 3XX
Available From: Sellers around the ground on matchdays (home and away), the above address and website.
Release: (monthly etc) Approximately monthly throughout the football season.
Format: 48 A5 pages plus occasional extras like a pull-out calendar
Name: West Stand Bogs
Address: WSB, 229 Park Road, Barnsley S7O 1QW
Available From: Various shops/pubs around Barnsley, sellers at ground on matchday and website
Release: 4 per season
Format: A5, 40 pages +, colour cover and centre pages
Club: Birmingham City
Name: Made in Brum
Website: No website
Address: Dave Thomas, 139 Olorenshaw Road, Sheldon, Birmingham B26 3NB
Available From: Around St Andrews – I sell by away entrance.
Release: Matchday Fanzine, every home game, also sell at most away grounds.
Format: A5, colour cover, 36 – 40 pages
Club: Bradford City
Name: The City Gent
Address: P.O.Box 56, Bradford, BD13 3XW
Established: October 1984 (longest continually produced printed fanzine in the country!)
Available From: Valley Parade on home match days and via the web site
Release: 8 issues per season
Format: Printed A5 68 pages – £2.00
Club: Brighton & Hove Albion
Name: The Seagull Love Review, or simply TSLR
Address: The Seagull Love Review, Apartment 19 City Heights, 1 Samuel Ogden Street, Manchester, M1 7AX
Available From: Online, The Amex, away games
Release: 9 issues a season from August to April
Format: A5, B&W litho, 32 pages
Club:Bristol City FC
Available From:Outside Ashton Gate
Release:x3 yearly, August/Christmas/April
Format: A5 64 pages+
Club: Burnley FC
Name: When The Ball Moves
Address: WTBM…, 96, Haggstones Road, Sheffield, S35 0LP.
Established: March-ish 2000
Available From: Outside BFC club shop, most away games, subscription
Release: 8 issues a season
Format: A5, colour cover, 48-52 pages
Name: Lowe and Behold
Phone: 07807 324430
Available from: Sellers outside the ground, some away games, and via post.
Format: A5 Print and Digital (Coming soon.)
Club: Carlisle United
Name: Hit the Bar!
Phone: 07977 464 060
Address: Park House, 191 Stafford Road, Wallington, SM6 9BT
Established: 1974 after the creation of the London Branch of the Carlisle United Supporters Club. Originally a members only newsletter and fanzine. 250th issue celebrated in 2010 with book detailing the history of the fanzine. Stan Bowles was guest speaker at the launch.
Available from: Club Shop and Carlisle United London Branch. Sold at Carlisle’s away matches particularly in South East.
Release: 7-8 issues throughout the year.
Format: A5 50-80 pages depending on contributions. Colour used on cover and centre spreads. £1
Name: The Shamrock
Available from: Outside Celtic Park on the day of the game; online via the website; Calton Books (London Road, Glasgow)
Release: Twice a year.
Format: A5, 48 pages, £3
Club: Chelsea FC
Address: PO Box 26066, London, SW10 0XP
Available From: All Chelsea 1st team matches, home, away & Europe
Release: 10-12 per season
Format: hard copy A5 sized publication, costs £1
Club: Chester FC
Name: The Blue & White
Available From: Online Shop, Chester Club Shop, Chester Leader and Standard Office (Watergate Street), Hawarden Post Office, At selected matchdays (see website for details).
Release: 3 issues a season (August, December, April)
Format: A5, full colour, 32 pages
Club: Crystal Palace
Name: Five Year Plan
Address: Ladywood, Mill Hill, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 5DA
Available From: Around Selhurst Park on match days and fiveyearplanfanzine.co.uk
Format: Hard copy £1.50, electronic copy £1
Club: Doncaster Rovers
Name: popular STAND
Address: c/o 71a Sprules Road, Brockley, London, SE4 2NL
Established: January 1998
Available From: Each issue is sold at one home game and one away game, outside the stadium. Subscriptions available
Release: 6 issues per season
Format: 40 page, A5 fanzine, colour cover and still only £1
Club: Dulwich Hamlet
Name: The Moral Victory
Available From: from the sellers at the ground or contact us via twitter or email for postal orders
Release: August, October, February & April
Format: A5, 20+ pages, Risograph print (Blue ink on Pink paper)
Name: Some Sunny Day
Available From: Online from our website; outside St James’ Park, Exeter on various matchdays (see website for details).
Format: A5, colour cover, 28-36 pages, £1
Name: There’s Only One F in Fulham
Phone: 07932 042 992
Address: 11 Johnson’s Close, Carshalton, Surrey SM5 2LU
Established: March 1988
Available From: Above address/email; outside Fulham FC on matchdays; and various outlets [listed on website]
Club: Hereford FC
Name: Talking Bull
Address: Edgar Street, Hereford HR4 9JU
Available From: Sellers around the ground on matchdays (home and away), the website and online store.
Release: Approximately bi-monthly throughout the football season.
Format: Minimum of 48 full colour A5 pages plus occasional bumper issues eg FA Vase Final at Wembley.
Club: Huddersfield Town
Name: Smile AWhile
Address: Smile AWhile, 77 Roundway,Honley, Holmfirth HD9 6AT
Available From: Available from fanzine website for FREE, match day releases; distribution in the gas club + PPG canalside FREE.
Release: 4 per season
Format: A5, full colour, 20 pages
Club: Ipswich Town FC
Name: Turnstile Blues
Phone: 07775 653 792
Address: c/o 31 Newton Road, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 5AE
Available From: Print copies via address above, past issues available from website. Also sold on matchdays at Portman Road and some away grounds.
Release: 3 per season – September, February, April/May
Club: Leeds United
Name: The Square Ball
Address: Unit 3, Silver Royd Business Park, Silver Royd Hill, Leeds LS12 4QQ
Available From: External corners of Elland Road and Motorway Underpass on matchdays, and via website
Release: 10 issues per season
Format: A5, full colour, 56 pages. £1.50 for print, £1 for digital copy
Club: Lewes FC
Name: Knickers To ‘Em
Available From: Selected home games, online
Release: 1-2 per season
Format: A5, black and white, 28 pages
Club: Leyton Orient
Name: The Leyton Orientear
Address: The Leyton Orientear, 41 Kempson Drive, Great Cornard, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 0ND
Available From: Online Shop, Supporter’s Club, Birkbeck Tavern (pre-match), around the ground, inside the ground, occasional away games.
Release: 10 issues a season
Format: A5, colour covers, black and white inside, 48 pages, £1.
Name: Well Red
Twitter: @wellredmagazine and @robbohuyton
Phone: 07971 416156
Address: Well Red Publishing Ltd., Office 113, Imperial Court, Exchange Street East, Liverpool, L3 2AB, UK.
Available From: Smiths and good newsagents. Via iTunes app and Exact Editions.
Release: Every two months
Format: Printed mag
Club: Maidstone United
Name: It’s All Gone Amber
Website: No Website
Established: April 2015
Available From: Various sellers at home and away games. Ebay a couple of weeks after release.
Release: 5-6 issues per season
Format: Printed A5 full colour. 40+ pages – £2.00
Club: FC United of Manchester
Name: A Fine Lung
Established: August 16th, 2008
Available From: FC United games, the National Football Museum (Manchester), Cornerhouse (Manchester), Working Class Movement Library (Salford). Online at: http://www.freewebstore.
Release: Two a season at most. Like the 77 bus, we get there eventually. Website articles added three or four times a week.
Format: Print. A5, 44 pages, colour cover, black and white inside, £2.
Club: Manchester United
Name: United We Stand
Address: United We Stand, PO Box 45, Manchester, M41 9GQ
Available From: The website via postal order
Release: 11 issues. 10 regular copies and one summer special.
Club: Manchester United
Name: Red News
Address: Red News, Unit 136, 111, Piccadilly, Manchester. M1 2HX
Available From: Outside every home game and most aways. Or through our website.
Release: Once a month on average during the season
Format: Print, Digital, Kindle. No longer letraset – scary!
Club: Merthyr Tydfil
Name: Dial M For Merthyr (back with a bang after 5 years!)
Address: 5 Shirley Drive, Heolgerrig, Merthyr Tydfil CF48 1SE
Established: August 1989
Available From: The ground on matchdays and via post
Format: Printed A5
Name: Fly Me To The Moon
Phone: 01642 249696
Address: Unit 7, Brentnall Centre, Gilkes Street, Middlesbrough TS1 5AP
Available From: On sale around the ground – or Boro Programmes, 58 Parliament Road, Middlesbrough TS1 4LA
Release: Every weekend home league game
Format: A5 colour cover, bnw inside, 32 pages.
Club: Newcastle United
Name: The Popular Side
Available From: Sales points listed online before issue goes on sale, but mainly outside Tyneside Irish Centre or £2 via PayPal (£1 for PDF version) to firstname.lastname@example.org
Release: Monthly – roughly 8-9 issues per season
Format: Print A5, 40 pages – all contributors welcome
Club: Newcastle United
Name: true faith
Address: true faith, c/o Baltic Publications, Baltic Business Centre, Saltmeadows Rd., Gateshead, NE8 3DA.
All decent newsagents in Newcastle, Tyneside and surrounding areas. Also available on subscription and individual purchases! Sadly no longer available in print. Available on Digital subscription! See true faith website for details! 64-pages, full colour, professionally designed. Published 8 times per season!
Hard copy £3, Digital – One year £17.99. 3-month recurring
Club: Notts County FC
Name: Black & White
Available From: Around the ground, on away days, and via our webstore at http://blackandwhitezine.bigcartel.com/
Release: Every two months – going monthly next season
Format: A5 colour front and back, black and white inside, 32 pages.
Club: Partick Thistle
Name: Sick In The Basin
Established: 1990-93 for 24 issues, relaunched in October 2013
Available From: Around the ground on matchdays, ebay or email
Release: Every month during the season
Format: Print. A5, 24 pages, £2.
Club: Scarborough Athletic
Name: Abandon Chip!
Address: Matt Lawson, Media Department, Edge Hill University, St Helens Road, Ormskirk, L39 4QP
Established: April 2006
Available From: Sellers on home matchdays, via email or eBay
Release: Five per season
Format: Print. A5, 44-60 pages, £2.
Club: Stockport County
Name: Clear Blue Skies
Available From: Outside Edgeley Park for most home games and some aways. See twitter for more info on that. Also from the website.
Release: Five or six a season.
Format: Print. A5, 40 pages, full colour, £2.
Club: Southend United
Name: All At Sea
Address: 31 Wells Crescent, Chelmsford, CM1 1GN
Established: August 2004
Available from: Online shop, outside Roots Hall in one to two locations. Subscriptions available.
Release: 4/5 issues per season (although none since November)
Format: A5, colour outside covers, b/w inside. Normally 32 or 36 pages.
Club: Stoke City
Name: DUCK magazine
Available From: From our website and also sellers around the ground on selected matchdays (mainly away)
Release: Every 3 months
Format: 36-44 A5 glossy pages
Name: Swansea Oh Swansea
Club: Swansea City
Established: January 2010
Available From: Around the Liberty Stadium on match days, Travel Club Pod, Slee Stores Plasmarl and Sandfields, Good news Swansea market, Stop and Shop Treboeth, Espresso Bar High Street
Format: A5, 28 pages, colour cover
Name: Highway to Hele
Club: Torquay United
Website: www.sideonetrackone.tumblr.com, highwaytohele.bigcartel.com
Established: Summer 2014
Available From: Big Cartel store and selected games (home and away)
Format: A5, usually around 30 pages, £1
Club: Tottenham Hotspur
Name: The Fighting Cock
Club: Watford FC
Name: Golden Pages
Address: Beechcroft Avenue, Croxley Green WD3 3EQ
Available From: Sellers on Vicarage Road and around the ground on home matchdays. Online store at goldenpagesfanzine.bigcartel.
Release: Five issues per season (usually August, October, December, February, May).
Format: Minimum of 48 pages. Colour cover with black & white inside, always A5. Only available in print. Special editions also in the works.
Club: Welling United FC
Name: Winning Isn’t Everything
Website:winningisnteverything.net and facebook.com/WIEfanzine
Address: WIE, 4 Melrose Avenue, Kings Hill, Kent ME19 4SJ
Established: originally in 1990 (until 2000), then again in 2010
Available From: Home games, club shop and wiefanzine.bigcartel.com.
Release: 3 issues a season (September, December, March)
Format: A5, B & W, 28 pages
Club: West Ham United
Name: Blowing Bubbles Monthly
Available From:Sellers around the ground on home match days, and via online West Ham shop
Release:Monthly throughout the football season plus a Summer Annual that covers June and July
Format: A5, 48 pages
Club: Whitby Town
Name: Blue Army Fanzine
Address: 19 Park Terrace, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1PN
Available: Whitby Town club shop
Release: First home game of every month
Format: 40 A5 pages full colour
Club: Wigan Athletic
Name: The Mudhutter
Available From: Sellers around the ground at home games, stockists in town and the above website for postal subscriptions
Release: 5 issues per season every 6 to 8 weeks
Format: 48 x A5 pages, colour cover. Price £2.00. Also available in digital form at http://www.mudhutter.co.uk
Club: Wigan Athletic
Name: All Gone Latics
Available From: Online sales and outside the ground before home matches
Release: Monthly during the season
Format: Print only, A5, 36 pages, £2
Club: AFC Wimbledon
Name: Womble Underground Press
Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Address: Womble Underground Press, c/o 2 Hadrian Drive, Coleshill, North Warks, B46 1HW
Available From: Subscription, selected home games
Release: 8-10 issues a season
General Football Fanzines
Name: Contested Ground
Price: £1.50 plus postage – free to browse online at the website
Available From: http://cgzine.blogspot.co.uk
Format: Print, B/W 28 A5 pages
Name: The Football Pink
Price: £3 per issue in print (inc postage), £2.49 per digital issue, £8.99 for annual digital subscription
Available From: Print copies via the website http://footballpink.net and electronic versions via http://exacteditions.com/thefootballpink
Release: Quarterly (February, April, August, November)
Format: Print B5, 40-44 pages – Pink/Black and White/Some colour, E-Formats for PC, Android, Iphone/IPad, Kindle
A to Zine is compiled by Ian.