The World’s Longest Running Wigan Athletic Fanzine
It’s that time again, time for another Mudhutter to hit the streets. And as ever, we give you an irreverent mix of the past, present and future. There’s certainly plenty of deliberation as to how we’ve got to where we are and what the landscape may look like next season.
We also take a look at other subjects as random as Sir Bradley Wiggins, Steely Dan and 1874 Northwich, plus we look at what we’re expecting from candidates hoping to fill the privileged role of being the next manager of Wigan Athletic. Plus there’s the usual regular features: Bagg, Topping, Tat and the usual generous serving of p1ss taking and p1ss boiling spewing forth from Mudhuts Towers. Well, would you expect anything else?
We’re selling at the ground on Saturday before the game in our usual spots and there will be copies in the usual stockists at some point over the weekend: Sparks Newsagent, Waterstones, Brickmakers Arms, Mesnes Road and the Northern Beer Temple.
You can also buy online in either print or digital format from RIGHT HERE
As for the cover? Cryptic, foreboding or just a pure wind up. Well, we’ll let you decide. But we’re not going to let the opportunity for an Easter based gag to pass us by…
Yes, we’re passed the age at which women used to be allowed to retire, and yet we’re still going strong. Ish.
A surprisingly upbeat issue, all things considered. It would have been positively euphoric had we not gone to press just before we managed to beat Wolves away.
Go on, buy it, you know you want to.
The cover is courtesy of one of our match day sellers, who trollies around twitter all day pretending to be a house husband when he’s really just lazy. Thanks to @elbalson anyway
For the 60th issue of the Mudhutter, we decided to push the boat out and make it 60 pages and all at no extra cost to you, our loyal and faithful readers.
What we didn’t realise was that we’d be having our third farewell cover in 12 months. This time we say goodbye to a man who, despite only spending a couple of years at Latics, became one of out greatest legends.
A man whose attitude epitomised what it means to be a Latics fan, RIP, Bobby lad.
Twitter, as ever, is alive with bellends calling for Gary Caldwell’s head.
Read the Mudhutter instead, you’ll be better off for it. Despite plenty of effort to change the situation to the contrary, we still have the best collection of writers this side of Parbold.
And, as usual, you can buy it in the best fanzine shop in Wigan.
The first issue of the new season – Issue 58 – is now on sale.
The fantastic cover art is courtesy of our good friend Menkfeck, AKA Tat.
Incidentally, when Steve Caldwell got wind of the cover, he tweeted that the head size was about right in proportion to the body. Brotherly love!
Anyway, Buy it Here
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MFE 56 is hitting the shops (well the bridge and a few select outlets).
We have an exclusive interview with a favourite son of Latics. Yes, we interview ‘Arry prior to the Dutch Legends Vs Latics Legends match in May.
We also run a poll to see what statue the rugby men should put up at the DW.
Buy it now, you know you want to.
We’re back and feeling very mid-table all round as the MK Dons of the fanzine world.
Some terrific stuff this time around. Lots of moaning too, mind you, but then to not have any would be like asking James Corden not to be an unfunny, fat bastard. It’s never happening.
As always, you can buy both printed and digikul versions in the shop.
We’re back again after our summer break and in chipper mood after the dismay of last season. The Mudhutter hits the streets at some ridiculous hour on Sunday morning, albeit it you may be able to pick it up from our stockists a day or two early if you’re desperate.
It’s a 44 pager for £2 with articles from over a dozen contributors including features such as Where have all the heroes gone, The changing nature of football spectating, What we did on our summer holidays, A Fraud Eleven, Gigi Meroni and the tale of a lapsed groundhopper plus loads more from the usual suspects such as Bagg, Tat and Topping.
We’ll be at the ground on Sunday from 11am and the mag will be in stock in Waterstones, Sparks, the Brickmakers and Mesnes Road News the day before.
Alternatively, if like us, you have a chronic fear of meeting new people you can always order online at the following link and acquire either a print copy or a digital version:
You can also subscribe to the Mudhutter for a full season and get free postage (which costs a f*cking fortune these days we’ll have you know) and the next five issues
Or if you’ve just clicked on this link by accident or because you’ve nothing better to do and certainly don’t want to spend any money, then you can always have a read of our free summer special:
Thanking you as ever for your ongoing support in these times of lower league bleakness
To commemorate the start of a new (hopefully better) season, we’ve made all except 4 issues of the Mudhutter available for purchase in glorious full colour digital.
As the only independent archivists of the ongoings at Latics for most of the last 10 years, you can find out what we thought about the major issues of the day.
Simply toddle/swagger/stagger/stumble/fall/trot over to our new shop.