The World’s Longest Running Wigan Athletic Fanzine
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
Subscribe to the MFE for the coming Championship season!
Just £7.00 for the digital version, delivered direct to your inbox a day or two before the printed version hits the shops or £10.00 (inc. postage) for the Printed MFE.
Think about it. Pay for 5 issues delivered to your door for free and, if we manage to get more than that out, you get them without paying a single penny more!
I know, we don’t know how we do it either!
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.
What’s that? There’s a Mudhutter Summer Special?
Well yes, actually, and it won’t cost you even so much as a single penny.
Despite everything, it’s rare that we’re accused of being anything other than grizzled old moaners without a good bone in our collective bodies.
To show that’s only half right, we’re giving away a Summer Special edition of the MFE absolutely free!
We last gave away the MFE in 2011, when we had less busy lives*, so treasure it.
*Or were more arsed about everything. Take your pick.