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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.
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.
Get yourself a Mudhutter subscription, delivered straight to your door by your poor, beleaguered, recently privatised postie, and at a bargain price!
Well, you’ve come to the right place!! Priced at just £10 for five issues, postage is FREE for all printed copies of the mag and we are again offering a digital subscription where you will receive a PDF copy of the fanzine into your inbox on the day of release of each issue.
Here at Mudhuts Towers, we are eternally gratefully to all our readers but especially our subscribers as your commitment to us means we are committed to you in bringing you the best quality content we can muster up.
There’s even a rumour going around that Jimmy is going to learn mail merge and buy some envelopes that actually stick together if we can get 50 subscribers again this year…..
Even though the season ended, in a football sense, at about the time everybody was tucking into turkey with all the trimmings, the MFE thunders on regardless.
We’ll see you in August with issue 53*, assuming another 6 or 7 fanzines haven’t launched in the meantime and we can’t be arsed with it any more.
*Or 99, as this seems to be the numbering convention these days.
Look, we know we’re a bit later than usual, but we had production problems.
Blame migs, it was his PC that blew up.
We were also a bit worried about the cover, but normal service has been resumed.
Well, we got here, the milestone Issue 50
No, we’re not sure either. We thought folks would have cottoned on to what we were up to years ago, but they never did.
Thanks to everyone who has bought, begged or stolen a copy over the years. We’ll always be grateful for your support.
Okay, so things aren’t looking quite as rosy as we’d hoped, in footballing terms. But have no fear, the MFE is here and it’s as consistent as it’s always been.
Make of that what you will. Anyway, order now for delivery sometime around the weekend. Or Tuesday the 20th. The digital version will be available on Saturday morning.
So what’s in this issue?
We have all sorts of stuff, including an editorial that is the written version of kicking the stool away.
We have Les at Large (of course), more poetry from Moonay, Some more great stuff from Jonny Fairclough and Neill Rimmer’s Perm, plus a couple of book previews. We’re all highbrow these days.
We also have another interview with a Wigan Legend, John Kettle of Tansads and Merry Hell fame.