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The REAL Wembley Special!
When we at the Mudhutter knew we were off to Wembley for the FA Cup Final, we also knew we were scheduled to bring out the final issue of the season just 8 days later, but we decided we couldn’t let the occasion pass without comment.
Most of this issue was written before the final was played, but a few pages were kept back so that we could include a couple of articles which lamented or celebrated – we didn’t know, and we didn’t care, which – our first ever appearance in the final.
We also present a poem by Manchester writer and poet Mike Garry, which reminds us that football – even the FA Cup Final – is about more than just football.
For an hour or two, relive the emotions we all felt at about ten past seven on the evening of Saturday May the 11th 2013. For the next 12 months, revel in the knowledge that, when people say the words “Wigan Athletic”, they can add “current FA Cup Holders” on the end of it. For the rest of your life, live with the certainty that you know where you were on one cold, rain soaked, magnificent evening.
It’s our club, it’s our town, and it’s our FA Cup.
Yes, it’s the Wembley Special*
Everything from the dreams that 70s comics bring, to Lionel Messi, to being mithered by a younger brother to take him to watch Latics.
Available in the shop, both in print (for now) and digital formats.
*By “Wembley Special”, we actually mean it includes some hasty re-writes of previously not quite so upbeat articles
It’s the tough January edition.
Did we really used to do nine or ten fanzines a season and stand out once a month in December, January and February through wind, hail, rain and snow freezing our collective knackers off? Apparently so….
What does Issue 40 bring us? Well, more of the same gibberish you should be more than familiar with by now. Wigan Athletic based comment and review, Wigan life, European football, Nostalgia, Pies, Chippies. features of Left Wingers and Lee McCulloch and features on scary Wigan characters of your childhood and Ronnie Scott, plus all the regular columns. 48 pages of independent, from the heart writing for just £2.
Issue 38 of the Mudhutter Football Express is now on sale!
You can buy it from any of our usual retail partners, or directly from us here at The Mudhutter.
All the usual stuff is in there including Les at Large, Orrible’s Fives and probably one of the best Will Philk columns ever.
It’s incredible to think that we’ve made it to 38 issues. Most fanzines don’t make it half as far and, if you take into account the previous incarnation of the mag, it’s been a long and interesting road…