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Best of the Fanzine 2013-14: Miller Time – Barry Miller Interview

“The fans just erupted, singing my name, and although it’s not an amazing moment for anyone else, it was just special, to know that I was appreciated, because, you know, everyone likes to be told they’re good at things.”

Best of the Fanzine 2013-14: Voice of the Pop Side – The Forgotten International

Just imagine how excited we would be nowadays if Rovers signed a player from Manchester United who had represented England at full international level a mere five years earlier?

Best of the Fanzine 2013-14: A Thing About Rugby

I am thirty-three and I am watching a seventy-one year old man sliding down a plastic chair with excitement. He is sharing his flask of hot chocolate with me and I’m reciprocating with chips. We are shouting at men. We are laughing.

Best of the Fanzine 2013-14: Armchair Supporters R Us

I was thinking of something that’ll let me join in with the chat at work about English football. I’d like to be one of the boys whilst looking down my nose at everyone at the same time.

Just a Pub Team

Jack Peat joins the fanzine team to look at social stratification and Doncastrian football fans. Karl Marx has no place in football. He tried once, replacing Ludwig Wittgenstein in Monty Python’s Philosophers’ Football… Continue reading

Jack The Miner’s Coalface; The Secret Double Life of Paul Dickov

With issue 68 of popular STAND looming large on the horizon here’s a treat from issue 67, which went to print at the end of November. Jack The Miner thought he’d seen Paul… Continue reading

Seasons in Retrospect; 1973-74

In popular STAND this season we serialised Ray Jest‘s detailed account of the 1973-74 season. Unfortunately, due to print deadlines and copy space we omitted to bring you the concluding part, and so… Continue reading

From the Archives: What If?

Earlier this week Bradford City caused one of the most impressive Cup upsets of recent seasons as they defeated Arsenal in the League Cup Quarter-Finals. Whilst most football supporter’s enjoyed seeing the Bantams… Continue reading

From the Archives: Great Things Gary Johnson Has Done

Earlier this week we were admonished on twitter by fanzine reader and Yeovil fan Seb White who was none too impressed with a reference in Issue 60 to the “hot air boasts” of… Continue reading

From the Archives: What Next? A Fluffy Muff and a Matching Hat?

The leaves are turning, the nights are drawing in. As winter approaches, some of the current Rovers squad could be tempted to add a few extra layers, but as this piece from the… Continue reading