Fanzines provide the unofficial view of what is going on at Everton FC. This webpage provides information on Everton Fanzines — with details of how to get them.
These represent the unofficial view of happenings at Everton FC, from
those people at the heart of the club: the loyal fans who offer unerring
but occasionally critical support of our famous club. There are now
four zines to choose from:
|Satis? started last season as a 16-page photocopy and ended as a
glossy 24-page effort. For the 1999-2000 season they are
going for 32 pages, with ten editions per season – one per month
except June and July.
Satis? is written mainly by Philip Pellow, although there are now some
other contributors. The Satis? credo is:
There is a mixture of Everton related stuff, general football articles and humour, plus poetry corner! And there is also a monthly quiz. At the start of last season, Edition #1 had 100 copies. Next season will start with about 500 for the first game and rising thereafter.
Satis? has subscribers in UK, Europe, Africa and USA.
It is sold on match days in a number of pubs and locations
around the ground:
The Independent Blues sell Satis? on their away trips as well, and they are setting up a link with ESCLA. Subscription prices for all 10 issues:
To subscribe, send sterling cheques, postal orders, or international money orders to:
The Editor, Philip Pellow, is always keen to see new contributions and volunteers to help with sales.
|When George Orr was told that the Everton Matchday Programme no longer
needed his excellent column, Remember When, he took matters into
his own hands and created a special new Everton fanzine. The
emphasis here is clearly on Everton history, Everton traditions, past
players, and special moments from the Everton memories of George and his
other contributors, although they still take plenty of time to analyse and
critique the current goings-on at Goodison Park.
George Orr is author of some unique Everton books, including Everton in the Sixties, Everton in the Seventies, and his latest in the series, Everton in the Eighties. These classic records, written from the perspective of a true fan who went through every twist and turn, form source material for some of the historical Everton content that sets this fanzine apart. Issues are sold outside the Winslow pub before home games, price: £1.
Subscription prices for the next 6 issues:
Make all cheques payable to:
George Orr is always looking for new articles and has an active letters page.
|When Skies are Grey|
|The original and longest-running Everton fanzine, reputedly "by far
the best" according to one subscriber. A refreshing
intelligently written and humourous combination of notes, stories,
letters, and cartoons – often highly critical of the club and its
hierarchy – but authored by true-blue Evertonians. Editor Mark
O'Brien also runs the WSAG
Website at the rivals.net group of fan-sites.
Subscription prices for the next 7 issues:
Since the magazine normally sells out, subscribing is the only way to "guarantee" that you receive a copy. To subscribe, send sterling cheques, postal orders, or international money orders to:
When Skies Are Grey
The Editor, Graham Ennis, is always keen to see new contributions (around 500 words if possible).
|Speke From The Harbour|
|This fanzine presented a more personal and somewhat irreverent
statement of faith in Everton, by editor Mark Staniford and a close-knit
crew of loyal, deeply committed but rather wacky Evertonians until its final issue in May 2012.
Cover price was £1 for the 32-page A5-format zine. Mark produced three issues over each season since 1993 before ramping up production to hit SIX issues a year. He also has a supply of back issues available (between Nos 7 and 27) available at £1 each or 7 for £5.
|Gwladys Sings the Blues|
|The GSTB fanzine was once described as a mouthpiece for the Street End
of Goodison Park, as if one was needed. This nice little fanzine
first appeared in 1994, edited by James Corbett and his co-editor, Rory
O'Keeffe. Cover price was 80p, but the last issue was published in
1997, as the young editor moved on to university. A total of 13
issues were produced. A compilation appropriately entitled The
Best of GSTB was also published in the summer of 1995.
James Corbett continued writting about Everton — in a big way, with
the publication of his amazing tome, Everton
— The School of Science in 2003.