We vowed we wouldn’t do a printed version again unless someone stamped on our tail. Well, the increasing disgruntlement with the state of the club prompted us to get writing, printing and selling once more. The exercise reminded us of why we gave up in the first place (chaotic flapping around print deadlines, getting soaked and bedraggled selling outside the ground instead of sitting in the Blues Rock) but the genuine good wishes of so many made it worthwhile. The media interest has been heartening as well, and thanks to Meridian and some of the local press for that. ITV interviewed me at my sodden best pre-match for The Championship – they didn’t use any of my words of wisdom but they didn’t exactly paint Scally in a golden light either.
Some muttered darkly that “I thought you’d given up that nonsense”, obviously oblivious to anything of any concern going on at Priestfield, while one refused to buy it because he thought the back cover was “impartial” and at odds with what the fanzine was all about. Erm….
For those who missed out – we rather under-egged the print run and sold out half an hour before kick off – don’t fret :
1) It was crap anyway
2) We’re getting a quote for a reprint, so all being well we’ll have some more for the Swindon game. Maybe we’ll do a wrap-around
As this issue was somewhat critical of the leader, we’ll no doubt read and hear his views on the matter in due course. There are no plans to resurrect the printed version on a regular basis and who knows, we may all get banned or sued, but never say never. Though it was bloody miserable fumbling for change of a tenner in the barfing rain as Gabriel Clark asked whether I trusted Paul Scally….
The Morty Vicker