MFE Issue 56 now on sale

MFE Issue 56 now on sale

Yes, it’s back to gatecrash the tail end of the Easter Bank Holiday and what a cracking issue we have lined up for you this month.

We have someone managed to get an exclusive interview with perhaps the greatest player ever to play for the club, Arjan De Zeeuw, ahead of the Dutch Legends game in May.

MFE Issue 46 now on sale

MFE Issue 46 now on sale

The March edition of the Mudhutter is on the streets and available to buy now and packed full of German Man Love. 48 pages of news, reviews, comment and interviews for just two quid. Featuring words, pictures and cartoons about the things we like. Inside this issue we’ve got interview with Simon Haworth, Graham Oates,

Mudhutter Issue 45 incoming…..

Mudhutter Issue 45 incoming…..

So it came to pass that Owen Coyle lasted all of five and a half months, or two Mudhutters if you prefer. And we were looking forward to having some fun with the bell end too….ah well, the slightly delayed from Christmas Issue 45 is about to hit the streets. Weighing in at a 52 pages it’s fatter than Grant Holt and doesn’t go on about Carlisle or greyhounds all the time, although the subject matter is often just as irrelevant.

извините, пожалуйста, что программа?*

извините, пожалуйста, что программа?*

I was hoping the Kazan lads would be out selling their fanzine pre-match last week. Would it be called “Rubin Rags” in a nod to self deprecation? Or maybe My Perfect Kazan given the cult following that The Undertones had in Eastern Europe and the love of their boys in Ruby? Or maybe Meat and Tatar, because they like a pie in the Republic of Tatarstan so I’m told.

Mudhutter goes digital

Mudhutter goes digital

Want to read the latest Mudhutter in digital form for your iPad, Kindle or Galaxy? Oh no hang on a minute the last one is a chocolate bar. Well now you can for just £1.49. If you’re particularly thrifty you could even download it, print off the pages and take it to the toilet with you, saving 51p in the process (less your own printing costs obviously)

if you’re one of those new age types who prefers to read your literature online, or if you can’t be trusted with paper because you like setting fire to it, then the Mudhutter online is your solution.

Mudhutter issue 43 on sale this weekend

Mudhutter issue 43 on sale this weekend

Slightly older than Mike Pollitt in terms of issues the Mudhutter is yet again being wheeled out for  one more year with 48 pages packed full of incisive thoughts, cynicism, nostalgia and humour all for just £2.

 

We have many new and returning contributors and features for the 2013/14 season along with plenty of old favourites. Taking our lead from the team we are loosely associated with, we’re dispensing with tippy-tappy nonsense and getting stuck into anything and everything we fancy.

Coming soon your new and improved Mudhutter

Coming soon your new and improved Mudhutter

It’s not really new and improved but I have to put that in the vain hope that all the kiddies reading Newsnow might click on it instead of flicking past to read the 18th b***ocks story of the day that the Geordie press are fabricating about James McCarthy leaving for a cut price deal of three clippercards and a Pizza Express two for one voucher.

We are back though and currently putting together our first issue of the season in readiness for the second home game of the season on Saturday 24th August 2013

To all our dedicated contributors out there, the deadline for you is Monday 12th August. Every issue sees new writers putting pen to paper to Mudhutter on any subject of their choice and all views are welcome from anyone who cherishes Wigan Athletic or any other subject dearly enough to make the effort.

Ale. Music. Football

Ale. Music. Football

That peerless triumvirate comes together on one Saturday in Liverpool as progressive fans’ movement STAND AMF hosts a live event for football fans. You can’t change the world overnight we know that much but sitting back and doing nothing is pretty ineffective as well.

The concept has garnered a lot of support in less than 12 months from ordinary football fans who are sick of being fleeced over ticket prices by unscrupulous owners and it’s sole objective has one pivotal theme: that football is about fans.

Stand are holding an event in Liverpool on Saturday July 6th, 3pm start (of course) where there will be a serious bit featuring panel discussions, some chat, some music and some ale (or soft drinks if you’re teetotal or driving)

If you’re a football fan who cares about the game, you’d be very welcome there….

Going up (in pages) at least

Going up (in pages) at least

There’s a new Mudhutter on sale this weekend

The strange thing about printing a magazine is that there is often quite a long lead time between pulling together 52 pages (yes you read that right we’ve done FIFTY TWO PAGES this time) and sniffing that box full of glossy paper and searching out the first spelling mistake.

It may have come to your attention that there have been a few, let’s call them “events” involving Wigan Athletic over the past week or so. We set our stall out early and actually wrote 40+ pages of this issue before Saturday. It has to be done that way given the tardy response times of our wonderful contributors, bless them.

So technically we were still a Premier League club when we wrote it, indeed we still are – although we may not be by the time you read this, oh stop waffling you wally! We have however shoehorned in half a dozen pages or so of post FA cup reaction and a soupcon of FA Cup related nostalgia. We have also reminisced over our eight years of Premier League football in full recognition that it may be nearing it’s conclusion.

But a football club is for life not just for cup ties and relegation so our minds quickly drift off elsewhere; and a magazine isn’t just for football, it’s also for life and it doesn’t take us long to divert to the other things which matter: music, pies, chippy, community and Wigan life. It is mainly football in this one mind you, apologies for that, normal service will be resumed next season.

So it’s 52 pages for just £2.00 and please bear with me as I rattle off how to become a purveyor of said product for about the 42nd time just for those who constantly ask [adopts saracastic voice] “ah don’t know where to buy it from……”

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