Everton Fanzines

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:

Two another Everton Fanzines, Gwladys Sings the Blues and Speke From The Harbour are no longer in production.


 SATIS?
 
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:

  • They don't hate Liverpool,
  • The don't hate Man United,
  • They don't hate anyone – it's only a game.
  • They don't allow any bad language.
  • And they don't print bylines.
  • And unlike other fanzines they are very selective on what gets in — it has to be good or its out.

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:

  • By the Church Gates in Goodison Rd,
  • At the Park End entrance.
  • The Blue House pub in Goodison Road
  • The Irlam Cafe in Bootle
  • The Punchbowl hotel in Sefton Village.

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:

 

SATIS? Subscriptions
United Kingdom & Eire: £ 12.00
Europe: £ Tba
USA $ 38.00
Africa / Australasia: £ Tba

 

To subscribe, send sterling cheques, postal orders, or international money orders to: 

SATIS?
46 Courtenay Avenue
Waterloo
Liverpool   L22 7RQ

The Editor, Philip Pellow, is always keen to see new contributions and volunteers to help with sales.

 
 Blue Blood
 
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:

 

Blue Blood Subscriptions
United Kingdom: £ 8.00
Europe: £ 10.00
USA / Africa: £ 12.00
Rest of the World: £ 14.00

 

Make all cheques payable to: 

George Orr
7 Beechwood
Skelmersdale   WN8 6UT

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:

 

WSAG Subscriptions
United Kingdom & Eire: £ 14.75
Europe: £ 17.50
USA / Hong Kong / Japan: £ 21.00
Africa / Australasia: £ 28.00

 

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
PO Box 226
Liverpool   L69 7LE

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.