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boris
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Oxford's fanzine is still going, now in its third incarnation (OxTales, formerly Rage On, established in 1988 as Raging Bull).

However, I think it's fair to say that its quality has been in decline, as has its sales, the numbers of contributors, and the enthusiasm of those producing it. I would guess that it's only a matter of time before it goes west.

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From recent-ish games ones still going, Ireland have 'You Boys In Green', Celtic 'Not The View', Arse.'The Gooner' & Wov-les 'A Load Of Bull'.
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What, boris, you mean it's off to Swindon?
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I said it was in decline, not on its way to Hell.
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So the consensus seems to be that there are several still soldiering on. Perhaps WSC can do a piece on the viability of these as it seems to be the case that they are being affecred by internet forums and the general decline in the use of printed material. Perhaps it is a case of is there still a need for them?
Without them we are left with, at least round here, the club stuff and the local paper and radio. Both are compromised by dependence on the club and as such, limited in value to fans.

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Oadlad,
Guess it depends to an extent on the general access to the net, but hopefully there'll be a place for 'zines to 'get in people's faces', directly at games for a while yet, rather than detached in front of some distant screen....

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quote:
Perhaps WSC can do a piece on the viability of these
Ahem, I wrote one, a few years back now mind. As did Nishlord more recently.

[ 03.04.2007, 14:21: Message edited by: E10Rifle ]

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Battylad
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This may be of interest:

http://www.dottwo.co.uk/onetouch/links/fanzines/english_league.html

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My favourite fanzine name has to be the Coventry City one 'Gary Mabbutt's Knee'.

The best moment in the club's history captured perfectly right there.

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Oadlad
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Thanks for that, Battylad. It is not dated however and I know that three of the four LCFC ones listed are no longer. Interesting nevertheless.
Sorry if I missed a couple of articles by the assembled talent but have come back to WSC after a break of a few years.
I know...

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I don't think there's any question that messageboards have taken over from fanzines as the main area where supporter activism takes place. Practically every club has a supporters' messageboard, and surprisingly few of the official ones are censored (by the clubs, at least).
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quote:
My favourite fanzine name has to be the Coventry City one 'Gary Mabbutt's Knee'.

The best moment in the club's history captured perfectly right there.

there are a few like that arnet there? named after opposition players who scored own goals/ missed open golas in vital games


wanst there a torquay one named after a blackpool player? or was it the other way around?

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I know that WSC can't resurrect the old fanzine list as so many of them are defunct now. But how about providing a list of supporters clubs/messageboards in the magazine instead? It could be done on a we link to you and you link to us basis and would be an extremely useful reference point for people.

What do others think?

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