dunno if u get 442 joe but its worth a read....and no I can't type it out in full...was about 4-5 pages long
though I could scan and email if you really want ....
but the hatred goes back pre-football according to some of them. summat about an industrial dispute involving both cities (same company had site in both cities) and the southampton lot went back to work first ... breaking the strike and being turmed "scum" for it hence the "scummers" tag
Whilst 442 is a great magazine, I still have a tinge of sadness that it & other football monthlies led to the demise of "90 minutes" the only highbrow weekly footy mag.....none of that shoot & match crap fer me...proper articles is what i got every week.
So have you got this months with the ade article then ?
No. I'll ring the newsagent to tomorrow see if its here.
90 Minutes was the direct result of the popularity of fanzines. (they said themselves in the editorial of the last ever issue) It was quality but still a bit cheeky and quirky. Their success led to the highbrow monthlies and led to 90 Minutes themselves making their own called Goal. Of course Goal and Total football have died now.
90 Minutes was a very good read. There was plenty of Stoke (and Vale) stuff in there, and we regularly used to include cuttings in the fanzine.
One of the best articles was about Nico Jalink (a Dutch midfielder who signed for Vale at the same time as Van der Laan and Foyle). 90 Minutes described him as the "Potteries' new Stanley Matthews". ;D
I used to prefer the late lamented Goal to 442. 442 always seems a bit earnest to me, compared to Goal's more irreverent approach. If 442 is Q, Goal was Select. And they both went tits up so that shows what I know