The future of football fanzines

Last year myself and a course mate at LJMU, Nick Kelly, looked at what future there was for football fanzines in light of the growing popularity of football supporters websites, forums, Facebook groups and so on.

Being based in a football mad city we spoke to fans of both Liverpool and Everton. Some were part of the fanzine heyday of the 1990s, some we’re trying to make the breakthrough in these more competitive times and some were from the forums, websites and Facebook groups that are not only providing a constant distraction from the day time job to football fans up and down the country but are threatening the future of the traditional football fanzine.

The resulting article has now been published at Click Liverpool, a relatively new Liverpool based news site that is giving the other major online news outlets in the city, Liverpool Echo and Liverpool Daily Post, a run for their money.

I’ll also be blogging for Click Liverpool on my South African adventures so keep visiting!


Sound City gets underway

Liverpool Sound City is underway! Last night I went to see The Rascals at the Liverpool Guild of Students. They were ably supported by Sound of Guns, Go Faster and Bicycle Thieves who I managed to grab a word with afterwards. They’re good guys who will hopefully get a break out of their first festival appearance.

My review is now online at Jade Wright’s music blog on the Liverpool Echo website.