The only thing worth reading before kick-off!
The 9th issue of STAND is out today – just ahead of the 2014/15 football season starting proper this weekend. The issue has been released simultaneously in print and digital formats.
Distant Echo will be shipping out orders from today so get ordering here!
The lads at Casual Cultures will be getting their batch shortly. We’ll post a link when we get it.
If digital is your thing, our friends at Exact Editions devised us a fancy app that once you’ve downloaded means you’ll get an exact replica of every issue on your phone or tablet. Fancy that? All details here.
Remember – buying a digital subscription means you get access to all back issues – it’s £2.99 for 3 months or £11.99 for a full year.
The issue features another great cover shot from Jurgen Vantomme, this one taken from his Belgian groundhopping exploits.
And as you’d expect from us, the issue tackles one of the main talking points of the summer as regular contributors get their chance to dismantle Greg Dyke’s FA Commission report that raised the spectre of B-Teams and the pyramid-busting League 3 proposal. We even get to interview a proper football person on the subject – Mark Catlin, CEO of fan-run Portsmouth.
We’ve then ignored the greatest World Cup of modern times (we’ll leave that to MUNDIAL) in favour of looking to the new season – discussing, amongst other topics, the prospect of FCUM in their own ground, a Liverpool without Suarez and the madness of Albion Rover’s ‘pay what you can’ season ticket offer via an interview with chairman – John Devlin.