Look, we know we’re late, you don’t need to tell us, but we’ve had stuff to do.

Anyway, here we are with a new season already underway, and it’s looking almost as depressing as the first 6 months of last year. But we have faith at The Mudhutter, and we know that Uwe will put things right.

So what’s in this issue?

We have Les Bagg’s usual stuff, which includes a section on John Alder and Liam Sweeney, 2 Geordies who were killed when the Russians shot down the Malaysian Airlines jet over the Ukraine.

We even have a Mudhutter exclusive, an interview with The Duke himself, Nathan Ellington. You can see what he has to say about him leaving Latics, and the exact reasons he went to West Brom.

Plus, of course, all the usual guff and nonsense that we turn out year after year. We really do thank you for your loyalty.