Okay, so things aren’t looking quite as rosy as we’d hoped, in footballing terms. But have no fear, the MFE is here and it’s as consistent as it’s always been.

Make of that what you will. Anyway, order now for delivery sometime around the weekend. Or Tuesday the 20th. The digital version will be available on Saturday morning.

So what’s in this issue?

We have all sorts of stuff, including an editorial that is the written version of kicking the stool away.

We have Les at Large (of course), more poetry from Moonay, Some more great stuff from Jonny Fairclough and Neill Rimmer’s Perm, plus a couple of book previews. We’re all highbrow these days.

We also have another interview with a Wigan Legend, John Kettle of Tansads and Merry Hell fame.