This is my world. That’s what the lovely gentleman in the middle of our cover seems to be saying, who as many of you will know, has sadly passed away recently.

This is our world. This is our football club. This is our fanzine. And of course, there is a melancholy touch to this latest issue of the Mudhutter, with so many notable Latics soldiers passing away over the summer, but we are also upbeat about the new season, somehow. Perhaps stuff like this puts football into perspective maybe?

So what have we got for you? We’ve got 48 packed, pages of Latics, football, music, cricket and other random stuff. We discuss our current plight, say goodbye to players’ past, run the rule over VAR and there’s a surreal tale about a Latics fan abroad. We talk holidays and lots of stuff about Leeds, including a review of the walk. Plus all the usual features and cartoons from the usual battle weary suspects.

Issue 73 is still TWO QUID and available NOW from all the usual stockists. You can also catch your ever so friendly sellers parading their wares before the Barnsley game on Saturday.

If you want to buy a printed or digital copy, then wander on over to the shop.

Alternatively, we are still offering seasonal subscriptions whereby you can get the next 5 issues delivered to your door or inbox from now till next May. We have had an unprecedented take up in subs, with over 85 people supporting us from the outset and there’s still just about time to join them.

It’s really easy to add the subscription to your basket. It’s £7 for a digital subscription or £10 for printed version, with free postage and packaging (which is probably worth more than the magazine, what with the price of stamps these days tbh)

However you choose to buy our humble little product, can we just give out our eternal thanks to you all for your continued support and with that it’s time to get to the Post Office, and annoy the lengthy queue behind me once more