When Skies are Grey is an independent Evertonian fanzine. We have been established for 25 years and producing approaching two hundred issues. The aim of the fanzine is to provide an open forum for all Blues to write about the football club they love and we have attracting many contributors with many different and contrasting views.
The fanzine is many things: funny, serious, influential, crude, irreverent, sometimes cruel but always blue. We present the world through Evertonian eyes without compromise.
From August 2013 WSAG will be a digital only fanzine producing monthly issues throughout the football season.
Inside our pages you will find articles on the players, the management, the club, our history our tradition and the lengths we go to supporting the team. You will also find pieces on football in general, our rivalries and the things we do when we're not going the match.
Welcome to When Skies are Grey.
Our 50th digital issue – can you believe that? We’re flying through them. We’ve almost done a third of all the paper issues we did. Incredible that.
Well, it seems we had a plan all along. BFS was only ever a short-term fix – a dose of particularly nasty medicine and we were always going to go back to our first choice candidate – Marco Silva.
It’s all change behind the scenes as well with a new Director of Footballer (hopefully Marcel Brands has brought his job description from PSV as the one we drafted for Steve Walsh was pisspoor.), a new Chief Executive and a re-jig in the Boardroom.
Change is everywhere.
It’s to be expected that there will be plenty of changes on the playing side too. Certainly there needs to be a clearing of deadwood but the most important thing is that we don’t repeat the mistakes of last summer.
We all have our own views on who needs to go, who to stay and the positions we need to strengthen. Those views will range from good to bad, informed to plain daft. That’s part of the fun of it, I suppose.
But all of us need to get behind the new management team and let them get on with their jobs.
Both you and I know that the fella who sits behind you will be moaning if we’re not four up in the first home game by half-time. He pays for his ticket so he’s entitled to his view but let’s start a whiparound and offer him his money back as long as he fucks off.
There’s no room now to tell you what’s in the issue – you should have stopped me going on up there. Loads of great stuff, of course. I’m afraid there’s a few pictures of Allardyce. Sorry. It’s the last time. They won’t appear again.
Thanks for buying WSAG. Especially all our new subscribers and those who may have been away for a while.
Your continuing support is very much appreciated.
Graham & Phil