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.
Hello to all our usual digital readers and a special hello to those of you who purchased this issue as a paper issue – especially if you haven’t seen us for a while. You should really try the digitial issue. You’ll love it.
Anyway. First, a few housekeeping matters. You’ll find the font size is a little bigger in this issue. This is partly because when we saw the print issue last year we thought the print size was a bit too small to read easily. There’s more pages to make up for it and we’ve tried to mix up the longer pieces (which are a bit longer) and the shorter ones to make the whole thing easier to dip in and out of. We’ll have a look at what it all looks like afterwards and decide what way to go in the future.
For those who want to know, the main font used is helvetica. A good, clean modern typeface for a modernist magazine.
So, what are you going to find in the issue? It will come as no surprise that there’s plenty on the state of the Club and the future (or hopefully, the lack of it) of the manager. He seems to think that there’s only a minority against him, well if that’s true then every one of them have sent pieces for this issue. There’s nothing in support of him so don’t bother looking. (If you do think he should stay then please write in.
Also, carrying on the recent trend, we’ve got more new writers in this issue. This is very encouraging. We salute you and all the usual stalwarts.
Remember WSAG welcome contributions from everyone. We have always been an open forum for all Evertonians, providing a platform for you to talk about our own club.
Thanks for buying WSAG. We appreciate each and everyone of you. Especially all our new subscribers.
Your continuing support is very much appreciated. If you’ve said hello either on Twitter, Facebook, at the ToffeeArt stall in St Luke’s or on the street – thanks.
We are WSAG. You are WSAG.
Graham & Phil