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 again to When Skies are Grey. The first of 2018.
The new year is often a time for looking back and reflecting. In Everton’s case 2017 was a momentous year. And like David Byrne we have to wonder how did we get here.
Who would have thought it? Ronald Koeman gone, Barkley gone, Mirallas gone, Lukaku gone. Sam Allardyce in charge. And almost £200 Million spent on a team to make it worse than it was before.
If you wrote it up as a screenplay it would get rejected as ‘too far-fetched’. Yet we’ve watched the story unfold in front of our eyes. And at this stage we have no clue as to how long it’s going to go on for and much more damage is going to be inflicted.
When the history of Everton is written the events of 2017 are going to compared to the destruction of the 1970 championship winning team and the sale of Alan Ball.
We all know how many years it took us to recover from that.
So, as I said, welcome to WSAG. Once again it’s full of comment and opinion from Evertonians about our club. Same as it ever was. There’s loads about the derby too – particularly the FA Cup tie and the fall out from the Holgate / Firmino incident which, as I write, has yet to be resolved.
Plenty to read then, as ever. So get stuck in!
We are WSAG. You are WSAG.
Graham & Phil