Tuesday, 26 October 2010


It doesn't take much for us to get all nostalgic here, so after catching the recent airings of 80s drama "Boys from the Blackstuff" we knew the time was right to approach Peter Hooton of The Farm fame and commission the rights to print a famous cover from his "END" fanzine.
'The End' became a catalyst magazine and the forerunner of others including "Boys Own" and "When Saturday Comes". By Issue 13 a readership high of 5000 were enjoying witty observations of everyday life of the average match-goer.
2011 sees the 30th anniversary of its first publication and talks are at an advanced stage about publishing a book of the full 20 issues printed.
Our T-Shirt has the cover which depicts Bernard Hill as the iconic character Yozzer Hughes from The Blackstuff. First screened in 1980 as a 'Play for Today", the drama became a series in 1982 and is best remembered for its powerful depiction of desperation due to the high levels of unemployment. Yozzers phrase "gissa job" holds as much prevalence today as it did all those years ago.
The T-Shirt will be available during November at selected stockists.