Issue 71 of BACKPASS will only be available to subscribers … either through a current subscription or a new four-issue subscription (Issues 71-74) costing £20 in the UK, £25 Overseas (including the Republic of Ireland) or £35 in Australia and New Zealand (see below). There will be no one-off sales of Issue 71. This move has been made with the long-term future of the magazine in mind, given the loss of shop sales due to the coronavirus pandemic of recent months.
Issue 71 will be posted out in the week commencing September 21 and has interviews with Phil Beal, Micky Horswill, Paul Fletcher, Ian Thompson, Tony Waiters, Les Bradd, Vernon Hodgson, tributes to Jack Charlton, plus features on Scottish boy wonders, Hibernian in the Third Quarter (1945 to 1970), renowned Fulham photographer Ken Coton, a Maidstone memorabilia exhibition, Stranraer’s delayed 150th anniversary celebrations, Liverpool’s 1946-47 title win, Match Weekly in the 1980s, Brian Moore in Look-In, Barrow’s last season in Division Four plus the 1980-81 FA Cup won by Tottenham Hotspur, obituaries of Alex Dawson, Theo Foley, Gerry Harris and Jim Fryatt amongst many others, plus Norman Giller on a 1958 Chelsea programme, a classic Aston Villa kit, Billy Wright’s first goals for Wolves, a Coventry City dream team, Six of the Best football novels and a Division Two thriller between Mansfield Town and Tottenham Hotspur in 1978. And much much more …
With so many subscribers kindly offering to resubscribe early to help us through these uncertain times, we are now taking early-bird subscriptions for Issues 75 to 80. The cost is £30 in the UK, £40 overseas (including the Republic of Ireland) and £50 in Australia and New Zealand. These rates will increase in early 2021. Taking up this early-bird offer will help us offset lost shop sales in 2020 and provide us with some security for 2021 and beyond. We are planning to relaunch into the shops as soon as we possibly can and we will also be unveiling some exciting new features, while retaining most of our usual favourites. We also hope to revert to a more consistent and settled publishing pattern in 2021, providing circumstances allow. A massive thank you to all subscribers for supporting the magazine … without you we would not be where we are now.
BACKPASS binders are sold out but we are expecting another delivery in the next couple of weeks. You can order them on the BACKPASS page … but delivery will not be for 2-3 weeks.