BACKPASS was ten years old in October and to celebrate that milestone, we are delighted to be able to confirm that, despite some uncertainty, the magazine will be continuing, and will revert to bi-monthly frequency from Issue 57, which will be the January/February 2018 edition.
All UK subscriptions expired with this issue so one-year UK renewals for £27 (for the next six issues) are now available, either below, by sending a cheque to BACKPASS, PO Box 6377, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 1PX by ringing 0330-6061417 and paying with a credit or debit card. The best way to support the magazine is to subscribe. Overseas subscribers will be informed when their subscription runs out (please ignore the letter if you received one), but NEW overseas subscriptions are available … see below.
A FEW thankyous on our 10th anniversary … to all those who have ever bought a copy of the magazine (special thanks to those who regularly subscribe), to all those who have contributed articles or pictures (especially the current team for their unstinting loyalty and commitment to the cause), to Sandra Nicholson, David McVay, Phil Shaw, Alan Poole, Ivan Ponting, Norman Giller, David Instone, Steve Smith and Adrian Milledge, all of whom have gone that extra mile to help BACKPASS, to Gordon Taylor and the Professional Footballers’ Association, to Steve and Dawn Wade, to my mum and dad for all those Saturdays they gave up in the 1970s (so I could watch, play and learn about the game) and their unwavering support since, and last but not least to ex-QPR chairman (and avid West Ham fan) Nick Blackburn and Stoke City chairman Peter Coates, both of whom have stepped in to help the magazine continue – and hopefully thrive in the future.
MIKE BERRY, Publisher/Editor