Issue 72 of BACKPASS was posted out to subscribers on November 27 … but we are aware of postal delays in some areas so please be patient. If you have not received the magazine by December 9, please let us know.
This issue is back in WH Smiths and selected Sainsburys stores. Issue 72 features interviews with Andy Ritchie, John Galley, Dietmar Bruck, David Mills and John Waddington, Manchester United from 1945 to 1970, the fanzine explosion in the late-1980s, Kitbag from 1963-64, A Day in Time, Quiz Ball on TV in the late 1960s and early 1970s, Norman Giller on the top managerial quote kings, a tribute to Nobby Stiles, a Christmas Quiz 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.