Issue 59…

…is coming soon.

Now that the, ahem, *excitement* over the announcement of the new Tory Party leader and PM has started to dampen we can finally turn our attention to more important things.

Okay, okay. We’re now in a position to announce that the new copy deadline for WIE 59 is Friday 7th October. And we’d really love you to contribute.

If you’ve got something you would like to share with your fellow Wings supporters then here’s your chance. It needn’t be of War and Peace proportions either (mainly because we have the job of editing it).

It really could be anything. We’re looking for articles of course, but shorter pieces are just as welcome as would photos and cartoons/drawings. It really doesn’t matter. Hopefully the recent changes at the club will provide inspiration.

Or how about a new entry or update to our Wingsaurus

Anyway, please email your contributions to wie_fanzine@yahoo.co.uk and you will forever have our gratitude. Go on, you’ll feel better for it.

Thank you…

That’s it now for match day sales of WIE 58. And we’d like to thank each and every one of you who bought a copy. Sales were good and the feedback we received from some of you was much appreciated. Keep it coming – good and bad – as we’re always looking for ways to improve the fanzine.

We still have a handful of copies left, so you can get your hands on one if you’ve missed out so far. If you bump into us at any of the remaining home games this season we might have a couple of copies on us. But the best way will be to email us at wie_fanzine@yahoo.co.uk for our postal rates. Or you can still download it from the MatchDay Digital app.

That’s it for now. Thanks again and WIE will be back next season, so we’ll see you then. And if you want to contribute keep an eye on our social media feeds for the copy deadline.

WIE 58 update

Thank you to everyone of you who bought a copy of the new issue either before the Chippenham or Dulwich Hamlet game. And we really appreciate the positive feedback we’ve received so far.

We will be out one more time with this issue before the home game against Hemel Hempstead Town on 26th February. If you won’t be at PVR that day and still want to get a copy there are two options available to you. You can either email us at wie_fanzine@yahoo.co.uk for our postal rates or you can download the digital version via the MatchDay digital app.

WIE 58 is out today

Just for once – and thanks mainly to regular contributors Tim and GaryH – we’ve managed to meet our deadline to get a new issue out. If you’re going to PVR today to watch the Wings face Chippenham, then don’t forget to pick up your copy of WIE 58. As usual our seller(s) will be outside the ground and circulating in the bars before the game. It’s an issue that packed with plenty of Wings-related guff and nonsense, including:

  • Nigel tells us about his involvement with Radio Wings.
  • Tim’s run through the developments he’s witnessed at PVR over the years.
  • There’s a photo essay on the current state of our beloved home ground.
  • Mark’s back with his usual Danson Ramble column.
  • We look at the season so far in numbers… spoiler alert… it isn’t pretty.
  • Tim charts our successful and, erm, not so successful seasons.
  • There are some more Hall of Shame nominations.
  • GaryH run us through some interesting and disturbing examples of football curses.

And loads more.

WIE 58 is your for just £1. Yes, you read that right, just one of your English pounds. Bargain!

Hall of Shame

In WIE 57 we opened up nominations for the Hall of Shame. We know that the concept is very much a fanzine staple, but, frankly, we don’t care. And it seems kinda apt given the current predicament the club finds itself in, both on and off the pitch.

The categories are:

  • Opposition player
  • Opposition manager
  • Welling manager
  • Welling player
  • Officials

Regular contributor Tim was first up with his nominations. He went with:

  • Opposition player – Andy Leach
  • Opposition manager – Tommy Warrilow
  • Welling manager – Tony Sitford
  • Welling player – KSA
  • Officials – John Homewood and P Don

That’s strong list, but can almost certainly be beaten. So, let us have your nominations (plus a little bit of supporting text for each please) by 30th January for inclusion in our next issue. And don’t feel you have to provide nominations for each category, or indeed stick to just one nominee per category. Email them to us at wie_fanzine@yahoo.co.uk as usual.

WIE 58 coming soon…

Maybe it’s the impending festivities, maybe it’s the prospect of another COVID-induced lockdown, maybe it’s because we’re bored. Whatever the reason, we’ve decided to start planning for the next issue. Having looked at the fixture list we’re looking to have WIE 58 available in February, so the copy deadline is 30th January.

It’s a date…

As we have stated previously on many occasions, we would really love more of you to get involved and contribute something. “Yes, but what are you looking for?” we hear you ask. In truth it can be anything ranging from a full article detailing something Wings (or football) related that you’d like to share, a shorter piece or letter about something on your mind, or perhaps an entry for the Wingsaurus or a graphic that should be included in our CAMRAG gallery. Perhaps you found something Wings-related while in the loft getting down the Christmas decorations that brought back a distinctive memory that we’d all love you to share…

And please don’t hesitate to get in touch here if you want to discuss your idea first.

Special offer on fanzines on Saturday

Regular readers of our fanzine will be aware that we produced two issues – WIE 55 and WIE 56 – during lockdown. Both were online editions, which we made available for free.

These issues are no longer available online. But thanks to our wonderful printer we have a handful of both now available in our usual hard copy format.

And if you’re attending the game against Eastbourne Borough at PVR you might want to take up our special offer. You can get your hands on the new issue – WIE 57 – and both lockdown editions for just £2*. Yup, you read that right, just £2. See our sellers either outside the ground or in the bars before the game.

If you can’t get to PVR on Saturday and want to take us up on this offer then please email us at wie_fanzine@yahoo.co.uk for our postal rates.

* while stocks last.