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    Issue Nine of The 12th Man Scottish football fanzine is out at the start of November. However you can pre-order your issue now so that you are one of the first to get your hands on it. Once again it will be packed full of articles and profiles looking at Scottish Football from International level to Division Three and the Highland Football League.

    This month our feature article looks at the financial state of Rangers football club, and ask are Rangers in Crisis? Looking at their failure to offer their top striker an improved contract to David Murray's jumping ship to Alastair Johnston and his reluctance to turn up at Ibrox to awaiting the delayed half yearly accounts from last year. This one article is sure to get fans talking.

    We will also profile one of Scotland's most gifted, yet troubled characters in Hughie Gallacher. From the heights of international football to playing for Derby County he fell into deep depression after his wife's death and subsequently took his own life.

    We will have another book review from our resident book worm Derek Harvie, another episode of toley Shot Mungo and we profile another Scottish football legend, this month Jim Leighton.

    On top of all that we will take a closer look at the Scotland Cerebral Palsy national side who travel to Holland at the end of October to play in the World Cup, and two of our writers debate the re-introduction of Alcohol into our football grounds, in another For & Against.

    So remember to bag your copy of Issue 9 before anyone else does. It is only ?2 (50p P&P) for the Print issue and ?1 for an electronic copy. You can now buy The 12th Man from the following stockists, although we shall be continually adding new shops to the list over the coming weeks and months.

    If you wish to subscribe to The 12th Man then please see our Subscription section of the site, or alternatively you can purchase your issue via eBay once released. Back issues and other football related items can be purchased through our Online shop.

    Pre-Order Link

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    Issue 8 of The 12th Man is out now and available to buy in both print and online. In this issue we will debate the introduction of video technology, why we should keep the faith with Scotland manager George Burley, we profile Legendary striker Denis Law, we preview the first Old Firm derby of the season on Sunday and we take a look at Celtic's clash with Rapid Vienna on Thursday night, plus much much more.


    >> Inside Issue Eight

    • Interview with Kevin Neilson from his time in the Army in Iraq to captaining Annan Athletic
    • The First Old Firm derby of the season looked at more closelyss1.gif
    • Another episode of **** Shot Mungo
    • And in our Legends of Scotland series we profile Denis Lawss3.gif

    • We talk to Alloa defender Scott Walker
    • And why we should Keep the Faith with Scotland manager George Burleyss4.gif

    And much much more

    • We also have another book review, this time its the turn or Willie Miller and his book The Don: The Willie Miller Story
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    • Mike Smith looks at Scottish clubs participating in europe this season in Those European Blues
    • And we look ahead to the Europa League clash between Celtic and Rapid Vienna, where 25 years of hatred will boil over against the Austrian club who cheated the Parkhead side out of Europe.

    To Purchase the Issue

    You can purchase the electronic version of The 12th Man now or order the Print issue which will be available from Wednesday afternoon onwards. To buy the issue please go to: http://scotzine.com/fanzines/ for further purchasing options or if you wish to subscribe to the fanzine please go to: http://scotzine.com/fanzines/subscribe/

    Alternatively you can purchase issues from eBay or if you are based in the USA you can purchase e-zine issues from Scribd.

  3. On this week's episode we split the show in two. The first part will be all about Scotland, including a look back to our victory against Macedonia and a preview to our must win match against the imperious Dutch at Hampden. We'll also bring back Top 5 for this weeks show as we look back over the years at some of the 'glorious failures' that seem to define us as a football nation. This weeks Where are they Now? is also a Scotland legend in honour of our game on Wednesday.

    The second half of the show will be bringing things back to a domestic level. We'll have all the news from the lower leagues including a failed appeal for Livingston and all the action from the Alba Challenge Cup where the quarter finals took place at the weekend.

    The SPL is back too, and we'll have a preview of the top-tier action this week, including potential debuts for some last minute acquisitions as the transfer window slammed shut last week; and we introduce Punt of the Week (Not to be confused with a rhyming feature, that George Peat would feature in this week) where we give an insight into what's looking a good value coupon this week in Scotland.

    Remember to check out the Predictions League. E-mail us at [email protected] to join, and thats also the address to simply drop us a line, we'd love to hear from you about the show, any new features, your thoughts on the weeks action - whatever.

    Season Two Episode 6

  4. We will have a guy selling them outside Hampden on the corner of Aitkenhead Road and Hangingshaw Place from aout 1pm - but it will certainly be at Aitkenhead Road side of the ground - said he will be wearing a 1982 Scotland World Cup jersey - home one.

    The East Stand side of Hampden that is - for those who don't know. ASDA side.

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    It's an especially packed episode of The Terrace this week, with a tumultuous week gone by and a big Scotland game to come on Saturday. We'll obviously look back on a big weekend of SPL action, including the irony-laden talking point at Easter Road on Sunday afternoon. We'll take a good look at the groups that face Rangers and Celtic in their upcoming European campaign.

    With August now almost a distant memory we will have our first set of monthly awards. Who will walk away with The Terrace Player, Young Player, and Manager of the Month award for August?

    And of course we have Scotland versus Macedonia this Saturday. A game which could define George Burley's WC'10 campaign, we will look ahead to that game, and pick our ideal Scotland starting line-up ? as it's starting to look like Burley can't be trusted to do it! SFL round-up, Where are they Now?, and the injury time news-in-brief complete this weeks show. Enjoy.

    Episode 5

  6. Lets now see if Gordon Smith now comes out and demands action against McGeadys blatant cheating.

    action has already been taken he was booked and then sent off for it. Smith stuck his nose into the Eduardo incident because the Arsenal striker conned the ref and got away with it.

    And on top of McGeady incident Christian Nade dives in the box ala Eduardo style and gets booked for it also.

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    Issue Seven of The 12th Man is out now! 44 pages in all! It is available in electronic format for only ?1 and available on Friday in Print for ?2 (50p for P&P). You can also subscribe to the fanzine to receive every issue straight to your email inbox or through your letter box. You will also be able to buy it at Hampden Park during the games against Macedonia and Holland.

    >> Inside Issue Seven

    • We preview the 2009-2010 Season from the SPL and Division One to Three, the Highland Football League and the Juniors
    • We take a look at the Fall of Livingston under Angelo Massone
    • Oor Football Years series continues with a look at Third Lanark
    • Sir Alex Ferguson is profiled in Legends of Scotland
    • We interview Sandy Jardine on Pre-season training
    • and we also talk to Team Scotland coach David Duke and the Homeless World Cup
    • Mike Smith takes a look at Csaba Laszlo as he starts his second term at Hearts.
    • And we take a look at the media's obsession with the Old Firm
    • and Robert Beaton reminisces back to the 1997 when he travelled to Ibrox to cheer on Killie in the Cup Final

    + Much more?.

    Purchase the Issue Now

    To buy the issue please go to: http://scotzine.com/fanzines/ for further purchasing options or if you wish to subscribe to the fanzine please go to: http://scotzine.com/fanzines/subscribe/

    Interested in selling the Issue?

    If you wish to sell the fanzine at Hampden before and after the games against Macedonia and Holland, or wish to sell it at grounds or within shops across the country please get in touch with us at [email protected] you will receive a percentage of every issue sold.

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    On this week?s The Terrace we take a look at The Murray Era as the chairman steps down, and analyse what lies ahead for the Scottish champions under the stewardship of Alistair Johnston.

    The new Scotland squad is out and we discuss whether or not Burley has picked the right squad to save our flagging WC?10 campaign.

    Eduardo takes a dive in the box, and Celtic take a dive into the Europa League. We?ll discuss events at the Emirates on Wednesday night, as well as rumours over Stephen McManus? future at the club.

    As always we?ll have the lower league round up ? including the Alba Cup Quarter Final draw ? and predictions for the coming weekend, as well as Where are they Now? and injury time news-in-brief.

    E-mail [email protected] with your name, e-mail address and the team you support to join The Prediction League 2009/10, or see http://scotzine.com/features/prediction-league/ for more details. We?d also love to hear from you in general about the show!


    LISTEN NOW - Season Two Episode Four

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    It's Episode Three of The Terrace Radio Football podcast, and SPL football is back. We will look back on an exciting first weekend in the Premier League including Rangers and Celtic starting as they mean to go on, and the chief contenders for 3rd place meeting at Tannadice.

    There's plenty to talk about in the lower leagues other than Livingston ? although we will be dropping by Almondvale way to talk about the latest developments.

    Mediawatch makes its 09/10 debut as we analyse the coverage of our national game over the opening long weekend provided by Sky and ESPN.

    Where are they Now?, Predictions, and a look ahead to this week's European games involving Hearts and Celtic make up our show this week.

    Season Two: Episode Three

  10. Well the final Free Issue of The 12th Man is out now!! From Issue

    Seven onwards we will be selling them at ?2 in print or ?1 online.

    Issue Six is a huge edition of 47 pages looking back at last season

    from the SPL down to the Highland Football League, the Women's game as

    well as the Scotland national side.

    You can download it now by going to the following link and clicking on the download link or fanzine image on the page.


    This way make its a lot quicker and easier for you to receive your

    copy of the fanzine. Please note issue is in PDF format and is quite a

    large file (18mb) so it may take a wee bit of time to download it, but

    it is well worth the wait. We hope that you enjoy reading it and if you

    wish to comment on any aspect of it, whether it is an article you want

    to talk about, or a general opinion of the fanzine, please feel free to

    send your correspondences to [email protected].

    >> Inside Issue Six

    Our final fanzine of Season 2008-2009 is OUT NOW

    and it will also signal the end of our free issues. From Issue Seven

    onwards we are no longer giving the fanzine away - so if you want to

    get your hands on a copy, then you will have to purchase an issue on a

    month to month basis or alternatively subscribe to the fanzine.

    • We review the 2008-2009 Season from Scotland's World Cup qualifiers
      to our clubs in Europe and the SPL. We also tackle Division One to
      Three, the Women's League and the Highland Football League.
    • We take a look at Setanta and how it ultimately collapsed.
    • Oor Football Years series continues with a look at Partick Thistle's League Cup winning side of 1971-72
    • Bryan MacPherson tackles the subject of Sectarianism within Dundee Football Club
    • Eoghan Maguire profiles another Cult Hero - this issue the Cult figure is Sieb Dijkstra
    • We interview Annan Athletic Chairman Henry McClelland on his club's first season in the SFL
    • and we also talk to Glasgow City Ladies manager Paul Caulfield on winning the domestic treble
    • Jen McLean takes a look at a few Scots plying their trade down in England, in The Exiles
    • and Seb Gevers gives us the Season in Numbers

    + Much more?.

    You can download Issue Six - for Free - this is not a token

    gesture. We have been doing it since Issue One! And all of our past

    issues are available to view via our Back Issues section.

    Just a wee side note - we will have limited print stock of Issue Seven. So to secure your copy before they are all gone, you can pre-order them now, so as not to be disappointed.

  11. Issue Six of The 12th Man fanzine is out next week - it has been delayed somewhat given work committments and so on. This will be the last of our FREE fanzines that are given away to you the fans. From Issue Seven onwards they will be available to buy via our website and selected newsagents & stalls on match days.

    So Whats in Issue Six?

    - It is a Season Review in part.... looking back at the SPL, Division One, Two & Three, the European nightmare for Scottish Clubs and the Womens League and the Scotland World Cup Campaign.

    - In the latest installment of Cult Heroes - we take a look at former Dundee United & Motherwell goalie Sieb Dijkstra.

    - Chris Brookmyre provides The 12th Man with one of the greatest articles I have read in a long time - all about Playground Fitba - and after reading it you know it is all true having experienced it for yourself as a bairn.

    - Derek Harvie of the Scottish Football Archive reviews Archie Gemmill's autobiography 'Both Sides of the Border.'

    - We review the website Tartan Army Message Board in Webwatch

    - Jen McLean takes a look at The Exiles - primarily those Scots who ply their trade with Wolves and Birmingham City and have just been promoted to the English Premier League.

    - Q & A with Peter Caulfield - the manager of Glasgow City Women's Football team, who won the domestic treble this season and led them to the Last 16 of the Women's Champions League.

    - Q & A with Henry McClelland - the Chairman of SFL Division Three side Annan Athletic. All about their first season in the SFL, their experiences and expectations for next season.

    - Seb Gevers gives us the 'Season by Numbers' - a brief look back at last season with one or two stats.

    - In another installment of Oor Football Years, Eoghan Maguire profiles Partick Thistles League Cup winning side of 1971-72

    and Bryan MacPherson tackles the subject of Sectarianism with Dundee FC in his article 'Ditch the Derry.'

    All in all it is an issue not to be missed....

    Note: You can now pre-order Issue Seven [season Preview Edition] in both e-zine and print format. ?1 for electronic issues sent directly to your email inbox on the day of publication or ?2 (+50p for P&P) for a print issue posted through your letter box.

    You can pay for each issue individually on a month by month basis or you can take out a subscription to take the hassle out of continually purchasing an issue when they are published. Why bother waiting when you can be safe in the knowledge that you will get your copy of The 12th Man.

    You can pay for the Print Issues/Subscription using Paypal and likewise with the Electronic Issues/Subscription. But you can also purchase our e-zine issues by Phone/SMS text.

    The fanzine will also be available on match days at selected newsagents and stalls on match days across the country. We are also looking for individuals who would be willing to sell the fanzines each month at their club grounds with top commission paid. Anyone interested in this please email me at [email protected]

    I will post back in here with the cover of the fanzine and when it has been published... cheers again guys.

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    The Fifth Issue of The 12th Man Football Fanzine is OUT NOW, and as per usual it is free to everyone via our website or direct to your inbox. We take a look at the medieval version of football called 'The Ba Game,' the famous and ever popular table top game Subbuteo and William McCafferty interview's former Partick Thistle keeper Kenny Arthur. We also interview Real Radio Football Phone-in presenter Ewen Cameron and we look ahead to the Scottish Cup Final and who should be the next Scotland captain. Plus much more.

    Fanzine Issue #5 Link

    Remember you can get your hands on this Issue and all our back issues from Scotzine.com for FREE. You can also purchase a Subscription for next season both for our electronic fanzine or in print.

    You can also send us your comments, questions or opinions on our fanzine/articles to [email protected] they may be picked up to be published in our next issue.

  13. If no one else wants to volunteer to do this I will offer my thoughts / opinions :thumb04:

    I had better share my thoughts as well. :rotflmao:

    if more than one person sends in the questions then the best one will be selected, although we are always looking for contributors, and a great start would be a piece on the new season for ICT and what the fans expect from it etc.

  14. I know that the season isnt over yet - so the questions would be answered after the season ends and hopefully sent back in the first week of June.

    Our July issue of the fanzine that I produce, will be a Season Preview guide and we are looking for a fan to answer a few questions in regards to Caley and next season etc.

    If anyone is interested message me with their email address and I will send the Microsoft Word file off to you.



  15. Hi Guys, thanks to Scotty for letting me post this up once again.

    Issue Five of The 12th Man will be out next week.

    Whats in this Issue?

    The Ba Game: We take a look at a version of Medieval football played mostly in Orkney and the Scottish Borders, around Xmas and New Year time.

    Subbuteo: We look at the World Famous Table Top game and how it is still popular despite the rise and rise of computers and games consoles. Also have an exclusive interview with Mark Adolph the son of Peter Adolph who invented Subbuteo.

    Q&A with Kenny Arthur: William McCafferty interviews Kenny Arthur, one time Partick Thistle goalkeeper now between the sticks at Accrington Stanley.

    Q&A with Ewen Cameron: Our Editor tackles Real Radio Phone-in Presenter and Hearts fan Ewen Cameron.

    The Pyramid System: We take a wee look at the Pyramid System and if it will benefit Scottish Football.

    Scottish Cup Final Preview: We look ahead to the Scottish Cup Final and preview the two teams who will be battling it out for one of the World's oldest trophy's.

    The Next Scotland Captain: We look at the contenders for Scotland Captain, and who we feel should be the next man to lead us on the pitch.

    We will also take a look at the Player, Young Player and Manager of the Year contenders nominated by the SPFA, who we feel should have won and who did win.

    We also have our usual regular features - The Final Whistle, Oor Football Years, Poetry Corner and our brand new feature - 'A Matter of Fact.' Plus much more.

    Remember you can get your hands on this Issue and all our back issues from Scotzine.com for FREE.

    Subscription & Cost Info

    From July 2009 we will be offering both Printed Fanzines, as well as our current electronic issues. June's issue will also be the last of the free fanzines, after giving away six issues free. We have thought about and researched the correct pricing structure for both formats and have finalised on the prices. For our Printed issues they will sell at ?2 each and our electronic issues will be sold at ?1 - those prices will not change for the whole season. To get your fanzine delivered straight to your door it will only cost ?2.50 for the fanzine and postage.

    On top of being able to purchase issues when they come out each month, we also offer a subscription deal for those in the UK & Ireland, the EU and those from the rest of the world.

    Print Subscriptions - 12 Monthly issues [July '09 - June '10]

    UK & Ireland subscriptions - ?26.00 (including Postage & Packaging)

    EU Subscription - ?28.00 (including Postage & Packaging)

    Rest of the World - ?32.00 (including Postage & Packaging)

    e-zine Subscription

    12 issues for ?11.50

    You can purchase a Subscription for next season via http://scotzine.com/blog/?page_id=3929 both for our electronic fanzine or in print.

    More Info

    We are also looking for fans who would be interested in making a few quid on match days before the game, and who would be interested in selling The 12th Man. It is commission based and for every issue sold, you will receive 50p from the ?2 price. With the remainder being sent back to us to produce more issues and keep the site running also.

    We also welcome shop owners, traders and programme sellers who would be interested in doing this also, again it would be commissioned based with the same rate applying of 50p per issue sold going into your pocket.

    If anyone is interested in contributing to the fanzine whether as a regular or as a guest, please contact me in here or via my email at [email protected] and we can discuss what you wish to do etc.

  16. Okay first of all thanks for the admin staff - for giving me the permission to put this in here.

    I currently produce - with the help of a number of other football fans - a Scottish Football Fanzine and with our third issue about to come out in the first week in March, I would like to ask any fans in here if they would be interested in contributing articles to our issues whether it is on a one off basis or a regular contribution.

    This season we publish the fanzines on our website for FREE and it is available to view in PDF format. Next season we will be not only be continuing the electronic version of the fanzine, but also produce printed versions to be available to buy via the site or in newsagents, sports shops etc. We are also taking pre-orders for the third issue to be sent directly to your email addy inbox - again for FREE.

    Whether you just want to write about your own club or maybe you have issues on Scottish Football in General from the National side or Clubs in Europe etc we would like you to help contribute.

    If anyone is interested you can either message me in here and I will get back to you as soon as I can or you can message me at mail [at] scotzine.com

    Thanks again to the admins and I hope we can get a few interested parties from this site involved.

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