Thursday, July 30, 2009

Half-Time Heroes; New Australian football fanzine out in six days

WITH only a week till the start of the new season, two fresh clubs to cast an eye over, a stack of returning Roos, a European at the helm in Sydney, God looking down from up north, Bleiberg and Palmer cranking up the rhetoric, ABC Grandstand finally on board (if only in Melbourne, for now), the Socceroos qualified for South Africa, the World Cup less than a year away, a World Cup bid book to write by May, fans demanding better football and the FFA encouraging it through its new template, there's a bit of a buzz around the local round ball scene.

And soon there'll be another addition to the local landscape, with the launch of Half-Time Heroes, a monthly football fanzine from some of Australia’s most dedicated football nutters, for all you other Oz football nutters.

The brainchild of Nearpost’s tireless Eamonn Flanagan, it will combine some serious commentary with a bit of fun, and feature the likes of Mike of The Football Tragic, Bill of A Spawning Salmon, John of A Seat at the A-League, Wayne of The Fishermen’s Friend, Con of A Football Story, and many more.

Oh, and I’ll also be chipping in with my regular tactical slant.

The first issue is out on Wednesday, 5th August, a day before the Victory and Central Coast kick off the season, and it will feature a piece by Sepp Blatter’s favourite Aussie, Sports Minister Kate Ellis (throw her inside the bid book, address it to Sepp, and we’re a sure thing).

And what’s best, HTH is online and free. To get it, go to either of the following two websites and on the right hand side of the page enter your E-mail address and subscribe so you never miss an issue. or

Enjoy HTH, enjoy the season, and pass on your feedback via an email to


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haha, good idea with Kate Ellis and the bid. Sepp would be beside himself.


Fri. Jul. 31, 08:24:00 am AEST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yahoo, the FF is back, always enjoyed his blog.

Sat. Aug. 01, 07:08:00 pm AEST  
Anonymous Steven said...

It's always a quality read.

Fri. Sep. 18, 06:29:00 pm AEST  

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