Tuesday, 12 April 2016
As we draw ever closer to our exit from E13, the final issue of 5MANAGERS is out now.
And couldn't be a better issue. For starters there is an exclusive interview with Frank McAvennie, who talks about all things West Ham and his continued deep love of the club. It was a 90 minute interview that was a real challenge to edit down to work in the mag. But I am certain I have nailed it. Frank like all the players I have interviewed, is a true gentleman.
Issue one had an interview with a West Ham legend who had won two cups at Wembley in 1975 and 1980 - Frank Lampard. In this final issue there is an interview with another West Ham legend who won 2 Wembley medals. The FA Cup in 1964 and European Cup Winners Cup in 1965. The one and only Johnny Sissons.
The third interview is with the acclaimed author Irvine Welsh, his most famous work being Trainspotting, but he is a prolific novelist who has had many of his books and short stories made into films. But did you know how much he loves West Ham? In this exclusive interview he explains the origins of where the claret and blue in his blood came from.
Plus there is great writing and poetry too. 'Nights Under The Lights' by Liam Tyrell and 'Anne Boleyn: Let's Take Her With Us' by Kosmo Vinyl, plus 'Then Like My Dreams' by Chip Hamer make this possibly the best of the 4 issues.
On sale before Man Utd in the FA Cup replay tomorrow. In The Lord Stanley and East Ham Working Mens Club and during in the West Upper and afterwards in The Vic. Copies also on sale for Watford game next week.
Sold on the street for only £2 for 60 pages of real quality.
Or if you cannot make it to the games, then via paypal £3.50 at firstname.lastname@example.org
Finally thanks to everyone who has bought a copy so far. Your feedback has made it all worthwhile. And of course, to all those who have given up their time to be interviewed and my contributors. Love the whole lot of you.
Our days are now few, I am starting to feel low about leaving the old place, but hopefully we will finish on a high come May.
All the best - Joe