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White Love Fanzine Returns… Online

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1White Love Fanzine Returns… Online Empty White Love Fanzine Returns… Online Sun Jul 03 2022, 21:04

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David Ngog
David Ngog

Ladies and gents, it’s with great pleasure that the rumours, whispers and smoke signals are really true.
White Love fanzine is back after a 20-year hiatus.

For those that remember us – happy days. For those wondering if we are some hot-dogging white-pillowcased supremacist recruitment site or dodgy internet knocking shop – yeah, we’ve heard all the jokes already. Times have changed and ‘White Love’ probably wouldn’t be the monicker we’d choose in this day ‘n’ age… but hey, its says what it means – white (as in Whites, Super-Whites, White Army, come on your White men) and love (who doesn’t love their hometown team?).

Anyway, I’m digressing here…

Back on point, the ‘zine is now a ‘site and instead of print it's now all digital.

Launching on Monday 4th July. Independence Day for an independent fan site seemed just about right and gets us on-board with the masses ahead of the new season.

***NOTE TO SITE ADMINS: DON’T WORRY, WHITE LOVE IS NOT A FORUM/CHATROOM SITE***
 
That’s that then. Hope to see some of you over there.
 
Oh yeah…. you'll need to visit... whitelove dot co dot uk


PROMO VIDEO HERE...
on facebook dot com /100083087884816/videos/1181902135942594/

Sluffy

Sluffy
Admin

Best of luck with it mate, hope all goes well for you.

If you have a Twitter account and you would like a bit of publicity, we would be happy to do so from our Twitter account which is followed by a couple of thousand Wanderers fans.

If so just post a link to it on here.

Smiley


David Ngog
David Ngog

Sluffy wrote:Best of luck with it mate, hope all goes well for you.

If you have a Twitter account and you would like a bit of publicity, we would be happy to do so from our Twitter account which is followed by a couple of thousand Wanderers fans.

If so just post a link to it on here.


Thanks Sluffy. Not using Twitter.... but will see if someone else can get it Tweeted and #boltonnuts on it. If that will help.

Sluffy

Sluffy
Admin

No problem mate.

If it helps at all I've just tweeted this -

Norpig

Norpig
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse

Cant view it from work as it's been blocked, must think its a supremacist porn site  Very Happy

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse

Is it only on Facebook? No good to me if so. I'm not on Facebook.

I have no friends. None that are allowed access to the internet anyway.

karlypants

karlypants
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse

boltonbonce wrote:Is it only on Facebook? No good to me if so. I'm not on Facebook.

I have no friends. None that are allowed access to the internet anyway.
Their website is whitelove.co.uk

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse

karlypants wrote:
Their website is whitelove.co.uk
Thanks KP.

karlypants

karlypants
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse

I'm quite surprised Natasha hasn't been all over this especially with the name White Love by Dick Smiley. Very Happy

Growler


Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly

It saddens me that this site is not suitable for Wiganers is at the top of the page

In White Love's heyday the enemy would have been Man Utd not a small ex non league club not capable of filling the Embankment

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse

Nat won't be happy only being third on the bill.

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Sluffy

Sluffy
Admin

For those of you (Norpig!) who can't see the site during work...

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...here is today's 'front page' explaining what it is all about.

First of all though what is a fanzine?

In Paul Hanley’s foreword in the book “The Good, The Bad, The Ugly”, he summarised simply with the following quote:

“In the early 1990s fanzines gave supporters the chance to have their say on their club’s issues of the day, poke fun at rivals and also reminisce on the good, bad and ugly of following their team up and down the land over previous years.”

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Welcome to the reincarnation of Bolton’s ‘Not So’ Premier Football Fanzine… site!!

Seems like a lifetime ago since I wrote the introduction for the last ever issue of the White Love fanzine. So here we go again…

The usual fanzine intro would have covered off what had happened since the last issue – typically a month or six weeks. Well within the grasp of 2-3 pages of text. However, this time around there’s 20 bleeding years in between issues and I’ve not got the will power to drag myself into covering off all that has gone before. The Big Sam era all the way until the demise of the club under Ken Anderson’s stewardship, followed by our mini-revival under our excellent new owner Shazza with Ian Evatt at the helm. It’s been a big old period in the club and seen the highest of highs with European qualification (we never for once dreamt that would occur in the heady-days of the fanzine world) and relegation back to the basement for the first time since the dark ages of the late 80s (and we certainly didn’t fookin’ expect that again!).

For a while we had a fan base who knew only the glamour and glitz of top flight Premier League football. And then a subsequent fan base who have since only known the lows and even lowers of lower league football. All the while there’s been a vast amount of us who’ve been up, down, up, down on countless occasions and are hoping to rise again.

How would a fanzine have viewed all of the last 20 years – well who knows. They appeared to die a very rapid death once the internet started to kick-in. Not just the fanzines, look at newspapers, magazines and even for a while books – suffering at the hands of the digital revolution.

So how have we got to here – with White Love back online?

As was touched on in the prologue for the Good, the Bad, the Ugly book (I’ll come to that later) thoughts kicked in on how to get rid of all the old fanzines stashed away in my cellar. How I would go about this was up for debate. The likes of Gumtree, EBay, Facebook Marketplace all came into the reckoning – but somewhere deep down I dreamt that a full-on White Love renaissance with website selling them on would be the better option. I then progressed the idea and considered knocking out a freshly printed issue. Mulling over this and weighing up how much of the existing content was too good to be discarded, the genius masterplan came into my head to compile all of the Goods, Bads and Uglies into a book. For those totally unaware of these stories – they formed a regular series throughout the entirety of the White Love fanzine’s existence and were usually very well thought of and respected. As the momentum started to kick-in, I realised the book and the website would need to happen hand-in-hand.

Making no promises!

The plan now is to upload bits and bobs of the original content from both White Love and Come On Feel The Wanderers, its predecessor. Only stuff that we think would make timeless reading (The Dark Ages series for example), and of course, ticks the current new wave of political correctness.

In addition, we’d love to get lots of new content up, and once you start to explore the site you’ll discover there’s some new ramblings and stories – thanks to Paul Hanley, we’ve 3 fresh G.B.U.’s to tackle, plus a few older ones that either didn’t make the cut for the book, or we’re trying to slip back in unnoticed!!

Not forgetting how we’d like the site to be a hub for stuff that is BWFC-related outside of the club and Evening News’ remits. Like links to other sites, forums, Facebook groups, charitable events, YouTube content, etc, etc.

It goes without saying that we’d welcome tons and tons of you to contribute and fire in some articles. But bare in mind the world we now live in and also copyright laws when it comes to imagery (never a problem back in the day, we just stole the lot!!).

That’s me done for now. Enjoy. Dick Smiley.


PS. Oh, didn’t want to forget to mention that we’ve initially gone out with FREE content throughout the site. At some point we may need to introduce a tiny subscription for access. But in the meantime, there’s a DONATE button and we’d welcome anyone visiting the site and taking some kind of gratification from its delights to chip-in.

Norpig

Norpig
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse

I did used to like the fanzines and still have some of the very early Normid Nomad in the wardrobe. I also used to buy Tripe N Trotters, White Love and Come on feel the Wanderers as well.

Boncey would my Normid Nomads be worth anything now?

Just seen the bit at the end about a subscription, sorry i'm out!

Natasha Whittam

Natasha Whittam
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse

Norpig wrote:Just seen the bit at the end about a subscription, sorry i'm out!

Shit fan.

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse

Norpig wrote:I did used to like the fanzines and still have some of the very early Normid Nomad in the wardrobe. I also used to buy Tripe N Trotters, White Love and Come on feel the Wanderers as well.

Boncey would my Normid Nomads be worth anything now?

Just seen the bit at the end about a subscription, sorry i'm out!
Saw a couple go on ebay a couple of years ago, for not much money. Only really of interest to Wanderers supporters of a certain age.
Even I don't have any.

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse

Natasha Whittam wrote:

Shit fan.
I'd have lobbed in with Paypal.

Sluffy

Sluffy
Admin

Norpig wrote:Just seen the bit at the end about a subscription, sorry i'm out!

One thing I didn't mention when I posted up their front page - I kind of thought I'd let people come to their own views before I'd mention it - was that one of their sponsors - the main one (at least they advertise it first and the rest are not in alphabetical order) - and who they are obviously beholding to financially - is Bernsteins Kitchens - the owner of Bernsteins is the founder and main man behind the ST.

Now I'm sure White Love is just a bit of fun and all that but I've had internet dealings with this ST bloke - he tried to fuck the Nuts site by buying a domain name almost identical to ours and directing it to a male porn site, he set up a rival forum and tried to poach all our members, tried to take over the BWSA (with his mate 'Breezeblock') before they were shown the door, and following that he set up the ST!

For those reasons I'm out also.

As the proverb says, if you lie down with dogs...

karlypants

karlypants
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse

So Dick should be banned then and posts in reference to this removed!

Natasha Whittam

Natasha Whittam
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse

karlypants wrote:So Dick should be banned then

If we remove dicks from this site there will be no one left.

karlypants

karlypants
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse

Natasha Whittam wrote:
karlypants wrote:So Dick should be banned then

If we remove dicks from this site there will be no one left.

Razz Very Happy

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