Does anybody out there remember The Onion Bag magazine from the end of the ’90s? It was a kind of football version of Viz Comic, a fanzine with bags of arsey attitude and terrace humour.
We both remember it with a certain uncritical fondness, chiefly because we wrote big chunks of it!
We bumped into editor Graham Wray in sunny Brighton recently, and he reckoned Gary’s piece on the foibles and farces of Non-League football was his favourite ever spread in the mag! Meanwhile, Derek plumbed the depths issue after issue, raiding his box of cheesy cards, talking tabloid shite as alter-ego Barry Certain, impersonating Gary Numan for the Celebrity Showbiz Product Testing Department (on loan to Gaz’s old mate Bill Haley in this issue) and cutting up his collection of useless coaching books for School of Excellence.
It was good while it lasted.
Or maybe you had to be there.
Take a trip down Nostalgia Avenue and turn left onto RoseTinted Street… buy ‘Got, Not Got’ here.