website is dedicated to our York City Fanzine ‘Ginner’s Left Foot’. The
magazine is currently ten issues old and was launched in February 2002 by our
good selves - DALEY MAYALL & ANGUS MacCOATUP, after a number of fans on a
Why a Fanzine? Why Ginner’s Left Foot?
In December of 2001 - just two months prior to our first issue going on sale - the club was put up for sale by then Chairman Douglas Craig. This made us even more determined to channel our spare time into publishing a humorous magazine that would keep the spirit among the City fans high by providing some light relief amidst the troubles. The fanzine would also provide an outlet for them to voice their opinions at Craig’s actions and other matters associated with York City Football Club. During this period we began the process of choosing a suitable name for the mag. We came up with a shortlist of half a dozen titles, including ‘Past and Crescent’; ‘2002BC - A York City Odyssey’; ‘Minstermen Mouthpiece’; ‘Within These Walls’ and ‘Bootham Bugle’ and eventually ran a poll at www. minstermen.net to decide what it should be called. Around 60% voted for the other option, ‘Ginner’s Left Foot’ in tribute to Wayne Hall, a full-back who slotted home the winning penalty on City’s only appearance at Wembley against Crewe in 1993 - with his left foot! Steps were then taken to get other City fans involved to help write articles for the first edition. Just over two years later, GLF produces an issue with full-colour pages!
Both of us at GLF (as many people like to refer to it - it is easier!) have been priveleged to cover the last two and a bit traumatic years in the life of York City Football Club and come out the other side still smiling, despite relegation. We can proudly claim to have raised well over £700 for the club and its Supporters’ Trust from sales when surplus finances allowed us to do so. This was one of our intentions when we first set up.
anticipated 20-page first edition with a print run of 340 copies finally went
on sale against
selling issue to date is GLF6 (which broke the 500 mark) - which featured a
special 16-page section dedicated to the 10th anniversary of City’s trip to
Wembley and included an interview with the one and only Wayne Hall - the man we
named the fanzine after! Subsequent editions have sold steadily with sales of
around 450. Up until GLF9, the cover price remained at £1. Because our ninth
edition featured full colour for the first time in celebration of the fact
City’s board had negotiated a deal to save Bootham Crescent for the
"foreseeable future" and a 20th anniversary tribute to City’s
Championship season of 1983/84, we had to double the price to £2 to cover
increased expenses. Our final edition - GLF10 - will also be priced at £2 to
accommodate a few extra pages than before to celebrate the 50th anniversary of
believe the fans need to express themselves both seriously or humorously, and to
be given an opportunity to have their say through the medium of a fanzine. Now
we have produced our tenth & final GLF, we will try to put the emphasis on
this very website, with fresh articles appearing as we think of them, as well
as your views and articles. So the GLF ‘Fan-e-zine’ is born!
NOTE: As we have now stopped publishing, we no longer need any articles but feel free to get in touch about GLF at firstname.lastname@example.org
contents and views on this site are not necessarily those held by GLF. ‘GINNER’S LEFT FOOT’ is a totally
independent publication about the fortunes of YORK CITY FOOTBALL CLUB. The
views expressed within the articles are those of the individual contributor,
and not necessarily shared by the editorial team and therefore can take no responsibility for any article submitted by any
third party. This fanzine and ‘fan-e-zine’ intends to be light-hearted,
informative and thought-provoking, without intending to offend any individual
or group associated with YORK CITY FC or any other club in the