A Load of Bull

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A Load Of Bull was an football fanzine related to Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club. Its title is a reference to the club's record goalscorer Steve Bull.

Founded in 1989 by Dave Worton, the publication was edited for most of its existence by Charles Ross. Each issue consisted of pieces sent in by fellow Wolves supporters, articles relating to the club, as well as cartoons. Several issues came with some notable free gifts, including the flexi single "Black Country Boy"/"Keith Downing's a Punk Rocker" (by regular contributor Bobby Smith) and pinbadges pledging either the reader's support or dislike of then-manager Graham Turner.[1]

It was sold outside the club's Molineux home on matchdays by volunteers and also mailed out to subscribers. Generally eight issues of ALOB were printed during each season.

The fanzine discontinued in 2012 after 158 issues, with editor Ross claiming its "voice has gradually become drowned out" in the boom in football media outlets since the fanzine's inception.[2] A compilation book of past articles was published in 1997 under the title "We Are Wolves: Wolverhampton Wanderers - The Fan's Story".

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  1. ^ "Fanzine Focus – A Load of Bull 1989-2012". Junk Archive blog. 30 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "A Load Of Bull: End of an era". Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. 30 March 2012. 

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