War of the Monster Trucks

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War of the Monster Trucks is a fanzine for the English football club Sheffield Wednesday.[1]

Brainchild of David Richards and Matthew Cooper, War of the Monster Trucks first hit the shelves in 1993 with the now famous headline Lucan Alive! Found in Sheffield United Trophy Room.

The name of the fanzine was derived from the events of 21 April 1991, when Yorkshire Television elected to show War of the Monster Trucks in preference to the post match celebrations of the Owls' famous and unlikely 1-0 League Cup Final victory over Manchester United.[2] This acrimonious decision has been cited over the years by both Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United fans as a prime example of Yorkshire Television's alleged bias towards West Yorkshire in general and Leeds in particular.

The fanzine was launched at a time when the club had managed to win its first trophy in almost 50 years, finish third in the Premier League and reach the final of two major cup competitions in the same year.

The fanzine was co-edited by Richards and Cooper for several years before passing to Paul Taylor. Though losing some of its early ‘fizz’ the fanzine continued for several years.

A copy of the fanzine is available for download at the SheffieldWednesday.com site.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smith, Martin (10 October 2003). "Football Diary: Friendless England". London: The Telegraph. Retrieved 2008-04-18. 
  2. ^ "About War of the Monster Trucks". The Guardian. 20 November 2001. Retrieved 26 November 2010.