Welcome to our Christmas issue. This is always my favourite time of year with so many games played over the festive period.
Christmas can make or break a season, and I really hope we are able to kick on from our impressive start to the campaign and get to January still in the hunt for an European place.
Looking at the final issue of 2015 and, once again, I’m absolutely delighted with what our brilliant writers have contributed to the magazine. Their hard work does not go unnoticed and it was great to be short-listed for Fanzine of the Year at the Football Supporters’ Federation awards.
We didn’t win but to be recognised as one of the best fans’ publications in the country was amazing.
Looking at this issue the feature that really stood out to me was from Aston Villa fan Andrew Raeburn on why West Ham are partly responsible for his club’s decline in recent years. Without giving the game away the signings of Nigel Reo-Coker and Marlon Harewood both feature.
My thanks also to Emily Pulham for pulling together an excellent piece on Karren Brady and whether or not we take her for granted.
From everyone at the team I’d like to wish you a merry Christmas