Away Colours is a coffee break sized fanzine for football fanaticos of all sizes, shapes, creeds and colours. We write notes as we travel through the world of football culture – past, present, future.
Kits, great players, football inspired art and books interest us. The approach is light touch. We don’t do much statistical analytical stuff – that is covered elsewhere, and brilliantly. Also its too hard.We love European football. We love the World Cup. We love League 2.
Zlatan, Cantona, Diego Costa, Tantallon Victoria AFC, Dimitar Berbatov, Stourbridge FC, Pirlo, Roberto Baggio. It’s all here – or it will be.
A note on our background photo: DUNCAN EDWARDS
Away Colours is proud to be a Black Country based fanzine. For those of you who may not be familiar, the Black Country is a part of the West Midlands in the UK.
Our site background photograph is of Black Country born local football hero, Duncan Edwards, pictured at the age of 15 at Wolverhampton Street Secondary School in Dudley. Edwards was a superbly talented footballer, earning 24 caps for England and notching up 151 appearances for Manchester United as one of Busby’s Babes. Our Dads’ played football with him as kids (well mine did) or they watched as he played football with all 11 opposition players single-handedly. Duncan died tragically in 1958 from injuries sustained in the Munich Air Disaster which killed 7 Manchester United players and 14 passengers. He was just 21 years old.
Away Colours would like to pay a lasting tribute to his memory.
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