We know that everyone is looking for something to do with their spare time until lockdown rules are eased. The Blowing Bubbles team wanted to do its best to make sure you’ve got something to read, memories to relive and things to learn – and you can do so here.
That’s why we’ve made every single back issue of Blowing Bubbles available to read online, for free! Our new digital archive contains all 101 issues of the magazine for your enjoyment any time, on any device.
If you’re new to Blowing Bubbles, you can expect big interviews, columns written by former Hammers and a plethora of opinions. All pieces are written by West Ham fans, for West Ham fans.
Over the years, we’ve had some extraordinary interviews with the likes of Pele, David Gold and Mark Noble as well as former players such as John Hartson, Tony Cottee and Dean Ashton, to name but a few. They’re all available to read in the digital archive.
There are also many timeless pieces to flick through. In previous issues we’ve counted down the best players in West Ham’s history, given our best XI in the Premier League years and ranked managers from worst to best.
Opinions and features on relegation battles, transfer windows, manager recruitment and club ownership are all part of daily conversations of West Ham fans. Our writers have reflected the hot topics each month and given their own take on goings on.
We love to get feedback from our readers with similar or contrasting opinions to us – it’s all part of being dedicated supporters of a club. Now, more than ever, we’re hoping to keep conversations going, meet new people online and get talking.
Editor David Blackmore said: “We’re really excited be able to offer all of our back issues online. It’s taken a lot of effort to get everything uploaded but it’s absolutely worth it.
“Covid-19 has changed everyone’s lives in some way and if we can offer people some light relief or an opportunity to get some sport back into their lives as a way of relaxing, then we’re glad to do it.”
For those of you who don’t know us too well, Blowing Bubbles has evolved over the last seven and a bit years into a monthly print and digital offering with thousands of dedicated readers.
Blowing Bubbles is the brainchild of David Blackmore who, following West Ham’s promotion to the Premier League in 2012, decided to fully commit to actioning the idea he’d had for a while. Over the years, he recruited great writers who shared a similar passion for the Hammers.
And for our regular subscribers, we hope you enjoy reminiscing about issues gone by and sharing them with the Hammers fans in your life.