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One Step Beyond Issue 100

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Well the last ever issue of One Step Beyond hits the streets almost 20 years to the day since the first one made it's appearance. A lot has changed but as the saying goes, a lot has stayed the same. We're still complaining about referees, the people running the game, the authorities charged with watching over us, the quandaries of where we might end up in Europe. Actually that one was a whole new ball game for us back in 1994. We'd only once qualified for Europe, when we won the cup in 1991. The game we first came on sale at was the very game we clinched that Euro slot through our league position.

Now we celebrate a similar scenario hopefully, we all hope that's not an omen signifying the end of our Euro adventures. Most fans have become used to them it has to be said and that probably says more about our fortunes these last few years than anything.

The term 'punching above our weight' infuriates many but I love using it to annoy those who do but mainly cos it's bang on. It describes our fortunes perfectly as, put into context, finishing best of the rest for a club our size is as close as we'll ever get to the big prize and we have no right to expect the levels of consistency we have become so accustomed to that many take it for granted. I never have and never will expect anything more than an honest bunch of pros giving their all for my club, and I count the points tally as it rises towards safety levels every season. Old habits die hard I know but my formative years were spent in the 1st Div losing to teams like Stirling Albion, Berwick Rangers & Arbroath to name a few, and there were more than a few.

But I digress, as you probably know I do all the time. I've had my time and enjoyed it tremendously, I've come to know many Well fans I might not have met otherwise, I'm going to miss the banter when I'm selling for sure but it's that time. Time for me to reflect on the achievements, of which there have been plenty, and feel a sense of pride that I in a position to make a lot of people happy, or to do my bit for our fan base. We are a small community and I did my best not to fall out with anyone within it as there's a very good chance you'll end up sitting next to them at the next game. I didn't always manage that but such is life. I do hope people enjoyed my efforts over the years more than I gave them cause for dismay, it's certainly too late to do anything about it otherwise.

As for you, the people who bought it, my sincere thanks for supporting OSB all this time and my appreciation for all the positive comments since this decision was announced. It only remains to invite you all to the big Subbuteo Party on Saturday 21st June in the Centenary Suite at Fir Park, kick off 2pm. Let's end OSB with a big yeehaa, putting a smile on faces was after all one of our main aims when we started out. I like to think we succeeded as well as make an impact to the lot of Well fans.

Thank you again, and tatty bye :thumbup:

Matt J.

 

P.S. Pre-orders are still being taken at our Big Cartel page if you can't make it to the game or just want a copy sent to your door. http://dosserdom.big...step-beyond-100

 

And just to claim another first in our last issue, what other fanzine has a Chief Exec. General Manager submitting an article I wonder? :whistling:

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Another plea for sellers for tomorrow night, short of a body to do the East Stand for an hour before kick off, appreciate any help folks.

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How much is a copy? I've only ever bought the odd one or two but I'd like to buy this one.

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Aye we're cashing in, £2, cheap at half the price. :thumbup:

 

By the way seller shortage taken care of, cheers.

 

 

 

 

 

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Yer wee linky no workin MJ.

 

 

 

 

I have to have one of these for my wee collection, so make sure you keep me one.

 

 

 

 

PM me how you want paid, unless you can get yer wee linky fixed.

 

 

 

 

Cheers,

 

 

 

 

Ally M.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thanks to everyone who purchased last night and indeed all those who have supported OSB through the years. Not to mention Flow for arranging my wee bit in the programme.

 

Last night was a pleasure, many positive comments, handshakes, even photie and autograph requests :lol:

 

I appreciate the good wishes folks, I really do, it's been a big part of my life all this time and the interaction whilst selling is probably the biggest thing I'll miss.

 

Meantime I have very few left for sale so the linky thing will have to come down. Anyone still after a copy best email me at [email protected]

 

First come first served I'm afraid. AllyMax is first obviously, send me a PM mate to sort it.

 

Once again I thank you, it's been a blast,

 

Mj

 

 

 

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So when does the "Complete OSB Issues 1 - 100" come out as a book?

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