17,029 words. 26 A4 pages. 11 Contributors. 4 weeks of planning and discussions. It’s finally here, edition 20 of our St. Pauli fanzine ‘Weisse Rose’.
We’ve got the story of the unluckiest St. Pauli fan, who has never seen the boys in brown win. We catch up with Nick Davidson, the author of the newly released ‘Pirates, Punks & Politics’ after a whirlwind couple of months saw him host book events in Leeds and London before heading to Hamburg for the latest leg promoting the first English language book about Sankt Pauli. And if you’ve not read it yet, we’ve got a review from “MacKozie” from the magnificent Der Übersteiger fanzine which tells you all about the book. We get the second installment of a St. Pauli Skinhead’s trip to Port Vale and beyond, we hear about a youngsters first visit to the Millerntor, and how one of our members went to Köln – via Glasgow, London St. Pancras, Brussels and Luxembourg. We laugh at HSV, and are introduced to the latest international fanclub on the scene – The FC St. Pauli Bretagne Fanclub. Rob tells us about the rather special hotel room at the Maritim Reichshof in Hamburg, and we look at how football is being used to help tackle homelessness – both in the UK and Germany. Not enough? Ok. We tell you about YSP FC and our work with refugees and asylum seekers from local charity PAFRAS, we introduce you to St. Pauli Bingo, we hear from Hull CITY fan Nick Quantrill on the fans opposition to a proposed name change by the club’s owner, and we tell you why promotion isn’t the dream for many St. Pauli fans.
Oh, and the best bit? It’s free and available to read and download right now on your computer using the below link. Enjoy!
Click here: Weisse Rose – Edition 20