Guest Post

Blowing Bubbles Monthly Magazine have made their back issues available to read online, for free! Their new digital archive contains more than 80 issues of the magazine for your enjoyment any time, on any device. You can delve into their digital archive here

The cover of Blowing Bubbles' 100th issue

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, they’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 now all available to read in the digital archive.

There are also many timeless pieces to flick through. In previous issues they’ve counted down the best players in West Ham’s history, given their best XI in the Premier League years and ranked managers from worst to best. They love to get feedback from readers with similar or contrasting opinions to their team – it’s all part of being dedicated supporters of a club. Now, more than ever, they’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 so many 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.”

Blowing Bubbles editor David Blackmore

For those of you who don’t know them 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 every month. 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.