FULHAM fanzine editor David Lloyd promised himself years ago he wouldn't be like the bloke at Manchester City who at 50 was still churning out his mag.
Lloyd is 52 - so the original plan went out the window two years back, although it went marvellously right this week when 'One F in Fulham' was named Premiership fanzine of the year by the New Football Pools fanzine awards.
Lloyd has been a familiar sight outside Craven Cottage for the last 21 years that One F has been sold, but was still surprised by the award.
He said: "It's been a very good season for Fulham - and therefore very non-fanzine-like in terms of the type of material people associate with magazines like mine."
It's not the first accolade for One F, which was voted best fanzine by the Sunday Times "sometime in the mid 90s" reckoned Lloyd - and better still - it once received a scathing 3/10 from The Sun in another poll.
"I was very proud of that," said a mischievous Lloyd, with something of the revolutionary zeal beloved of fanzine editors who toe the party line at their peril.
And for anyone who thinks the love of mag and club is all, Lloyd readily admits the six or so editions he churns out each season have softened the blow of redundancy he suffered three months ago.
He added: "It's not a fortune, but having One F in the background in economic times like these means I don't think I'll be giving it up soon."