About

Welcome to What if it Rains’ web presence. This website serves to provide an online archive of previous issues as well as acting as a supporters site storing statistics and information relating to Grand Rapids FC.

What if it Rains is a fanzine. That is an informal magazine produced by the fans, for the fans. Yes we know that the preferred nomenclature for soccer fans in the US is "supporter", but "supzine" just doesn’t have the same ring to it. Fanzines are popular in the UK and other parts of Europe, and the better ones have flourished even in the internet era.

We published our first issue on the weekend of June 26/27 2014, with 100 copies printed. By the final game vs Muskegon on July 31st we’d increased to 400 copies. The fanzine is distributed at GRFC home games, pre-game festivities and also at away games played on the same weekend.

The fanzine has been distributed for free, supported by advertising. We aim to do the same in 2018, as long as we can get sufficient advertising. It is our aim to increase the production and have any remaining copies left in local businesses in the same way the what’s on magazines are distributed. In this manner we aim to increase awareness of the club.

If you have anything to contribute to the content, please let us know! We’re especially in need of away game reports, known as "Our Garden Shed". These reports are from the point of view of the fan, and can include reports of the journey, pre- and post-game festivities, and experiences of the game from the sidelines.

2018 Issues
Iss# Date.. V Opponent............ C R F-A Att. Scorers [Clean Sheet]
     Apr 21 M v GVSU................ S x x-x xxxx Fri 7.30pm @ Grandville HS
     Apr 27 M v Aquinas............. S x x-x xxxx Sat 7.30pm @ Grandville HS
     May 04 M v Livonia City FC..... F x x-x xxxx Fri 7.30pm
     May 05 W v Midwest United U19.. F x x-x xxxx Sat 7pm
     May 11 M @ Milwaukee Torrent... L x x-x xxxx Fri 7pm CT
     May 13 W v Lansing United...... L x x-x xxxx Sun 5pm
0401 May 18 M @ FC Indiana.......... L x x-x xxxx Fri 7pm
     May 19 M v Muskegon Risers..... M x x-x xxxx Sat 7.30pm; 1st round 1st leg
     May 20 W v Detroit Sun......... L x x-x xxxx Sun 6pm
0402 May 25 M @ Muskegon Risers..... M x x-x xxxx Fri 7.30pm; 1st round 2nd leg
     May 25 W @ Detroit Sun......... L x x-x xxxx Fri 8pm
     May 27 M v Milwaukee Torrent... L x x-x xxxx Sun 6pm
0403 Jun 01 M @ AFC Ann Arbor....... L x x-x xxxx Fri 7pm
     Jun 01 W @ MI Genesee FC....... L x x-x xxxx Fri 7pm
     Jun 02 W v MI Legends.......... L x x-x xxxx Sat 7pm
     Jun 03 M v Kalamazoo FC........ L x x-x xxxx Sun 6pm
0404 Jun 08 M v FC Indiana.......... L x x-x xxxx Fri 7.30pm
     Jun 10 M @ Kalamazoo FC........ L x x-x xxxx Sun 5.30pm
0405 Jun 15 M v FC Columbus......... L x x-x xxxx Fri 7.30pm
     Jun 15 W @ Fort Wayne United... L x x-x xxxx Fri 7pm
     Jun 17 M @ Detroit City........ L x x-x xxxx Sun 5pm
     Jun 17 W @ Indy Premier........ L x x-x xxxx Sun 3pm
0406 Jun 22 M v AFC Ann Arbor....... L x x-x xxxx Fri 7.30pm
     Jun 24 M @ FC Columbus......... L x x-x xxxx Sun 3pm
0407 Jun 29 M v Detroit City........ L x x-x xxxx Fri 7.30pm
     Jun 29 W @ Lansing United...... L x x-x xxxx Fri 7pm
     Jun 30 W v Indy Premier........ L x x-x xxxx Sat 7pm
0408?Jul 04 M N .................... M x x-x xxxx Final in Lansing
0408 Jul 08 W v Fort Wayne United... L x x-x xxxx Sun 3pm
0409 Jul 13 W Midwest Conference Semi-Finals
     Jul 14 W Midwest Conference Final
0410 Jul 20 W UWS National Semi-Finals
     Jul 21 W UWS National Championship


V   = Venue (Home or Away)
C   = Competition (League, Playoffs, Cup, Friendly, Milk cup or Scrimmage)
R   = Result (Win, Draw, Loss)
F-A = Goals For and Against
~ = estimated

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