From my understanding - and I'm by no means an expert - the South Melbourne Supporters Group that existed at the time (a more low key version came into existence for a couple of years during the VPL era) seemed to be a collective of mostly young, progressively minded South fans. What seemed to unite them was:
- That they were fed up with the way the club was being run
- They were fed up with the idiots on the terraces who kept messing up
- Their desire to see the club brought into the modern age and closer to mainstream Australia.
- In addition to that, they wanted to and did contribute to the club as volunteers.
I'm not sure when or where I sourced this lone scan of the first page of The Maverick's first (only?) edition, but my suspicion is that I somehow got it off Damian Smith, the Australian soccer historian and creator of the first South website, among many, many other things.