Issue Six

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This Issue

Jonathan Wilson, Editor's Note


Ben Shave, The Curse of the Golden Whistle - How corruption and inefficiency have squandered the legacy of Euro 2004

Luis Catarino, The Flight of the Eagles - In the early sixties Benfica rose to topple Real Madrid, only to be cursed by B

Andy Brassell, The Pretenders - Only two sides outside 'Os Tres Grandes' have won the Portuguese title. For both a repeat seems unlikely

Vitor Sobral, The Dragons' Cap - Porto's rise in the late seventies was inspired by the innovative coaching of Jos


Karel Haring, Antonin Panenka - The Czechoslovakia great discusses how his famous dinked penalty came about and the impact it's had

Euro 2012

Jonathan Wilson, The Essential Backdrop - Euro 2012 raised major questions about the nature of fandom and what comprises a tournament

Barney Ronay, The First Twitter Tournament - In Euro 2012, newspapers were very rarely the first with the news as social media came into its own


Philippe Auclair, Directing the Pianists - Brendan Rodgers discusses the importance of possession football and what he's learned from Jos

Antonis Oikonomidis, Ivan the Reasonable - Ivan Jovanovic explains his philosophy and how he hopes to build on Apoel's success last season

Tim Vickery, The Rise of the Technocrats - How attitudes to the dictatorship shape Brazil's change of approach in the seventies

Federico Farcomeni, The Second Coming - Zdenek Zeman talks about attacking, romance and his challenge after returning to Roma this season

Photo Essay

Anibal Greco, River's Return - Images of River Plate's battle to win promotion from the purgatory of Nacional B

The Lost

David Bartram, The Paper Tiger - How politics and society have stood in the way of a Chinese boom

Iain Macintosh, The Coach on the Couch - Is being addicted to Football Manager a medical condition?

James Young, The Far Corner - How football in the north-east of Brazil struggles to keep up with the giants of the south


Gabriele Marcotti, Care for the Community - Could a radical rejig of television schedules help create a greater bond between clubs and their fans?

Tom Dart, Location, Location, Location - Which is more important? How it looks or where a stadium is?


David Ashton, The Limping God - His football career ended by injury, John Brodie's life is going nowhere until he is sucked into the world of crime

Greatest Games

Dermot Corrigan, Spain 1-0 Ireland - World Cup qualifying play-off, Parc des Princes, Paris, 10 November 1965

Eight Balls

Sheridan Bird, Classic Footballs - A selection of the best footballs through the ages

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