Issue Eight

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The full contents of Issue Eight are below.

This Issue

Jonathan Wilson, Editor's Note


Jacob Steinberg, The Wrong Side of the Border - After decades of stalemate, Northern Cypriot football may be about to come in from the cold

Cyrus Philbrick, The Hangover of War - Almost four decades after the Turkish invasion, the shadow of conflict hangs over the Nicosia derby


Philippe Auclair, Sepp Blatter - The president of fifa admits he may stand for re-election in 2015 and reveals his concerns over the Qatar World Cup


Roy Henderson, Mourinho's Cult of Personality - How the Real Madrid manager's charismatic authority fosters loyalty

Iain Macintosh, The Lawnmower and the Teapot - Barry Fry discusses how to motivate players and how the world of management has changed

Lars Sivertsen, The Bicycle Thief - Zlatan Ibrahimovic has always been an individual'it's how he fits in


Mike Calvin, But You Can't Change... - How a Watford supporter ended up being converted into a Millwall fan

Gary Hartley, In the Shadow of the Goldfish - Having lived the dream, Leeds have slowly drifted into a protracted doze

Craig Anderson, Paying the Price - Rangers' administration and relegation were about far more than a club that couldn't pay its debts

In Appreciation of...

Sheridan Bird, Franco Baresi - How the great libero staged a remarkable recovery from a knee injury to play in the 1994 World Cup final

Philippe Auclair, Brian Glanville - The doyen of English football writing discusses the forefathers of modern sports journalism

David Owen, Ireland's Pioneers - This year marks the centenary of Ireland's first victory over England


Jonathan Wilson, Eat Them Like Bread - Nigeria ended their 19-year wait for a third Cup of Nations but a familiar sense of chaos remains

Luke Alfred, After the Circus - What was the legacy of the World Cup for South Africa

Tom Dunmore, The Great Administrator - How Ydnekatchew Tessema led the fight to have African football taken seriously

Stuart Roy Clarke, Bamako Twilight - Away from the war, football goes on in the Malian capital


Alex Keble, In Praise of Football - For all the commercialisation and scandal, football remains the purest and most demotic of cultural modes

Steve Menary, Financial Fair Play? - How Champions League revenues can devastate competition in Europe's smaller leagues


David Ashton, The Limping God, part 3 - His football career ended by injury, John Brodie's life is going nowhere until he is sucked into the world of crime

Greatest Games

Rupert Fryer, Boca Juniors 2 Real Madrid 1 - Toyota Intercontinental Cup final, National Stadium, Tokyo, 28 November 2000

Eight Bells

Scott Murray, Football on TV - Key moments in the history of televising the game

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