Issue Eighteen

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Our hard copies are available in a number of Waterstone's stores in the UK and Ireland (see the Stockists page for full details), and Issue Eighteen will be no different. It should be available in stores from early October.

Issue Eighteen contains our usual blend of the esoteric and enduring. The full contents are listed below:

This Issue

Jonathan Wilson, Editor's Note


Ann Tornkvist, The Turf War - How the murder of the promising footballer Eddie Moussa sheds light on Sweden's gang culture

James Montague, The Agony of Doha - Despair at a World Cup qualifying tournament in 1993 proved the springboard for the rise of Japan

Peter McVitie, Out of the Shadows - The remarkable rise of PEC Zwolle, the minnow who reached successive Dutch Cup finals

Robert O'Connor, Porterfield's Legacy - His former assistant Tom Jones remembers how Ian Porterfield inspired Armenia's resurgence


Scott Murray, The Forgotten Full-Back - John Barnes, John Aldridge and Peter Beardsley dazzled, but Steve Nicol was key to Liverpool's 1987-88 title

Shaul Adar, Accidental Hero - Ronnie Rosenthal played an implausibly important role in Liverpool's last title success

Dileep Premachandran, Farewell, My Lovely - A fan who followed from afar pays tribute to Steven Gerrard


John Harding, The Ball Game Bulganin - It's 60 years since Jimmy Guthrie led the Professional Footballers Association into the TUC

Jack Pitt-Brooke, The Unacknowledged Filters - Uncovering the hidden world of the football translator

Uriah Kriegel, The Nietzschean Dream of Barcelona - Luis Enrique found the perfect blend of Apollonian and Dionysian to reinvigorate Barca

Jonathan Wilson, Flight of the Ladybird - A centenary celebration of the publisher whose history of football was a set text for generations


Tsjalle van der Burg, The Subscription Model - Does putting football on pay television really make economic sense?

Luke Alfred, A Convenient Culprit - Is Steve Goddard really the only man to blame for South Africa's match fixing scandal?

Women's World Cup

Glenn Moore, Settling the Score - The USA won a third title as the women's game confirmed the huge strides it has taken

Copa America

Jonathan Wilson, The 99-Year Wait - Under Jorge Sampaoli, Chile discovered a pragmatic edge to win their first trophy

Sergio Levinsky, Shifting Plates - What the Copa America told us about the balance of power in Conmebol

Sergio Levinsky, The Unappreciated Genius - After another defeat in a final, the Argentinian public is losing patience with Lionel Messi

Carl Worswick, The Caravan of Death - El Estadio Nacional, where the final was won, played a central role in the aftermath of Pinochet's coup

Greatest Games

Rob Smyth, Manchester United 2 Liverpool 2 - Premiership, Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, 1 October 1995

Eight Bells

Naomi Westland, Head Boys - A selection of football-playing heads of state

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