Issue Eleven

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The full contents of Issue Eleven are below

This Issue

Jonathan Wilson, Editor's Note

African Champions League

Firdose Moonda, A Voyage Under Jolly Roger - Following Orlando Pirates' run to the final of the African Champions League

Colin Udoh, Football's Only Part of It - To prosper in the African Champions League you have to play the game off the pitch as well as on it

James Montague, In Memoriam - After the tragedy of Port Said, Al Ahly's seventh Champions League success was far more than a footballing victory

Oluwashina Okeleji, March of the People's Elephant - How Enyimba became only the second team to retain the African Champions League

Ian Hawkey, The Flight of the Ravens - The rivalry between TP Mazembe and Asante Kotoko dominated African football in the late sixties

Segun Ogunfeytimi, Unity and Faith - Images of the passion stirred in Nigeria by this season's African Champions League


Martin Mazur, Oscar Washington Tab - El Maestro on how he keeps Uruguay overachieving


Gunnar Persson, Roy's Swedish Revolution - How Roy Hodgson transformed the face of the Swedish game

Andi Thomas, The Waiting Game - The strange world of the back-up goalkeeper

Uli Hesse, Learning to Press - The tactical revolution that led to the transformation of the German game


Nicholas Hogg, Size 5 - Football, growing up in Leicester and falling out of love with the game

Dion Fanning, Booze Boys - Tracing Irish football's sozzled relationship with alcohol


Sam Kelly, The Final Whistler - Horacio Elizondo on the strategy of officiating and sending off Zidane in the World Cup final

Alexander Jackson and David Toms, The First Modern Ref - Refereeing a Cup final cost Harry Nattrass his job but he became the greatest official of his age

Ben Lyttleton, The Psychologist - Tom Henning


James Horncastle, The Lost Legend

Igor Rabiner, Closure - Travelling through with Avram Grant to find the graves of his grandparents

Shaul Adar, The Survivor - Emmanuel Schaffer escaped the holocaust and took Israel to the World Cup


David Ashton, The Handkerchief - Young love intervenes between a goalkeeper and his chance of glory

Greatest Games

Richard Winton, Dundee 1 Dundee United 2 - Scottish Premier League, Dens Park, Dundee, 14 May 1983

Eight Bells

Michael Yokhin, Unexpected league leaders - A selection of minnows who, briefly, found themselves at the top of the tree

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