Issue Fifteen

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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 Fifteen will be no different. It should be available in stores from early January.

The full contents of Issue Fifteen are below

This Issue

Jonathan Wilson, Editor's Note

The North-East

Jonathan Wilson, A Sentimental Journey - In a world of superclubs, what is the point of the ordinary teams?

George Caulkin, The Great Betrayal - Mike Ashley and the cheapening of the Newcastle dream

Harry Pearson, The van Basten of Hartlepool - Adam Boyd and the glory of a flickering talent

Michael Walker, Bob Paisley and the Red Kennedys - The north-eastern influence that underlay Liverpool and their period of domination


Dominic Bliss, A Season in Turin - Denis Law remembers his year playing in Serie A

Jim Davies and Juan Felipe Rubio, The Lost Weekend - Spending two days with Faustino Asprilla on his Colombian ranch

Thierry Marchand and Philippe Auclair, A Game for Individuals - Thierry Henry reflects on how football has changed in his 20 years at the top

Davids and Goliaths

Luke Alfred, The Boys Who Never Grew Up - South Africa are the greatest underachievers in African football. What has gone wrong?

Robin Bairner, When FFP Goes Wrong - Luzenac, and their promotion to the French second flight, should have been a joyous story, but it killed the club

Will Unwin, Defying the Odds - How tiny Eibar have taken their place in the Spanish top flight

Paul Watson, Fifa's Exiles - For Pacific islands, football development can be a haphazard and fragile process


Nicholas Blincoe, The Roundhead's Paradox - Tony Pulis and the conflicted character of British Puritanism

Amy Lawrence, Wengerball - Arsene Wenger, the Invincibles and the transformation of Arsenal and their philosophy

Jonny Singer, The Archduke and the Offside Law - Did the First World War lead to the most significant ever change to the Laws of the Game?

Marti Pararnu, Pep Talk - How Guardiola inspired Bayern Munich before the Super Cup shoot-out against Chelsea

The Sense of an Ending

Ewan MacKenna, Fallen Eagle - The death of the former Nigeria striker Rashidi Yekini remains shrouded in mystery.

Alessandro Mastrolucca, Bergamini - 25 years ago the Cosenza midfielder Denis Bergamini was run over by a truck. Was it murder?


Iain Macintosh, The Quantum of Bobby - Spinning through time and space, Bobby Manager finds himself at Sunderland with Roy Keane

Greatest Games

Scott Murray, Liverpool 3 Newcastle United 0 - FA Cup final, Wembley Stadium, London, 4 May 1974

Eight Bells

Rob Smyth, Dethronings - A selection of champions who surrendered their titles in decisive fashion

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