Issue Four

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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 One can be ordered from all good bookshops with its ISBN 978-1-908940-03-2

To get a flavour for what we're about, you can view a sample edition, which includes the editors note, and selected excerpts from some of the issue's highlights from here, absolutely free of charge.

The full contents of Issue One are below.

This Issue

Jonathan Wilson, Editor's Note


Graham Hunter, The Inverted Sheepdog - The inside story of how Xavi emerged as the central hub of the world's greatest team

David Winner, Corrida of Uncertainty - How the cruelty of tiki-taka resembles bull-fighting

Scott Oliver, The Other Rival, Another Way - When the nastiest rivalry in Spain was between Barcelona and Athletic


Philippe Auclair, Alex Ferguson - The Manchester United manager tells Philippe Auclair about his early start, the importance of continuity and his need to be alone


Ian Hawkey, Capital Failings - Football clubs in democratic capitals tend to underperform and London is no exception

Martin Cloake, A Very English Visionary - How the understated radicalism of Arthur Rowe defined Tottenham's style

Nick Szczepanik, South of the River - For a spell in the eighties, Charlton Athletic, Crystal Palace, Millwall and Wimbledon challenged the elite

Bob Yule, The Bald Eagle and the Modern Way - How Jim Smith brough the 3-5-2 to Queens Park Rangers


Patrick Dessault, Deschamps-Suaudeau - Didier Deschamps and Jean-Claude Suaudeau debate the modern vogue for attacking football

Sam Kelly, The New Enganche - Javier Pastore talks about his move to Paris Saint-Germain and living up to the playmaking ideal


Pablo Manriquez and Backpagepix, Unlikely Hosts, Unlikelier Winners - Images from the 2012 African Cup of Nations

Jonathan Wilson, Victory Song - How Zambia's emotional triumph restored the zest to the Cup of Nations

Gary Al-Smith, The Barefoot Pioneers - CK Gyamfi explains how a bootless tour to Britain helped shape the game in Ghana

David Lynch, Ultra Violence - After the horrors of Port Said, the exact role of ultras in the downfall of Hosny Mubarak remains unclear

In Appreciation Of

Sheridan Bird, Ronaldo in Moscow - A slalom through the Luzhniki mud confirmed the genius of "O Fenomeno"

Juliet Jacques, Toussaint on Zidane - What the World Cup final headbutt meant to the Belgian writer


Pete Grathoff, Pele v Beckham - Which of the icons had the greater impact on football in the USA?

Brian Phillips, The Other Cup - How do you solve a problem like the Europa League?

Rob Langham, Continental Drift - Kazakhstan has slipped behind Uzbekistan since it abandoned Asia

Football Manager

Iain Macintosh, The Ballad of Bobby Manager: My Autobiography - When somebody takes their game of Football Manager just a little too seriously...

Greatest Games

Dan Edwards, Racing 1 Celtic 0 - Intercontinental Cup final play off, Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, 4 November 1967

Eight Bells

Scott Murray, Shirt Tales - The history behind a selection of iconic kits

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