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The full contents of Issue Nine are below.
Jonathan Wilson, Editor's Note
Gwendolyn Oxenham, The Vacant Lot - The search for a kickabout in Iran is complicated by religion and gender politics
Noah Davis, Conflict Management - Dan Gaspar is a key part of Iran's qualifying campaign for Brazil 2014 despite holding a US passport
Maciej Iwanski, Zbigniew Boniek - The Polish great discusses Juventus, the modern game and his friendship with Michel Platini
For the Good of the Game
Philippe Auclair, The Only Way is Ethics - Fifa's super-cop Michael J Garcia explains his mission to wash the corruption out of football
James Corbett, Power Play - The Asian Football Confederation's presidential elections highlight football's murky governance
Davidde Corran, Genesis - How a tournament in China in 1988 changed women's football forever
Joel Richards, The Weight of the Armband - The Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella explains why he made Lionel Messi national captain
Simon Kuper, Pep's Four Golden Rules - How Guardiola made Barcelona the masters of the pressing game
Nick Ames, Taking the Initiative - Andy Roxburgh, the former Uefa technical director, on how football tactics are changing
David Conn, City and the City - What does Sheikh Mansour's investment mean for the city of Manchester?
Jon Spurling, Meanwhile Back in Sunderland - How a Tyne Tees documentary on Cup final day 1973 captured the spirit of the town
Anthony Clavane, That Grandish Pile of Swank - Tracing Leeds United's place in the tradition of Northern Realism
Igor Rabiner, The Jersey That Wasn't Black - Lev Yashin's widow and Eus
Charlie Robinson, Partisans and Purists - Do fans experience football differently to those who watch without a vested interest?
Tim Vickery, The Lager of Life - Football is haunted by violence, but can it be blamed for it?
Ian Hawkey, The Nearly Men - Zimbabwe's nostalgia for the Dream Team of Bruce Grobbelaar and the Ndlovu brothers
Dan Colasimone, The Grand Griguol - How El Viejo defied accusations of boringness to inspire the golden age of Ferro Carril Oeste
Antonis Oikonomidis, A Dream Denied - But for the politics of Greek football, Ferenc Pusk
Scott Oliver, In Search of Punditaria - An anthropologist heads into the jungle to discover a society founded by stranded football journalists
Rory Smith, Bari 4 Internazionale 1 - Serie A, Stadio San Nicola, Bari, 6 January 1996
Jonathan Wilson, Goalless Draws - A selection of the best 0-0s in history