Issue Twenty Four

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Experience The Blizzard in all its luxurious, tactile, sensual glory. Feel it. Read it. Smell it. Pre-Order Issue Twenty Four today. Due for release on 6th March.

Choose your pay-what-you-like price on the left - postage is added at the checkout. Our hard copies are available in a number of Waterstone's stores in the UK and Ireland, and Issue Twenty Four will be no different. It should be available in stores from late March.

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

This Issue

Jonathan Wilson, Editor's Note

Cup of Nations

Jonathan Wilson, The Glory and the Grief - Cameroon and their brilliantly unexpected victory could not eradicate doubts about Gabon and its hosting of the tournament

Nick Ames, A New Broom - Hugo Broos on how he made Cameroon side derided as the worst in a generation into champions


Tim Wigmore, The Old Divide - Beyond the obvious big four, northern football is struggling against the economic tide

Anthony Clavane, The Death of Hope - The decline of heavy industry, the collapse of Yorkshire football and the sad logic of Brexit

Gary Hartley, Identity Crisis - Leeds United, playing the right way and what we demand from our clubs

Richard Lapper, A City Apart - Wednesday, United and the strange case of football in Sheffield

The Rise of the East

Peter Frankopan, The Shifting Axis - In politics, in economics, in football, the role of Asia is becoming more significant

William Bi, Raising the Dragon - After all the investment in the league, is the China national team showing signs of improvement?

Joshua D Bateman, Inside the Revolution - Demba Ba and Ryan Johnson discuss their experiences playing in the Chinese League

Rob Kirby, After the Killing Fields - Cambodian football is on the way back after being all but destroyed under the Khmer Rouge

Photo Essay

David Shaw, Cambodia's Olympic Stadium

A Question of Identity

Shaul Adar, Leaving La Familia - David Mizrahai explains why he left the notorious Beitar Ultra group and what has happened since

David Stubbs, 1996 and All That - The glorious summer when all things seemed possible and the failure of promise

Michael Yokhin, The Sad Success of Dinamo Tibilisi - David Kipiani, Vitaly Daraselia and how death haunted Georgia and their greatest team

Martin da Cruz, The No-So Crazy English - How a British-inspired tactical reform transformed Uruguay into a the first global power

East Germany

Kit Holden, The Ost Boys - Twenty-six years after reunification, there is only one East German team in the Bundesliga

Matt Ford, The Real Leipzig? - As RB Leipzig challenge in the Bundesliga, the old derby still takes place in the city

Greatest Games

Tom Reynolds, Luton Town 3 Grimsby Town 2 - League Division One, Kenilworth Road, Luton, 10 February 1996

Eight Bells

Richard Jolly, Inauspicious Starts - A selection of successful managerial reigns have begun inauspiciously

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