Issue Twenty One

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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 Twenty One will be no different. It should be available in stores from late June.

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

This Issue

Jonathan Wilson, Editor's Note

Behind the Throne

Aleksandar Holiga, The Captain's Coup - Zvonimir Boban, a controversial interview and Croatia and its conflicted relationship with its national side

Samindra Kunti, The Alchemist - Michel Sablon on how his ideas helped shaped Belgium and its Golden Generation

James Montague, Standard Bearer - How Ismail Morina and his drone shaped Albania and their Euro qualification


Dan Brigham, The Idiot on the Right - The tempestuous playing career of the Ireland manager Martin ONeill

Michael Walker, From Nowhere - Michael ONeill on how he inspired Northern Ireland to qualification

Karel Haring, Changing the Culture - How Pavel Vrba changed the mindset of Czech football

Lukas Vrablik, Mellow Peril - Jan Kozak on calming down to take Slovakia to the Euros

Igor Rabiner, The Cat Rescuer - How a fall from a tree set Leonid Slutsky on his way to the top

The Hosts

Philippe Auclair, The Burial of the Exotic - Andre-Pierre Gignac plays in Mexico but could be France

Tom Williams, Le Vocab - A lexicon of French football terms and what they mean

Impression: England 1966

Amy Lawrence, Golden Anniversary - A history told by the people of England and the 1966 World Cup triumph

Photo Essay

Lajos Kozak, The Golden Squad - For 60 years, extraordinary pictures of the great Hungary team lay undeveloped


Iain Macintosh, Quantum of Bobby - Bobby answers the call to lead his nation at Euro 2016

Greatest Games

Rob Smyth, Denmark 3 Belgium 2 - European Championship group stage, Stade de la Meinau, Strasbourg, 19 June 1984

Eight Bells

Scott Murray, Euro 76 - A selection of key games from perhaps the greatest ever international tournament

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