Issue Twenty Three

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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 Three will be no different. It should be available in stores from late December.

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

This Issue

Jonathan Wilson, Editor's Note

The Outsiders

Gunnar Persson, The Exile - Forced to flee Hungary by anti-Semitism, the forward Kalman Konrad made a new life in Sweden

Dan Edwards, Standing Out From the Crowd - Marcelo Stones explains how he led an alternative fan movement at Racing

Paul Simpson, Decline and Fall - The end of Ron Knee, Private Eye and their relationship with football

Joe Devine, The Wrong End of the Telescope - David Icke on the role of football as an opiate to suppress the masses

James Young, The Short Unhappy Life of Dinorah De Assis - Love, betrayal, murder and the end of a glorious career

George Osborn, Grassroots Games - Fifa and ProEvo are more realistic than ever, but there is still a place for simple playable games

Tangled Webs

Jack Robinson, Would the Real CSKA Please Stand Up - When CSKA Sofia folded, two different entities rose up in their place. Who are the true heirs?

Ged Naughton, Stars and Shadows - Liberia, child soldiers, truth, false hope and a complicated charity tour

John Duerden, FAT Shaming - The complicated machinations that followed the downfall of Worawi Makudi

Lukas Vrablik, Odd Man Out - Football has thrived in the other former Yugoslav republics, so what

Photo Essay

Sergei Novikov, The Russian Lower Leagues - The journey of one photographer through the backwaters of the Russian game

The Past

Samindra Kunti, The Eternal Captain - A previously unpublished interview with Carlos Alberto, who died in October

Alexander Jackson, The Sadness of the Master Builder - Death, the War and the Bradford Park Avenue manager Tom Maley

Paul Brown, Crime of Passion - A France international, a champion cyclist, a gun and a deadly affair

Rob Smyth, Big Ron - Ron Atkinson on tactics, tempo, television and Roland Nilsson

Richard Jolly, The Sweep of History - Decade by decade league tables chart the changing tides of footballing success


Scott Oliver, The Eternal Derby - It is Boca v River in the Libertadores final, and there will not be a penalty shoot-out.

Eight Bells

Rupert Fryer, Nutmegs - A selection of nutmegs that for reasons of context or aesthetics had special significance

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