Issue Twenty Two

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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 (see the Stockists page for full details), and Issue Twenty Two will be no different. It should be available in stores from late September.

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

This Issue

Jonathan Wilson, Editor's Note


Carl Worswick, The Dentist and Colombian Rebirth - Francisco Maturana discusses Rene Higuita, the drug lords and how he reinvented the game in his homeland


Jonathan Wilson, Second Class - Portugal should not be begrudged their win, but Euro 2016 raised serious questions about international football

Tom Williams, Our Turn - After years of near misses and abjection, Wales fans finally could enjoy a tournament

Paul Brown, Where Now for Iceland? - Was it a one off, or can Iceland establish themselves as a major force in European football?

Stuart Roy Clarke, Euro Photos

Rik Sharma, The Curse Goes On - Another final, another defeat for Argentina as Chile triumphed in the Copa Am

New Ground

Shaul Adar, Light in the Darkness - Football, family and the improbable success of Hapoel Beer Sheva

Brian Oliver, On, Stanley, On! - Property, plastics and the improbable resurrection of Accrington Stanley

Sam Wetherall, Do You Know the Way? - What San Jose Earthquakes tell us about the condition of Major League Soccer

Paul Brown, Football Hustlers - The doomed attempts to establish a football league in the USA in the 19th century

Sergio Levinsky, The White Legs of Glory - How Plaza Colonia went from the brink of bankruptcy to winning the Uruguayan Clausura


Richard Jolly, Nobody's Perfect - A consideration of Manuel Pellegrini

Michael Yokhin, Leader of the Flock - Igor Netto was a difficult man but his toughness was vital in shaping Spartak Moscow

Tom Collomosse, The Unlucky Man - Alessandro Nesta was highly respected and hugely successful but his was a career dogged by misfortune

Juliet Jacques, The Politician - Lilian Thuram talks about 1998, social cohesion and the importance of football as a political tool

Greatest Games

Arthur O'Dea, Ireland 1 Netherlands 0 - World Cup qualifier, Lansdowne Road, Dublin, 1 December 2001

Eight Bells

Greg Lea, 10-Man Performances - A selection of exceptional displays by teams who have ended up with a numerical disadvantage

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