Issue Twenty

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

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

This Issue

Jonathan Wilson, Editor's Note


James Young, Fear and Loneliness in Recife - Life, love and the return of Santa Cruz from the fourth flight

Nicholas Hogg, Peace Ball - Travelling the world with a Japanese charity, using football to bring goodwill

Dan Edwards, Senior Citizen - The 54-year-old Robert Carmona on being the oldest footballer in the world

Jarrod Kimber, An Australian Swears at Selhurst Park - The cricket writer goes to a Premier League football match for the first time

Robin Bairner, Square Posts - The Hampden Park goal-frames have pride of place in the St Etienne club museum

Jake Walerius, Fading Embers - With most of MLS booming, what has gone wrong for Chicago Fire?

Joseph Marshall, Inca Trail - A trip across the Andes and down the Amazon for a drab draw


Lukas Vrablik, Total Recall - Barry Hulshoff on Rinus Michels and the tactical approach that underpinned Ajax

Impression: Zenit

Igor Rabiner, Before They Were Rich - The chaos and occasional glory of Zenit St Petersburg


James Corbett, Crime and Punishment? - The political ramifications of the Fenerbahce match-fixing case

Sergio Levinsky, Man Over - A farcical election and AFAs struggles to move on after the death of Julio Grondona

Photo Essay

Stephen Glennon, A River Runs Through It - Football and the awkward relationship of Moldova and Transnistria

Photo Essay, Chiara Dazi - Football and the awkward relationship of Moldova and Transnistria

Odd Games

Nick Miller, Shamrock Rovers v Brazil - At the height of the Troubles, a united Ireland side took on the world champions and nearly won

Tom Collomosse, Serie A v the Football League - Matthaus v McMahon, Van Basten v Wright, Aldair v Rush

Jon Spurling, Dinamo Moscow v Arsenal - In 1954 Arsenal travelled to the USSR. It proved a chastening experience

The Art of Football

Alex Stewart, Behind the Scenes at the Red Lion - The playwright Patrick Marber discusses his football, drama and his football drama

Mircea Raianu, The Second Game - The Romanian New Wave director Corneliu Porumboiu discusses his film on the 1988 Bucharest derby

Greatest Games

Paul Macdonald, Motherwell 4 Dundee United 3 (aet) - Scottish Cup final, Hampden Park, Glasgow, 18 May 1991


Iain Macintosh, Quantum of Bobby - It is 2030. Can Bobby help England win the World Cup at last?

Eight Bells

Michael Yokhin, Zeman's Prodigies - A selection of players who were given their starts by the idiosyncratic Czech

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