Issue Two

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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 One can be ordered from all good bookshops with its ISBN  978-1-908940-03-2

To get a flavour for what we're about, you can view a sample edition, which includes the editors note, and selected excerpts from some of the issue's highlights from here, absolutely free of charge.

The full contents of Issue Two are below.


This Issue

Jonathan Wilson, Editor's Note

Le Blues

Matt Spiro, Font of all Knowledge? - The Clairefontaine academy was once the envy of the world, but has it gone stale?

Philippe Auclair, What Makes a Nation? - The recent French race furore ignores the diversity of France's footballing culture


Andrew McKirdy, Dragan Stojkovic - Andrew McKirdy talks to Dragan Stojkovic' about his philosophical similarities to Ars

In Argentina

Jonathan Wilson, - How

Rupert Fryer, La Historia de los Pi - A fictional account of one family's experience of the 1978 World Cup

The Media

Rob Smyth, The Man who Said it was Magnificent - Barry Davies relives some old memories and discusses the state of modern commentary

James Horncastle, The Man who Made Calcio - How Gianni Brera shaped the language and style of Italian football

Scott Murray, The Man who Ate his Hat - The story of Lieutenant Commander Tommy Woodrooffe, the BBC's first football commentator

Back From The Brink

Uli Hesse, Football to Remember - How Borussia Dortmund returned from the verge of extinction to win the Bundesliga title


Miguel Delaney, Wenger, l'Auteur - What Francis Ford Coppola, Michael Cimino and the Hollywood of the seventies tell us about Arsenal

Rob Sweeney, Brazil, and the Rise of the Back Four - How foreign influences led to the evolution of the back four in Brazil

Italia 90

Gabriele Marcotti, A Sentimental Journey - The 1990 World Cup as experienced by a teenage Italian


Rory Smith, Is Football Still Sport? - It unfolds like a soap opera for the entertainment of millions and the profit of a few. What has football become?

James Grossi, Too Fast, Too Furious? - Why have so many creative players suffered such dreadful injuries in the MLS this season?

Football Manager

Iain Macintosh, The Ballad of Bobby Manager: My Autobiography - When somebody takes their game of Football Manager just a little too seriously...

Greatest Games

James Horncastle, St Etienne 3 Dynamo Kiev 0 (aet) - European Cup quarter-final second-leg, Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, St Etienne, 17 March 1976

Eight Bells

Jacob Steinberg, Finals Before the Final - A selection of eight games that really shouldn't have been wasted on the earlier rounds

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