The Complete Blizzard Collection

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The Complete Collection is unavailable as some early issues have sold out, and there are no plans to reprint these. 

Issues can be purchased individually from as little as £6 (+ P&P) under our pay-what-you-like policy. Other annual collections, from Year Two to Six, are also available.

Some of the many, many highlights from across the eighteen issues include

  • Issue One - Sid Lowe's interview with Pep Guardiola's mentor, Juanma Lillo, and Dominic Sandbrook comparing Don Revie to Richard Nixon.
  • Issue Two - James Horncastle exploring how Gianni Brera shaped the language and style of Italian football, and Uli Hesse looking at how Borussia Dortmund came back from the brink to win the Bundesliga.
  • Issue Three - Barney Ronay on the story of the World War One internment camp that shaped the development of the game in Europe, and Davidde Corran revisiting Australia's tour to Saigon at the height of the Vietnam war. 
  • Issue Four - Patrick Dessault in conversation with Claude Suaudeau and Didier Deschamps, and David Lynch exploring the role of Ahly and Zamalek's ultras in Egypt's 'Arab Spring'.
  • Issue Five - Lars Siversten speaking to Claus Lundekvam about his post-retirement drink and drug addiction, and Simon Kuper musing on post-nationalism in international football.
  • Issue Six - Brendan Rodgers outlining his footballing philosophy to Philippe Auclair, and Tim Vickery exploring the myth of the Brazilian jogo bonito.
  • Issue Seven - Carl Worswick looking at El Dorado and the genesis of the professional game in Colombia, and Paolo Bandini interviewing former Spurs keeper turned banker Espen Baardsen.
  • Issue Eight - Philippe Auclair in conversation with the doyen of football writing, Brian Glanville, and Roy Henderson on José Mourinho's 'Cult of Personality'.
  • Issue Nine - Igor Rabiner speaks to the widow of the great Lev Yashin, and Anthony Clavane examines Leeds, 'the North' and the contradictory narrative of Northern Realism.
  • Issue Ten - Andy Brassell in conversation with Galatasaray (and now Turkey) boss Fatih Terim, and Miguel Delaney on the birth of catenaccio in Greatest Games, Milan v Benfica in the 1963 European Cup final.
  • Issue Eleven - Uli Hesse on the tactical revolution that transformed the German game, and James Montague looking back at Ah Ahly's Champions League success in the wake of the Port Said disaster.
  • Issue Twelve - Rob Smyth's Greatest Games feature on England v West Germany at Italia 90, and Graham Hunter's examination of how Vicente del Bosque overcame rejection to lead Spain to glory.
  • Issue Thirteen - Our World Cup special, featuring interviews with David Luiz and Vahid Halihodzic, and the story of West and East Germany's meeting in 1974.
  • Issue Fourteen - How Bolton's Jack Slater smashed class barriers to become football's first MP and millionaire, and World Cup 2014 'postcards' from Kuper, Marcotti, Wilson, Vickery and many more. 
  • Issue Fifteen - A look at Adam Boyd, the Van Basten of Hartlepool, a weekend on the sauce with Tino Asprilla at his Colombian ranch, and mysterious death of Nigeria's Rashidi Yekini.
  • Issue Sixteen - How football is helping to rebuild the ruined communities of Fukushima after the earthquake and nuclear disaster, and a report from on the ground in Qatar as World Cup preparations ramp up. 
  • Issue Seventeen - The France coach who sacked himself, Malcolm Allison's time at Sporting Lisbon, and an interview with Paul Breitner on West Germany's 1974 World Cup win.
  • Issue Eighteen - Gangland murders in Sweden, the remarkable rise of PEC Zwolle and the comeback of Eric Cantona framed against the 'Class of 92' v 'Spice Boys' dynamic. 

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