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Issue Twenty Four | A Question of Identity

Leaving La Familia

Shaul Adar

David Mizrahai explains why he left Beitar’s notorious Ultra group and what has happened since

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Issue Twenty Three | Fiction

The Eternal Derby

Scott Oliver

It’s Boca v River in the Libertadores final, and there won’t be a penalty shoot-out.

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Issue Twenty Three | Outsiders

Standing Out from the Crowd

Dan Edwards

Marcelo Stones explains how he led an alternative fan movement at Racing

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Issue Twenty Two | Tournaments

Photo Essay: Euro 2016

Stuart Roy Clarke

A journey through the tournament, reflecting on France and travelling fans’

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Issue Twenty Two | New Ground

Light In The Darkness

Shaul Adar

Football, family and the improbable success of Hapoel Be'er Sheva

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Issue Twenty Two | New Ground

Do You Know The Way?

Sam Wetherall

What San Jose Earthquakes tell us about the condition of Major League Soccer

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Issue Twenty One | Behind The Throne

The Captain’s Coup

Aleksandar Holiga

Zvonimir Boban, a controversial interview and Croatia’s conflicted relationship with its national side

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Issue Twenty One | Impression: England 1966

Golden Anniversary

Amy Lawrence

A people’s history of the 1966 and England’s only ever success at a major tournament

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Issue Twenty | Experience

An Aussie Swears at Selhurst

Jarrod Kimber

The cricket writer goes to a Premier League football match for the first time

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Issue Twenty | Experience

Fading Embers

Jake Walerius

With most of MLS booming, what’s gone wrong for Chicago Fire?

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Issue Twenty | Experience

Inca Trail

Joseph Marshall

A trip across the Andes and down the Amazon for a drab draw

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Issue Nineteen | Poetry

The Unknown Football Fan

Craig Smith

A poem

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Issue Nineteen | Memories

For the Love of the Honest Men

Ally Palmer

An Ayr United fan reflects on decades of following the ups and downs at Somerset Park

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Issue Nineteen | Photo Essay

Going To The Match

Przemek Niciejewski

A Kickstarter project to create a visual celebration of football culture - http://bit.ly/blizz-gttm

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Issue Seventeen | Belfast

A Patchwork City

Lefkos Kyriacou

Mapping the fan-bases of the major club’s in Northern Ireland’s capital

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Issue Fifteen | The North-East

A Sentimental Journey

Jonathan Wilson

In a world of superclubs, what’s the point of the ordinary teams?

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Issue Fifteen | The North-East

The Great Betrayal

George Caulkin

Mike Ashley and the cheapening of the Newcastle United dream

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Issue Twelve | Defenders of the Faith

The Birth of the Fan

Paul Brown

Why Victorians flocked to watch 22 men kicking a pig’s bladder about

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Issue Eleven | Identity

Size 5

Nicholas Hogg

Football, growing up in Leicester and falling out of love with the game

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Issue Nine | Polemics

Partisans and Purists

Charlie Robinson

Do fans experience football differently to those who watch without a vested interest?

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Issue Nine | Polemics

The Lager of Life

Tim Vickery

Football is haunted by violence, but can it be blamed for it?

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Issue Eight | Cyprus

The Hangover of War

Cyrus Philbrick

Almost four decades after the Turkish invasion, the shadow of conflict hangs over the Nicosia derby

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Issue Eight | Fans

But You Can't Change...

Mike Calvin

How a Watford supporter ended up being converted into a Millwall fan

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Issue Eight | Fans

In the Shadow of the Goldfish

Gary Hartley

Having lived the dream, Leeds have slowly drifted into a protracted doze

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Issue Eight | Fans

Paying the Price

Craig Anderson

Rangers' administration and relegation were about far more than a club that couldn't pay its debts

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Issue Six | Euro 2012

The Essential Backdrop

Jonathan Wilson

Euro 2012 raised major questions about the nature of fandom and what comprises a tournament

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Issue Six | The Lost

The Far Corner

James Young

How football in the north-east of Brazil struggles to keep up with the giants of the south

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Issue Five | The Asian Market

The Gaijin of Gamba

Ben Mabley

Fan culture has begun to challenge Japanese hierarchies. The only European Gamba ultra explains how

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Issue Five | The Asian Market

Sing When You're Winning

Ian Griffiths

How the need to appear successful turns fans in Singapore from the S.League to the Premier League

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Issue Five | Photo Essay

The Hard Core

Misha Domozhilov

Images of the fans who followed Zenit St Petersburg as they won the Russian championship in 2010

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Issue Five | Polemics

The Real Problem

Brian Phillips

Is the ‘real fan’ being marginalised or is he just a rhetorical tool?

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Issue Five | Polemics

Where’s Darth Vader Gone?

Simon Kuper

Is the age of football as a substitute for war coming to an end?

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Issue Five | Polemics

The Culture of Violence

Sergio Levinsky

The absence of leadership means there is little hope of Argentina’s hooligan problem being solved

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Issue Four | Africa

Ultra Violence

David Lynch

After the horrors of Port Said, the exact role of ultras in the downfall of Hosny Mubarak remains unclear

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Issue Three | New Beginnings

For Richer, For Poorer

Shaul Adar

How nationalism has shaped the rise and fall of Beitar Jerusalem

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Issue Three | In Appreciation of...

The Football of My Youth

Gary Naylor

Falling out of love with the modern game

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Issue One | Origins

Man and Boy

David Ashton

Fathers, sons and the grumbling terraces of industrial Scotland

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