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Issue Twenty Five | Revolutions

Rich Man's Plaything

Igor Rabiner

The inside story of how Monaco reinvented themselves, again

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Issue Twenty Three | The Past

Crime of Passion

Paul Brown

A France international, a champion cyclist, a gun and a deadly affair

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Issue Twenty Two | Tournaments

Second Class

Jonathan Wilson

Portugal should not be begrudged their win, but Euro 2016 raised serious questions about international football

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Issue Twenty Two | Tournaments

Our Turn

Tom Williams

After years of near misses and abjection, Wales fans finally could enjoy a tournament

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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 | Leaders

The Politician

Juliet Jacques

Lilian Thuram talks about 1998, social cohesion and the importance of football as a political tool

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Issue Twenty One | The Hosts

The Burial of the Exotic

Philippe Auclair

André-Pierre Gignac plays in Mexico but could be France’s key striker at the European Championship

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Issue Twenty One | The Hosts

Le Vocab

Tom Williams

A lexicon of French football terms, what they mean and their cultural significance’

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Issue Twenty | Experience

Square Posts

Robin Bairner

The Hampden Park goal-frames have pride of place in St Etienne’s club museum

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Issue Seventeen | Beyond the Game

The Man who Sacked Himself

Philippe Auclair

Gabriel Hanot was a player, a coach, a journalist and a pioneer who remains oddly neglected in France

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Issue Fifteen | Strikers

A Game for Individuals

Thierry Marchand and Philippe Auclair

Thierry Henry reflects on how football has changed in his 20 years at the top

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Issue Fifteen | Davids and Goliaths

When FFP Goes Wrong

Robin Bairner

Luzenac’s promotion to the French second flight should have been a joyous fairy-story but it killed the club

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Issue Fourteen | The Misfits

The Still Point

Joachim Barbier

Can a player like Javier Pastore make it at a club like Paris St-Germain?

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Issue Fourteen | The Revolutionaries

La Renaissance

Philippe Auclair

Michel Hidalgo survived kidnapping to lead France to the 1978 World Cup

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Issue Twelve | Against the Odds

Sleeping Giant

Robin Bairner

In 1982, Jean-Pierre Adams was given anaesthetic before knee surgery. He hasn’t woken up

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Issue Ten | Forgotten

The Dreamers

Philippe Auclair

Amid the protests of 1968, a group of journalists took French football leaders hostage

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Issue Two | Le Blues

Font of all Knowledge?

Matt Spiro

The Clairefontaine academy was once the envy of the world, but has it gone stale?

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Issue Two | Le Blues

What Makes a Nation?

Philippe Auclair

The recent French race furore ignores the diversity of France's footballing culture

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Issue One | Fortunes of War

The Collaborator

Philippe Auclair

The treacherous life and traitor's death of Alexandre Villaplane, France's first World Cup captain

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Issue One | Grass Roots

Port in a Storm

Ben Lyttleton

The extraordinary success of the academy at Le Havre

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