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Issue Eighteen | Polemics

The Subscription Model

Tsjalle can der Burg

Does putting football on pay television really make economic sense?

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Issue Eighteen | Polemics

A Convenient Culprit

Luke Alfred

Is Steve Goddard really the only man to blame for South Africa’s match-fixing scandal?

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Issue Seventeen | Polemics

Against Sanitised Football

Alexander Shea

Can fans fight back against clubs who seek to ignore their history for bland branding?

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Issue Seventeen | Polemics

The Trials of Baghdad Bob

Paul Brown

Can Roberto Martínez restore his reputation after a season of wilful blinkeredness?

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Issue Twelve | Polemics

Artist or Machine?

Alex Keble

An investigation into the paradoxical relationship between sport and creativity

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Issue Twelve | Polemics

Alternate Title

Tim Vickery

The lessons sports journalists can draw from the Monkees

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Issue Ten | Polemics

Literally on Fire

Jonathan Liew

How the game’s relationship with smoking has changed over the generations

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Issue Ten | Polemics

The Death of Mystery

Rory Smith

Is the modern thirst for knowledge taking the fun out of football?

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Issue Ten | Polemics

An Extra Edge

Colin O'Brien

Is football really clean, or does the sport have its head in the sand?

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Issue Ten | Polemics

Importing “¡Puto!”

Nicolas Poppe

What a chant reveals about attitudes to homosexuality in US stadiums

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Issue Ten | Polemics

The Voice of a Nation

Dan Edwards

The commentator Victor Hugo Morales is controversial, but makes football matter

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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 | Polemics

In Praise of Football

Alex Keble

For all the commercialisation and scandal, football remains the purest and most demotic of cultural modes

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Issue Eight | Polemics

Financial Fair Play?

Steve Menary

How Champions League revenues can devastate competition in Europe's smaller leagues

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Issue Seven | Polemics

Breaking the Mould

Zac Lee Rigg

Last year Johnny Saelua became the first transgender person to play in World Cup qualifying

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Issue Seven | Polemics

In Arsène We Trust

Zach Slaton

However frustrating this season, the numbers suggest Arsenal would be worse off without Arsène Wenger

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Issue Seven | Polemics

Dictionary of Received Ideas

Brian Phillips

A guide to what pundits really mean when they use certain terms

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Issue Seven | Polemics

Follow the Money

Elliot Turner

How Nicaragua's national stadium highlights the problems with Fifa's Goal project

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Issue Seven | Polemics

The Third Party

Sergio Levinsky

A tax avoidance scandal in Argentina could have ramifications across the globe

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Issue Six | Polemics

Care for the Community

Gabriele Marcotti

Could a radical rejig of television schedules help create a greater bond between clubs and their fans?

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Issue Six | Polemics

Location, Location, Location

Tom Dart

Which is more important? How it looks or where a stadium is?

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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 | Polemics

Pelé v Beckham

Pete Grathoff

Which of the icons had the greater impact on football in the USA?

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Issue Four | Polemics

The Other Cup

Brian Phillips

How do you solve a problem like the Europa League?

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Issue Four | Polemics

Continental Drift

Rob Langham

Kazakhstan has slipped behind Uzbekistan since it abandoned Asia

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Issue Three | Polemics

Comparing Apple with Oranje

Simon Kuper and David Winner

Were Johan Cruyff and Ajax the John Lennon and Beatles of Amsterdam?

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Issue Three | Polemics

The Race Card

Gabriele Marcotti

Racist chanting is deplorable, but does the rush to condemn it obscure deeper issues?

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Issue Three | Polemics

The Dawson's Creek Principle

Musa Okwonga

Could it be that a US teen drama helps explain anomalies of football history?

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Issue Three | Polemics

What's a Vote Worth?

Steve Menary

How Fifa's attempts to devolve power from the executive committee could be a bribers' charter

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Issue Two | Polemics

Is Football Still Sport?

Rory Smith

It unfolds like a soap opera for the entertainment of millions and the profit of a few. What has football become?

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Issue Two | Polemics

Too Fast, Too Furious?

James Grossi

Why have so many creative players suffered such dreadful injuries in the MLS this season?

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Issue One | Polemics

The Pillars of the Earth

Simon Kuper

Could it be that the Premier League boom has only just begun?

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Issue One | Polemics

What's the Point of Football Writing?

Tim Vickery

There's more to it than getting up late, isn't there? Isn't there?

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Issue One | Polemics

Worlds Apart

Kieron O'Connor

When Iker Casillas raised the World Cup trophy in Johannesburg's Soccer City last July, everyone congratulated Spain on...

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Issue Zero | Polemics

What's Good for the Goose...

Paul Tomkins

Just because a manager has had success with one club does not mean his methods will transfer to another

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Issue Zero | Polemics

Why the Away Goals Rule Must Be Abolished

Ian Hawkey

The away goals rule is an archaism that is encouraging defensive play

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Issue Zero | Polemics

Tradition and the Individual Talent

Jacob Steinberg

There's more to judging players than goals and medals

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Issue Zero | Polemics

How the Champions League is Selling European Football Short

Ouriel Daskal

Could it be that the commercialisation of the Champions League has not gone far enough?

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Issue Zero | Polemics

Dessert Comes at the End

Raphael Honigstein

Football's administrators must beware killing the golden goose

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