In Germany, all sports pale into insignificance compared to football. Victory in the 2014 World Cup illustrated how fanatical the nation is. Week after week, thousands of fans visit stadiums small and large...
By Christian A. Werner | Issue 10
THE TEAM WHO
STOLE THE CUP
Described as "the most chaotic, disorganised and ramshackle tournament in football history”.
We look at the 1950 World Cup.
The words “AGAINST MODERN FOOTBALL”, which are written
in massive letters on one of the club’s stadium’s walls, say it all. Unión Club Ceares believed another style of football was possible. Now they know it is...
By Xavi Heras | Issue 11
There are moments in life
when you just know you have over-stepped the boundaries
of appropriate adult behavior.
In my case it was shouting
‘For fuck’s sake, don’t make
that fat twat look like Messi!’...
By Brendan Elsted | Issue 11
PICKLES AND THE
We are pleased to announce
that we have teamed up with Copa90 and we are part of their football collective.
THE FALLEN CAPTAIN
By Greg Lea | Issue 10
The European Cup final is supposed to be the pinnacle. For Roma's legendary captain, Agostino Di Bartolomei, it was the start of a tragic downfall.
THE MARACANÃ OWL
By Nuno Amado | Issue 10
Perhaps it’s got something
to do with the birds and beasts
on our club crests, but the world of football seems to be
a world of animal lovers.
By Tom Dowding | Issue 10
There was once a time when Italian football ruled Europe.
It was a time when the world’s finest footballers flocked to
the boot-shaped peninsula...
Vitālijs Astafjevs wasn’t one
of those wonder kids who are decked out in international colours before they’re even out of their teens. 21 years and 123 days old when he first pulled on the red and white of Latvia...
By Robert O'Connor | Issue 11
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