From the publisher:
Issue eight is a love letter to England. Or maybe it's more of a breakup letter. Either way, there's a lot of heartache as we explore the conflict of English identity in Conor Rogers' hyper-real betting slip paintings, Beatrice Lettice Boyle's close-up portraits of weeping England stars and George Shaw's stark, haunted images of abandoned goalposts. Elsewhere, we look at the artistic origins of three-sided football, Ahilan Ratnamohan's football choreography, Martin Parr’s football photographs and Robert Delaunay's dizzying depiction of the game.