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The Blizzard: The Football Quarterly #34

The Blizzard

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Published in September 2019, Issue Thirty Four contains five sections of articles, including: Ewan MacKenna on how Bolsonaro hijacked Brazil’s Copa América triumph, Nick Ames and Jonathan Wilson on Algeria at the Cup of Nations and Scott Oliver on what makes a club and why the colours seem to matter so much more than other aspects.

Full contents:

  • Introduction

    Editor’s Note – Jonathan Wilson
    Jonathan Wilson’s Editor’s Note from Issue Thirty Four


    Relentless March – Suzy Wrack
    The USA’s victory at the Women’s World Cup and Fifa’s failings amid the indifference of France

    The Wider Conversation – Jonathan Wilson
    Can we talk about women’s football without talking about talking about women’s football?

    Mediocrity and the Beast – Ewan MacKenna
    Brazil won the Copa América but their triumph was hijacked by Jair Bolsonaro

    Taking Care – Tim Vickery
    How semi-final disappointment led to the interim coach Lionel Scaloni getting the Argentina job

    New Wave – Nick Ames and Jonathan Wilson
    Amid the heat and chaos at the Cup of Nations, Algeria offered hope

    Below the Surface – Jon Arnol
    The Gold Cup had familiar finalists, but things are changing in Concacaf

    Being There – Santokie Nagulendran
    After a troubled history, Guyana made the most of a first Gold Cup qualification
    In Erbstein’s Name – Dominic BlissHow the extraordinary life of a Hungarian pioneer inspired a tournament in Budapest

    Photo Essay

    Derby Day – Paolo Vezzoli
    A football derby is a special occurrence the world over. But in Hamburg, things are a bit different


    Legs of Thunders – Ian Hawkey
    The redemption of Jerry Sikhosana and Orlando Pirates’ Champions League glory

    The Dribbler – Sam France
    Adama Traoré dribbles more than almost anybody else in the world. But what is he actually good for?

    The Sadness of Kaziu – Chris Lepkowski
    September 2019 marks 30 years since the premature death of the Polish great Kazimierz Deyna

    Diverging Paths – Ryan Baldi
    Jesse Lingard and Ravel Morrison once played together but their careers have followed different trajectories

    The Rise and Fall of Skonto Riga – Callum Rice-Coates
    Once the giants of Latvian football, now Skonto are struggling to survive

    New Money – John McManus
    Başakşehir are Turkey’s newest professional club. Last season they nearly won the league


    Royal Dissent – Edward Sugden
    What Reading’s attempts at a club song tell us about the hollowness of modern football

    Playing for the Shirt – Scott Oliver
    What makes a club, and why do their colours seem to matter so much more than other aspects of identity?

    Eight Bells

    Eight Bells – Richard Jolly
    A selection of eight memorably awful Premier League relegation campaigns


17 x 24 cm
194 pages
September 2019