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The Blizzard: The Football Quarterly #35

The Blizzard

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From the publisher:

Released in December 2019, Issue 35 contains six sections of articles including: Gary Hartley on how Leeds United fans fought back against the far-right, Andrew Downie on Pele’s 1000th goal and Jon Spurling on how Herbert Chapman’s Arsenal finally came together.

Full contents:

  • Introduction

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


    Rebellion and the Cosmos – Joshua Stephens
    How football in New York has become a battleground in the fight against the far right

    Leeds Utd v the National Front – Gary Hartley
    How fans fought back against the rise of the far right on the Elland Road terraces

    The Great Walk-Off – David Owen
    Peru beat Austria 4-2 at the 1936 Olympics, but it was the Europeans who went through


    The Shadow of the Milestone – Andrew Downie
    Remembering the hysteria around Pelé’s hunt for his 1000th goal, 50 years on

    The Hardest Man – John Harding
    Frank Barson was a tough player, but was he stitched up by the ban that ended his career?

    The Singing Winger – Colin Grainger
    The Sheffield United forward Colin Grainger on scoring two on his international debut against Brazil


    The Yellow Shirts of Doom – Hassanin Mubarak
    How political meddling ruined Iraq’s only appearance at a World Cup, in Mexico in 1986

    Pianist, Composer, Fan – Simone Pierotti
    Dmitri Shostakovich was one of the most influential figures in 20th-century music. He also loved football.
    Diminishing Glory – Dan BillinghamThe rise and fall and ongoing re-evaluation of Groclin Dyskobolia

    Aligning the Stars – Jon Spurling
    It was in 1929-30 that Herbert Chapman’s Arsenal finally came together

    The Red Poncho – Timothy Abraham
    Mushuc Ruma are a football team, but also a vital symbol of Ecuador’s indigenous people

    The Palm Court – Nicholas Blincoe
    Israeli football was born on a dusty pitch in Tel Aviv in the 1920s

    Journey’s End – Thore Haugstad
    How Sven-Göran Eriksson overcame the doubters to lead Lazio to the 1999-2000 scudetto.


    The Narcissism of Differences – Paul Hyland
    What makes a rivalry, and can a team exist without a rival to define themselves against?

    The Rituals of Faith – Edd Norval
    The sociological similarities between football and religion

    Greatest Game

    Roma 4 Inter 5 – Emmet Gates
    Serie A, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, 3 May 1999

    Eight Bells

    Eight Bells – Michael Yokhin
    A selection of players called up to their national teams from outside the top flight


17 x 24 cm
194 pages
December 2019