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.
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
Roma 4 Inter 5 – Emmet Gates
Serie A, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, 3 May 1999
Eight Bells – Michael Yokhin
A selection of players called up to their national teams from outside the top flight