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The Blizzard: The Football Quarterly #42

The Blizzard

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From the publisher:

To be published in September 2021, Issue Forty Two contains four sections containing 12 articles including Jonathan Wilson on how Euro 2020 celebrated a return to normality, for good and ill; Tim Vickery on how Lionel Messi’s long-awaited international trophy came in the weirdest of circumstances; and a collection of stories on Italy in the War.

Full contents:

  • Issue 42: Editor’s Note – Jonathan Wilson
    Jonathan Wilson’s Editor’s Note from Issue Forty Two

  • Homecoming – Jonathan Wilson
    Euro 2020 was a surprisingly bright tournament that, for good and ill, celebrated a returning normality

  • The Two Cultures – Morten Glinvad
    Kasper Hjulmand and the job of reconciling Denmark’s divided footballing identity

  • A Strange Kind of Glory – Tim Vickery
    Lionel Messi has an international trophy at last, but it came in the weirdest of circumstances

  • A Coming Home – Stuart Roy Clarke
    Stuart Roy Clarke photographs during Euro 2020 (with a little help from his friends Jose & Dan, Nick & Natalie)

  • The Birth of the Legend – Nicola Ferrero
    The creation and destruction of Torino’s five-time title winners

  • Son of the Father – Paolo Vezzola
    Sandro Mazzola on his Superga, his father and living up to the family name

  • Football and Fascism – John Foot
    From the very beginning Mussolini understood the soft-power importance of sport

  • Opposite Sides – John Irving
    The parallel tragedies of Raffaele Jaffe and his former protege Luigi Barbesino

  • The Ironic Little Laugh – Simone Pierotti
    Football, scepticism and the battle for survival in Tuscany during the War

  • The Reserve Net – Alberto Facchinetti
    Gip Viani and the development of catenaccio at Salernitana

  • Wandering Rocks – John Irving
    Throughout Italy, careers were shaped and destroyed by the War

  • Mentors – Ben Welch
    How players are shaped by the environment in which they grow up


17 x 24 cm
194 pages
September 2021