The Blizzard: The Football Quarterly #43

The Blizzard

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Published in December 2021, Issue Forty Three and its seven sections contains 18 articles including Daniel Rey on the takeover at Newcastle United; Arik Rosenstein’s experience of the Israeli State Cup quarterfinal between Beitar Jerusalem and Bnei Sakhnin; and stories focussing on the beautiful game in the US.

Full contents:

  • Introduction

    Issue 43: Editor’s Note – Jonathan Wilson
    Jonathan Wilson’s Editor’s Note from Issue Forty Three

    State of Play

    The Cold War – James Corbett
    As Fifa seeks a greater stake in the club game, its battle with Uefa is hotting up

    The Recurring Ghost – Simon Banks
    April’s proposals were not the first attempt to impose a Super League on European football

    Soft Power – James Beardsworth
    Football, dissent and the role of football in Belarus

    Black and White Wash – Daniel Rey
    Newcastle’s takeover is no cause for celebration


    Slump City – Steve Tongue
    For football in the West Midlands, the 60s were a period of struggle and decline

    Odd Men Out

    The Cannon of the Vila Belmiro – Joshua Law
    Pepe on playing with Pelé and the glory years of Santos

    Saturday Night Lights – Arik Rosenstein
    A fan from New York experiences a game between Beitar Jerusalem and Bnei Sakhnin

    Hotel Corona – Brendan Madden
    In 1979 Real Zaragoza were caught up in a fire that left 78 dead

    Photo Essay

    On Top of the World – Joe Phelan
    Despite a population of just 56,000, Greenland continues its campaign to join Fifa

    The US

    The British Are Coming – Nigel Tassell
    Ron Newman, Freddie Goodwin, Gordon Bradley and the English takeover of NASL

    An Iron Hand – Ewan Flynn
    How Tony Waiters went from keeping goal for Blackpool to leading Canada to the World Cup

    The Red Bull – Karan Tejwani
    How Jesse Marsch has battled scepticism to lead the way for US coaches in Europe

    I’m with the Cosmos – Steve Hunt
    How a midfielder with six appearances for Aston VIlla ended up playing with Pelé


    Grow Old and Stay Young – John Harding
    The conman and naturopath who helped Herbert Chapman’s Arsenal with dietary advice

    Mark of Respect – Tom Nicholson
    The origins and significance of the captain’s armband

    Bruno e Carlo – John Nassoori
    The close relationship between Carlo Ancelotti and his fitness guru Bruno Demichelis

    Body Language – Ben Welch
    How understanding and using physical cues can take athletes to the next level


    Streltsov – Jonathan Wilson
    It’s 1996 and Torpedo Moscow club functionary Vanya remembers the troubled striker Eduard Streltsov


17 x 24 cm
194 pages
December 2021