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The Blizzard: The Football Quarterly #45

The Blizzard

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Published in June 2022, Issue Forty Five and its five sections contain 15 articles including two pieces looking ahead to the Qatar World Cup; Ned Boulting on Brian Clough, a master of the media; and Emile Avanessian relays the story of how Barcelona Femení became the most dominant side in the world.

Full contents:

  • QATAR

    The Building Legacy – James Corbett
    With the World Cup less than six months away, where does Qatar stand?

    The Sustainability Myth – Ben Gilbert
    Can the 2022 World Cup really be the carbon-neutral model the organisers claim?

    OUTSIDERS

    Flight of the Cunning Swede – Gunnar Persson
    The rise of Kurt Hamrin, the winger whose goals inspired AC Milan and Padova

    Sweet-stealer, Soldier, Striker – Aleksandar Djurić with Vladimir Novak
    How a Bosnian kayaker survived the war to play football for Singapore

    Odd Man Out – Jo Araf
    The emergence and exile of Alejandro de los Santos, Argentina’s only black footballer

    Part-time Passion – Sean Cole
    Edgar Davids and the contradictions of his turbulent spell as manager of Barnet

    Men in Black – Jon Spurling
    How referees became celebrities in the changing media world of the 70s

    The Deliberate Man – Ned Boulting
    Long after his retirement, Brian Clough remained a master of media

    Hot Stuff – Adam Bushby
    Nigel Pepper, York City, the burst balls and the mysteries of memory

    PHOTO ESSAY

    Leg to Stand On – Javier Sauras and Felix Lill
    The resilience and on-going struggles of Sierra Leone’s amputee footballers

    TEAM BUILDING

    The Greatest – Emile Avanessian
    How Barcelona Femení rose to become the most dominant side in the world

    In Jock Stein’s Shoes – Ewan Flynn
    Alex Ferguson’s adventures with Scotland at the 1986 World Cup

    Campo Testaccio – John Irving
    How an early wooden stadium modelled on Goodison Park captures the spirit of Roma

    The Real Brussels Club? – Peter Speetjens
    How Union St-Gilloise returned from the depths to shake up Belgium’s elite

    GREATEST GAMES

    Chelsea 4 Liverpool 4 – Scott Oliver
    Champions League semi-final, second leg, Stamford Bridge, London, 14 April 2009

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17 x 24 cm
Paperback
194 pages
June 2022
English
9781909811546