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The Blizzard: The Football Quarterly #46

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Published in September 2022, Issue Forty Six and its six sections contain 16 articles including four pieces on international women’s football, a look at Qatar’s struggles to become competitive World Cup hosts, reflections on crowd control and pitch invasions, five very different footballing legends and much, much more.

COMPETITIONS

Emerging from the Pack – Tim Stillman
How Sarina Wiegman’s decisiveness and settled England side won Euro 2022

The Eruption – Alasdair Howorth
South Africa won the Wafcon, Nigeria faltered but the real story was the rise of Morocco

Nurturing the Seedling – Paul Myers
After a successful tournament, how does women’s football develop further in Africa?

Next Levels – Tim Vickery
Brazil continues to dominate the Women’s Copa América, but are there signs of progress?

BIGGER PICTURE

Building Qatar – John McManus
Aspire, imports and the struggle to give the World Cup hosts a team to be proud of

Dissident in Inverted Commas – Kit Holden
Was supporting Union Berlin really an act of opposition in Communist East Germany?

War Games – Ronny Blashcke
The contested meaning of football in a region racked by conflict

Sacred Space – Ben Gilbert
Ken Bates, electric fences and the worrying return of pitch invasions

PHOTO ESSAY

The Ball’s The Thing
The journey made by the Spirit of Football ball

GENIUSES

The Death of Beauty – Felipe Almeida
Zico remembers the 1982 World Cup and the trauma of Brazil’s defeat to Italy

Fish Out of Water – Sean Cole
How Christophe Dugarry helped Steve Bruce’s Birmingham City avoid relegation

Two Ties – Günter Netzer
The Borussia Mönchengladbach great on two European games that defined his career

Piksi Dust – Vladimir Novak
How Dragan Stojković’s positive outlook has transformed Serbia

The Winner – Emile Avanessian
The astonishingly successful career of the astonishingly popular Dani Alves

THEORY

Street Footballers – Ben Welch
Is there a danger that academies can remove useful rough edges?

GREATEST GAMES

Liverpool 1, Arsenal 2 – Rob Smyth
Premiership, Anfield, Liverpool, 23 December 2001


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17 x 24 cm
Paperback
194 pages
September 2022
English
9781909811546