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The Blizzard: The Football Quarterly #51

The Blizzard

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Published in December 2023, Issue Fifty One and its five sections contains 14 articles including how the Denmark team of the ‘80s was both doomed and beautiful; a photo essay on the women’s football boom in the mountains of northern Pakistan; how Andres Montes and tiki-taka changed the language of football; tracking down the Sheriff of London Shield after its disappearance in 1983.

NEW WORLDS

The Romanov Revolution – Ewan Flynn

How a Lithuanian former submariner saved Hearts, gave them hope then broke them

The Global Game – Tim Vickery

How João Havelange beat Stanley Rous in the 1974 Fifa presidential elections

Big Head – John Irving

Short, squat, skilful and controversial, Omar Sivori pre-empted Diego Maradona

The Barron Legacy – Ben Gilbert

Tracking down Barcelona’s mysterious second manager, a secretary from Durham

LOST

The Crash – Igor Rabiner

In 1979, Pakhtakor’s plane came down on the way to a game against Dinamo Minsk

The Glorious Storage Issue – Dominic Bliss

Tracking down the Sheriff of LondonShield after its disappearance in 1983

PHOTO ESSAY

Top of the World – Michael Sheridan

In the mountains of Karimabad, northern Pakistan, women’s football is booming

OUTSIDERS

Still There – Shaul Adar

Makkabi Berlin and the significance of a German Cup tie against Wolfsburg

Memories of Mexico – Chris Lepkowski

Jan Mølby remembers the beautiful but doomed Denmark of the 80s

Changing Places – John Smith

The difficulties and triumphs of trying to run a refugee team in the Essex leagues

The Third Term – Alessandro Bai

Salernitana, a miraculous escape and the complications of ownership

Treble Tóth – Simone Pierotti

How three generations of the same family enjoyed footballing success

The Man who Coined Tiki-Taka – Brendan Madden

Andres Montes was a distinctive commentator who changed the language of football

FICTION

On the Way – John Wheatcroft

In the fifties, a man goes to the zoo and then Maine Road


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17 x 24 cm
Paperback
194 pages
September 2023
English
9781909811546