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The Blizzard: The Football Quarterly #52

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Published in March 2024, Issue Fifty Two and its five sections contains 16 articles including how Derry City overcame political chaos to win the Irish treble in 1988-89; how Ange Postecoglou has bred new hope at Tottenham; a Russian fan on dealing with the disillusionment after the invasion of Ukraine; Al-Hilal v Al-Nassr and the experience of attending the Riyahd derby; photo galleries from both the African Cup of Nations and the Asian Cup.

TOURNAMENTS

March of the Zombie Elephants – Jonathan Wilson

Cote d’Ivoire kept looking out of the Cup of Nations but claimed an implausible triumph

Coming Home – Alasdair Howarth

The trend is clear: African teams are turning more and more to African coaches

Herding Eagles – Osasu Obayiuwana

José Peseiro is just the latest coach to find managing Nigeria an almost impossible task

Reputation Restored – John Duerden

After a miserable performance at the World Cup, Qatar retained their Asian Cup crown

Perspective – Sam Kunti

As war devastated Gaza, Palestine’s players achieved a best-ever Asian Cup performance

A FOREIGN COUNTRY

Guns and the Grail – Roger Domeneghetti

How Derry City overcame political chaos to win the Irish treble in 1988-89

The Dissident – Brendan Madden

Isaiah Stein was an anti-Apartheid campaigner who fled South Africa. His sons were Luton legends

INDIVIDUALS

A Scorer of Great Goals – Osasu Obayiuwana

Tony Yeboah talks about life in Europe, Jupp Heynckes and Howard Wilkinson

The Go-Between – Daniel Rey

The Way of the Scorpion and a player destined to be forever misunderstood

The Manager Who Sold Himself – John Irving

Ivor Broadis, the bonds of football and the joys of Carlisle childhood

THE MODERN GAME

The Little Rebel – Jonathan Wilson

Sweden, the rejection of VAR and the limitations of an anti-establishment ethos

The KAMAZ of Forgetting – Sergey Bondarenko

A Russian fan and dealing with disillusionment after the invasion of Ukraine

200 Days of Ange – Phil Walker

How a new manager with new ideas has bred new hope at Tottenham

Come to see Cristiano? – John Duerden

Al-Hilal v Al-Nassr and the experience of attending the Riyahd derby in the days of plenty

The Nostalgia Principle – Peter Speetjens

Diniz, Fluminense, Brazil and the fragile rise of the pioneer of relationism

THEORY

Temporal Binding Windows of the Soul – Ben Gilbert

How modern behavioural neuroscience proves that goalkeepers really are different


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17 x 24 cm
Paperback
194 pages
March 2024
English
9781909811546