The Blizzard - The Football Quarterly: Issue Four

The Blizzard - The Football Quarterly: Issue Four

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The Blizzard is a quarterly football publication, put together by a cooperative of journalists and authors, its main aim to provide a platform for top-class writers from across the globe to enjoy the space and the freedom to write what they like about the football stories that matter to them. Issue Four Contents ------------------ Barcelona ------------------ * The Inverted Sheepdog, by Graham Huntera€”The inside story of how Xavi emerged as the central hub of the world's greatest team * Corrida of Uncertainty, by David Winnera€”How the cruelty of tiki-taka resembles bull-fighting * The Other Rival, Another Way, by Scott Olivera€”When the nastiest rivalry in Spain was between Barcelona and Athletic ---------------- Interview ---------------- * Alex Fergusona€”The Manchester United manager tells Philippe Auclair about his early start, the importance of continuity and his need to be alone --------------- London --------------- * Capital Failings, by Ian Hawkeya€”Football clubs in democratic capitals tend to underperform and London is no exception * A Very English Visionary, by Martin Cloakea€”How the understated radicalism of Arthur Rowe defined Tottenham's style * South of the River, by Nick Szczepanika€”For a spell in the eighties, Charlton Athletic, Crystal Palace, Millwall and Wimbledon challenged the elite * The Bald Eagle and the Modern Way, by Bob Yulea€”How Jim Smith brough the 3-5-2 to Queens Park Rangers --------------- Theory --------------- * Deschamps-Suaudeau, by Patrick Dessaulta€”Didier Deschamps and Jean-Claude Suaudeau debate the modern vogue for attacking football * The New Enganche, by Sam Kellya€”Javier Pastore talks about his move to Paris Saint-Germain and living up to the playmaking ideal ------------- Africa ------------- * Unlikely Hosts, Unlikelier Winners, by Pablo Manriquez and Backpagepixa€”Images from the 2012 African Cup of Nations * Victory Song, by Jonathan Wilsona€”How Zambia's emotional triumph restored the zest to the Cup of Nations * The Barefoot Pioneers, by Gary Al-Smitha€”CK Gyamfi explains how a bootless tour to Britain helped shape the game in Ghana * Ultra Violence, by David Lyncha€”After the horrors of Port Said, the exact role of ultras in the downfall of Hosny Mubarak remains unclear ------------------------------- In Appreciation Of ------------------------------- * Ronaldo in Moscow, by Sheridan Birda€”A slalom through the Luzhniki mud confirmed the genius of qO Fenomenoq * Toussaint on Zidane, by Juliet Jacquesa€”What the World Cup final headbutt meant to the Belgian writer ----------------- Polemics ----------------- * PelAc v Beckham, by Pete Grathoffa€”Which of the icons had the greater impact on football in the USA? * The Other Cup, by Brian Phillipsa€”How do you solve a problem like the Europa League? * Continental Drift, by Rob Langhama€”Kazakhstan has slipped behind Uzbekistan since it abandoned Asia ----------------------------- Football Manager ----------------------------- * The Ballad of Bobby Manager: My Autobiography, by Iain Macintosha€”When somebody takes their game of Football Manager just a little too seriously... -------------------------- Greatest Games -------------------------- * Racing 1 Celtic 0, by Dan Edwardsa€”Intercontinental Cup final play off, Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, 4 November 1967 ------------------- Eight Bells ------------------- * Shirt Tales, by Scott Murraya€”The history behind a selection of iconic kitsIn the dressingroom Ronaldo gave his shirt to his coach asa souvenir. aquot;It was a lovely gesture. ... The man himself says, aquot;Inter fans still talk to me aboutthat goal. I felt like I ... and quick feet. The nerazzurri won 30, Ronie scoring the final goal with another trademark pearl a€” zooming onto a ... Itwashis sixthgoal in the 199798 Uefa Cup, and his 34thof theseason in all competitions. That 199798 Uefa Cupanbsp;...

Title:The Blizzard - The Football Quarterly: Issue Four
Author:Jonathan Wilson, David Winner, Nick Szczepanik, Patrick Dessault, Scott Murray, Iain Macintosh, Philippe Auclair, Scott Oliver, Graham Hunter, Sheridan Bird
Publisher:Blizzard Media Ltd - 2012-03-12


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