The Blizzard - The Football Quarterly: Issue Zero

The Blizzard - The Football Quarterly: Issue Zero

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The Blizzard is a quarterly 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. Contents of Issue Zero St Pauli ------------ * The Conversion of St Pauli?, by Uli Hessea€”Back in the Bundesliga, Europe's most noted counter-cultural club is having to balance its ethos with the desire for a secure financial future Interview ------------ * Guus Hiddink a€” Philippe Auclair talks to Guus Hiddink about his latest challenge, as coach of Turkey Going Wrong ------------------- * An African Parable, by Luke Alfreda€”For African teams, it's often after qualifying for the World Cup that the real challenge begins * The Dark Heart of Russian Football, by James Appella€”Will winning the right to host the World Cup force Russia to confront the corruption that stains its domestic game? * Double Trouble, by Joel Richardsa€”Argentina's short seasons are fun, but are they behind a culture of short-termism? * How Roy Race Ruined English Football, by Scott Murraya€”He may be Britain's most popular comic footballer, but Roy of the Rovers embodies everything wrong about the English game Ethics ---------- * Man and Superman, by Gabriele Marcottia€”Why football has some questions to answer about the ethics of performance enhancement Stony Ground --------------------- * Matters of Blood, by Andy Brassella€”The travails of Corsica's football clubs reflect the struggles of the island and its quest for autonomy qFirst Time Aroundq, by Michael Orra€”As Portland celebrates winning an MLS franchise, memories are stirred of the Timbers' debut season in the NASL Theory ---------- * The Dutch Style and the Dutch Nation, by Simon Kupera€”How the Netherlands' move away from liberalism is reflected in its football * Xavi and the Square Pass, by Musa Okwongaa€”How going sideways became the future * The Search for Space, by Michael Coxa€”How a theory of political polling explains why New Labour was like Dennis Bergkamp Bosnian Coaching --------------------------- * The Professor of Mostar, by SaAia Ibrulja€”Sulejman Rebac never won a trophy as manager, but 35 years after his retirement, his influence continues to be felt * The Watchmaker of Travnik, by Vladimir Novaka€”After six decades in football, could A†iro BlaA¾eviA‡'s odyssey be coming to an end in China? Verona ----------- * Verona's Great Romance, by James Horncastlea€”Recalling the drama of Italy's unlikeliest champions Sausages --------------- * Bangers and Cash, by Philippe Auclair- How Uli Hoeness became a sausage magnate * Garrincha's Swedish Son, by Lars Sivertsena€”When Garrincha toured Sweden with Botafogo, memories weren't all he left behind Polemics ------------- * What's Good for the Goose..., by Paul Tomkinsa€”Just because a manager has had success with one club does not mean his methods will transfer to another * Why The Away Goals Rule Must Be Abolished, by Ian Hawkeya€”The away goals rule is an archaism that is encouraging defensive play * Tradition and the Individual Talent, by Jacob Steinberga€”There's more to judging players than goals and medals * How the Champions League is Selling European Football Short, by Ouriel Daskala€”Could it be that the commercialisation of the Champions League has not gone far enough? * Dessert Comes at the End, by Raphael Honigsteina€”Football's administrators must beware killing the golden goose Football Manager ------------------------- * The Heidenheim Chronicles, by Iain Macintosha€”When somebody takes their game of Football Manager just a little too seriously... Greatest Games ------------------------ * Crvena Zvezda 2 Bayern Munich 2, by Jonathan Wilsona€”European Cup semi-final second leg, Marakana, Belgrade, 24 April 1991 Eight Bells ---------------- * European Cup Upsets, by Rob Smytha€”A selection of the European Cup's most unexpected resultsabout the probity of matches were headline news throughout the 2010 Russian football season. Russia has ... In WesternEurope highprofilecases inrecent years have concerned largescale betting syndicates attempting torig matchesfor profit.

Title:The Blizzard - The Football Quarterly: Issue Zero
Author:Jonathan Wilson, Philippe Auclair, Rafael Honigstein, Uli Hesse, James Horncastle, Lars Sivertsen, Michael Cox, Andy Brassell, Gabriele Marcotti, Rob Smyth
Publisher:Blizzard Media Ltd - 2011-03-04


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