The Blizzard - The Football Quarterly

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The Blizzard - The Football Quarterly PDF ebook download 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 Three contains 21 articles in 10 different sections:
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Spartak
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* Fallen Idol, by Igor Rabiner—The decline of Spartak Moscow is inextricably bound up with the fortunes of their former coach, Oleg Romantsev
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Interview
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* Zagallo and Tostão—Mario Zagallo and Tostão talk to Tim Vickery about 1970, Pelé and the Brazilian style
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New Beginnings
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* A Crisis of Legitimacy, by Brian Oliver—Kenyan clubs are leading the fight against corruption in their football association
* For Richer, For Poorer, by Shaul Adar—How nationalism has shaped the rise and fall of Beitar Jerusalem
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In Appreciation of...
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* Angelo Di Livio, by Michael Cox—How the midfielder's loyalty inspired Fiorentina's return from bankruptcy
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Theory
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* The Mind has Mountains, by Lars Sivertsen—Egil Olsen talks about his conception of the game, Wimbledon and geographical trivia
* The Harmony of the Sphere, by Philippe Auclair—An exploration of the links between football and music
* Smash and Thunder, by Alexander Jackson—How a change of approach helped Newcastle cast off their chokers tag in the 1910 FA Cup final
* The Head Case, by John Sinnott—Standard Liège's Michel Bruyninckx leads the way in developing footballers' mental capacity
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Foreign Soil
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* The Bomb and the Bowler Hat, by Barney Ronay—How modern football was shaped in an internment camp in Berlin
* Tour of Duty, by Davidde Corran—With the Vietnam War at its height, Australia sent a team to play in a tournament in Saigon
* The Kennedy Conundrum, by Paul Doyle—Ireland's 1986 tour of Iceland brough their first international trophy, but ended an international career
* The Midfield, by David Ashton—A veteran remembers the no-man's-land football of the First World War
* The Youth of Today, by Jonathan Wilson—Clouds, clubs and the collective: reflections on the Under-20 World Cup
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Polemics
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* Comparing Apple with Oranje, by Simon Kuper and David Winner—Were Johan Cruyff and Ajax the John Lennon and Beatles of Amsterdam?
* The Race Card, by Gabriele Marcotti—Racist chanting is deplorable, but does the rush to condemn it obscure deeper issues?
* The Dawson's Creek Principle, by Musa Okwonga—Could it be that a US teen drama helps explain anomalies of football history?
* What's a Vote Worth?, by Steve Menary—How Fifa's attempts to devolve power could be a bribers' charter
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Football Manager
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* The Ballad of Bobby Manager: My Autobiography", by Iain Macintosh—When somebody takes their game of Football Manager just a little too seriously...
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Greatest Games
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* Denmark 4 USSR 2, by Janus Køster-Rasmussen—World Cup qualifier, Idrætsparken, Copenhagen, 5 June 1985
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Eight Bells
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* Great Finishes in Japan, by Ben M

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