And Gazza Misses The Final

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Author: Rob Smyth,Scott Murray

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472111060

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

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Classic World Cup clashes brought to life and re-evaluated by two of the writers of the popular Guardian minute-by-minute football blog. Watching each match in real time and reacting to the twists and turns of the action, Murray and Smyth bring you the real stories of the matches as they happened, not the highlights package or rose-tinted version. From the crowd swarming over the pitch moments before the Brazil-Uruguay classic of 1950 kicked off, to the dubious refereeing decisions that decided England's single triumph at Wembley, this is the history of the World Cup as you've never seen it before. As well as 30 classic moments from other matches, the games given a full report include: 1950 Uruguay v Brazil 1962 Chile v Italy 1966 England v Argentina England v West Germany 1970 England v West Germany Italy v West Germany Brazil v Italy 1974 West Germany v Holland 1978 Scotland v Holland 1982 Brazil v Italy West Germany v France 1986 England v Argentina France v Brazil 1990 England vs Cameroon England v West Germany 1994 Romania v Argentina 1998 Argentina v England 2006 Italy v Germany 2010 Spain v Holland

The Blizzard - The Football Quarterly: Issue Fifteen

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Author: Jonathan Wilson,Philippe Auclair,Rob Smyth,Iain Macintosh,Scott Murray,Amy Lawrence,Dominic Bliss,Harry Pearson,George Caulkin,Luke Alfred

Publisher: Blizzard Media Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 190

View: 1750

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. Contents of Issue Fifteen ----------------------- The North-East ----------------------- * Jonathan Wilson, A Sentimental Journey - In a world of superclubs, what’s the point of the ordinary teams? * George Caulkin, The Great Betrayal - Mike Ashley and the cheapening of the Newcastle dream * Harry Pearson, The Van Basten of Hartlepool - Adam Boyd and the glory of a flickering talent * Michael Walker, Bob Paisley and the Red Kennedys - The north-eastern influence that underlay Liverpool’s period of domination ------------------ Strikers ------------------ * Dominic Bliss, A Season in Turin - Denis Law remembers his year playing in Serie A * Jim Davies and Juan Felipe Rubio, The Lost Weekend - Spending two days on Faustino Asprilla’s Colombian ranch * Thierry Marchand and Philippe Auclair, A Game for Individuals - Thierry Henry reflects on how football has changed in his 20 years at the top ------------------------------- Davids and Goliaths ------------------------------- * Luke Alfred, The Boys who never Grew Up - South Africa are African football’s greatest underachievers. What’s gone wrong? * Robin Bairner, When FFP Goes Wrong - Luzenac’s promotion to the French second flight should have been a joyous fair-story but it killed the club * Will Unwin, Defying the Odds - How tiny Eibar have taken their place in the Spanish top flight * Paul Watson, Fifa’s Exiles - For Pacific islands, football development can be a haphazard and fragile process ------------- Theory ------------- * Nicholas Blincoe, The Roundhead’s Paradox - Tony Pulis and the conflicted character of British Puritanism * Amy Lawrence, Wengerball - Arsène Wenger, the Invincibles and the transformation of Arsenal’s philosophy * Jonny Singer, The Archduke and the Offside Law - Did the First World War lead to the most significant ever change to the Laws of the Game? * Marti Pararnu, Pep Talk - How Guardiola inspired Bayern Munich before the Super Cup shoot-out against Chelsea ----------------------------------- The Sense of an Ending ----------------------------------- * Ewan MacKenna, Fallen Eagle - The death of the former Nigeria striker Rashidi Yekini remains shrouded in mystery. * Alessandro Mastrolucca, Bergamini - 25 years ago the Cosenza midfielder Denis Bergamini was run over by a truck. Was it murder? --------------- Fiction --------------- * Iain Macintosh, Quantum of Bobby - Spinning through time and space, Bobby Manager finds himself at Roy Keane’s Sunderland ------------------------ Greatest Games ------------------------ * Scott Murray, Liverpool 3 Newcastle United 0 - FA Cup final, Wembley Stadium, London, 4 May 1974 ------------------ Eight Bells ------------------ * Rob Smyth, Dethronings - A selection of champions who surrendered their titles in decisive fashion

The Blizzard - The Football Quarterly: Issue Fourteen

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Author: Jonathan Wilson,Philippe Auclair,Iain Macintosh,Ben Lyttleton,Rob Smyth,Scott Murray,Tim Vickery,Gabriele Marcotti,Dion Fanning,Simon Kuper

Publisher: Blizzard Media Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 190

View: 6411

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. Contents of Issue Fourteen ------------------------- World Cup Review ------------------------- * Cassiano Gobbet, The End of the Affair - Brazil’s 7-1 semi-final defeat will reverberate through history: what went wrong? * Ben Lyttleton, The Inevitable Conclusion - Another World Cup exit on penalties: why can’t the Dutch win shoot-outs? * Various, Notes from a Tournament - It wasn’t all about the football. Memories of the 2014 World Cup. * Ryu Voelkel, A selection of the best images from the 2014 World Cup --------------------- Past Glories --------------------- * Elko Born, The Velvet Revolution - Johan Cruyff, Ajax and the struggle for the soul of Dutch football * Dan Nolan, Orbán Planning - The Hungarian prime minister’s attempts to restore the national team to glory * Rob Smyth, Lars Eriksen, Mike Gibbons, The End of the Affair - How Spain and a misplaced backpass halted Denmark’s glorious 1986 World Cup campaign --------------------- The Misfits --------------------- * Richard Jolly, Bye-bye Bebé - The strange Manchester United career of the Portuguese striker * Luke Alfred, Best in Show - While most fans were focused on the 1974 World Cup, George Best was playing in South Africa * Joachim Barbier, The Still Point - Can a player like Javier Pastore make it at a club like PSG? ------------------------------ The Revolutionaries ------------------------------ * Alex Footman, $10 Per Day - Aid poverty and political turmoil, football goes on in Afghanistan * John Harding, Football’s First Millionaire - How Bolton’s Jack Slater smashed class barriers to make his fortune * Pedar Foss, The Rise and Fall of Castel Rigone - The entrepreneur, the village team and the experiment in humanistic capitalism * Gunnar Persson, A Passage to Indiana - The Swedish great Murren Carlsson’s doomed attempt to make it in the USA * Philippe Auclair, The Second Birth of French Football - Michel Hidalgo survived kidnapping to lead France to the 1978 World Cup ----------------- Fiction ----------------- * Iain Macintosh, Quantum of Bobby - Spinning through time and space, Bobby Manager finds himself in Escape to Victory ------------------------ Greatest Games ------------------------ * Michael Yokhin, Russia 1 Ukraine 1 - Euro 2000 qualifier, Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, 9 October 1999 ------------------- Eight Bells ------------------- * Jack Lang, Brazilian Courtroom Dramas - A selection of controversies in the Brazilian game that were settled off the pitch

The Blizzard - The Football Quarterly: Issue Thirteen

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Author: Jonathan Wilson,Uli Hesse,Rob Smyth,Michael Cox,Rupert Fryer,Iain Macintosh,Scott Murray,James Corbett

Publisher: Blizzard Media Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 190

View: 3664

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. Contents of Issue Thirteen ---------------- History ---------------- * Uli Hesse, Never the Twain - The story of the meeting between West Germany and East Germany at the 1974 World Cup * Greg Johnson, Hearts and Minds - Spain threaten, like Lennox Lewis, to be a great but unloved champion * Richard Jolly, The Clubs behind the Countries - Which clubs have produced the most World Cup winners? * Martín Mazur, The Moral Pendulum - Argentina’s eternal vacillation between fútbol and anti-fútbol ---------------- Brazil ---------------- * James Corbett, Fifa, Go Home! - What does hosting the World Cup mean for Brazil? * James Young, Futebol Nation? - How much do Brazilians really care about football? * Marius Lien, A Troubled History - The ambiguous past of José Maria Marin, the head of the Brazilian World Cup -------------------------- Protagonists -------------------------- * Rupert Fryer, Sideshow takes Centre Stage - The Brazil defender on handling the pressure of being hosts * Mike Phillips, The Multi-Kulti Question - How the Switzerland national team became part of the debate on immigration * Vladimir Novak, Better Late than Never - Algeria’s Vahid Halilhodžić on finally making it to the World Cup as a manager * Leo Verheul, The Artist’s Boy - The Netherlands striker was shaped by the Rotterdam in which he grew up ----------------- Minnows ----------------- * Sean Carroll, The Secret Team - An Yeong-hag and Chong Tese on playing for North Korea at the 2010 World Cup * Michael Yokhin, The Indomitability of Lions - In 1990 Cameroon overcame shambolic preparations to shock the world * Oliver Pickup, Milla’s Time - Oliver Pickup speaks to Roger Milla about becoming his nation’s saviour at 38 * Martín Mazur, Two Men Down - In 1982 El Salvador came from war, chaos and corruption, lost 10-1 and retained their dignity ----------------- Fiction ----------------- * Iain Macintosh, Quantum of Bobby - Spinning through time and space, Bobby Manager finds himself in Italy in 1990 -------------------------- Greatest Games -------------------------- * Jonathan Wilson, Hungary 4 Uruguay 2 (aet) - World Cup semi-final, Stade Olympique de la Pontaise, Lausanne, Switzerland, 20 June 1954 * Rob Smyth & Scott Murray, Italy 3 Brazil 2 - World Cup second phase, Group C, Estadi de Sarrià, Barcelona, Spain, 5 July 1982 ---------------- Eight Bells ---------------- * Michael Yokhin, World Cup Cameos - A selection of players who played only a few minutes at the World Cup

The Blizzard - The Football Quarterly: Issue Sixteen

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Author: Jonathan Wilson,Dileep Premachandran,James Corbett,Stuart Roy Clarke,Ben Lyttleton,Scott Murray

Publisher: Blizzard Media Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 190

View: 990

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 Sixteen contains 18 articles in 8 different sections: --------------- Groundwork --------------- * The New Owner, by Dileep Premachandran - Sachin Tendulkar discusses his interest in football and why he's invested in an ISL team * Death of the Giant Killers, by Louise Phillips - Hereford United are one of the most celebrated minnows of English football, so how could they collapse into bankruptcy? * Building the Dream, by James Corbett - As the political wrangling continues over Qatar's World Cup, what's the reality on the ground? --------------- Interview --------------- * Reinaldo, by James Young - The former Brazil striker explains how he expressed his opposition to the dictatorship --------------- Tournaments --------------- * The Improbable Rainmaker, by Jonathan Wilson - How a derided reserve goalkeeper brought Cote d'Ivoire's long wait for a trophy to an end * Home Comforts, by John Davidson - Victory in the Asian Cup they hosted seals Australia's place in the heart of the Asian confederation --------------- Representations --------------- * Homes of Football, by Stuart Roy Clarke - The photographer explains what led him to take football as his subject * Reel of Fortune, by John Harding - The early days of cinema and the struggle to portray football on screen * Scripted Drama, by Stephen O'Donnell (with Lee McGowan) - The long wait for football to be taken seriously as a literary subject --------------- Theory --------------- * Echoes in Eternity, by Paul Simpson - Of all the great managers, which has been the most influential in inspiring future generations? * Fishing in a Small Pond, by Ben Lyttleton - Ralf Rangnick explains the philosophy behind Red Bull's investment in Salzburg and Leipzig * Pedestrian and Backward, by Jon Spurling - How Ron Greenwood tried to instill a Hungarian approach at Arsenal --------------- Sierra Leone --------------- * The Player, by Firdose Moonda - How Kei Kamara divides his time between his MLS career and his work in Sierra Leone * The Coach, by Greg Lea - Johnny McKinstry on the challenges he faced as coach of Sierra Leone * The President, by Joanna Howarth - How Isha Johansson has rise to lead the Sierra Leonean Football Association --------------- Greatest Games --------------- Rangers 2 Celtic 2, by Scott Murray - Scottish Premier League, Ibrox, 17 October 1987 --------------- Eight Bells --------------- Chants, by Andrew Lawn - A selection of terrace songs that helped shape the history of chanting

The Blizzard - The Football Quarterly: Issue Twenty One

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Author: Jonathan Wilson,James Montague,Philippe Auclair,Igor Rabiner,Amy Lawrence,Iain Macintosh,Scott Murray,Rob Smyth

Publisher: Blizzard Media Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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First published in June 2016, Issue Twenty One contains 15 articles in 8 sections, including: James Montague visiting Albania to get the lowdown on Ismail Morina and the drone controversy; Igor Rabiner on how a fall from a tree set Leonid Slutsky on his way to the top; and Amy Lawrence curates a people's history of the 1966 World Cup.