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Sheffield gunner

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The Blizzard

Post by Sheffield gunner on Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:08 am

I'm not sure if this is the most appropriate area of the board to post this, so if mods want to move it elsewhere they are welcome to do so.

I just thought I'd point out that there has been a new football magazine launched on Friday. It's edited by Jonathan Wilson (The Guardian columnist, Inverting the Pyramid) and has a pretty decent list of contributors in the first edition (plenty of Guardian columnists, Marcotti, Simon Kuper, Uli Hesse). The first edition is a trial version, and can be bought as a pdf on a pay-what-you-want basis. Considering it's 180 odd pages long and you can purchase it for 10p if you are feeling cheap it's worth having a look at. It's got a mixture of content; some tactical stuff, some interviews, some articles about ethics in football, some polemics and some lighter reading.
http://www.theblizzard.co.uk/

Actually, I might as well post some of the contents:

- The Conversion of St Pauli, Uli Hesse.
- Interview with Guus Hiddink, Philippe Auclair.
- An African Parable, Luke Alfred.
- The Dark Heart of Russian Football, James Appell.
- Double Trouble (Argentine short-termism), Joel Richards.
- How Roy Race ruined English Football, Scott Murray.
- Man and Superman, Gabriel Marcotti.
- Matters of Blood (Corsican football), Andy Brassell
- The Dutch Style and the Dutch Nation, Simon Kuper
- Xavi and the Square Pass, Musa Okwonga
- The Search for Space, Michael Cox
- A couple of articles on Bosnian coaching
- Verona's Great Romance, James Horncastle
And polemic pieces on abolishing the away goals rule, compatibility of managers with different clubs, and whether the CL should be producing greater revenue for clubs.




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fcb

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Re: The Blizzard

Post by fcb on Sun Mar 06, 2011 6:31 pm

I'll just wait till someone makes it available in pdf via a torrent, for free Ale
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Re: The Blizzard

Post by Allez les rouges on Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:26 pm

Is it available in the shops? Presumably not?

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Re: The Blizzard

Post by stinger on Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:34 pm

fcb wrote:I'll just wait till someone makes it available in pdf via a torrent, for free Ale
Hopefully <Ale>

But it looks quite promising, so I won't rule out paying for that.
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FootballFarrago

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Re: The Blizzard

Post by FootballFarrago on Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:43 pm

You don't really need to wait till it's Free, Issue Zero (downloadable) is a pay what you want deal. Not sure if you can pay 0 but you can definitely pay very small amounts. I've heard...

It's brilliant, only had time to read a couple of pieces but definitely worth reading. Already my new favourite publication (sorry WSC and World Soccer Mag!)
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Re: The Blizzard

Post by debaser on Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:55 pm

Hmm. How does it compare to Match and Shoot Question
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Re: The Blizzard

Post by FootballFarrago on Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:02 pm

debaser wrote:Hmm. How does it compare to Match and Shoot Question

I'm guessing that's a joke (hard to tell with just the written word!).

It's basically the best football writers around. That should sell it.
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Re: The Blizzard

Post by Hlebagone on Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:09 pm

debaser wrote:Hmm. How does it compare to Match and Shoot Question

Match>Shoot.

That is all I can say.
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Re: The Blizzard

Post by debaser on Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:19 pm

Hlebagone wrote:
debaser wrote:Hmm. How does it compare to Match and Shoot Question

Match>Shoot.

...is the correct answer ok
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Re: The Blizzard

Post by christmasborocooper on Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:42 pm

I had hundreds and hundreds of Match magazines stored away, for no reason other than I wouldnt bin them. "I'll read them again" I used to say to my parents, when they said throw them out. Never did for about 5 years. Threw them all in the end Sad

I still remember the one saying Freddy Adu would be the best player in the world. The rest of the top 5 was something like Robinho..Diego..some Egpyptian kid(Zairi or something like that I think)...and one other than I cant remember.

They also once had Shevchenko as the best player in the world one year, and then the next they put him in about 49th and said "Boy were we wrong about this one".
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Re: The Blizzard

Post by Hlebagone on Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:41 pm

You remember them well coops. When did you stop reading them exactly?
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Re: The Blizzard

Post by christmasborocooper on Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:52 pm

hmmm...I would guess around 2001/2002 something like that.
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Re: The Blizzard

Post by Hlebagone on Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:59 pm

Fair enough. Was all that Freddy Adu hype that long ago...time flies. But I guess Nike started hyping him when he was 12, any later someone could've pointed out he was actually a bit shit.
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christmasborocooper

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Re: The Blizzard

Post by christmasborocooper on Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:36 pm

Well it was definitely back when Robinho and Diego were still back in Brazil..both still just kids really. Then they were all like

"BUT THE REAL SUPERSTAR OF THE FUTURE IS NOT FROM WHERE YOU'D THINK...14 YEAR OLD(maybe? Havent actually done the maths here) AMERICAN FEDDY ADU IS THE BRIGHTEST TALENT IN WORLD FOOTBALL TODAY" etc.


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Re: The Blizzard

Post by Sheffield gunner on Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:23 pm

I've just received the first real issue of this today. It looks like it will be an interesting and eclectic read. I was rather surprised to see one of my old history lecturers contributing a piece, although I guess that's Sid Lowe's doing! First stop is the Bergkamp interview...

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