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Issue Two of The Squall is here, with ‘Battles’ at its centre. Find the download links below.

As ever, The Squall’s initiative is to support freelance writers during the Covid-19 crisis. For it to survive and thrive, we are asking readers to pay what they can and we suggest a minimum donation of £3. You can pay into The Squall‘s bank account (sort code 40-05-17 and account number 71515942) or via PayPal at Thank you to those of you who have already donated and will continue to do so throughout. Your contributions will truly help!

11 articles in this edition, including: Cecilia Lagos on the Battle of Santiago, Thathe Msimango on the derby that dominated Zambian football and John Harding on when Nazi Germany played at White Hart Lane.

Since commencing at the beginning of this pandemic, we at The Blizzard are delighted with the continuously generous and vastly creative response to this project. The theme for next month’s release is ‘Sliding Doors’. While the deadline for our third issue has passed, you can submit pitches to for our fourth issue – ‘Red’ (the colour of a certain team, when managers/players/referees have seen red mist, injuries that have left a bloody mark etc.) You’ve got until June 14 to send in your pitches (NOT completed articles) and we’ll get in touch from June 15.

If your pitch does not make it into an issue of The Squall, fear not, as it may be we can use some further down the line in The Blizzard. The deadline for our September issue is July 10.

We hope you enjoy Issue Two and thanks in advance once again for your support.

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We are very grateful to all of the people who have waived fees and donated to The Squall since we announced the project. Special thanks go to: Nick Ames, Philippe Auclair, John Brewin, James Corbett, Martin da Cruz, Miguel Delaney, Andrew Downie, Ken Early, Emmet Gates, John Harding, Simon Hart, Gary Hartley, Frank Heinen, Neil Jensen, Samindra Kunti, Simon Mills, James Montague, David Owen, MM Owen, Simone Pierotti, Jack Pitt-Brooke, Callum Rice-Coates, Philip Ross, Paul Simpson, Jon Spurling, Seb Stafford-Bloor, Ed Sugden, Jonathan Wilson and Suzy Wrack. And huge thanks to Getty Images, for use of the photos.