In this issue

Introduction

Issue 41: Editor’s Note – Jonathan Wilson
Jonathan Wilson’s Editor’s Note from Issue Forty One

Ownership

The President Ultra – Aleks Eror
Aleksandar Vučić and the uneasy relationship between football and politics in Serbia

Out of the Frying Pan – Heather McKinlay
How escaping Roland Duchâtelet took Charlton to the edge of extinction

The Forgotten Founder – Reiss Tigwell
Preußen Münster played in the first Bundesliga season. Where are they now?

The Liar – Ewan Flynn
Oxford United, Derby County and the rise and fall of Robert Maxwell

Photo Essay

Capturing Covid – Stuart Roy Clarke
Chronicling the highs and lows of football fandom in an unprecedented year

Outsiders

The Professionals – Gunnar Persson
Oscar Berndtson, Per Kaufeldt and their groundbreaking adventures in France

An Effective Aggressor – Bill Hern and David Gleave
The story of Willie Clarke, the first black goalscorer in the Football League

Tainted Gold – Thore Haugstad
Nicolae Ceaușescu and the curious high point of Romanian club football

Underlying Causes

The Molesworth Hall Revolution – David Owen
How a drab Cup semi-final provoked the split between the two Irish football associations

Damage Limitation – Sean Cole
The inside story of Doncaster Rovers’ relegation out of the League in 1997-98

Two-headed Eagles – Luke Connelly
How the ramifications of the Greco-Turkish War continue to be felt in football

Home from home – Will Magee
The surprising influence of Cypriot immigrants over local London football

The Magic of Mr Schmidt – Michael Wagg
How a scoreboard operator and his visual tricks embody the spirit of Stahl Brandenburg

Theory

The Letter and the Spirit – Daisy Christodoulou
How recent handball controversies have made football ask what it believes law to be

Big Men – Richard Jolly
Rodney Marsh on Malcolm Allison’s bizarre plan to improve the standard of US football

Greatest Game

England 2 West Germany 3 (AET) – Andrew Downie
World Cup quarter-final, Estadio de Guanajuato, León, Mexico, 14 June 1970

Fiction

Content Provider – Scott Oliver
When a wealthy state buys a Portuguese club, everybody has to make compromises

Eight Bells

Turncoats – Jo Harman
A selection of players who have abandoned one club to join their biggest rivals

Issue Forty One

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To be published in June 2021, Issue Forty One contains eight sections of articles including how escaping Roland Duchâtelet took Charlton to the edge of extinction, how recent handball controversies have made football ask what it believes law to be and a selection of players who have abandoned one club to join their biggest rivals.

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