In this issue


Issue 38: Editor’s Note – Jonathan Wilson
Jonathan Wilson’s Editor’s Note from Issue Thirty Eight


Who Really Ran BeoutQ? – Ben Jacobs
An investigation into the murky world of the pirate television station BeoutQ

Corinthian Democracy – Moara Passoni
How Sócrates and his teammates offered a model of governance and why it ended

Liaoning Cannot Go Down – Tom Lewis
Corruption, match-fixing and the development of football in China

South Africa

The Couch Is Not For Sitting On – Thathe Msimango
Steven Pienaar’s journey from a violent part of Johannesburg to the Premier League

The Whoosh – Luke Alfred
Televised English football and its importance in apartheid South Africa

Rare Home Shirt – Daniel Gallan
One man’s search for the kit that seemed to represent a better world

Race Against Race – Mark Gleeson
Banned from the Olympics, apartheid South Africa instituted its own Games

Photo Essay

Calcio Historico – Louis Myles
A year with the players of one of football’s most violent antecedents

Finest Hours

Cottage Industry – Tom Harvey
The inside story of Fulham’s run to the Europa League final in 2010

Blue Horizon – Sean Cole
When Birmingham City overcame Arsenal to win the League Cup in 2011


Peculiar Personal Inclinations – John Irving
Why did Juventus sack Carlo Carcano in 1934 when they were two points off the top

Third Time Lucky – Sergio Levinsky
Carlos Tévez, his return from China and the struggle to win over the Boca fans again

Magnum’s Opus – Simon Hart
An interview with John Clinkard, Everton’s physio through the glory years of the 80s

Gorosito’s Revenge – Neil Clack
Néstor Ortigoza, defying convention and a return to Argentina’s roots

Greatest Game

Everton 3 Wimbledon 2 – James Corbett
Premier League, 7 May 1994, Goodison Park, Liverpool

Eight Bells

Eight Bells (Memorable Relegations) – Richard Jolly
Another selection of eight memorably awful Premier League relegation campaigns

Issue Thirty Eight


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Released in September 2020, Issue 38 contains seven sections of articles including: Ben Jacobs on the murky world of the pirate television station BeoutQ, Thathe Msimango on Steven Pienaar’s journey from a violent part of Johannesburg to the Premier League, Sergio Levinsky on Carlos Tevez’s return from China to Boca Juniors and much more.