In this issue


Editor’s Note – Jonathan Wilson
Jonathan Wilson’s Editor’s Note from Issue Thirty Three


Four Martyrs – Hassanin Mubarak
Tracing the history of Iraqi football through the tormented careers of four dissident players

The Jewel Thief – Paul Brown
Harry Trainer was a centre-forward for Wales and Wrexham, but his dark side ended his career

Defeat and Tragedy – Martin da Cruz
In 1919, Uruguay failed for the first time to win the Campeonato Sudamericano but it lost far more than that

Impossible – Sean Cole
An unmitigated shambles, or is the general perception of Graham Taylor’s reign as England manager unfair?

Only Parties After That – Joshua Law and Tom Sanderson
The former Corinthians centre-forward Geraldão on 1977 and ending his club’s long trophy drought

A Pitch Of One’s Own

Antics in Petticoats – James Corbett and Philip Ross
The rise and fall of the pioneering British Ladies Football Club

The ‘First’ World Cup – Roger Domeneghetti
The story of the England team that, in 1971, went to Mexico for an unofficial women’s World Cup

Photo Essay

Que Sera, Sera – Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili
Turning the camera on the FA Cup

Asian Cup

Dare to Aspire – James Montague
Qatar won the Asian Cup but the real story of their development lies off the pitch

Being There – Samindra Kunti
Yemen were eliminated in the group stage but even qualification was an extraordinary achievement

Limping Matilda – Scott McIntyre
Australia’s Asian Cup success in 2015 has been followed by four years of turmoil


The Quiet Man – Paul Wilkes
Naby Keita’s journey from Guinea through France, Austria and Germany to Liverpool

The Colossus – Seb Stafford-Bloor
How Dudley is keeping alive the memory of Duncan Edwards six decades after his death

The Accused – Frank Heinen
Eric Frimpong was a promising talent at Santa Barbara university, but then came an allegation of rape


The Fürth Fan – Paul Simpson
Football was a constant threat through Henry Kissinger’s life and his diplomacy

In Bruges – Dan Billingham
How Ernst Happel inspired Club Brugge to the greatest period in their history

The Playboy – Thore Haugsta
Gianni Agnelli, Fiat and the making of the modern Juventus

Greatest Games

Chelsea 4 Liverpool 2 – Neil Jensen
FA Cup third round, Stamford Bridge, London, 7 January 1978

Eight Bells

Eight Bells – Michael Yokhin
A selection of eight players who had lengthy breaks from the international game

Issue Thirty Three


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Published in June 2019, Issue Thirty Three contains eight sections of articles, including: James Montague on Qatar’s Asian Cup win and their development off the pitch, Roger Domeneghetti on the England team that travelled to Mexico for an unofficial World Cup in 1971 and Paul Brown on the Wales centre-forward that stole a pair of hens.