In this issue

Introduction

Editor’s Note – Jonathan Wilson
Jonathan Wilson’s Editor’s Note from Issue Twenty Two

Crossword – Donk
The cryptic crossword from Issue Twenty Two

Interview

The Dentist of Medellín – Carl Worswick
Francisco Maturana discusses René Higuita, the drug lords and how he reinvented the game in his homeland

Tournaments

Second Class – Jonathan Wilson
Portugal should not be begrudged their win, but Euro 2016 raised serious questions about international football

Our Turn – Tom Williams
After years of near misses and abjection, Wales fans finally could enjoy a tournament

Where Now For Iceland? – Paul Brown
Was it a one off, or can Iceland establish themselves as a major force in European football?

Photo Essay: Euro 2016 – Stuart Roy Clarke
A journey through the tournament, reflecting on France and travelling fans’

The Curse Goes On – Rik Sharma
Another final, another defeat for Argentina as Chile triumphed in the Copa América Centenario

New Ground

Light In The Darkness – Shaul Adar
Football, family and the improbable success of Hapoel Be’er Sheva

On, Stanley, On! – Brian Oliver
Property, plastics and the improbable resurrection of Accrington Stanley

Do You Know The Way? – Sam Wetherall
What San Jose Earthquakes tell us about the condition of Major League Soccer

Football Hustlers – Paul Brown
The doomed attempts to establish a football league in the USA in the 19th century

The White Legs Of Glory – Sergio Levinsky
How Plaza Colonia went from the brink of bankruptcy to winning the Uruguayan Clausura

Leaders

Nobody’s Perfect – Richard Jolly
A consideration of Manuel Pellegrini’s Manchester City reign by the man who transcribed him best

Leader Of The Flock – Michael Yokhin
Igor Netto was a difficult man but his toughness was vital in shaping Spartak Moscow

The Unlucky Man – Tom Collomosse
Alessandro Nesta was highly respected and hugely successful but his was a career dogged by misfortune

The Politician – Juliet Jacques
Lilian Thuram talks about 1998, social cohesion and the importance of football as a political tool

Greatest Games

Ireland 1 Netherlands 0 – Arthur O’Dea
World Cup qualifier, Lansdowne Road, Dublin, 1 September 2001

Eight Bells

10-Man Performances – Greg Lea
A selection of exceptional displays by teams who have ended up with a numerical disadvantage

Issue Twenty Two

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First published in September 2016, Issue Twenty Two contains 17 articles in 6 sections, including: Shaul Adar on football, family and the improbable success of Hapoel Be’er Sheva; Sam Wetherell on what San Jose Earthquakes tell us about the condition of Major League Soccer; and Juliet Jacques interviews Lilian Thuram on 1998, social cohesion and the importance of football as a political tool.

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