Issue 1 of football culture magazine Thin White Line is out now. 116 pages of football goodness. Here’s a peek inside:
A Life in Colours – One life, many shirts
Dracula the younger – Mexican referees wreaking havoc on the world stage.
Iraqi anguish, Omani joy – A World Cup qualifier fought out under the desert sun.
Nordkurve Mönchengladbach: Anticipation – The standing terraces of Borussia Mönchengladbach’s Nordkurve.
Heart of Hajduk – The love story that is Torcida’s relationship with Hajduk Split.
Socceroos in Melbourne – A short history of World Cup qualifiers in Melbourne.
Should I Stay or Should I Go? – Young Australian footballers and the European dream.
Ghost of the Box – An empty suitcase found in an attic and a forgotten Brazilian team.
Controlled Ecstasy – The finals of the East Asian Cup are fought out in Korea.
My Stadio Olimpico – Australian TV icon George Donikian recalls the 1990 World Cup Final.
Mooroolbark United – How a suburban team with ambition kick-started the NSL.
Liberi Nantes – Refugees unite as Liberi Nantes in the Roman 3rd division.
The Post – They played football every day, every afternoon on the crumbling city streets.
The Americanization of Australian Football – The influence of the NASL on the formative years of the NSL.
The Pragmatist and the Purist – The story behind independent feature film Total Football.
Interview: Ned Zelic – One of Australia’s finest footballers on the state of the game.
Hackney Laces – A football club for girls in East London.
The New Fanzine – Are podcasts the new fanzines?
Low football – A group of friends discover the lower leagues of Israeli football.
The Best of Days – A global football icon plays an exhibition match in Tasmania.