Issue 1 – contents

TWL1_webshopIssue 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.