Coming out, as it does, around the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War, this edition is dedicated to the footballing men and women of that brutal conflict. Indeed, the theme of the entire magazine is given over to the link between war and football over the centuries – whether that be on the Home Front, the fields of Flanders, the streets of Buenos Aires or the villages of the Balkans.
With the usual mix of eclectic, poignant stories and thought-provoking opinion, Issue 5 promises to be another must read for those who like something different from their football fanzine.
I’ve written a piece about Arthur Conan Doyle and how the written word vilified footballers and fans at the beginning of WWI.
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