Pitch Issue No.2

FIFA World Cup Special

A World Cup. Drawn n’ Qatar’d.
Rugby League. Up-and-under review.
UFC. Badly beaten.
Glamour teams. Lip. Stuck.
Tennis. Served Notice.
Sporting condiments. Served on the side.
And clay pigeon shooting. Served a volley.

Plus…
Babe Didrikson. The Miracle at Medinah. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce. Lawrence Taylor. Best of 2022 sports books and sweatshirts and much more. We think it’s unmissable. So don’t.

Inside This Issue…
Max Verstappen under observation from Sam Cooper. Lionel Messi’s final World Cup in sharp focus, courtesy of Paul Simpson We’ve the greatest TV ads featuring sports stars scrutinised. Columns from David Hepworth on why World Cups don’t count, Alex Timperley on football foodbanks and Emma Atkins sounds off on the unregulated world of e-sports coaching. Leaving Andy Afford to write about the intoxicating celebrity world of Pickleball.

Stories of Modern Sport

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Sugar Daddy Rugby

What’s Breaking the maul ‘n’ brawl sport’s metaphorical bank?

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The Grand National

Holly Phillips grabs the reigns and jumps headfirst into a day at the races.

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Pickled.

Andy Afford, asks and answers the question, ‘what the f*cking hell is ‘pickleball’?

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