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.

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


The Need For Speed

Super shoes: the next step in human evolution or the end of the road for competition?

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Match Fit

For anyone looking for their next read, Match Fit by Johnnie Lowery should be top of the list.

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Harry Kane

Paul Simpson strikes up what makes the England captain so unassumingly brilliant.

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