To get you in the mood for this summer’s World Cup in Russia, we’re offering you a FREE download of Issue 8 of our fanzine which was dedicated to – in our opinion – the most iconic of tournaments: Italia 90. Simply click on the cover image below to download and enjoy.

CLICK THE IMAGE TO DOWNLOAD THE PDF OF ISSUE 8 – THE ITALIA 90 SPECIAL EDITION

Here’s what you can expect to find inside:

* Illustrated profiles of the tournament’s top four stars – Roger Milla, Salvatore Schillaci, Lothar Matthaus and, of course, Paul Gascoigne

* The conception, success and lasting impact of Nessun Dorma and World in Motion

* Construction and corruption – Italy’s preparations for the tournament

* The media vilification of Bobby Robson

* The dashed hopes of Yugoslavia’s golden generation

* Steve Bull – the Black Country’s unlikely lad

* Costa Rica’s unexpected superheroes

* The cultural change in the summer of 1990 and a comprehensive summary of events; football and otherwise

* The Italian north/south divide that Maradona tried to ignite

* Scotland trip themselves up. Again.

* The view from Venezuela – enthusiastic neutrals celebrate football’s greatest festival

* Following Ireland from a bar on Tyneside and an unknown pioneer for their black players

* Son of the Wind – Argentina’s long-haired party boy

Once you’ve read this, why not indulge yourself in a print subscription HERE or a digital subscription HERE

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