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.
Hereâ€™s what you can expect to find inside:
* Illustrated profiles of the tournamentâ€™s top four stars â€“ 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 â€“ Italyâ€™s preparations for the tournament
* The media vilification of Bobby Robson
* The dashed hopes of Yugoslaviaâ€™s golden generation
* Steve Bull â€“ the Black Countryâ€™sÂ unlikely lad
* Costa Ricaâ€™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 â€“ enthusiastic neutrals celebrate footballâ€™s greatest festival
* Following Ireland from a bar on Tyneside and an unknown pioneer for their black players
* Son of the Wind â€“ Argentinaâ€™s long-haired party boy