Home » Archives by category » Eight by Eight

Introducing Eight by Eight Issue 11

Introducing Eight by Eight Issue 11

From 8by8mag.com: An exclusive look at what’s inside… Summer, 2017: Major international football tournament? Nope. Exciting pre-season matches? Not really. Transfer rumors that raise your blood pressure? Of course. A new, better-than-ever issue of Eight by Eight? You betcha. You’ve got that right, ladies and gentleman: Issue 11 is here to quench your footballing thirst. (And […]

The Legend of the Sick Note

The Legend of the Sick Note

From 8by8mag.com: To be a true sick note it needs to be assumed that you’re either a malingerer or you’re nicking a living. Click to expand. Illustration by Peter Arkle. Football players get injured; it’s a fact of the game. Sometimes a hamstring twangs, and sometimes Ryan Shawcross breaks Aaron Ramsey’s leg. All those highly tuned […]

La Vidal Loco

La Vidal Loco

From 8by8mag.com: Arturo Vidal is infamous for his booze, brawls, and boorish behavior, but Bayern Munich have another name for him: Winner. The over-powering smell of roast chicken and beer must have hit him like a brick wall. But they don’t call him Guerrero the Warrior—for nothing. No matter what life throws at him, he always […]

We Are the Champions

We Are the Champions

From 8by8mag.com: In the turmoil of 1970s and ’80s England, the working-class escape was clear: be a footballer or form a band. Illustrations by Ben Kirchner. England in the 1970s and early ’80s was a grim, violent, angry, lean, ambitious, stimulating place. It had hardship and conflict on a scale unknown since the end of World […]

The Beautiful Tyrant

The Beautiful Tyrant

From 8by8mag.com: Zinedine Zidane has always made power look beautiful.  Before Zidane there was a boy, kicking in the streets. “I always chose to be Platini. I let my friends share the names of my other idols between themselves,” he told Esquire. In 1980s Marseille, Zidane would have been far from the only petit-Platini, but he […]

Pitch Perfect

From 8by8mag.com: At Southampton’s Saint Mary’s Stadium, the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. https://readymag.com/728656 You may not know the Premier League recognizes its best grounds teams ever year, but Southampton’s Andy Gray does—he’s often among the honorees. He’s been taking care of the award-winning St. Mary’s pitch for 18 years. “In the end, the […]

The Bear of Highbury

The Bear of Highbury

From 8by8mag.com: Dainton Connell was Arsenal’s most notorious hooligan in the 1970s and a Pet Shop Boys roadie in the 1980s. His violent death in Moscow in 2007 has only added to the mystique that still surrounds him. Illustration by Diego Patino for Eight by Eight “Always a case of if you need to ask, you […]

Introducing The New Issue of Eight by Eight

Introducing The New Issue of Eight by Eight

From 8by8mag.com: A sneak peek at what’s inside.  After a long wait, we’re thrilled launch Issue 10 of Eight by Eight. From the neck-to-neck title races across Europe to the do-or-die U.S. World Cup qualification campaign, the new issue is full of must-read material on the biggest storylines and players in world football, alongside the unexpected […]

You and I Are Very Different From Christian Fuchs

You and I Are Very Different From Christian Fuchs

From 8by8mag.com: For a start, we don’t play egg Russian roulette or red bum, and unlike the Leicester City defender, we didn’t play a crucial role in the greatest sports story ever told. Photograph: Andrew Hetherington for Eight by Eight It’s a special brand of New York City hot outside, and Premier League champion Christian Fuchs […]

Jürgen Klopp and Liverpool, Alone Together

Jürgen Klopp and Liverpool, Alone Together

From 8by8mag.com: Jürgen Klopp is building a squad to be intense, the heaviest of heavy-metal football. In three acts, Neil Atkinson looks back at first season in charge.   Act 1, Scene 1 — An Exodus — ‘After 82 minutes, I saw so many people leave the stadium I felt pretty alone at that moment.’– Jürgen Klopp, after […]

Cult of One

Cult of One

From 8by8mag.com: Zlatan Ibrahimović, football’s most and least important player, enters his final act.   Zlatan’s last for Sweden is against Belgium, in the group stages of this June’s Euros. It starts as  ordinary football— a long cross from the right, early and a  little hopeful. A low bounce, and Marcus Berg’s foot is racing Toby […]

Introducing the New Issue of Eight by Eight

Introducing the New Issue of Eight by Eight

From 8by8mag.com: A sneak peek at what’s inside issue 09. The electric first contests of the new European season promise a campaign of unrivaled intensity and drama. And there’s no better partner to the action than the best stories, artwork, and design in the football world — the new issue of Eight by Eight. This year, it’s […]

Into The Mystic

Into The Mystic

From 8by8mag.com: He runs Chelsea like a benevolent Rasputin: there’s no disputin’ the magical spell cast by Roman Abramovich. Roman Abramovich is  going to have a busy few months. Even with the arrival of Antonio Conte, hired to replace the 69-year-old caretaker Guus Hiddink, he needs to rebuild Chelsea into a top team again. Where will […]

Photo Essay: A Summer of Football

From 8by8mag.com: Since the tournament began last month, photographer Lubo Domo has been traveling around France, documenting the festivities. His images show the experiences that make this sport so special: Joyous fans in beautiful stadiums supporting the teams they love. https://readymag.com/566109 CLICK HERE FOR MOBILE VIEW. The post Photo Essay: A Summer of Football appeared first […]

The Last Great Tournament

The Last Great Tournament

From 8by8mag.com: Now that FIFA and UEFA have surrendered big tournaments to television, Euro 2016 will be the last of its kind: a cockeyed carnival of revelry, pageantry, and celebration. The sight of sulking nuns in the morning was disconcerting. There they were, a gaggle of figures entirely in black, standing on the train as it pulled […]

The Face of a Nation

The Face of a Nation

From 8by8mag.com: There’s a reason Karim Benzema is absent from France’s hall of idols. In issue 08, Philippe Auclair argues that it starts with his name. I’d already begun writing this piece when the bombs went off in Brussels. It’s the city where I’d spent two years of my life and to which I return as […]

Page 1 of 3123