The Long Ball Issue Four Preview

It’s that time again as the latest issue of The Long Ball magazine is about to go live once more!

The latest issue once again features plenty of exciting, fresh content and that means we’re going to take a look to see what’s on offer inside.

Jack Wills returns with our cover story – a look at the career of Joe Cole. From the promise of his early days at West Ham to his trophy-laden times at Chelsea to the injury hit years, it’s all here…

“…The 2008/09 season marked the start of the decline for the diminutive winger. He picked up a lot of niggling injuries towards the start of that campaign; a torn muscle here, a concussion there. Never enough to have him miss too long a period, but it saw him miss enough game time that he struggled to really gain any sort of consistency. He spent the season walking a tightrope with his injuries, suffering frequently…”

We also have the return of Matt Gunn who has pushed the boat out and treated us to a two part analysis called “The Space Principle”. Matt examines what space is and how to use it…

“…The half-space may be the most underestimated area in modern English football. We have to look no further than Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil, or Bayern’s Thomas Muller to understand the importance of this area in the modern game…”

Furthermore, we have none other than Chris Darwen in this issue as he gave us the lowdown on his exciting new project in the football blogging world…

“…we have a real team ethic within FMG. All the writers collaborate together rather than as individuals, everyone is on the same page and looking to drive the project forwards. Some of the brainstorming sessions we have for new content ideas are superb…”

What’s more is that we have some of the other usual content as well with a new Cult Hero and Where Are They Now?. So, strap yourselves in because the latest issue of The Long Ball is coming tomorrow (27 April) at 4pm GMT.

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