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Four Four Two
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Four Four Two
Advantages: Great writing, intresting articles
Disadvantages: price is a little high
Four four two is a monthly football magazine , full of intresting articles, up to date news and interviews to do with everything football. For the purpose of this review im using my June 2010 issue.
The magazine has a glossy feel, the front page features a big image of some of the England players, FF2 above it and a short comment or slogan beneath the picture.
The back has a advert for a Davidoff fragrance.
The pages are mostly designed with one page as an advert or big image , and the article on the other. The article also has many images making it easy to read and look at , whilst still getting a lot of information.
Adverts generally are football based or computer games , so they really are structured towards the reader.
Being a sucessful magazine the images are all high qaulity and generally feature a well respected footballer or legend.
FF2 has a host of writers as well as regular sections. The magazine starts with a Snap shot , capturing a big footballing moment or character, In this issue its Stevenage borough celebrating their promotion.
The magazine has a couple of pages of letters from readers which the magazine replies to, followed by a one to one interview with a football star. For example schevchenko.
Then theirs a couple of pages covering the month gone by, a big debate e.g. world cup or champions league, Footballers answers, silly questions etc. There is also a couple of competitions for tv's or a beer fridge to which are always worth a go, also featured is a regular column from gordon strachan, graham taylor and simon kuper. You can also find a few reviews of football products.
The second half of the mag is the features, these change from mag to mag and so really varies, this issue includes a talk with Andre pirlo and Iniesta , a discussion about previous world cups and a guide to world cup betting.
The qaulity of the writing is extremely good. Interviews and articles flow, yet are short enough to be able to put down and come back to. The variety in the mag also means their is always something new to come back to and have a read.
Obviously it comes down to personal prefference as some may like certain writers more than others, but in total its a nice read and I always feel as though its been an engaging experience.
FF2 is £4.50 as a montly magazine, this is a fair amount of money for a magazine but if you enjoy football there isn't really a competitor.
This can be found in many newsagents as its pretty well stocked.
Very good magaine for big football fans.
Summary: very impressive magazine