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Avid football fan and long time reader of FFT
Four Four Two
Member Name: DyfrigH
Four Four Two
Advantages: Professional and informative journalism, fantastic for both football and non-football fans
I have always been an avid football fan. For about four years now I have read the monthly Four Four Two. It has consistently been the best of the bunch in my opinion. I have occasionally purchased competitors but have always regretted it.
Four Four Two contains excellent journalism. The magazine does not focus solely on the English game (although this is the main agenda) and contains many features from around the world. The regular features (letters, Q&As etc) maintain a high level of standard and interest. The best part of the magazine, in my opinion, are the features on certain problems facing the game, for example racism. These sometimes extend to reviews of special circumstances in football (my mind jogs to a large and informative article on an Albino football team in Africa). These stories are often emotional (mainly in a good sense, giving a feel-good factor).
FFT is by far the most professionally written football (if not any) magazine that I have read. The last few years it has developed and constantly been able to reinvent it's style to avoid becoming wearisome. I have often gone to pick it up to read only to find my father, who has no interest in football, reading parts of it.
One downside is it's price but although FFT is relatively highly priced (£4.30) there are some good offers available to subscribers such as free gifts, sometimes in the region of ~£35 worth and I once had a year's subscription for £12 with one of their offers. Most readers will have an interest in subscribing due to the reasons above and the price is not too bad considering that it is a monthly magazine that can be read page-to-page by football fans and selective articles within it by those who don't follow the beautiful game.
Summary: I love the magazine and hope that it continues being able to entertain me to it's high standard.