Newest Review: ... me the magazine is probably the best journalistically for sheer coverage of football, although Four Four Two is the best overall and Cha... more
For Real Footy Anoraks
Member Name: huggy2009
Advantages: Great Journalism and coverage
Disadvantages: Can be a bit wordy, and expensive
I like World Soccer, it is a magazine for people who want to get past the dreary world of Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool and find out what is happening in the whole world of football rather than simply knowing who John Terry beat on Call of Duty 2 last week.
The magazine follows most world leagues with respected and informed journalists in each country. For me the magazine is probably the best journalistically for sheer coverage of football, although Four Four Two is the best overall and Champions is the most interesting for in-depth coverage of top European teams.
With respected journalists including the ancient but brilliant Brian Glanville, the writers go into great detail on Asian Football, African Football, a lot of depth to European Football and Latin America and general trends within the game.
If you want to know what Ledley King´s favourite bar to get kicked out of is, you won´t find it here, but if your interested in why Racing in Argentina, Atletico Madrid and Spurs share more than a penchant for snazzy football shirts, this is your magazine.
I subscribe one an annual basis for 37.05 and I feel it is worth it as the magazine takes a good while to read. It lacks the adverts of Four Four Two and fills each page full of information, its not as visually attractive as some of its rivals but for content and writing is excellent. Looking beyond results to talk about social issues involving clubs and competitions and to really review how the game is developing globally.
It is an expensive magazine, but really good for real footy anoraks and people who like to delve below the surface of World Football (Note to self, the use of Soccer in absolutely any context is wrong and should be abolished!!!!).
Summary: For Real Footy Anoraks
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