The good folks over at These Football Times have been producing some truly outstanding pieces of football journalism over the last number of years, showcasing some of the best football stories you can find anywhere on the web. Now, to coincide with their superb The Football Italia Years series, comes The Calcio Magazine, featuring some of the greatest stories in Italian football.
The Calcio Magazine is the second instalment of These Football Times print magazine (issue 1 focussed on Argentina). In a bumper issue, highlights included features on The Camorra, calcio and Napoli; Denis Law at Torino; Roberto Baggio: the Brescia years; Demystifying Catenaccio; and from a personal interest point of view, features on Daniele De Rossi; and the tragedy of Agostino Di Bartolomei.
In a time when the digital age is all-encompassing and print magazines are on the wane (who said ‘print is dead’?), I have nothing but admiration for the folks at TFT for producing what looks to be another outstanding publication (if issue 1 is anything to go by, then we’re in for a treat). Designed by Omar Saleem, The Calcio Magazine shows us an iconic black and white photo of the San Siro on the cover and some stylish spreads inside, all featuring some of the best journalists in the game today.