A completely new magazine on our shelves is Stiles; a bi-annual independent football culture magazine documenting what it is that makes this sport so whole-heartedly universally loved, with the focus quite rightly on not only the game but its fans. From stories of lifestyles and characters to stunning documentary photography, this really is a football magazine like no other.
Issue 2 takes a look at how people use football as not only a leisure or fitness activity but to overcome and normalise restraints that they face every day of their lives – and these stories are rooted all over the world, from Cornwall and Liverpool to Lebanon!
Articles include battling mental illness with Alastair Campbell and how football has changed for author of the biography ‘Fever Pitch’, Nick Hornby as well as a humbling story of football in refugee camps and the football team formed from Lebanese landmine survivors.
‘It goes to show football can be slightly more important than five pints, a half-time pie, and a winning accumulator’- Stiles’ Editor, Jules
You can find this issue in store or online now.