I had an amazingly bad day at Med School today, so I did what any girl
does when she feels bad -- went shopping. Instead of the usual
shop-a-thon, I actually gave myself two little treats I hadn't had in
Two football magazines, namely the always chatty but insightful
Four-Four-Two, and World Soccer, both October 2004 issues.
(If you're curious how much these two mags cost me, though in England
4-4-2 is listed at 3.60, and WS is at 3 even, I paid U$ 7.99 and U$
6.50 respectively, so about 15 bucks for both. It's tough at the top)
I am going to read them toute-de-suite, and then possibly give you a
mini-review, or if you've read them, you can chime in with your
impressions. Superficial things which stand out is that Saviola is
still pictured alongside Valdes, Jar Jar, Puyol and Deco, and that
almost every shot of players photos inside shows them wearing kick-ass
Rolex watches (note Petr Cech's Mariner on pg. 57).
World Soccer has a Champions League "Expert Guide" and the moment I
saw those formations I knew I had to buy this edition. You know
formations are like manna from heaven to me, I'm not sure really why.
I guess I just like knowing where things stand. :)
And BTW, the reason I haven't bought football magazines for a long
time is manifold, and possibly the same applies to you. First, there's
RSS. Second, there's the 'net. Third, there's Television insider
shows. Fourth, as you saw above, they ain't cheap and they accumulate
in my home cluttering things up. Lastly, I just don't have time to
read leisure magazines anymore.
But I grant you, the internet still can't replace the look and feel of
a shiny magazine or the smell of a freshly-opened book. And I don't
think it ever will.