The Blizzard is a three-monthly football magazine, bringing together a varied array of the world’s best sports writers and allowing them to pen articles on subjects that are close to their hearts.
Since they first launched in 2011, they have enjoyed a great deal of success with their “pay what you like” policy, allowing interested parties to purchase copies of their work for as little as one penny per issue, an absolute bargain given the quality of the content on offer.
In recent months, they have begun sharing some of their favourite articles from previous editions in the form of a weekly podcast, available for free to whoever has the inclination to listen.
The article attached on the link above is entitled “South Of The River” and focuses solely on the history of football in South London, drawing on the experiences of Crystal Palace, Charlton, Millwall and both incarnations of Wimbledon.
Written by the fantastic Nick Szczepanik, a freelance journalist who has worked mainly for the Independent and The Times, it is a wonderfully worded tribute to the often misunderstood love affair that South London enjoys with the beautiful game.
Lasting a little over 17 minutes, the article is the perfect way to wind down on a Sunday evening before the grind of another working week kicks off tomorrow morning.
Written whilst Dougie Freedman was still in charge at Selhurst Park, it offers a chance to look back at the club prior to the madness that promotion to the Premier League brought, to a time when there was a great deal of hope that we could one day establish ourselves in the top flight permanently.
Give it a listen, I promise you won’t regret it.