10th birthday special!

It's our 10th birthday this month - and we've got you a BUMPER collector's special edition of the mag to celebrate, on sale in shops on Thursday!

Socceroos legend (and reformed party animal) Mark Bosnich leads our celebrations with his trademark laugh on the cover, and an epic journey through the ups and downs of the Fox Sports analyst's life in a no-holds-barred one on one interview inside.

In an exclusive extract from the new book A-League: The Inside Story of the Tumultuous First Decade by Shaun Mooney and John Stensholt, we reveal the behind the scenes shenanigans of dollars and deception that went on to bring the competition alive in 2005.

Editors and publisher, past and present, relive their highs and lows of bringing the best football mag in Australia to you over the last ten 10 years...

...plus we look back year by year at the football and news events that shaped the country and the sport since our launch in 2005.

Plus Jill Morgan, the author of the new Frank Lowy biography, A Second Life, reveals how the Aussie tycoon managed in 2005 to persuade Arabs to embrace us into Asia - and changed the face of Australian football forever.

The last 10 years have been the greatest run the Socceroos have ever known with three World Cups and an Asian Cup victory - but there have been some serious comedowns on the way to our latest resurgence. We chart the rollercoaster ride that fans have enjoyed/endured for the past decade.

And at the heart of it all has been Tim Cahill, the superstar who just keeps on going, the one constant since our launch to our 20th birthday... we sat down with him in Tajikstan and he gave us a masterclass on being an international striker.

All that plus chats with Zenon Caravella looking back on his career, David Zdrilic reliving his greatest goal and top tips from Chelsea's Willian on how to be a hero...

It's an amazing issue to treasure forever! Don't miss it... On sale in newsagents from Thursday or delivered to your door (before anyone else if you are a subscriber), and online AT CUT PRICE from iTunes, plus Google Play and Zinio too!