The latest edition of Australian FourFourTwo is out now - and boy, have we got some good stuff inside for you...including a fascinating insight into Manchester City's hitman Sergio Aguero who reveals a jokey side to his genius.
It's been another busy month at FFT Towers, but we're chuffed to bring you another ace cover interview with Aguero. The Manchester City striker was dismantling every team in his sights for club and country at the beginning of the season, before injuries curtailed his scintilating run of form. At the time it was the only thing that could stop him.
We barely got a word in edgeways in our exclusive sit down with the self-styled Argentine gunslinger and discovered he's determined to have fun in his bid to help make City and Argentina the best. We discuss everything from City's title charge, the differences between Manuel Pellegrini and Roberto Mancini, and whether he and Luis Suarez are the Messi and Ronaldo of the Premier League.
He's about to return from injury at a crucial time – City have the Premier League title in their own hands, and Argentina need him if they're to lift the World Cup Trophy for the first time since 1986 (although they do have that Messi fella). It's usually very easy to call a player's next few months massive, but they really could be the best of Aguero's life if all goes to plan.
And if rumours of the Manchester City whistlestop tour of Australia come true, we might even see him in the flesh next month, taking on Brisbane Roar and newly-City bought Melbourne Heart. Maybe.
Talking of exclusives, we also have a brilliant chat with the Socceroos' newest skipper, Mile Jedinak. On the eve of the World Cup, former Central Coast Mariner Jedinak has stamped his authority on the English Premier League with Crystal Palace, dominating the midfield at the grounds of top clubs around the country and leading the league for interceptions. With his club looking like they will defy critics to stay up in the Premier League next season, his focus is now about to switch to the World Cup. He tells us about his amazing last 18 months...
We also put YOUR questions to God himself - Robbie Fowler, ex-North Queensland Fury, ex-Perth Glory, also had a couple of stints at Liverpool, played a bit at Leeds United and Manchester City too. You can't miss this - Robbie is at his most relaxed and reveals the regrets he has about his career, as well as the reliving the highs (and those allegations of illegal highs too!) He also reveals the truth behind that bust up with Fury coach Ian Ferguson...and his plans for the future.
Meanwhile Ange Postecoglou is about to name his provisional 30-man squad for the World Cup...but we have a few suggestions for him from the A-League. Not that he needs our help - but we're pretty sure these guys will be on his radar as a late check in for that plane to Brazil. Get the mag to see who's on our list of Socceroo bolters for Brazil...
Elsewhere we explode the myth about 10,000 hours of training, find out why former flop Nemanja Matic has gone back to Chelsea with a £21m pricetag and discover out how Iran have gone from football obscurity to being the current number one side in Asia - thanks to Sir Alex Ferguson's former sidekick Carlos Queiroz who has gone from Portuguese Pariah to Persian Prince.
There's just so much in it, you can't afford not to get this issue. In newsagents now, and later today on a whole new updated iPad app (now with even MORE bonus material including all the stuff from the international edition we didn't have room for in the print mag, plus a WHOLE YEAR of back issues...AND last month's bells and whistles issue for free) - watch the website for details when this goes live. You'll love it. The current issue will also be available on Zinio for all platforms so no-one misses out!
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It's another cracking FourFourTwo - enjoy!