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Posts By: Tom Dunmore

Back Issues of XI Available

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We appreciate very much all of the supportive comments and feedback we have received following our recent post on the future of XI Quarterly. Many helpful ideas, suggestions and offers of support were received, and we are working through these to consider how they might impact on the next steps we take. Please stay tuned …

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An Update On XI

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Dear XI Reader, As you may have noticed, XI Quarterly has been eerily quiet of late. The publication, three issues into its run, has been facing major issues in recent months that we, XI’s editorial team, have been unable to resolve. Due to a major cashflow crisis, the production of issue four was halted as …

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XI Reader Drive – Pitch Invasion Book Offer

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XI editor Tom Dunmore, founder of the Pitch Invasion blog, explains a special offer for the XI Reader Drive If it wasn’t for Pitch Invasion, a blog I started in 2007 that a lot of other people wrote some very smart stuff on, there wouldn’t be XI Quarterly. I started Pitch Invasion as an outlet …

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How Are We Doing?

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One year in from launching on Kickstarter, XI only exists thanks to the support of readers. As such, we also want to look at what we’ve done and let you know what we know can be done better. Both issues have been, we think, beautifully laid out thanks to our talented designer and filled with …

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The XI Quarterly 2013 Reader Drive

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During April 2013, XI Quarterly is running its first annual reader drive. XI wants to be able to keep producing the periodical for years to come, and form a lasting contribution to the growing culture of North American soccer. To do so, as an entirely independent, reader-supporter periodical, XI needs your support in spreading the word …

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Issue Four Submissions Call – North American Fan Culture

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XI Quarterly is currently accepting queries from new and established contributors for submissions to XI issue four, to be released in summer 2013, examining fan culture in North America. XI publishes a variety of writing in each issue. This can include, but is not limited to, long-form essays, interviews and in-depth reportage. XI also publishes photography and art submissions as standalone contributions. …

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A Bohemian Footprint: Supporting American Soccer Nationwide

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The other day, Alexi Lalas threw out a tweet (“If you live in the U.S., can you call yourself a “soccer fan” even if you don’t support @MLS?“), ESPN’s Roger Bennett wrote-up a piece addressing the question, and the internet exploded. Or something like that, anyway. Since then, a discussion has raged on whether there is …

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Issue Two Extract – Global Direction

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In XI issue two, Bob Kellett interviews Mary Harvey, an American who broke barriers overseas both as a player and as a FIFA administrator. Read the extract below or subscribe now to receive this and 10 other stories on Americans abroad in XI issue two.

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XI Issue One Special Offer

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Black Friday, Cyber Monday, whatever this week of deals is called – XI has a special offer for you too. Through Monday, if you order an annual or quarterly subscription to XI, you can add-on issue one (Coming to America) for just $5 (U.S. delivery only). Your subscription will then start with XI issue two, Americans Abroad, out in December – …

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Good Soccer Reads – November 16 Edition

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On the XI Quarterly Twitter this week, we’ve been trying to make some sense out of the mad rush of soccer links that flood our RSS readers, timelines, facebooks, tumblrs, flipboards and carrier pigeon mail drops by introducing to the world the use of the hashtag #GoodSoccerRead to pick some wheat out of the chaff. …

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