Pitch Issue No.1

A short love letter. To Sport

The fastest men. Ever.
Baseball. Unpacked.
Exeter Chiefs. Chopped.
Darts. Arrowed in on.
Panini stickers. Unstuck.
Sporting train stations. Given a platform.
And croquet. All the hoop-la.

Jürgen Klopp, James Anderson, Dame Laura Kenny, Simone Biles and much more. We think it’s unmissable. So don’t.

Inside This Issue…
Andy Afford is face-to-face with England cricket’s James Anderson. Iconic photographer Harry Borden on photographing icons David Beckham and Oscar Pistorius. Ruby Finklestein on a love of the New York Mets. David Hepworth on why we love televised sport. Greg Lansdowne on a love of Panini stickers, where he also tells us which ones he loves the most. Paul Simpson on Jürgen Klopp AND the fastest men in the world ever. Nige Tassell offers up an excerpt from his brilliant book, “Hard Yards”. Becky Thompson introduces us to Ultimate Frisbee. Ed Warner on the levelling up happening in F1. Laura Wybrow covers gymnast Simone Biles.

Stories of Modern Sport


The Need For Speed

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Match Fit

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Harry Kane

Paul Simpson strikes up what makes the England captain so unassumingly brilliant.

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“Pitch is such an excellent title, and I think it's a great addition to the sports press. What I like about it is that it covers all sport, which is great, there was a gap in the market for that, for an all-round title. Excellent design too, the cover is beautiful. ”

Fernando Augusto Pacheco - Presenter ‘The Stack’ by Monocle

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