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It’s the last home game of the season, and that means that issue ten of The Square Ball, which goes on sale today, will be our last before we sign off for the summer. But unlike Leeds United, TSB isn’t ending on a whimper. To make sure you’ve no shortage of quality reading material between now and pre-season training, we’ve dug in deep, put some quality on our final ball, and displayed clinical finishing in the box to produce a *full-colour sixty-four page monster* to end 2010/11. That’s a full *sixteen* extra pages over and above our regular size; and as if that wasn’t enough, we aren’t charging a single penny more for The Square Ball today than we did in 1989. It will cost you one pound.
And not only is The Square Ball only one pound to buy, but it’s packed full of articles and features by Leeds fans, for Leeds fans:
- Noel Whelan pulls no punches in our exclusive eight-page interview ([previewed here](http://www.thesquareball.net/interview/2011/04/29/noel-whelan-the-square-ball-interview-preview/)), as he talks about being in a Leeds fan in the Leeds team, being sent to Coventry, his thoughts on Alan Smith and the time he stole Eric Cantona’s boots;
- [Eddie Taylor](http://http://twitter.com/eaststandupper) wonders whether we’ll regret letting Gus Poyet get away;
- Paul Gill’s three part letter from 1992 concludes, as Leeds edge nearer to the title;
- we review the class of 2010/11, player by player;
- Phil Magson recalls trying to spread some Common Market love by educating Austrian girls about the joy of Eddie Gray;
- our centre spread is the second of The Beaten Generation’s [lessons in Batesonomics](http://www.thebeatengeneration.co.uk/tbg/index.php/2011/04/lessons-in-batesonomics/);
- Steve Firth goes to a reserve match and takes a close look at Ross McCormack;
-then in a second article Steve wonders if Barcelona would mind giving us the Fairs Cup back;
- [Oddy Marone](http://http://twitter.com/oddytsb) smacks the side of the Football League’s fixture list computer, but still gets a blue screen of death;
- we give out our end of year award gongs;
- Ben Wilson calls on Leeds fans to back Simon Grayson;
- [Moscowhite's](http://twitter.com/moscowhitetsb) season-by-season history reaches the second half of 2004/05, as the club welcomes new arrivals Shaun Derry, Rob Hulse, and Ken Bates;
- a Q&A with our regular Norwegian columnist [Svend](https://twitter.com/svendleeds);
- plus The Last Word, [Joe Mewis](https://twitter.com/joemewis) On This Day, The Diary, and White Watching looks back at our depressing two point haul from Derby, Watford, Reading and Palace.
That’s sixty-four full-colour pages of high quality fan-produced writing and entertainment, and it’ll only cost you one pound.
The Square Ball will be on sale before the Burnley game from our friendly sellers at the corner entrances to Elland Road, and by Billy’s Statue and the Lowfields Tunnel. Or you buy it via the buttons here:
UPDATE: I’M AFRAID ALL PAPER COPIES ARE NOW SOLD OUT. APOLOGIES IF YOU HAVE MISSED OUT, BUT YOU CAN STILL GET THE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD BY CLICKING THE BUTTON BELOW.
(no delivery charge)
And if you’d like to flick through a digital preview of our new issue, please see below (and change the mode to ‘Book’ at the bottom left, for the best view):
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Finally, we’d like to say a few thank yous before we go. Firstly to our advertisers and suppliers who have helped to keep our costs down, and especially our printers who have been incredibly generous by keeping our print run costs as low as possible in the face of rising paper costs – we’d urge you to contact www.grasmeredigital.co.uk if you need any print work. We’d also like to say a big thank you to all our writers and contributors who have helped make this such a great season for The Square Ball – everything you read in The Square Ball is written by Leeds fans, in their own time, and we’re incredibly grateful to them and proud to publish their efforts. We’re always on the lookout for new writers, so please get in touch if you’d like to get involved. Finally, we’d like to say a massive thank you to you lot, our readers, for taking the time to buy the magazine – we really do appreciate it, and it’s knowing you’re all out there that keep us going.
— *The Square Ball*.