About The Square Ball

The Square Ball is a Leeds United fanzine, printed ten times a season and sold at Elland Road and online. This is the home of the digital edition of the magazine.


TSB was founded by Ian Dobson in the famous 1989-90 promotion season. Its dedicated team of writers witnessed the club win the league, our journeys in Europe, and our subsequent plummet into League One.

In the summer of 2009, with the fanzine facing extinction, a team from the loosely affiliated chat forum decided to take on publication duties, meaning TSB has been continuously published from its birth in 2009 to the present day.

The new team relaunched the website, started selling digital copies of the magazine and added a podcast to the TSB universe.

In 2011, TSB won the inaugural Fanzine of the Year award at the Football Supporters Federation awards ceremony. Famously, the glass trophy didn’t make it home intact. The Square Ball has been a finalist in this category every year since and once again won the award in 2014 – this time rather sensibly awarded a less-brittle metal trophy.