The second issue of The Square Ball’s 29th season is available to buy now online, or from one of our friendly sellers outside Elland Road before home games, after first going on sale before the culture clash with Middlesbrough.

£1.50 for the digital version or £2 (plus postage) for a paper copy gets you 72 full-colour pages of brilliant Leeds United related words and pictures, from some amazing writers, artists and photographers — and one of two different covers.

If you want to try before you buy, this article by Anthony Crewdson, about Marcelo Bielsa and Alex Sabella, is free to read.

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TSB is a proper magazine, for Leeds fans, that last season was shortlisted for the seventh year in a row for The Football Supporters’ Federation Fanzine of The Year Award. We didn’t win (congratulations to Arsenal’s The Gooner), but we’re the only fanzine to have been shortlisted every year of the award, so it’s got to be worth two quid, right?

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For a pound a month digital subscribers get a pdf version, all new articles online, and access to more than 80 back issues, going back to 2009.

This season subscribers can read all the new articles on our website, handy on the phone on the bus to the match or when you’re skiving at work.

Just log in and go to Subscriber Articles from the menu, or follow the links below.

Don’t forget you can still get copies of our 2018 Summer Special, featuring a big interview with Brian Deane and loads of articles about classic Leeds United. There’s also a review of last season, but we won’t go into that now.

Thanks as always for supporting The Square Ball — we hope you enjoy reading the mag. ◉

(cover artwork by Lee Shackleton)

Issue 02: Editor’s Note — We’re going a long walk, for charity.

Issue 02: Dear Diary — The first part of the promotion story (probably).

Issue 02: Heroes & Villains — They’re all heroes really though, aren’t they?

Issue 02: Propaganda — It’s not easy being popular.

Tuesday 12th September 1995 by Moscowhite — The high point of Howard Wilkinson’s late period at Leeds United came one warm autumn evening in Monte Carlo.

The Peacocks’ Peacock by Rob Conlon — If Leeds look good, smell good, dress good — might they play good?.

Going Places: An Epilogue by Jon Howe — Last season, Jon wrote about a stack of railways sleepers unloved and unmoved at Elland Road for decades. What happened next will astound you!

Human Plasticine by Calum Archibald — After last season, Ezgjan Alioski had to do better. With Bielsa’s help, he can.

Famous Anymore? by Dylan Thwaites — Life outside the EPL can be bad for your reputation.

El Loco Authority by Dave Guile — We’ve spent years taking the piss out of our own managers. Is anybody brave enough with Bielsa?

Get Into ‘Em by Jonathan Peel — When a chant becomes the gameplan.

Marching Out Together by Andrew Tilley — A few have asked why Leeds United should bother sponsoring Leeds Pride.

The Departed (and Hell’s Waiting Room) by Steven York — A look at the players who have left, those who are due to leave and those who have no idea.

Sabella’s 23 by Anthony Crewdson — 38 years separate Alex Sabella and Marcelo Bielsa at Leeds, but they have much in common. This article is free to read for non-subscribers.

Mateusz Klich by Moscowhite — I’d love to know what Thomas Christiansen and Mateusz Klich argued about so badly.

Wet Blankets by Andy P — It’s okay to get carried away, but don’t forget: we are Leeds.

Tom Jennings by Moscowhite — Only Peter Lorimer and John Charles scored more league goals for Leeds than Tom Jennings.

The World is Watching by Nestor Watach — A manager with global status is helping to remind the world that Leeds United is a global club.

Sick Vurn by Ben Whitelaw — How Vurnon Anita fluffed his lines at Leeds.

Mark Viduka by Moscowhite — Mark Viduka just wasn’t done yet.

The Last Word: Kalvin & Kindness by Moscowhite — Bielsa has shown enough of what he thinks about Phillips for one substitution not to matter. ◉

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