The fifth 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 we face big Mathieu Smith and QPR.

£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.

If you want to try before you buy, this article by Dave Guile, about life as a Leeds fan down under, is free to read.

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TSB is a proper magazine, for Leeds fans, that has just been shortlisted for the eighth year in a row for The Football Supporters’ Federation Fanzine of The Year Award. We’ve won twice but didn’t win again this year (congratulations to Doncaster’s Popular Stand), 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 one pound a month digital subscribers get a pdf version of the mag, all new articles online, and access to more than 80 back issues, going back to 2009.

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 we have loads of quality merch for sale, from hoodies and sweaters to t-shirts and mugs, plus our limited edition calendars and colouring books, that raise money for Leeds Children’s Hospitals’ Leeds Cares charity. Get your Christmas pressies sorted here.

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

(cover artwork by Matt Clark)

Issue 05: Editor’s Note — The more I see of Marcelo Bielsa, the harder I find it to believe we ever had Steve Evans.

Issue 05: Heroes & Villains — Who has been naughty, who has been nice?

Issue 05: Propaganda — Turn your microphones down.

Saturday 18th December 2010 by Moscowhite — 29,426 fans, the largest attendance in the country, watched Max Gradel pounce.

Disney’s The Saiz King by Steven York — A cub held aloft and promised the world, but is he delivering?

The Clarke Arts by Rob Conlon — Jack Clarke plays football like a kid, and long may that continue.

Albert Nightingale by Moscowhite — Albert Nightingale was bought from Blackburn Rovers for a hefty £10,000.

Teach Me How To Dougie by Ben Whitelaw — Was Dougie Freedman our best January transfer window signing?

The Extra 10% by Calum Archibald — Analysing a football cliche the proper way: on a magic intergalactic bus hurtling through space.

Less Than Perfect Is Perfect by Richard Lindley — The perfect paradox at the heart of Bielsa’s perfect game.

Bielsa’s Voice by Kes Webster — Bielsa’s philosophy is nothing without communication. That’s where Salim Lamrani comes in.

Pablo Hernandez by Moscowhite — Pablo is a quiet fellow.

Hug It Out by David Finnemore — Who wants a hug? Everybody!

The Oppressed by Robert Hardy — We’re the league’s most hated, but where does that get us?

The Cult of Paul Okon by Dave Guile — Australia, the land where Leeds will play Man Utd, where down is up, where Paul Okon is king. This article is free to read for non-subscribers.

Get Rid! by Josh Dean — Does Elland Road have the patience for Bielsaball?

Never Saw It Coming by Fiona Kyle — Even your wildest wishes for Christmas 2017 wouldn’t have come close to what Leeds have got now.

Truly, Madly, Deeply by Andy P — Marcelo Bielsa hasn’t just changed the team, but the conversation.

Just Our Inbetweener by Calum Archibald — Stuart Dallas at right-back is for Christmas, not forever.

Gambling With The Future by Jack Rich — Football has a gambling problem.

David Stewart, 1947-2018 by Moscowhite — David Stewart was known as a lucky charm for Leeds in 1975.

The Last Word: Injury List by Moscowhite — This feels like a different world to summer 2011. ◉

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