Our fifth issue of 2020/21 would have come out for the visit of Crystal Palace, on Monday 8th February.

We’re still bringing it out for that game, but instead of getting it at the ground, you’ll have to buy it here, and we’ll post it out on the morning after the match.

Leeds United are in the Premier League, and so is The Square Ball. This time we’ve got articles about the winter blues, choosing Raphinha over Ronaldo, growing up as a Leeds fan, women in football, the much missed system of emergency loans, and loads more.

As always our seven times-nominated and twice FSF Award winning fanzine includes lots of pages of articles and artwork about what used to be the pain but now is the glory of being a Leeds United supporter, for 100 long, long years.

Free-to-read in this issue is this article by Rio Goldhammer, remembering his friend Kevo, better known to you as the Kop Cat; and this exclusive take on Bielsa’s Leeds United by a leading Premier League pundit.

Although we’d rather be at Elland Road this weekend, Covid-19 means that still doesn’t look possible for now. Get on with that vaccine, eh?

So we’re asking for your support to continue, buying the magazine online and pretending you handed some coins over to someone on the Lowfields.

The best way to buy The Square Ball this season is to subscribe and get every issue delivered to your home.

That way we know how many to print, and we have the money up front to pay the printer. We’ll post anywhere in the world and you won’t miss an issue.

Starting this season, you can get £10 off a subscription to the paper magazine if you buy an annual subscription to TSB+, our digital bundle. TSB+ gets you all our podcasts advert free, early access to The Match Ball podcast, digital access to the magazine, a daily email, discounts and more — and that tenner off getting the paper version delivered.

There’s more information about subscriptions here, and our easy subscription builder will walk you through the process here.

If you just want paper or digital versions of this issue, you can buy them here.

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 find the new issue under Magazine, On Paper.

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