• 2019-20 | Issue 08

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    Our eighth issue of 2019/20, The Square Ball's 30th season, was supposed to come out for the game at Elland Road against Barnsley on 18th April. The world looks like a very different place than it did then, but one thing remains the same: Leeds are still top of the league. And with the Championship season about to get back underway, we're getting the eighth issue out now, because if we're doing promotion this season, we're doing everything and doing it properly. As always our seven times-nominated and twice FSF Award winning fanzine includes lots of pages of articles and artwork about the pain and the glory, but mostly the pain, of being a Leeds United supporter, for 100 long, long years. We've got lots about the lockdown and how Leeds have been better at it than anyone else, wondering what the players have been up to (and hacking into their diaries to find out), contemplating how much we miss football and how we've been feeling, and still being in love with Marcelo Bielsa. We can't sell it outside Elland Road, so we really appreciate you buying online. Orders before Wednesday 17th June are being sent out to arrive, hopefully, before Leeds kick-off again at Cardiff. But we were hoping Big Kev wouldn't do his hamstring, so please bear with us on that. Orders made from Wednesday 17th June may take a bit longer than usual to arrive due to coronavirus arrangements at our mailing house — we really appreciate you being patient while everything is weird. If you want to try the digital version, that's on sale now from this page. Thanks for your support as always.
  • If you're running out of ways to keep a young football fan entertained during lockdown, we highly recommend Kick Off! — a football activity boo by TSB artist Joe Gamble. If you're a kid aged 5-12, you can use its 144 pages to draw everything from your own kits, badges and boots, right down to the lino's flag. Draw formations, make player cards of your friends, give players some fresh haircuts, and learn about offsides, pies, and big goalie gloves. You can even design a whole new way of playing football! There are loads of prompts and drawings to get your ideas going when you get your pens and pencils out. And because Joe's a Leeds fan, there are plenty of LUFC references scattered through the book. You can buy a copy in all the usual bookshop places, or by clicking here to get it from Scout & Co. But if you can't wait for delivery and need entertainment right now, Joe has given us some sample pages you can download for free, print out, and give to any bored young fans in the vicinity. It's a pdf and it's absolutely free, you just need to add it to your cart and go through the checkout to get the download link. (And check out our free TSB Colouring Book here for more lockdown fun!)
  • To help you and the kids, or just you, get through the football shutdown and the coronavirus lockdown, here's a free downloadable version of the TSB Colouring Book we sold last summer to raise money for the Leeds Cares Children's Hospital charity. Updated with some new illustrations, behind the cover are 23 pictures of Leeds players past and present drawn by TSB's brilliant artists, that you can print onto A4 sheets and colour in to your heart's content; and when you've coloured them all in, you can print them again and do it all again. It's a pdf and it's absolutely free, you just need to add it to your cart and go through the checkout to get the download link. If you do want to pay a bit for it, we recommend a donation to the Leeds Fans' Foodbank here.
  • 2019-20 | Issue 07

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    Our seventh issue of 2019/20, The Square Ball's 30th season, is an A5 full colour magazine, first on sale when... ah, yeah, about that. The shutdown of football due to the coronavirus outbreak has affected our ability to sell issue seven — it would have gone on sale at Elland Road for the Luton game, but who knows if/when that'll be played. Thanks to everyone who pre-ordered this issue to help us decide how many to print — and helping us make a donation for every pre-order to the Leeds United Supporters' Trust's Leeds Fans' Foodbank. (They're still going to need money, so you can help them directly here.) If you really want to hold on and buy in person at the next game, whenever that is, we'll be keeping some copies back to try and cover you. Hopefully we'll be seeing each other soon. If you want to try the digital version, you can get that here too. Want to receive all our magazines for the rest of the season? You can still buy a half-season subscription here to get issues 5 to 8. (We'll donate to Leeds Fans' Foodbank from these, too.) As always our seven times-nominated and twice FSF Award winning fanzine includes lots of pages of articles and artwork about the pain and the glory, but mostly the pain, of being a Leeds United supporter, for 100 long, long years. In this issue we've got features on how to pass the time without football, the Covid-19 situation in Italy, the futures of Berardi and Ben White, appreciations of great goals by Luke Ayling and Tyler Robers, and much much more. Thanks for your support as always.
  • 2019-20 | Issue 06

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    Our sixth issue of 2019/20, The Square Ball's 30th season, is an A5 full colour magazine, first on sale when little Lee Johnson climbs his ladder into the Elland Road dugouts on 15th February 2020. Order the paper version now and we'll post it to you as soon as it's printed, or choose the digital version to read the pdf now. Want to receive all our magazines for the rest of the season? You can buy a half-season subscription here to get issues 5 to 8. As always our seven times-nominated and twice FSF Award winning fanzine includes lots of pages of articles and artwork about the pain and the glory, but mostly the pain, of being a Leeds United supporter, for 100 long, long years. In this issue we've got features on Ilan Meslier, watching online, what Bielsa can learn from fishing and what Radrizzani could learn from not tweeting. Plus a look back at Fever Pitch from the perspective of 2020, Caspian's 1996 takeover over of LUFC, French players and much more.
  • 2019-20 | Issue 05

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    Our fifth issue of 2019/20, The Square Ball's 30th season, is an A5 full colour magazine, first on sale when Garry Monk slithers into Elland Road with Wednesday on 11th January 2020. Order the paper version now and we'll post it to you as soon as it's printed, or choose the digital version to get the pdf now. Want to receive all our magazines for the rest of the season? You can buy a half-season subscription here. As always our seven times-nominated and twice FSF Award winning fanzine includes lots of pages of articles and artwork about the pain and the glory, but mostly the pain, of being a Leeds United supporter, for 100 long, long years. In this issue we've got features on Patrick Bamford the loveable villain, all the talk of the town about Eddie Nketiah, a trip to Rosario to find out about Grandpa Bielsa, a study of jinxes, Terry Venables, defending, and much more.
  • 2019-20 | Issue 04

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    Our fourth issue of 2019/20, The Square Ball's 30th season, is an A5 full colour magazine, first on sale to welcome Jonathan Woodgate's Middlesbrough to Elland Road on 30th November 2019. As always our seven times-nominated and twice FSF Award winning fanzine includes lots of pages of articles and artwork about the pain and the glory, but mostly the pain, of being a Leeds United supporter, for 100 long, long years. The nostalgia is strong in this issue, especially if you're a Street Fighter fan; even if that's all new to you, you'll be amazed by the special moves some of our team are capable of. Plus features on Dominic Matteo, learning about life on the Kop, Stuart Dallas, twisted testicles, and more.
  • 30 years ago, the season The Square Ball began, Leeds United won promotion. 20 years ago, in 1999/00, Leeds qualified for the Champions League. And it's now 10 years since 2009/10, when we left League One behind after three lost years, making Alex Ferguson's nose just a bit redder on the way. The Square Ball Winter Special is a celebration of our last promotion team, a perfect read to get you ready for the run-in to crowning our next one. Unless the run is anything like it was in 2010, in which case, buckle up. This 148 page magazine has a spine, top quality paper, and loads of great articles and artwork by TSB's brilliant contributors. Inside you'll find:
    • Oral histories of January 3rd at Old Trafford and May 8th at Elland Road, featuring contributions from Simon Grayson, Richard Naylor, Andrew Hughes, Michael Doyle, Casper Ankergren, Glynn Snodin, Phil Hay, Adam Pope, Paul Dews and Joe Urquhart
    • Rob Conlon talks to Simon Grayson about where his side could and should have gone next
    • Features on the unsung heroes of League One: Naylor, Kisnorbo, Bromby
    • And players destined for greater things: Gradel, Snodgrass, Delph, Freedman
    • Not forgetting Tresor Kandol, in a category all his own
    • We remember Tranmere 2007, Histon 2009, and Ken Bates all the time
    • And look back through the archives at pages from that season's TSB and photos that won't quite make you wish you were there again, but almost
    • Plus plenty more we can't fit in this description and could only just fit in this massive magazine
    Everyone who orders a copy will get a free bookmark. And you'll need it to keep your place in 148 pages.