2021-22 | Issue 01


Welcome to the start of TSB’s 32nd season, like a do-over of season 31, because this time we can go to the games.

One of the best things about fans being back at Elland Road is fanzines being back at Elland Road — so for the first time in eighteen months, we can say, our new issue will be on sale outside before the game against Everton on Saturday 21st August 2021. Hurrah!

That said, getting a copy delivered to your home is still a very good idea, as it will arrive free of beer stains and torn corners, unless your postie is having a bad morning.

The best way to buy The Square Ball is to subscribe and get every regular issue delivered to your home for the next twelve months.

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.

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.

If you don’t want to subscribe — why not?! — you can buy our first issue of the season on its own right here, and we’ll post it out as soon as it’s printed.

As always our eight times-nominated and two-times FSF Award winning fanzine (plus one for the podcast) 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.

This time we’ve got articles on expectations, copying Bielsa, Kalvin’s summer, fan engagement, Kristopher Klaesson, no-nonsense centre-halves, a review of Salim Lamrani’s book, and much more besides.

You can order paper copies of issue one from this page now, and they’ll be sent out after the Everton game. The digital pdf version is also on sale here now.

As Howard Wilkinson always used to say, thank you for your magnificent support.

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