2021-22 | Issue 03


TSB’s 32nd season is more of a battle than we wanted, but at least it gives us plenty to write a magazine about, right?

There’s plenty in our new issue three, coming out when Leicester Elland Road on Sunday 7th November 2021, and you’ll be able to get a copy for yourself from our sellers outside the ground.

Getting it delivered to your home is also 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 third 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 Rodrigo trashing corner flags, Newcastle’s takeover, three goalkeepers (Meslier, Schmeichel and, er, Rachubka), squad size, surviving a second season, the mayhem in midfield and more.

Two pieces of artwork are available from this issue as prints, Lee Shackleton’s brilliant cover featuring Marcelo Bielsa and a great piece of art by John Tregoning featuring Illan Meslier. Click here to buy those, and order before kick-off against Leicester for a discount.

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

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