2021-22 | Issue 08


This is the last issue of TSB’s 32nd season, and hopefully not our last in the Premier League.

Our new issue eight is going on sale when Brighton visit Elland Road on Sunday 15th May 2022. You’ll be able to get a copy for yourself from our sellers outside the ground. And if you love the cover by Graeme Chapman/Limited Output, based on Don Revie’s iconic message to our greatest team, see below (or click here now) to find out about buying that as a t-shirt.

Getting the magazine delivered to your home is 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 membership of TSB+, our digital bundle. TSB+ gets you all our podcasts advert free, early access and live streaming video of The Match Ball podcast, a digital sub 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 eighth 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 which also involves pain of being a Leeds United supporter, for more than 100 long, long years.

This is issue is, like you, tense and nervous and bitter and angry and optimistic and confused and determined.

We’ve got articles about grind and results, Kalvin Phillips’ future here or elsewhere, the feeling of an away end, a battle for the soul of Skipton, and more.

We’ve also got a great article by Paul Connolly about Eddie Gray, David Harvey and Peter Lorimer’s influence on Whitby Town in the late 1980s, Super Leeds by the sea.

The cover artwork from this issue, by Graeme Chapman/Limited Output, features Don Revie’s iconic dressing room sign from the 1960s. Leeds United’s greatest players looked at this simple message every time they went onto the pitch. It’s the spirit the team need now: KEEP FIGHTING. It’s available right here as a t-shirt. (TSB+ members, check your emails for a discount code.)

You can order paper copies of issue eight from this page now, and they’ll be sent out after the Brighton game. The digital pdf version is also available to buy here now.

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

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